Heather Pepper

Heather Pepper

Programme Director BSc Nursing (Adult, Grimsby), Deputy Program Director Nursing Associate Apprentices and Acute Care Nurse Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing and Midwifery


  • BSc (University of Sheffield)
  • PGCert (University of Lincoln)
  • MSc (University of Hull)


Heather is a Registered Nurse and has worked in the NHS since 2005. She trained at the University of Sheffield and has worked across all aspects of the primary, acute and secondary care. She worked initially within the hospital setting for many years, undertaking many senior roles, within a dual high dependency and intensive critical care unit. She has also untaken roles such as lead practice nurse for a successful medical centre and continues to support clinical practice and business development in primary care. Heather enjoys teaching and being able to share knowledge and experience with students and staff.

Heather is passionate about learning, teaching developments and enhancing patient care. Heather’s interests link to biomedical science, advanced clinical practice skills and managing complex patient care both nationally and globally. Heather has supported on a number of initiatives in clinical practice such as EWS now NEWS and productive ward. As well as delivering education and conferences relating to Genomic and personalised medicine in nursing.

Heather works across all of the faculty of health’s core business and associated programmes including BSc nursing, Apprenticeship Nursing and our international programmes linked to Yangzhou University Nursing. She continues to lead and deliver modules such as care and management of the acutely ill adult, fundamental nursing skills, preparing for registration, leading and managing care medicine management, key skills to name but a few. Heather has been in academia since 2017 initially as a lecturer at the University of Lincoln of where, she mainly focused on the development of trainee nursing associates and work-based learners, working in partnership with students, employers, commissioners and health and social care practioners. She was one of the first work-based learning lecturers to support the HEE test pilot cohort of nursing associates who qualified in January 2019.

Heather continues to support all learners and has a vast array of experience as well as her teaching qualification she is accredited by the FHEA. Heather continues to develop to Programme Director of BSc Nursing Grimsby and support our practice partners with student initiatives for placements in the Southbank.

Genomics and Personalised Medicine (Level 4, 5,6)

Safe and competent Nursing Practice (Level 6)

Leading and Managing Care (Level 6)

Developing Nursing Skills (Level 5)

Care and Management of the Acutely Ill Adult (Level 5)

Fundamental Nursing Skills TNA (Level 4)

Preparing for Registration (Level 6)

Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care (Level 4, 5)

Medicine Management (Level 4)

BSc Nursing (Adult) and BSc Apprenticeship

Basic Life Support Trainer

Manual Handling Trainer

Link Lecturer- Scunthorpe and Community Clinical Areas

Research interests

Learning , Teaching and Development in Student's and Staff

International Perspective on the Nursing Curriculum Design

Personalised Care and Genomics

Technology and Developments in Nursing

Acute Care Nursing Developments

Charity role

Safeguarding Lead Governor Tec Partnership


As Safeguarding is everybody's responsibility my role as a governor is to challenge and recognise where the organisation can improve and continue to provide the best standards of care to learners.

External examiner role

External Examiner University of Sheffield

2022 - 2026

Undertaking the external examiner role for Nursing Associate Apprenticeships, is an essential opportunity to collaborate and share best practice with other institutions.

Honorary position

Queens Nurse


The Queens Nurse Title is awarded to nurses who have demonstrated excellent standards in community nursing and education.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Recognised by Advanced HE as a Fellow


NMC Registered Nurse



Team Leader


Supporting other's to be the best they can be is an essential element of nursing and our organisation. Supporting and empowering staff to reach there goals and enjoy there work is important to me as a team leader. This is a lovely role to make a difference and elevate the well being of the team.