Portrait of Mr Graham Ormrod Mr Graham Ormrod

g.ormrod@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473461


I am currently the Director of Health Partnerships. I have worked at the University of Huddersfield since 2003 and have taken a variety of roles including Head of Division for Adult Nursing and the Divisional Head of the Division of Acute Care.

Previous career

  • Jan 2003 - Oct 2003; Associate Director of Professional Development at the Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • 2002 - 2003; Divisional Nurse Head Neck and Musculoskeletal Services Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • 2001 - 2002; Assistant Divisional Nurse Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • 1995 - 2001; Nurse Teacher Professional Development Department Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust
  • 1989 - 1995; Varied clinical nursing experience as a Charge Nurse and Staff Nurse specialising in Gastroenterology and Diabetes

Research and Scholarship

My current research interests include:

  • My PhD entitled: ‘An exploration of the shifting identities of pre-registration nursing students across a BSc adult nursing programme’                                      
  • Return To Practice: Exploring attrition through the experiences of return to practice nursing students
  • Developing a Culture of Publication - TALI funded writing retreat
  • Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice
  • Garside, Ormrod, Hayles, & Belcher (2015/6) Back to Nursing – exploring attrition through the experiences of Return to Practice Nurses £21,566 Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber
  • Garside, Topping, Ormrod, Tyas, Bailey, Stone (2012) Developing the culture of publication. £5000 TALI

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Elliott, P. and Ormrod, G. (2016) ‘Understanding SCPHN students’ experience of practice educator led peer support groupsCommunity Practitioner , 89 (11), pp. 42-45. ISSN 1462-2815


Garside, J., Bailey, R., Tyas, M., Topping, A., Stone, G., Ormrod, G. and Gillibrand, W. (2015) ‘Developing a Culture of Publication: a joint enterprise writing retreatJournal of Applied Research in Higher Education , 7 (2), pp. 429-442. ISSN 2050-7003


Garside, J., Tyas, M., Ormrod, G., Topping, A., Bailey, R. and Stone, G. (2014) ‘Developing the culture of publication’. In: NETNEP 2014 5th International Nurse Education Conference, 22-25 June 2014, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands


Ormrod, G. and Barlow, N. (2011) ‘Accountability and ethical decision making’. In: Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. . ISBN 978-0-19-956843-7

Ormrod, G. and Barlow, N. (2011) ‘Accountability, decision making and the law’. In: Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. . ISBN 978-0-19-956843-7

Burton, R. and Ormrod, G. (2011) Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice . London, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-956843-7


Kiteley, R. and Ormrod, G. (2009) ‘Towards a team-based, collaborative approach to embedding e-learning within undergraduate nursing programmesNurse Education Today , 29 (6), pp. 623-629. ISSN 0260-6917


Ormrod, G. and Kiteley, R. (2008) ‘Towards a team approach to implementing and sustaining e-learning development’. In: Teaching & Learning Conference 2008 Enhancing Learning: Technology by Design, Monday 15th September 2008, University of Huddersfield, UK


Ormrod, G (2006) ‘"I was shocked you were a man!" - Some reflections on the experiences of female nurses on being’. In: 6th European Qualitative Research Conference in Health and Social Care, 4th-6th September 2006, Bournemouth, UK


Ormrod, G (2004) ‘The educational preparation of nursing staff undertaking pre-assessment of surgical patients – a discussion of the issuesNurse Education Today , 24 (4), pp. 256-262. ISSN 0260-6917


Ormrod, G (2003) ‘The effectiveness of nurse-led surgical pre-assessment clinicsProfessional Nurse , 18 (2), pp. 685-687. ISSN 0266-8130


Ormrod, G (2002) ‘Developing a training needs analysis’. In: Trust Conference, 2002, Leeds, UK


Ormrod, G (2001) ‘A division with a memory’. In: Nursing Conference, 2001, Leeds, UK


  • Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research United Arab Emirates
  • Co-Author of Report of the Commission for Academic Accreditation 2014
  • Isle of Man Department of Health Education and Training Centre & Manchester Metropolitan University Health and Social Care Programme Accreditation Panel Member 2013
  • External (Academic) Advisor Leeds Metropolitan University PGT Provision MSc Health & Community Care 2013
  • External Examiner Cardiff University 2013-2017
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Personal Academic Tutor Finalist Thank You Awards 2017

Research Degree Supervision

My main areas of interest in research include student identity, communities of practice,  professional accountability, ethical aspects of professional practice and the student learning experience.

Administrative Responsibilities

As Director of Health Partnerships I provide strategic leadership and establish and maintain effective relations with Health Care Partners and key stakeholders related to Health Education contracted provision.

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module Associate: HMH 1013 Project (Health Related)
  • HHH2000 Working in New Roles & Contexts
  • HHN 2000  Frameworks for Clincal Leadership and Management