Amanda Watson

Amanda Watson

  • Principal Academic Head of Practice Education
  • Bournemouth Gateway Building BG210, St Pauls Lane, Bournemouth, BH8 8GP
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Outward facing role that requires engagement with personnel in 15 NHS Trusts and providers of NHS commissioned care within the independent sector. The focus of this engagement is to ensure that the quality and range of practice placements for students undertaking under graduate healthcare programmes meets the standards of the educational institution and the professional, regulatory and statutory bodies. This allows me to further my interest in the development of professional practice.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person's work contributes towards the following SDGs:

Good health and well-being

"Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages"

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Quality education

"Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all"

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Journal Articles



  • Stainer, L., Tait, D. and Bockle, E., 2022. Developing and Evaluating a Virtual Placement: Analysing the Health and Social Needs of a Defined Community during COVID-19. In: Morley, D. and Golam, J., eds. Agile Learning Environments amid Disruption Evaluating Academic Innovations in Higher Education during COVID-19. Palgrave Macmillan, 529-546.



Profile of Teaching PG

  • Service Improvment Project
  • Learning and Assessement in Practice

Conference Presentations

  • Celebrating and Disseminating Good practice across Health Professions, How the creation of a Virtual Locality Placement enabled student nurses to achieve practice hours during the pandemic, 05 May 2021, Virtual
  • RCN Education Forum Virtual Conference and Exhibition 2021. Stepping up: educating the nursing workforce in challenging times, A virtual placement: An innovative initiative during a global pandemic, 20 Apr 2021, Virtual


  • PGDip in Education (Bournemouth University, 2005)
  • Advanced Diploma in Mental Health Nursing (Bournemouth University, 2002)
  • BSc (Hons) in Psychosocial Intervention for Psychosis (Bournemouth University, 2000)


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Adult Nurse, Mental Health Nurse,
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member,