debbie banks
First Name: Debbie
Surname: Banks
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262688

Debbie is Senior Lecturer and a Programme Leader at the school. Her research interests are in the areas of curriculum development in nurse education, mindfulness and mental health Nursing. She has also been involved outwith the school as:

Project Leader: Development, Implementation & Evaluation of a Hub and Spoke Model for Practice Learning in Mental Health Nursing.

Contributor: NHS Education for Scotland, 2008. The National Framework for Pre-registration Mental Health Nursing Programmes in Scotland. NES. Edinburgh.

Teaching Interests

  • Curriculum development and delivery in pre-registration nursing
  • Mental Health nursing
  • Public involvement


Scottish Nursing and Midwifery Recruitment and Retention Delivery Group for the development, implementation and evaluation of a hub and spoke model for practice learning in Mental Health Nursing.


Banks, D., Barclay, K., Brady, P., Conlon, M. and Roxburgh, M., 2011. Symposium: Contemporising practice placements for undergraduate student nurses: Are 'hub and spoke' models the future? 22nd International Networking for Healthcare Education (NET) Conference. September 2011. Cambridge.

Banks, D., 2011. Innovative approaches to practice learning. NHS Education for Scotland National Workshop. Edinburgh.

Banks, D. and Masters, H., 2009. Presentation: Rights relationships and recovery. The review of Mental Health Nursing in Scotland. The Nursing, Midwifery and Applied Health Professions Leaders Conference. Edinburgh.

Banks, D. and Mcnay, L., 2009. Embedding values based nursing education in pre-registration programmes. Scottish Government Health Department 3Rs Annual Conference. Glasgow.