Dr Deborah Robertson

School of Health & Society

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Contact Details

Fredrick Road Campus
University of Salford
M6 6PU

Current positions



Dr Deborah Robertson joined the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford, Manchester in March 2018 to teach across pre and post registration programmes. Before this she worked in the faculty of Health and Social Care at University of Chester since 2004, to help teach NMP, as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Wellbeing. Deborah would describe herself as an RGN first and foremost, but she also holds a BSc (Hons) and a PhD in Pharmacology. She worked for 3 years as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Dundee and published her work in the area of stress and depression. She has been teaching on the Non-Medical Prescribing Course for more than 20 years and her teaching areas on the programme focus on her areas of expertise, namely Pharmacology, Legal Aspects of Prescribing and Public Health.

Deborah was part of the North West Collaborative of Higher Education Institutions in NMP since 2004 and has been involved in the development and provision of e-learning resources for NMP education. Deborah holds a postgraduate diploma in professional education. Deborah is co-author, with Paul Barber, of a popular textbook, Essentials of Pharmacology for Nurses in its 4th edition, published by McGraw- Hill. She has also published the textbook Essentials of Medicines Management in Mental Health Nursing. For the past 10 years Deborah has been consultant editor for the journal of Prescribing Practice (previously Nurse Prescribing) a role which is challenging but one she thoroughly enjoys. She often speaks and chairs national workshops and conferences.


Non-Medical Prescribing
Masters Dissertations
Research Methods

Qualifications and Recognitions

  • Professional Education

    2005 - 2008
  • Pharmacology

    1998 - 2001
  • Pharmacology

    1994 - 1998

  • Consultant Editor Journal of Prescribing Practice


  • Prescribing cascades

    Robertson, D. (2023). Prescribing cascades. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 5(12), 498-499. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.12.498

  • Nurse prescribing: a global perspective

    Robertson, D. (2023). Nurse prescribing: a global perspective. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 5(10), 408-409. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.10.408

  • Prescribing in cancer care

    Robertson, D. (2023). Prescribing in cancer care. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 5(11), 454-456. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.11.454

  • Anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation

    Robertson, D. (2023). Anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 5(9), 364-365. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.9.364

  • Prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis therapy

    Robertson, D. (2024). Prescribing pre-exposure prophylaxis therapy. Journal of Prescribing Practice, 6(1), 12-14. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2024.6.1.12