Ian Peate RN FRCN OBE.
Nursing professor specialising in nursing theory and practice, and men’s health.
As a practitioner I became concerned with the quality of care those with HIV were receiving as a result of ignorance and fear. I was able to influence practice as time progressed, providing data that demonstrated that there was a clear lack of understating by student nurses and this was expressed in negative attitudes resulting in substandard care. The outcome of this study (undertaken in three European Universities) resulted in changes to nursing curricula and dissemination of the findings internationally.
I later began considering the health care needs of men as I wanted to redress the gender inequality experienced by men in number of care settings. I achieved this by engaging in pedagogy that addressed inequality generally and specifically related to men. This was ground breaking as little work had been undertaken in this field of practice. I was one of the first authors to provide Practice Nurses with a text concerning Men's Health related to their field of practice. I wrote the first nursing article concerning male breast cancer and was a forerunner in commenting on male obesity, male menopause and male osteoarthritis. A consequence of this is that I am now seen as an expert in this field, frequently being called upon to provide advice to others and act as a panel expert on men's health and curriculum developments, both nationally and internationally.
Ian started training as an enrolled nurse at Brent and Harrow School of Nursing Enrolled Nurse (General). He then practiced as an Enrolled Nurse (ITU) at the Central Middlesex Hospital. He completed his Registered General Nurse education at Brent and Harrow School of Nursing.
Ian continued to pursue his own studies and completed a Diploma in Nursing at London South Bank University, London. He then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Education (Nurse Education) degree with Honours at the University of Sussex. This included a qualification to become a Registered Nurse Tutor. Ian was employed at the University of Hertfordshire, first as a Senior Lecturer and then as the Principal Lecturer. He then became the Associate Head of School in nursing at the University of Hertfordshire. He then moved to take up the post of Professor of Nursing/Head of School at the University of West London.
He completed both an MA Social Anthropology at the University of London and a LLM Medical Law degree at Cardiff University in. He has published extensively on nursing topics.
Scholarship, research and consultancy
Ian became Editor-in-Chief, of the popular 'British Journal of Nursing'. Ian was the Founding Consultant Editor of the 'Journal of Paramedic Practice' and of the 'Journal of Operating Department Practitioners'. He is also a member of Editorial Board for the 'British Journal of Healthcare Assistants'. He is Consultant Editor for the ‘British Journal of Nursing Inform’ and the ‘International Journal for Advancing Practice’. He is regular reviewer for several publishing houses.
Ian also had an international impact. He took up the role as Principal Gibraltar School of Health Studies. He was Programme Director in Singapore with the University Glasgow Singapore. He is Visiting Professor St George’s University of London and Kingston University London, Visiting Professor Northumbria University, Professorial Fellow University of Roehampton, Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow University of Hertfordshire.
He was a panel member for the Florence Nightingale Foundation for Travel, Management and Research Scholarships awarded to nurses. Ian continues to consult for INSCOL (India) and teaches in several institutions in India. He taught on and provided advisory services for Lincoln University College (Malaysia) teaching on the MSc and BSc (Hons) nursing programmes of study.
Ian has published widely from a multi-disciplinary perspective, nationally and internationally. He is series editor of the Wiley’s ‘Fundamentals Series’, the ‘At A Glance Series’ and the ‘Advancing Practice Series’. He has had several of his texts translated into various languages (Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Chinese (simplified and orthodox), Indonesian (Bahasa), Russian, Hindi, Korean).
Ian is member of the Member of the Advisory Board of Antara Society of Mental Health Sciences. Antara is the largest non-profit, non-Governmental Organisation in India extending holistic mental healthcare facilities to people from every socio-economic category, including destitute persons.
In 2016 Ian was awarded an OBE for his services to nursing and nurse education
In 2017 he was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing FRCN.