Benita Wilson

Lecturer / Module Leader

Faculty of Health Sciences

School of Health and Social Work

01482 464601

Benita Wilson began her nursing education in 1979 and has worked in a variety of posts in hospital and community settings: surgical and medical wards, community nursing, practice and Marie Curie nursing.

After obtaining a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology, she returned to nursing in 1995 as a lecturer teaching psychology, general nursing, care planning and how to engage in academic writing.


Research Interests

  • Pain and pain management

  • Care planning in nursing

  • Academic literacy


Barrett D, Wilson B, Woollands A, Care Planning - a guide for nurses, Essex: Pearson Education, third edition (2018)

Wilson B, ‘Achieving academic literacy - Introducing a framework for developing academic writing’, theme paper for the NET conference, Cambridge (2017)

Wilson A, Wilson B, 'Pedagogy of the Repressed: Research and Professionality within HE FE', Research in Post-compulsory Education, 16:4 (2011)

Wilson B, 'An exploration of the factors that may influence nurses' pain assessment and management decisions', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18:3, pp 399-408 (2008)

Wilson B, 'Nurses’ knowledge of pain', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16:6, pp 1012-1020 (2007)

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Life and Social sciences

  • Adult Nursing

  • Individualised approaches to Health and Wellbeing

  • Adult Nursing practice

  • Caring for people with long term health conditions

  • Study Skills

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellowship HEA (2015)

  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education, University of Hull (2002)

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc (by Research), Health Psychology, University of Lincoln (2000)

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Humberside (1994)

  • Certificate in District Nursing, ENB (1990)

  • State Registered Nurse, Hull District School of Nursing (1982)

  • Certificate in Obstetrics, Central Midwives Board (1980)