Ian Donaldson

Dr Ian Donaldson

  • 01202 961781
  • idonaldson at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Principal Academic
  • Bournemouth House B236, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am the programme leader for the pre-registration Adult Nursing course.

My academic interest and teaching is in the areas of healthcare ethics and professional development.


Principal Investigator: Dr Ian Donaldson Project Title: Evaluating feedback and feed forward in online and paper clinical practice assessment Funder name: Centre for Excellence in Leaning (CEL) BU Description: Student self-assessment and mentor feedback are essential for effective learning in practice. Academic support for students is also vital in order to enable students to use feedback to progress and to monitor emerging issues. The Faculty of health and Social Sciences has developed an online practice assessment for learning (OPAL) tool that Level C Midwifery and Adult Nursing students are piloting. This project will, firstly, identify the impact OPAL has on the quality and timeliness of self-assessment and mentor feedback compared with paper documents, by analysing student portfolios against feedback criteria; secondly, evaluate the value of contemporaneous access to students’ portfolios for academic staff.


Journal Articles


  • Donaldson, I., 2005. Professional issues. In: Borwell, B., ed. Bowel cancer: foundations for practice. London: Whurr, 208-220.


Profile of Teaching PG

  • Evidencing Professional Learning. Level 7 unit which is part of the Faculty CPD Postgraduate Framework
  • Living Well with Dementia

Profile of Teaching UG

  • I am unit leader for the level 4 year one practice unit (Identifying Knowledge for Practice).


  • Evaluating feedback and feed forward in online and paper clinical practice assessment (Centre for Excellence in Leaning (CEL) BU, 01 Jun 2015). Awarded
  • Dementia Awareness Course (Royal Bournemouth Hospital, 01 May 2013). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • Coventry University. Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, External Examiner to U/G Nursing (2011-2015)
  • De Montfort University. Leicester, External Examiner (2006-2011)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme Leader BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Academic Leadership
  • QEAG member, QEAG

Consultancy Activities

  • Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals Trust Practice Development Group, Professional / Academic Consultancy. Royal Bournemouth and Chrsitchurch Hospitals NHS Trust


  • RN in Registered Nurse (General) (1980)
  • BEd (Hons) in Nursing Education (South Bank Polytechnic/English National Board, 1990)
  • RNT in Registered Nurse Teacher (1990)
  • MA in Healthcare Ethics (London University, 1995)
  • Doctor of Education in Management and Policy (University of Bristol, 2011)


  • Foundation of nursing Studies (FoNS), Associate Member (2015-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member,
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member,
The data on this page was last updated at 04:10 on January 19, 2018.