Peter Draper UNI-1243

Professor Peter Draper

Professor of Nursing Education and Scholarship

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 464521

Peter Draper is Professor of Nursing Education and Scholarship. His area of research is the nursing contribution to the wellbeing of older people.

As a National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Peter has a national and international reputation as an educator.

He has published on the use of creative writing techniques in nursing education, innovation in teaching, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.

Peter leads the nursing subject group in the School of Health Studies. He is Academic Support Tutor to a group of undergraduate nursing students, leads the MSc dissertation module, and supervises PhD students.


Research Interests

  • The nursing contribution to the wellbeing of older adults in hospital

  • The impact of nurses' use of language on the wellbeing of older people

  • Innovation in learning and teaching in higher education

  • The scholarship of teaching and learning

  • The arts in nursing education

  • Spirituality in healthcare


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Dissertation (MSc Health Studies)

  • Research and Literature Review Methods (MSc Health Studies)

  • Literature Review (MRes)

  • Research Proposal (MRes)

  • Evidencing Personal and Professional Development (MSc Health Studies)

  • Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning (MSc Health Studies)

Research PhDs

  • Nursing Education

  • Nursing Practice

  • Qualitative Methods

Completed PhDs 

Peter has successfully supervised numerous postgraduate research students to the successful conclusion of their studies, in the following subjects.

  • 2015: Rethinking Presence: A Grounded Theory of Nurses and Teleconsultation

  • 2014: From Bench to Bedside: The Development of a Location Indicating Nasogastric Tube

  • 2014: Experiences and Coping Strategies of Jordanian Parents of Children with Beta-Thalassaemia Major

  • 2012: Professional, Ethical and Legal Conflicts in British Military Healthcare Practice

  • 2011: Motivations, Migration and Experiences of Black African Nurses in the UK

  • 2010: Critical Discourse Analysis of Interprofessional Online Learning Experience of Healthcare Profession

  • 2009: Continuing Professional Education: The Experiences and Perceptions of Nurses Working in Perioperative Patient Care

  • 2008: Enhancing Independence and the Quality of Life of Older People Through Intermediate Care – A Mixed Methods Evaluation

  • 2007: An Investigation into the Psychological Wellbeing of Children and Young People with Cancer in Jordan

  • 2006: Legality Versus Morality: A Conceptual Model of Value Disharmony in the National Health Service with a Proposed Way Forward Using a Habermasian Approach

  • 2005: The Development of Advanced Practice Nursing in Thailand: Passage And Process

  • 2003: Postoperative Pain: Nursing Management and Organisational Commitment

  • 2001: Spiritual Coping of Maltese Patients with First Myocardial Infarction: A Longitudinal Study

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Perceptions of Type 2 Diabetes in Black African Immigrant Families Living in the UK

  • Understanding Abuse in Learning Disabilities

Teaching awards and accolades

  • Certificate in Education

  • Registered Nurse Teacher

  • National Teaching Fellow (2013)

  • Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Nursing (Hull)

  • BSc Nursing (Leeds Polytechnic)

  • Diploma in Theology and Ministry (Durham)

  • Certificate in Education (Leeds)

  • Registered Nurse

  • Registered Nurse Teacher

External roles

  • Secretary to the Association of National Teaching Fellows

  • Member, NHRA Ethics Committee

Professional highlights

Ordained in the Church of England