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Dr David Evans

David Evans RNT, BA Hons, PGCert, PGDip, PGCE, MPhil, EdD

Dr David Evans

David T Evans
RNT, BA Hons, PGCert, PGDip, PGCE, MPhil, EdD

National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer for Sexual Health

Department of Family Care & Mental Health

Faculty of Education & Health

Dr David Evans is a National Teaching Fellow and Senior Lecturer for Sexual Health in the Department of Family Care & Mental Health, at the University of Greenwich.

Since 1990, David has been facilitating sexual health and HIV learning at various universities, colleges of nursing and departments of health and social care. He is a registered nurse with clinical experience in HIV client care and a former Roman Catholic priest.

He has achieved a number of significant projects, firstly as Professional Nursing Advisor (Sexual Health) at the Royal College of Nursing, having developed and project-led a successful nationwide e-learning course 'Sexual Health Skills', for nurses in sexual health.

David joined the University of Greenwich in 2011, still leading on the sexual health skills e-learning course that was originally developed at the Royal College of Nursing, and since developed another e-learning course 'Contemporary Issues in Sexual Health' on the Master's foundation studies programme, as well as currently developing research courses for the new MA Health Care Practice.

David is one of three authors of the 'Sexual and Reproductive Health for Mental Health Professionals' e-learning course (www.scie.org.uk), which achieved finalist status in UK Sexual Health Awards 2012 and commended in the Chief Nursing Officer's Bulletin to NHS England. In 2014, he was awarded a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy for excellence in teaching. 

He teaches across a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including supervising doctoral students. David's post also includes numerous enterprise initiatives, liaising with nursing and medical organisations to increase collaboration and credit rating opportunities for the enhancement of student-learning potential.

His main areas of teaching and research include: sexualities and gender epistemologies; sexual health learning and education; diversity and anti-discrimination; holistic and specific dimensions of sexual health relevant to pre-registration and post-registration programmes.

Posts held previously:

  • 1998–2011, Educational consultant in sexual health and HIV Trainer, London Boroughs (various); Trainer for Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education (PACE) and other (various) organisations, London
  • 2000–08, Professional Nursing Advisor (sexual health and HIV); Developer/Project lead/Principal author of e-Learning course, Royal College of Nursing
  • 1993-98, Senior Lecturer in Sexual Health (counselling), Thames Valley University/North West Thames Regional AIDS Education Unit
  • National Teaching Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Sexual Health, Department of Family Care & Mental Health
  • Senior Lecturer on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
  • Supervises doctoral research projects
  • Distance Learning Working Group
  • LGBT+ Staff Network Member
  • Athena SWANN departmental representative
  • FEH, Faculty Learning Enhancement and Teaching Group
  • 2014, National Teaching Fellow of the higher Education Academy: Acheivement for excellence in teaching
  • 2016, Vice Chancellor's Award Finalist, staff member of the year category
  • 2012 UK Sexual Health Awards, co-finalist for Sexual, Reproductive and Mental Health free e-learning course

Memberships:

  • NHS London Sexual Health Programme, educational initiative: member (formerly)
  • Royal College of Nursing: various voluntary advisory roles, most recently in authoring 2 RCN-wide "Briefing" publications (2012) on Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients or clients: Guidance for nursing staff on next of kin issues, and the nursing care of lesbian, gay and bisexual clients: Guidance for nursing staff
  • European HIV Nursing Network, Co-founder and first educational committee member.
  • Association of National Teaching Fellows
  • All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health

Editorial reviews:

  • On-going peer reviewer of sexual health articles for the Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2003–present
  • Reviewer for Journal of the Faculty of Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare, 2011–present
  • Reviewer for Journal of Sexual Medicine, 2011–present
  • Reviewer for Journal of Mental Health, 2011-present

Examiner/other:

  • Examined theses for the University of Auckland and University of Brighton
  • External moderator for the credit rated courses of BASHH: the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV
  • Panel judge for the annual UK Sexual Health Awards

David's research interests include Sexual health education for nursing practice; resilience in LGBTQ/Q youth (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Questioning-ages 13-18); masturbation as a prophylactic against prostate cancer; and social representations of HIV and AIDS.

Funded research projects

  • 2014, Higher Education Academy/National Teaching Fellowship Scheme: Award for professional development

Evans, D.T. and S. Enson. (2016). Sexual health in young people. Nursing In Practice, [online] 90, pp. 72-78. 

Fish, J. and D.T. Evans. (2016). Guest editorial: Promoting cultural competency in the nursing care of LGBT patients. Journal of Research in Nursing, 21(3), pp. 159-162. 

Evans, A.B. and D.T. Evans. (2016). Do safeguarding concerns deter young people's access to condoms? Issues about integrating sexual health services online. Education and Health, [online] 31(1), pp. 3-8.

Evans, D.T. and Watson, P. (2015). Spotlight on sexual health and education for military, veterans and families. Education and Health Journal, 33(2), pp. 47-51. 

Evans, D.T. (2014). Future directions: Collaborative learning and education for multi-professional practitioners? Institute of Psychosexual Medicine Journal, September (66), pp. 11-15.

Hadley, A. and Evans, D.T. (2013). Reducing teenage pregnancy and improving young people's sexual health: how nurses can help? Nursing Times, 109(46), pp. 22-27.

Evans, D.T. (2013). Promoting Sexual Health and Well-being, Nursing Standard, November, 28(10), pp. 53-57.

Abel, K., Evans, D.T. and Agnew-Davis, R. (2011). Sexual and Reproductive Health for Mental Health Professionals. [e-learning course]. Social Care Institute for Excellence.

Evans, D. T. and Stapley, L. (2010). Sexual health issues in men-part 1. Practice Nurse, 17, pp. 30-34.

Evans, D. T. and Stapley, L. (2010). Sexual health issues in men-part 2. Practice Nurse, 8, pp. 33-36.

Evans, D.T. and Stapley, L. (2010). Sexual health issues in men-part 2. Practice Nurse, 40(6), pp. 33-36.

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Evans, D.T. (2016). LGB&T+ People's Resilience in Northern Ireland, 22nd Regional Sexual Health Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Forthcoming: Evans, D.T. (2017). The Pope is [not] gay ... or tale of two Queers '57/'67, OUTing the Past 2017, National LGBT History Month Festival, Imperial War Museum London.

Evans, D.T. (2015). Sexual Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits – take centre stage! Fourth National Conference for Sexual Health Providers, November, Nyborg: Denmark.

Evans, D.T. (2015). Flick it with a pencil! Sexual health learning and education for health care professionals. Fourth National Conference for Sexual Health Providers, November, Nyborg: Denmark.

Evans, D.T. (2015). Getting Ex-PLISSIT with SRE in the Maltese Islands. Being Ex-PLISSIT with SRE in Malta Conference, Mediterranean Conference Centre, October, Valetta.

Evans, D.T. (2015). Sexual Health Matters! Ex-PLISSITly improving body, mind and soul health. School Nurses' International Conference, July, University of Greenwich, London.

Evans, D.T. (2013). Future Directions: collaborative learning and education for multi-professional practitioners. Institute of Psychosexual Medicine Conference, March, Leicester.

Evans, D.T. (2013). Sexual health & HIV: from novice to expert - leading through excellence. Royal College of Nursing Public Health Conference, March, University of Warwick.

Evans, D.T. (2012). Queer resilience or resilient Queers? Finding from a review of LGBTQ/q youth resilience literature study. 8th National LGBT Health Summit, September, University of Kent, Canterbury.

Evans, D.T. (2012). Queer resilience or resilient Queers? 2nd Sexual Health Research and Practice Development Conference, May, University of Greenwich.

Evans, D.T. (2010). Pleasure: naughty but nice? Using the ars erotica to promote sexual health and well-being. 1st Sexual Health Research and Practice Development Conference, November, University of Greenwich.

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