Mr Bob Oliver

Job: Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing)

School/department: School of Nursing and Midwifery

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 201 3944




Personal profile

I trained as a Registered Nurse (adult) a Registered Nurse (Sick Children) and graduated with an honours degree in psychology from the University of East London in 1985, and a Master of Health and Medical Education degree with distinction from the University of Hertfordshire.

Having gained a teaching qualification I taught child development, embryology, psychology, teaching/assessing and mentorship at Great Ormond Street, London, Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge and as an Associate Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University.

I was a Senior Partner and co-founder of an independent training provider to the independent and public health sector. I worked as a Clinical Services Manager and Deputy Hospital Director in mental health and learning disability and managed a unit for dementia before spending eight years as a Primary Care Nurse, working across all prison categories’ Healthcare Departments, developing pioneering health awareness programs in nutrition (sponsored by the British Heart Foundation) day care for the elderly in prison, smoking cessation education and psychosocial support for detainees affected by cancer.

I am a graduate Member of the British Psychological Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and was granted the title of Queens Nurse in 2015 for work within Prison Healthcare.

Publications and outputs

1. Psychology and Health Care -1994. (Balliere Tindall)

2. Caring for Sick Children 1984 – Joint Consultant Author (GNC Publications)

3. Teaching and Assessing Nurses, A Preceptors Handbook – 1995 (Balliere Tindall)

4. Journal Articles – various between 1982-1986

5. Jack – 2013 – as Robert Dickson-Oliver - (Whiteley Publishers) Novel based on real life mental health issues to promote awareness of mental health abuses.

Research interests/expertise

Peer Groups in Education, Prison Nursing, Cerebral Palsy.

Areas of teaching

Complex health needs, psychosocial aspects of illness, health politics, history of nursing, clinical governance, complementary therapy (TCM), Pain management.


Reg. General Nurse (Part 1)

Sick Children’s Nurse (Part 8)

Master of Health and Medical Education (MSc) (distinction)

Certificate in Education (FE) - Registered Teaching Qualification

Further Education Teachers Cert.

Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology

NVQ Assessor (D32/33)

Manual Handling Instructor (Aset)

Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse -(Secure Setting) RCGP Minor Illness Certificate.

Diabetes Management Open University. (KG003)

HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C West College, Scotland. Acupressure (NCFE) – Level 4

Courses taught

Minor Illness (NMAH3353) Diabetes (NMAH 3323), Nursing with NMC Registration

Honours and awards

Queen's Nurse - June 2016 - Contribution to nursing in custodial environments

Fellowship - Royal Society of Public Health - Health Promotion and health Trainer innovations in Prison

Membership of professional associations and societies

Member British Psychological Society (Academic & Teaching Group)

Fellow Royal Society of Public Health

Member Royal College of Nursing

Member Association of Complementary Health Practitioners

Professional licences and certificates

NMC Registered (Parts 1 & 8)


1. Devising and administering the first accredited City and Guilds Further Education Teachers Course to be based in a London Teaching Hospital.(1984).

2. Developing and administering the ENBCC 998 at QEH Kings Lynn (1986)

3. Setting up and implementing objective based community programme for patients with enduring mental health problems.(2006)

4. Research into and implementation of diets and vitamin regime’ for patients with aggression.(2007).

5. Creating a domain based approach to Support Time and Recovery (Priory)

6. Gaining Centre and Qualification approval from the Royal Society of Public Health to run courses at a Young Offenders Institution.

7. Setting up, teaching and managing the Health Trainer Scheme at HMP Littlehey.(2011)

8. Project Lead- Nutrition Awareness.- an empowerment process (HMP Littlehey)

9. Research into and joint lead for Cancer Support Group in Prison.

Consultancy work

Presentation Skills, Governance, Bereavement, Health Care assistant Training (NVQ), Classroom Assistant Development

Companies (past), Glaxo, Bourne Clinic, Evelyn Hospital, St. Andrews Hospital Northampton, Three Shires Hospital Northampton, Christchurch Park Hospital Ipswich, Hospital for Sick Children Hospital Gt Ormond Street

Externally funded research grants information

Nutrition in Prison (British heart Foundation 2016)

Case studies

Article on Psychosocial Cancer Support in Prisons awaiting publication.