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Alison Blake

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AESiP - Senior Lecturer

I qualified as a nurse in 1988 and worked in cardiology as a newly qualified nurse which ignited my passion for all things 'heart' related. I moved to the Freeman Hospital in 1990 to work and subsequently manage the heart and lung transplant unit which allowed me to be involved in cutting edge innovative treatment development.

Following on from my clinical career, I took up a post as a service improvement manager for the cardiovascular network which allowed me to lead projects across the region and expand my understanding of the wider NHS.

My long term passion for teaching led me to move into  education in 2012 working with medical students while on clinical placement.

I retired in 2021 and returned part-time with a desire to re-enter nurse education to pay back to the profession I have loved for 40 years.

Throughout my career the most important aspect has been providing high-quality patient care and I have always felt privileged to do so. 

Teaching and supervision

I am an ASEiP and co module lead for 301 Nursing Management and Leadership in Practice on BSc (Hons) Registered Nurse Degree Apprenticeship. I have an interest in supporting academic writing for nurses and I am in the process of developing this as a spiral aspect of the curriculum.
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Acute and critical care
  • Simulation teaching 
  • Communication

Last updated 18 April 2023