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Ian Peate (1981-2019) OBE FRCN. UK nursing professor specialising in nursing theory and practice, and men’s health.

 Ian started training as an enrolled nurse at Brent & Harrow School of Nursing Enrolled Nurse (General) in 1981, qualifying in 1983. He then followed with an Enrolled Nurse (ITU) qualification from the Central Middlesex Hospital in 1984. Ian completed his Registered General Nurse at Brent & Harrow School of Nursing, between 1984-87.

 His first post was Staff Nurse of the GI Ward of Whittington Hospital 1987-88 quickly followed by promotion to Charge Nurse (day & night duty) at the Central Middlesex Hospital 1988-89 and then Nurse Teacher, Continuing Education, Barnet College of Nursing & Midwifery 1989-90. He gained experience in teaching and nurse education, acting as an external examiner for diploma and degree programmes at the University of Manchester School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting (Pre-registration Diploma in Professional Studies, Nursing) 1995-1999; University of York, Department of Health Studies (Pre-registration Diploma in Professional Studies, Nursing and BA Hons Health Studies and Post Registration Nursing Studies) 1999-2003; and Salford University School of Nursing and Midwifery, (MSc Advanced Practice, Health and Social Care) 2009-2014.


Ian continued to pursue his own studies and in 1990 completed a Diploma in Nursing at Southbank University, London. He then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Nurse Education) degree at the University of Sussex by 1992. This included a qualification to become a Registered Nurse Tutor.

From 1990 to 2009 Ian was employed at the University of Hertfordshire, first as a Senior Lecturer to 1994 and then as the Principal Lecturer to 2001. He then became the Associate Head of School in nursing at the University of Hertfordshire where he stayed until 2009.

2009 Ian moved to take up the post of Professor of Nursing/Head of School at the University of West London (Thames Valley University) until 2011.

2011-2013 Ian was also acting as an academic consultant, which also included engaging with a number of charities (Rotary Clubs  about Prostate Cancer) , sharing the developments occurring in the profession and nurse education.  Ian was a panel member for the Florence Nightingale Foundation for Travel, Management and Research Scholarships awarded to nurses.

Ian’s international impact

Ian took up the role as Head of Gibraltar School of Health Studies 2013. He has also consulted for INSCOL (India) re the provision of advisory services and for Lincoln University College (Malaysia) where he advised on the delivery of MSc and BSc (Hons) nursing programmes of study.  He has had several of his texts translated into several languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Chinese, Indonesian


Ian was made Visiting Professor St George’s University of London and Kingston University London 2014. He was appointed also Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow with the University of Hertfordshire in 2018. In 2019 he was made Visiting Professor with Northumbria University.


Ian’s interests were wider than nursing and he completed both an MA Social Anthropology at the University of London in 2000 and an LLM Medical Law at Cardiff University in 2002.


Ian has published extensively on nursing topics. He became Editor-in-Chief, of the popular 'British Journal of Nursing' from 2011. He 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' and a regular reviewer for 'Nursing Standard' and for publishers John Wiley/Blackwell and for Quay Books.


In 2016 he was awarded an OBE for his services to nursing and nurse education

In 2017 Ian was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing FRCN

In 2021 Honorary Member of the Advisory Board of Antara Society of Mental Health Sciences

Member of the Board of Governors 2015- 2021

Justice of the Peace Gibraltar 2020-2021

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