Portrait of Mr Mathew Blears Mr Mathew Blears

m.a.blears@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473419


Since September 2015 I have been a Senior Lecturer within the Division of Acute Care at the University of Huddersfield. Prior to this I was a Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University; and a Perioperative Practitioner for The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Academic achievements include:

September 2015 – July 2016 | Post Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education

  • University of Huddersfield
  • NMC Teacher Qualification
  • Higher Education Academy Fellowship

October 2013 - Present | Doctor of Philosophy – Built Environment & Engineering

  • Leeds Beckett University
  • School of Built Environment & Engineering Studentship Award
  • Primary research thesis exploring service improvement and management in frontline acute care environments

September 2013 | Master of Science in Strategic Project Management

  • Leeds Metropolitan University
  • APM Accredited MSc
  • Classification: Distinction

March 2012 | Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours - Nursing Studies

  • University of Sheffield **April 2009 | Advanced Diploma in Nursing Studies
  • University of Sheffield
  • NMC Registered Nurse - Adult Branch

Research and Scholarship

I am currently involved in several research projects relating to my current programme of doctoral study.


In addition to my professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Royal College of Nursing

Research Degree Supervision

I have a specialist interest in NHS Service Improvement and Healthcare Managment

Administrative Responsibilities

Module Leader: HHO 2007 - Leadership and Management in the Perioperative Environment
Module Leader: HHN 2000 - Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management

Teaching and Professional Activities

At present I am the module leader for Leadership and Management in the Perioperative Environment (BSc Hons Operating Department Practice) and Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management (BSc Hons Nursing - All Fields). In addition, I offer specialist teaching support in the following subjects: Applied Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology, Research Methodology, Perioperative Practice and Service Improvement (MSc) and Leadership and Management (MSc). I provide personal tutorial to students on the BSc Hons - Operating Department Practice; and I sit on the course assessment boards for BSc Hons - Operating Department Practice and BSc Hons - Nursing - All Fields. I also support students on clinical placement in the perioperative environments at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Spire - Methley Park Hospital. In my role as link tutor I provide clinicians with guidance on assessment and ensure quality assurance of practice placements.