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.
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.
Areas of interest include public health and health promotion.
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.
Membership of Professional Organisations
Deborah is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Steele, D.A. and Ryan, P. (2014) Student perceptions of internationalisation in higher education.
Society for Research in Higher Education, Newport, Wales, UK. Dec 2014.
Steele, D.A. (2015) International Work Placement: creating a learning community. PICASA
conference, University of Roehampton, London, UK. March 2015.
Steele. D. A. (2015) Home and Away: a whole institution learning experience of international
perspectives in higher education. SEDA Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference
2015. Internationalising the Curriculum: What does this mean? How can we achieve it?
Steele. D.A. (2015) Where in the world is Samantha Murray? The international journeys of a care
leaver. Society for Research in Higher Education, Newport, Wales, UK. Dec 2015.
Steele. D. A. (2010) From Cairo to Kidderminster: The health benefits of Belly Dance in postmenopausal
women. Royal Society of Public Health, Telford. March 2010.
Steele, D.A and Ryan, P. (2016) Home and Away: a whole institution learning experience of
international perspectives in higher education. Journal of Studies in International Education (in
Steele, D.A and Ryan, P. (2016) Student perceptions of internationalisation in higher education
Journal of Studies in International Education (in review).
Steele. D.A. (2013) Home and Away: developing culturally competent staff and students. HEA
Change Programme. https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/sites/default/files/icpcs_03_york_1.pdf.
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