Petra Brown

Petra Brown

  • University Practice Learning Adviser
  • Bournemouth House B411, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am a University Practice Learning Adviser (UPLA) at Bournemouth University. Upon qualification in 1988 I worked within a variety of clinical areas including recovery, critical care, telephone triage and community nursing. I started my career in nurse education as a Practice Educator for critical care, A&E and orthopaedics in a local acute Trust. I have completed a Master’s Degree in Health and Social Care Practice Education and was appointed as a lecturer and UPLA at Bournemouth University on the overseas and pre-registration nursing courses.

My key areas of interest are nursing practice, nurse education, primary care, anatomy, respiratory and critical care. My current role, as a UPLA, focuses on supporting practice colleagues to provide a high quality learning experience in practice placements. I am also supporting the new physician's associate programme as a UPLA.

Journal Articles


  • Brown, P., 2018. Disorders of the nervous system. In: Peate, I. and GORMLEY-FLEMING, E., eds. Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. John Wiley & Sons, 159-178.
  • Brown, P., 2015. The Nervous System. Chapter 15 in Fundamentals of Children's Anatomy and Physiology. In: Peate, I. and Gormley-Fleming, E., eds. Wiley-Blackwell.



Profile of Teaching PG

  • Learning and Assessing in Practice Unit

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Anatomy and Pathophysiology During the Lifespan
  • Care of Clients with Chronic and Long Term Conditions
  • Fundamental Communication Skills

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Volunteer Playworker - Turn Up For Fun (TUFF). Delivering quality open access play and family related activities in the local community.


  • MA in Health & Social Care Practice Education (Bournemouth University, 2009)
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing (Critical Care) (Bournemouth University, 2003)
  • DPSN in Professional Studies in Nursing (Bournemouth University, 1997)
  • RN in Registered Nurse (General) (1991)


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