Chris Allen is a lecturer in the School of Health Science and a mixed methods researcher with a background in Nursing and social sciences, particularly Gerontology. Chris has an interest in Social Networks, Health, Wellbeing and Support, Teamwork, Leadership and Digital Health.
Chris has worked in higher education for several years as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer and has experience of teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level in a range of programmes relevant to health and social sciences. He is the Deputy Programme Lead for the MN Nursing Programmes and the Digital Health theme lead for the nursing programmes and currently leads the L6 Influencing Innovation and Change Module. He is also a University Placement Coordinator. He teaches on the Global and Public Health module. He is an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses.
Chris completed his NIHR CLAHRC Wessex funded PhD as a Clinical Academic Doctoral Research Fellow at the University. His PhD research looked at the role of online ties in supporting long-term condition self-management.
Chris’s clinical background is in nursing, where has a range of experiences including working in the community for a rapid response team and the community pulmonary rehabilitation team, working in acute care in acute medicine for older people and the emergency department settings and working in clinical research as a research nurse. Chris also has experience in clinical education.