Deborah Steele

Debs Steele

Position: Senior Lecturer in Health and Social Care
Tel: 0121 476 1181 (Ext. 2474)



Deborah had a long career in community nursing and public health before commencing teaching higher education in 2002. Deborah has taught on professional training courses as well as under and post graduate degree programmes. Deborah led a team undertaking an HEA Change Programme to introduce internationalisation in to learning and teaching at Newman. She was awarded the title Distinguished Fellow of Teaching at Newman in 2014. Deborah is the final year of a PhD in Education at Leeds Beckett University.

Research Interests

Deborah’s research is predominantly research in internationalisation in higher education, particularly international work placements as a part of higher education study. Deborah’s other area of interest is Arts and Health, particularly Dance as related to the health of post-menopausal women and health promotion through drama for children and young people.

Current Teaching

Deborah leads modules around public health, health promotion and work based learning.

Modules include:

  • HEU603 Healthy Communities
  • HEU606 Global Perspectives on health and social care
  • HEU501 Creative Health Promotion
  • HEU502 Work Based Project
  • HEU602 Work Linked Project.

Current Administrative Duties

Deborah is course leader for the programme in health and social care, which include a BSc Health and Social Care, A BA/BSc Applied Health and Social Care Top Up award, the FdSc Applied Health and Social Care and a new development BSc Clinical Science. Deborah takes the lead in curriculum development of programmes in health and social care. She is also a member of Senate.

Membership of Professional Organisations

Deborah is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Publications, Conferences, and Other Research Activity

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Last updated: 08 March 2016

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