Denise Major

Denise Major

Lecturer in Nursing

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Office Times

Office times vary from day to day between 08:00 and 19:00, depending on teaching commitments, clinical links and admissions needs.


I joined the University of Salford in September 1996 from a neonatal practice specialty background and five years experience of teaching pre- and post-registration adult and children’s nursing.


My teaching interests focus around family, children’s and young people’s health and nursing care, including neonatal special and intensive care. I have clinical links with neonatal and high dependency children’s units, to support and develop staff as mentors and to contribute to practice development initiatives. I teach fundamental clinical skills to students across all fields of practice and developed the pre-registration nursing OSCE programme here at Salford.

As a long standing member of exams and assessments and programme approvals committees, I have particular expertise in the development, teaching and assessment of student l earning experiences.

I developed considerable experience in post-registration teaching and assessing in clinical practice through previous employment, where I was module leader for the ENB 998 programme.

I am currently the Admissions tutor managing the Children’s & Young People’s field admissions processes in School to meet commissioned targets by leading and participating in the recruitment and selection of candidates.

Research Interests

The focus of my educational research is Student Nurses’ learning experiences in practice.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 2011  MPhil. (Nursing Education) University of Salford
  • 1998 ENB 405 Special & Intensive Nursing Care of the Newborn.  Hope Hospital/University of Salford
  • 1993 BSc (Social Sciences) Open University.
  • 1984 Registered Nurse Teacher  -  Teacher’s Certificate, University of Manchester
  • 1980 JBCNS 402 Special & Intensive Nursing Care of the Newborn.  St Mary’s Hospital Manchester
  • 1975-79 RGN, RSCN, North Manchester School of Nursing
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy
  • Member of the Royal College of Nursing


Major D.A. 2005 OSCEs – seven years on the bandwagon: The progress of an objective structured clinical evaluation programme Nurse Education Today, 25(6); 442-454       11 citations

Major D.A. 2010 Student Nurses in Transition: generating an  evidence base for final placement learning-facilitation best practice. Unpublished Thesis University of Salford

I am also a peer reviewer for Nurse Education Today and Nurse Education in Practice.