Whitehead, Bill

First name/s: Bill
Last name: Whitehead
Known names / nicknames:
Date of birth: 15/02/1964
Year of birth: 1964

Life before Ruskin

Date and place of birth: 15 February 1964, Birmingham
Family: single
Work: nurse and trade unionist
Politics/Trade union activity: local trade union branch officer for Southern Derbyshire Health Branch UNISON.

Trade Union membership (at time of entry to Ruskin) Unison

Life at Ruskin

Dates at Ruskin: September 1996 to June 1997
Source of funding: LEA Grant and UNISON branch and national funding
Campaigns/political activity: Reclaim the streets, March for Social Justice, Vice Chair of Ruskin Students’ Union, Oxford Trades Council delegate
Subjects studied at Ruskin: History and Historiography

Dissertation: The Goldfish and the Revolutionary Anti-Poll Tax Campaign: The Derby Student Nurses’ Campaign Against The Poll Tax
Qualification: Ruskin Diploma and Cert HE

Life after Ruskin

Education: BA (hons) History and Politics (2:1)  2000, Post Grad Cert in Continuing Ed (distinction) 2003, PhD in Adult Education   2010  – all  University of Nottingham.

Work: 2012-2013 University of Derby: assistant head of subject

2005-2012 University of Derby: senior lecturer

2001-2005 Derby Hospitals NHS Trust: clinical facilitator

1998-2006 Derby Trade Union Education Centre: PT tutor
Politics/trade union activity

Up to 2005 various branch officer positions of UNISON Southern Derbyshire Health Branch including branch chair

2011-2013 Derby Trades Council delegate for University of Derby UCU
Family: Living with partner and two children.
Place & date of death: Derby not dead yet

Date of death:
Year of death: 0

Achievements / Publications

Whitehead B. (2001) The Derby Lock-out 1833-34 and the origins of the labour movement, Derby, UNISON

Whitehead B. and Allen L. (2005) Redefining the Associate Mentor Role, Mentor news, 8,2

Appleby K. Cheetham C. Haw J. Turner L. Whitehead B. (2005) Drug Administration Workbook, web resource <http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/nursing/practice/mentors/resources/drugadmin/index.php> accessed 23 07 2010

Whitehead B. and Bailey E. (2006) Using specialist nurse mentors to boost placement capacity, Nursing Times, 102:48, 30-31

Whitehead B. (2010) Will graduate entry free nursing from the shackles of class and gender oppression? Nursing Times, 106: 21, 19-22

Whitehead B, Barker, D (2010) Does the risk of reprisal prevent nurses in the NHS from blowing the whistle on bad practice? Nursing Times; 106: 43, 12-15

Whitehead B, Holmes D (2011) Are newly qualified nurses prepared for practice? Nursing Times, 107: 19/20, 20-23

Whitehead B. (2011) Treat nurses and doctors the same when it comes to whistleblowing, Nursing Times online edition 23 August, 2011 http://www.nursingtimes.net/treat-nurses-and-doctors-the-same-when-it-comes-to-whistleblowing/5033826.article accessed 1st November 2011

Whitehead B. (2011) “Nurses should defy the deeply embedded doctor-nurse game”, Nursing Times, 107:43, 11

Whitehead B. et al. (2013) Supporting newly qualified nurses in the UK: A systematic literature review, Nurse Education Today 33(4):370-377

Wood V, Whitehead B. (2013) Alice Wheeldon: Poisoner or Patriot? Derby, UCU

Material in archives or already published articles

Mentioned on pages 167 and 181 of Andrews, Kean and Thompson (1999) Ruskin College: Contesting Knowledge, Dissenting Politics, London, Lawrence & Wishart


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