Portrait of  Stephen Phillips Stephen Phillips

s.phillips@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472160


I trained as a registered general nurse at Hammersmith Hospital, London. Following registration I worked in the speciality of caring for the older person, in acute, rehabilitation and continuing care. I then commenced training as a district nurse and worked in the West London area, specialising in leg ulcer and continence management. I then moved into the education sector at the University of Nottingham, focusing on older person studies, leg ulcer management and tissue viability. Finally, taking a position here at the University of Huddersfield, initially as route leader for the District Nursing course, now course leader for the MSc Community Nursing Practice (District Nursing) course.

Research and Scholarship

Areas of expertise: District Nursing practice, education and older person studies.


  • Huddersfield University ‘Attention Restorative Activities used in the Management of Fatigue’
  • Department of Trade and Industry Project in conjunction with Calderdale PCT and Age Concern on falls - specific focus on hip protectors in the nursing home sector (2004-2005)
  • The perceptions of District Nursing students with the activity of promoting health of the older person. MSc Dissertation (2006)
  • Queens Nursing Institute and Association of District Nurse Educators project ‘Vision & Values’ (2006)
  • Association of District Nurse Educators project: Vision for the future of District Nursing Education (2006-2007)

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Youngs, W., Gillibrand, W. and Phillips, S. (2016) ‘The impact of pre-diabetes diagnosis on behaviour change: an integrative literature reviewPractical Diabetes International , 33 (5), pp. 171-175. ISSN 1357-8170


Phillips, A. and Phillips, S. (2015) ‘Recognising Female Sexual Dysfunction as an Essential Aspect of Effective Diabetes Care’. In: Indo-Global Summit & Expo on Healthcare, 5th-7th October 2015, New Delhi,India

Phillips, A. and Phillips, S. (2015) ‘Recognising female sexual dysfunction as an essential aspect of effective diabetes careApplied Nursing Research , 28 (3), pp. 235-238. ISSN 0897-1897


Phillips, A. and Phillips, S. (2014) ‘Diabetes in older people: making the right nutritional choicesNursing and Residential Care , 16 (7), pp. 372-376. ISSN 1465-9301

Phillips, S. and Phillips, A. (2014) ‘Safeguarding adults with diabetes: identifying triggers of abusePractice Nursing , 25 (3), pp. 143-146. ISSN 0964-9271


Phillips, S (2013) ‘The abuse of adults: identifying warning signsPractice Nursing , 24 (11), pp. 567-570. ISSN 0964-9271

Phillips, S (2013) ‘Diabetes and older people: Ensuring individualised practiceIndependent nurse . ISSN 1747-9800


Phillips, S (2012) ‘Diabetes and Older People: Ensuring Individualised Practice’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: Evidence Based Management for Health Professionals. : Quay Books. . ISBN 9781856424325

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Graham, J., Phillips, S. and Kaye, V. (2012) ‘Attention Restorative Theory and its potential use in fatigue management’. In: The 9th Palliative Care Congress, 14th - 16th March 2012, Gateshead, UK


Phillips, S. and Phillips, A. (2011) ‘Diabetes and Dementia: a growing problem for older people with diabetes?Practice Nursing , 22 (10), pp. 526-531. ISSN 0964-9271

Phillips, S. and Phillips, A. (2011) ‘Diabetes, blood glucose levels and comorbiditiesNursing and Residential Care , 13 (8), pp. 368-372. ISSN 1465-9301

Phillips, S. and Phillips, A. (2011) ‘Diabetes and older people: ensuring individualized practicePractice Nursing , 22 (4), pp. 196-200. ISSN 0964-9271


Phillips, S (2009) ‘Your CPD recordIndependent nurse. Supplement , p. 11. ISSN 1747-9800


Phillips, S., Johnson, C., Kaye, V. and Adams, K. (2008) ‘Supervision and Support’. In: Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 132-146. ISBN 9780230205581

Phillips, S. and Rawlinson, M. (2008) The Future Educational Preparation for Specialist Community Nurses ADNE (Unpublished)


Journal editor - ‘Nursing & Residential Care’

Research Degree Supervision

  • District Nursing
  • Older Person Studies
  • Continence Management
  • Wound Care and Leg Ulcers

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course Leader

  • MSc Community Nursing Practice (District Nursing)

Module Leader

  • HMH1037 Operational Frameworks for Community Based Practitioners
  • HMH2009 Promoting Health and Wellbeing in Community Nursing Practice
  • HMH2018 Policy and Advanced Professional Practice
  • HMH1003 Self Development I
  • HMH2016 Self Development II

Subject expertise

  • District Nursing practice
  • Leadership and management in primary care
  • Health promotion
  • Older person studies
  • Diabetes
  • Continence awareness
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Tissue viability
  • Falls management