Dr Melody Carter
Principal Lecturer/Deputy Head of School
tel: 01905 85 5591
PhD, MSc (Econ) PGCE (HE), BSc (Hons) RGN, DN
PhD UWE, Bristol
MSc (Econ) Methods ad Application of Social Research University of Wales in Cardiff, PGCE (HE)
UWE, Bristol BSc (Hons) Health and Community Studies UWE, Bristol,
District Nursing East London Polytechnic Registered General Nurse,
The Princess Alexandra School of Nursing London
Melody began her career as a nurse at the Royal London Hospital, working in critical care, clinical research and community nursing. Melody has also worked as a Clinical Nurse Specialist leading partnership working across the disciplines in health and social care , as an NHS manager in Bristol and has worked for the Department of Health.
Having completed undergraduate studies at UWE, Bristol and a master’s in research at the University of Cardiff in Wales, Melody moved into nurse education in 2013 as Senior Lecturer (Primary Care) at UWE, Bristol where she completed her PhD in 2009. Melody has held roles of Course Lead, Head of Department, Associate Head of School and has led Curriculum development and course review in the UK and Australia.
Melody joined the University of Worcester in 2016 after a period working in Australia as Associate Head of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at La Trobe University in Melbourne. Melody continues her research collaboration with colleagues at La Trobe University through her adjunct Associate Professor role.
Melody is a ceramic artist and recently completed an MA in contemporary craft which has supported her interest in research of the arts for health and wellbeing including the use of visual methodologies.
Nursing Theory, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Research and Evidence Based practice, Applied Sociology for Health Care Practice, Leadership and Management in Nursing, Nursing Praxis
Nursing theory, sociology of health and illness, qualitative and visual research methods, institutional ethnography, critical pedagogy, care and wellbeing of older people, arts for health and wellbeing.
The philosophy and ethics of professional practice:
Director of Studies PhD Student: Emma Smith- Capturing experiences of people with long-term conditions using Digital Photography
- The International Philosophy of Nursing Society
- Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy