Elizabeth Charnock

Lecturer in Pre Qualifying Nursing

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  • E: e.charnock@salford.ac.uk
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Prior to becoming a lecturer in nursing in August 2004 my nursing experience mainly focused on the care of sick children on acute general wards, with a high dependency facility, within District General Hospitals.  In order to develop my skill of recognising and managing acute illness in children I sought experience in children's cardiac intensive care at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, where I trained as an intensive care nurse, prior to gaining promotion to ward manager on a children's acute general ward.


My main focus as a lecturer is with pre-registration nursing students.  I am a first year lead on the BSc (Hons) Nursing pre-registration programme.  I also teach on the post registration modules: ‘Preparation for mentorship’ and ‘Care of the Highly Dependent Child’.

I act as University Link Lecturer (ULL) to a children’s acute general unit in a District General Hospital.

Research Interests

Masters study gave me the opportunity to explore virtue ethics as a means of developing the moral character of student nurses.  

Current focus of study: An evaluation of pre registration nursing students’ adherence to standards and evidence based guidance for assessing, measuring and recording physiological observations in clinical practice.

Qualifications and Memberships

2009  MA Healthcare Ethics and Law (from The University of Manchester).

2006  PGCHEPR Post Graduate Certificate in Higer Education and Practice Research (from The University of Salford).

1998  ENB 415 Intensive Care Nursing of Children (from Thames Valley University, London).

1997  BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (from The Metropolitan University, Manchester).

1992  RSCN Registered Sick Children's Nurse (from North Manchester School of Nursing - Booth Hall Children's Hospital).

1990  RGN Registered General Nurse (from Rochdale School of Nursing - Birch Hill Hospital.).


Recognition of the acutely ill child