Dr David Barrett

Faculty Academic Manager

Faculty of Health Sciences


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David joined the University in 2002 after spending a number of years working as a cardiac nurse in Coventry.

He has held a number of different roles and responsibilities since joining the organisation and is currently the Academic Manager for the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Research Interests

  • The use of technology to enhance the delivery of health and social care

  • Evaluations of technology-based projects, such as video consultation to support burns care

  • Nurse education, including the development of clinical skills

  • Supporting transition and retention of newly qualified nurses (STaR Project) www.starnursehull.wordpress.com



Barrett D (2016), 'Rethinking Presence: A Grounded Theory of Nurses and Teleconsultation, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 10.1111/jocn.13656.

Wray J, Aspland J, Barrett D, Gardiner E (2017), 'Factors affecting the Programme Completion of Pre-Registration Nursing Students through a Three Year Course: A Retrospective Cohort Study', Nurse Education in Practice, 24: 14-20.

Gratrix L, Barrett D (2017), 'Desperately Seeking Consistency: Student Nurses' Experiences and Expectations of Academic Supervision', Nurse Education Today, 48: 7-12.

Barrett D, Thorpe J, Goodwin N (2015), 'Examining Perspectives on Telecare: Factors Influencing Adoption, Implementation, and Usage', Smart Homecare Technology and TeleHealth, 3: 1-8.

Barrett D (2013), 'Effectiveness of a Telehealth and Telecare Learning Resource within an Undergraduate Nursing Curriculum', Journal of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth, 1(1): 12-18.

Full list


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Skills for Practice

  • Adult Nursing

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

  • Caring for people with Long Term Condition

  • Caring for Adults with Deteriorating Health

  • Managing Complexity

  • Safe and Competent Nursing

  • Resuscitation: Theory and Practice

Research PhDs

David welcomes applications in all areas of nursing practice, particularly

  • using technology to enhance nursing care

  • nurse Education

  • nursing theory and nursing models

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council registered teacher

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • RN

  • BSc

  • PgDi

  • PgCert

  • PhD