Deborah Briggs

Registered General Nurse (Adult)

Faculty of Health Sciences

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Deborah Briggs lectures predominantly in critical care and teaches across a variety of programmes for both pre-registration and post-registration undergraduate students.

At post-registration undergraduate level, she leads a number of modules within the BSc Critical Care / Graduate Diploma Critical Care programme and she is programme leader for the MSc in Critical Care.

Deborah also teaches on the faculty's undergraduate pre-registration programme and has her own group of personal supervision students. Recently she has been involved in the delivery of the newly-approved Emergency Health Care programme.

She is passionate about anything to do with critical care and enjoys teaching anything in this area.



Research Interests

  • Critical care


Briggs D (2017) 'Improving communication with families in the intensive care unit', Nursing Standard 32 2 41-48

Briggs D (2014) 'Metformin-associated Lactic Acidosis', Emergency Nurse 22(5) 20-5



Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Care and Management of the Critically Ill Patient
  • Anatomy and Physiology (Emergency Health Care)
  • Pathophysiology for Critical Care
  • Recognition and Response to Acutely Ill Adults in Hospital
  • Skills for Practice
  • Deteriorating Health

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • ENB 100 General Intensive Care Nursing,
  • BSc Nursing,
  • MSc Critical Care,
  • Registered General Nurse (Adult)