Portrait of Dr Angela Darvill Dr Angela Darvill

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a.darvill@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473422


Angela joined the University of Huddersfield as senior lecturer in children’s nursing in the School of Human and Health Sciences in January 2016. Prior to that Angela was a senior lecturer and lecturer, children and young people’s nursing, in the School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work and Social Sciences, University of Salford from 1996-2015.

Angela’s contributions to teaching and learning, research and scholarship are underpinned by a clinical career in children’s and adult nursing. She has worked in various practice settings including children’s renal and urology and intensive care prior to embarking on her academic career.

Angela completed a PhD in 2013, Post Graduate Diploma in Education 1998 and an MSc Health Professional Education 2000. She is registered with the NMC as a RGN, RSCN, RNT and is a member of the Children and Young People's Nurse academic forum UK, the Royal College of Nursing anf the University and College Union.

Research and Scholarship

Current research and projects

  • De-Mystifying Role Transition: an evaluation study to evaluate the preparation for role transition: perspectives from final year undergraduate nursing students and stakeholders commenced March 2015 ongoing. Joint project lead.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


McLoughlin,, M., Darvill, A. and Holland, K. (2017) ‘Caring for the health needs of migrants, refugees and asylum seekers’. In: Cultural Awareness in Nursing and HealthCare: An introductory text. : Routledge. pp. 191-218. ISBN 978-1482245578

Darvill, A. and McLoughlin, M. (2017) ‘Child and Family Centred Care: a cultural perspective’. In: Cultural Awareness in Nursing and HealthCare: An introductory text. : Routledge. pp. 133-150. ISBN 978-1482245578

AlReshidi, N., Long, T. and Darvill, A. (2017) ‘A systematic review of the impact of educational programs on factors that affect nurses' post-operative pain management for childrenComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing . ISSN 2469-4193


Bain, A., Batt, S., Darvill, A. and Greenwood, K. (2016) ‘The design and evaluation of an inter-professional education (IPE) intervention for pharmacy and nursing students using clinical scenarios’. In: Interprofessional Education and Practice conference, 12th September 2016, Cardiff University

Mackie, S. and Darvill, A. (2016) ‘Factors enabling implementation of integrated health and social care: a systematic reviewBritish Journal of Community Nursing , 21 (2), pp. 82-87. ISSN 1462-4753


McLoughlin, M., Burns, B. and Darvill, A. (2015) ‘Innovative assessment and collaborative learning using Problem-based learning: learning through construction a different medium in which to excel?’. In: Exploring learning and teaching in higher education. London, UK: Springer. pp. 145-169. ISBN 978-3-642-55352-3


Darvill, A., Fallon, D. and Livesley, J. (2014) ‘"A different world?" the transition experiences of newly qualified children's nurses taking up first destination posts within children's community nursing teamsIssues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing , 37 (1), pp. 6-24. ISSN 0146-0862


Darvill, A (2013) A qualitative study into the experiences of newly qualified children's nurses during their transition into children's community nursing teams Doctoral thesis, College of Health and Social Care.


Ball, E., McLoughlin, M. and Darvill, A. (2011) ‘Plethora or paucity: A systematic search and bibliometric study of the application and design of qualitative methods in nursing research 2008–2010Nurse Education Today , 31 (3), pp. 299-303. ISSN 0260-6917


McLoughlin, M. and Darvill, A. (2007) ‘Peeling back the layers of learning: A classroom model for problem-based learningNurse Education Today , 27 (4), pp. 271-277. ISSN 0260-6917


  • External examiner for the BSc children's nursing programme at the University of Cardiff
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing

Research Degree Supervision

Current PhD supervisions

  • Alreshidi, N. ‘The Impact of an interactive educational programme on Saudi paediatric nurses' knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and perceived barriers to optimal post-operative pain management’
  • Miller, A. ‘Exploring the involvement of young people in high fidelity simulation with students of children and young people’s nursing’

Postgraduate research opportunities with Dr Angela Darvill


MSc by Research


MSc by Research

Teaching and Professional Activities

Associate to the following modules:

  • HFN 2000 - Foundations of Nursing 1
  • HHN 2000 – Frameworks for Leadership and Management
  • HHG 1000 – Research 3 2015
  • Honours and Masters level 'Support for Learning in Practice' modules
  • Research supervisor for Masters and PhD students