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Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings

Mrs Debra Ugboma RN, BN, MPhil, PGCAP, SFHEA

Director of Programmes Nursing and Midwifery

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Debra Ugboma is an adult nursing lecturer and Director of Programmes, Nursing and Midwifery. Debra works closely with Anne Baileff, Deputy Head of School (Education) to support the development of the Health Sciences education portfolio and student experience.   

Debra’s clinical and published field is renal nursing and she has worked in a number of renal units across the UK in a variety of posts, including; peritoneal dialysis unit manager, pre-dialysis clinical nurse specialist and clinical nurse educator. Previous research has focused upon organ donation and support for families.

Debra has also worked overseas with Voluntary Service Overseas. Since joining the University of Southampton in 2001 as a Lecturer Practitioner, Debra has held a number of roles which include Programme Lead for the Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (pre-registration), University Practice Co-ordinator for Acute Hospital Trusts and currently also cohort leads a work-based learning module for Registered Nurses working in renal care.

Research interests

Organ donation, Education, Long-term conditions.

PhD research

A study of relatives’, nurses’ and doctors’ perceptions of support and information given to the families of potential organ donors.

Supervisor: Philip Burnard

Research group

Health Work and Systems

Research project(s)

Exploring the views and experiences of critical care nurses when involved in providing and facilitating end of life care - Dormant

This study aims to explore the role of the critical care nurse during end of life care.

Programme Lead

Module Lead

Academic Tutor


Programme Lead

Module Lead

Action Learning

Specialist Teaching/ Lecturer

Renal nursing, Long term conditions

Mrs Debra Ugboma
University of Southampton Health Sciences Building 67 Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ

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