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Deborah Cross

Deborah Cross

Peripatetic Educator- NHS England, Coventry University Scarborough (LEAP CPEP Project) NHS England
Deborah is a Peripatetic Educator for NHS England and Research and Development Lead based at the Scarborough Campus of the University of Coventry. She is responsible for research and development of projects within the Department of Nursing with a predominant focus on general practice in the North Yorkshire and Humber region. Previously she has been a senior academic and researcher working across several universities and in the private sector over her extensive time in education and healthcare and undertaken many projects both nationally and internationally, particularly in the USA and the Caribbean. She became a Florence Nightingale Scholar in 2004 following her PhD at the University of Nottingham and the University of the West Indies. Additionally, she is an accredited and registered Psychotherapist, with extensive experience working with mental health charities. She has a strong interest in healthcare practitioners’ wellbeing and development and has been a significant contributor to the workforce advisory committee of the NHS England Professional Nurse Advocate Programme and its implementation within the Southwest region of the UK. She now focusses on researching and evaluating clinical supervision effectiveness in practice and the development of nursing student’s self-efficacy and confidence in training.

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