Sara White

Dr Sara White

  • 01202 967292
  • swhite at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Acting Deputy Dean Education
  • Bournemouth House B213, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am the Associate Dean for Student Experience in Faculty of Health and Social Science (FHSS). I qualified as a Nurse in 1986 and obtained my first Sisters post in Intensive Care and Coronary Care in 1989 in St Mary Hospital London. I gained my first degree in 1994 and since have achieved a Master of Arts and a Doctorate in Education. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I have a passion for the future generation of nurses; and I also vehemently believe in fairness and transparency and seek to reflect these both with the student body and my academic peers. I have held many leadership and management positions in BU which led to my present role where I work across the faculty striving to improve the student experience.

Journal Articles




PhD Students

  • Karen Cooper. Experiences of Practice assessment
  • Debbee Houghton. Using midwives perspectives to unravel medicine management in contemporary practice
  • Carolyn Richardson, 2020. African-Caribbean Women’s Stories of Migration, Motherhood and Their Cultural Practices

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Essentials of Nursing
  • Practice Portfolio
  • Foundations of Anatomy and Physiology
  • Applied Pathophysiology and Nursing Practice 1&2
  • Preparation for the role of registered Nurse

External Responsibilities

  • CAVA - AECC, External Moderator (2017-2018)
  • CAVA - Bournemouth& Poole College, External Moderator (2017-2018)
  • Hertfordshire University, Exteranl Examiner for BSc (Hons) and MA Nursing (-2018)

Internal Responsibilities

  • Acting Deputy Dean Education and Professional Practice, FHSS

Conference Presentations

  • Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing, Critical Care Nursing - a humanised approach, 21 Jun 2018, Bournemouth
  • Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing, Academic Advisor (personal tutor) role modelling a humanising approach: How & Why?, 21 Jun 2018, Bournemouth University
  • Sigma 4th Biennial European Conference June 2018, Nurse Students have the 'right' values but how do they retain them? Exploring the impact of a curriculum based on a humanising philosophy on student values from pre-registration programme commencement, 04 Jun 2018, Anglia Ruskin University. Cambridge. UK
  • STTI 4th biennial European Conference June 2018, The role of the personal tutor in student nurses personal and professional development to become a caring and compassionate nurse, 04 Jun 2018, Anglia Ruskin University. Cambridge, UK
  • 3rd STTI European Conference, Using a Life-world Approach to Explore Nurse Students’ Values, 01 Jun 2016, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International, Caring Values of Nursing Students: the impact of education, 01 Nov 2015, Gothenberg
  • 26th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, The Effect of Education on the Caring Values of Nursing Students, 01 Sep 2015, Cambridge
  • 2nd Biennial Conference of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International, The impact of education on values-based care: the student perspective, 01 Jun 2015, Leeds
  • Society into Research for Higher Education Annual Research Conference 2014., Exploring the Value Base of students entering Nursing, 01 Dec 2014, Wales
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2nd European Conference, Evolving perceptions of caring during the first year of a nurse education programme: Interim findings from a longitudinal study, 01 Jun 2014, Cambridge
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society 2nd European Conference, Exploring the value-base of students entering nursing., 01 Jun 2014, Gothenburg
  • International Nurses Day., Celebrating Nursing in Challenging Times, 01 May 2014, BU
  • BU Service Excellence, PDU Tracking Non Standard Undergraduate Students, 01 Dec 2013, BU
  • 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference. NET, Caring Project, 01 Sep 2013, Cambridge
  • Inaugural Phi Mu Chapter conference, Putting patients at the heart of nursing care: an exploratory study of student values entering pre-registration nursing in one UK University, 01 Jun 2013, BU
  • Salisbury District NHS Foundation Trust Senior Nurse Forum., BU Undergraduate Nurse Education, 01 May 2013, SDH
  • Preceptorship programme for Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Foundation Trust, Effective working relationships, 01 Oct 2012, RBH


  • PG Cert Research Supervision in Research Supervision (Bournemouth University, 2010)
  • Doctor of Education in Education (Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, 2009)
  • MA Professional Development (PCE) in Education (Bournemouth University, 2001)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Teaching in HE - Registered Nurse teacher (Bournemouth University, 1999)
  • Diploma In Health Service Management in Health Service Management (1995)
  • BSC (Hons) in Nursing Studies (Bournemouth University, 1994)
  • Registered General Nurse in Nursing (UKCC, 1986)


  • Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow,
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (1983-),
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member (1983-),
  • UKAT, Member (2017-2018),
The data on this page was last updated at 04:07 on July 22, 2019.