Bonnie Bullivant


Having completed a BSc (Hons) Degree in Health Sciences and Nursing, Bonnie worked under the direct supervision of a Consultant Physician at the beginning of her career. She set up and managed two multicentre, international, clinical trials. One of these trials was a double blind, placebo controlled clinical trial of a well-known first-generation Bisphosphonate. The research project she ran was the most successful centre with respect to patient recruitment and retention. This project also contributed to the Bisphosphonate attaining FDA approval, and gaining widespread use within the NHS. Bonnie was also responsible for the setting up and running of a clinical trial into a first-generation Hormone Replacement transdermal patch and a variety of other research projects, including the first published research study relating to Pregnancy-related Osteoporosis. She also took on educational duties with respect to her research role. Bonnie presented research findings at local, national, and international conferences to both lay groups and healthcare professionals. During this time Bonnie also worked in the clinical setting on a peripatetic basis, particularly in roles related to the health care of women e.g., gynaecology.

Bonnie is a fully qualified teacher and has attained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGCE) qualification. She has taught the human biology and additional units as part of BTEC Health and Social Care Courses, at levels 1, 2 and 3. She has taught A Level Health and Social Care at a Sixth Form College and spent 6 years teaching A Level Biology. Bonnie attained an OFSTED grade 1 (Outstanding) assessment for her teaching of A Level Biology and her groups attainment were often in excess of their predicted grades.

Since 2015 Bonnie has been teaching on the BSc Health and Social Care Degree Course and the Foundation Degree Course at Newman University. Bonnie has taught a variety of different modules, but her focus is usually the anatomy and physiology modules. Bonnie attained a Masters Degree from Warwick University in Educational Innovation and puts this knowledge into practice during her sessions. Bonnie is currently reading for a PhD focused on the educational needs of Autistic girls in the Department of Educational Studies at Warwick University. Bonnie is an Associate member of the Higher Education Academy and thus possesses a qualification in Higher Education Lecturing.


Research Interests

Bonnies current research focus is Autism in Girls and she has worked collaboratively with other Universities to organise a conference in January 2020 for parents with Autistic children. Her PhD is focused on Autism in girls.

She has a continued research interest in women’s healthcare.



Bonnies teaching responsibilities include:

Human Body Modules

Anatomy and Physiology

Preventive Health care

Social aspects of healthcare



Administrative Responsibilities

Module Leader


Membership of Professional Organisations


Other Activities

Publications (Bonnies maiden name was Walters)

Lilley j, walters bg, heath da, drolc z. Osteoporos int. 1992 nov;2(6):274-8. Comparison and investigation of bone mineral density in opposing femora by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry.


Lilley j, walters bg, heath da, drolc z. Osteoporos int. 1991 jun;1(3):141-6. In vivo and in vitro precision for bone density measured,  by dual-energy x-ray absorption.


Dunne. F, walters. B, marshall. T, and heath d.a. Clinical endocrinology 1993 39:487 – 490. Pregnancy associated osteoporosis.


lilley j1, eyre swalters bheath damountford pj br j radiol. 1994 feb;67(794):157-61. An investigation of spinal bone mineral density measuredlaterally: a normal range for uk women.



Bonnie has appeared on Midlands Today and Central News in connection with Osteoporosis research.