Dr Paul John Alegado

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Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: p.alegado@worc.ac.uk

Paul John gained valuable experience both in acute hospital and community settings in his home country before moving to China to pursue a career in research and academia.

He went on to research for a Ph.D. degree in Comparative Education at Beijing Normal University with distinguished Professor Lauren Misiaszek (UCLA) as his supervisor. He was also a former research fellow at the International Network on Gender, Social Justice and Praxis (University of Newcastle Australia) and a teaching fellow at a Ph.D. program at Beijing Normal University.

During his time in China, his research focused on comparative education, mentoring, and the Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), which he heavily published and received multiple citations.

He then joined the NHS and served as a clinical educator supporting internationally-educated nurses (IENs). He also earned a fellowship from NHS England and Florence Nightingale Foundation and worked closely with international nursing and midwifery associations (INMAs) in the UK, leading engagement projects to promote awareness and champion culturally sensitive pastoral care and support. Due to his notable work, he was awarded by the Nursing Times as the Overseas Nurse of the Year in 2023 and was also a finalist as Practice Educator of the Year.

Before joining UW, he served as an academic faculty and module lead at University College Birmingham.


  • PhD Comparative Education
  • MA International Studies
  • MA in Nursing (post grad credits)
  • PG Cert, Chinese studies
  • BSc in Nursing (Adult)
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • Florence Nightingale Foundation Fellowship (with NHS England)

Teaching Interests

  • Transcultural nursing
  • Reflective writing and practice
  • Safe and effective care planning
  • OSCEs

Research Interests

  • International / transcultural nursing studies and research
  • Equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Comparative education
  • Gender and health studies

Recent Publications

Alegado, P.J. (2024). A wealth of overseas experience to use. British Journal of Nursing, 33(9), pp.2–3.

Alegado, P.J. (2024). From NHS nurse to lecturer: making the transition to education. [online] Nursing Standard. Available at: https://rcni.com/nursing-standard/careers/career-advice/nhs-nurse-to-lecturer-making-transition-to-education-205301 [Accessed 29 Apr. 2024].

Yodpet, W., Salvador Quetzal, A., Siek, N., Vebrina Sihite, F., Alegado, P.J.E., Balakrishnan, V., Green, B. and Hollings, S. (2022). International education within ASEAN and the rise of Asian century. Educational Philosophy and Theory, pp.1–14. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/00131857.2022.2080545

Alegado, P. J. E., and Soe, H. Y. (2021). A comparative analysis of the effects of mentoring among participating countries in 2013 and 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). International Journal of Research Studies in Education, 10(5), 45-59. https://doi.org/10.5861/ijrse.2021.5077

Alegado, P. J. E. and Soe, H. Y. (2020). The significance of mentoring on teachers’ pedagogical beliefs and teaching practices: A comparative analysis among 43 countries based on 2018 Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS). Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy, 14(2), 232-259. http://bjsep.org/getfile.php?id=311

Misiaszek, L. I., Provisor, J., Rosner, M., Wilson, S., Chatambala, J., Alegado, P. J. E., Karidza, M. N., Kinyota, M., and Oyeniran, R. (2020). Gender-Health-Education Council (GHEC): Global pedagogies for practitioners. Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Occasional Papers, 3, 43-66.

Alegado, P. J. E. (2020). Sex and health education in the Philippines. Centre of Excellence for Equity in Higher Education Occasional Papers. 3, 53-54.

Alegado, P. J. E. (2018). A qualitative investigation of the effects of mentoring: Teachers’ narrative from Tianjin, China. Journal of Teaching and Training, 5(2), 112-125. http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jet.v5i2.13285

Alegado, P. J. E. (2018). The challenges of teacher leadership in the Philippines as experienced and perceived by teachers. International Journal of Education and Research, 6(6), 291-302. https://www.ijern.com/journal/2018/June-2018/22.pdf

Alegado, P. J. E. (2018). Breaking the barriers: Teacher leadership in the heart of educational reform in the Philippines. Bulgarian Journal of Science and Education Policy, 12(1), 15-30. http://bjsep.org/getfile.php?id=256

Alegado, P. J. E. (2018). Unraveling social epidemia through the lens of public education in the Philippines. World Voices Nexus, 2(1). https://www.worldcces.org/article-2-by-alegado

Conference Presentations and Speaking Engagements

Alegado, P. J. (2024) ‘What it means to win the overseas nurse of the year award’, Filipino Senior Nurses Alliance General Assembly, Houses of Parliament, Palace of Westminster, London, February 8, 2024.

Alegado, P. J. (2023) ‘INMA Fellowship Programme and its Impact’, Florence Nightingale Foundation International Nursing and Midwifery Associations Celebration Event, Unison, Euston Road, London, April 26, 2023.

Alegado, P. J. (2022) ‘Poster Presentation Filipino Nurse Association’, International Nursing and Midwifery Associations Inaugural Celebration Event, Florence Nightingale Foundation, Union Street, London, April 28, 2022.

Alegado, P. J. (2022) ‘(Re)claiming my voice and belongingness’: Reflections from an Internationally Educated Nurse’, Heads of Nursing and Midwifery Network Conference.

Alegado, P. J. (2020) ‘Classroom as closet: A narrative inquiry on Filipino gay male teachers’ journey to navigating their identities in heteronormative Beijing classrooms, 4th International Conference on Gender Studies. Leeds, United Kingdom, January 19, 2020.

Alegado, P. J. (2019) ‘Technological unemployment and the future of work in a digital economy’, 1st International Student Union Conference

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Registered Nurse (Adult), Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing

External Roles

  • Filipino Senior Nurses Alliance UK
  • Filipino Nurses Association, UK

Professional Recognition

  • Nursing Times, Overseas Nurse of the Year, Winner, 2023
  • University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Kind-Bold-Connected Award, Winner, 2023
  • Nursing Times, Practice Educator of the Year, Finalist, 2023
  • Nursing Times, Best in International Recruitment Experience (Team Category), Winner, 2022