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Ian Peate RN 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). He then worked as an Enrolled Nurse (ITU) at the Central Middlesex Hospital. Ian completed his Registered General Nurse at Brent & Harrow School of Nursing.


 His first post was Staff Nurse of the GI Ward of Whittington Hospital quickly followed by promotion to Charge Nurse (day & night duty) at the Central Middlesex Hospital and then Nurse Teacher, Continuing Education, Barnet College of Nursing & Midwifery. 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); University of York, Department of Health Studies (Pre-registration Diploma in Professional Studies, Nursing and BA Hons Health Studies and Post Registration Nursing Studies); and University of Salford School of Nursing and Midwifery, (MSc Advanced Practice, Health and Social Care).


Ian continued to pursue his own studies and completed a Diploma in Nursing at London Southbank University. He then went on to achieve a Bachelor of Education (Hons) (Nurse Education) degree 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 to and then as the Principal Lecturer. He then became the Associate Head of School in nursing at the University of Hertfordshire.


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


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. 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 worked in Singapore with University of Glasgow Singapore, across India and in Thailand. He has had several of his texts translated into several languages: Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Turkish, Italian, Chinese (simplified and orthodox), Indonesian (Bahasa), Russian, Hindi, Korean.


Ian was made Visiting Professor St George’s University of London and Kingston University London. He was appointed also Visiting Senior Clinical Fellow with the University of Hertfordshire. He was made Visiting Professor with Northumbria University. He is a Visiting Professorial Fellow with Roehampton University.


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


Ian has published extensively on nursing topics. He 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.


He was made an OBE for his services to nursing and nurse education

Ian has been awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Nursing FRCN

He is an Honorary Member of the Advisory Board of Antara Society of Mental Health Sciences

Member of the Board of Governors University of Gibraltar

Justice of the Peace Gibraltar

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