Dawn Firth

Dawn Firth

Lecturer in Nursing

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


  • MSc (University of Huddersfield)
  • FHEA (University of Hull)
  • PCAP (University of Hull)


I am a lecturer in nursing and have worked at the University of Hull since 2018 gaining my FHEA in 2019.

I studied for an MSc in Advanced Safeguarding at the University of Huddersfield whilst working as a specialist nurse in children's safeguarding within a multi-agency team. Prior to this i worked as a school nurse with a public health role. I gained my RGN status at the Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham.

Since joining the university i have become the programme director for the Nursing Associate Apprenticeship supporting the development of this new programme and working closely with employer partners. I teach across all programmes, including the University Certificate, Apprenticeship, BSc Adult Nursing and Post Registration SCPHN programme.


Learning for the Workplace

Introduction to health and social care practice

Life sciences (sociology)

Promoting Health Preventing Ill Health

Effective Communication

Fundamentals of Professional Practice

Evidence Based Practice

Context of Nursing Associate Practice

Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Practice

Evidencing Values Based Care and Conduct

Dissertation Supervision

Post Graduate

Working in families and communities to safeguard young people: Domestic Abuse

Developing Effective Interagency and Partnership Working

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

The trainee nursing associates' experience of academic learning: the first 6 months

Firth, D. H. (2023). The trainee nursing associates' experience of academic learning: the first 6 months. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 17(10), 362-370. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjha.2023.17.10.362

Research interests

Domestic Abuse, Trainee Nursing Associates experience of academic learning, Trainee Nursing Associates understanding of their clinical role.

Conference presentation

CPHVA conference


Presentation of academic poster with outcomes of MSc research titled 'Public health nurse' lived experience of domestic abuse: implications for practice'