Julie Bowden

Julie Bowden RGN, DipN, BSc Hons, PGCert, MSc

Julie Bowden

Julie Bowden
RGN, DipN, BSc Hons, PGCert, MSc

Principal Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education and Health

Julie Bowden is a Principal Lecturer of Adult Nursing, in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

Julie qualified as a nurse in 1987, entering clinical practice working in acute surgical and infectious diseases settings for the NHS before joining the University of Greenwich in 1996, initially as a Senior Lecturer. Julie had various responsibilities including being course leader on both pre–registration and post-registration nursing programmes.

Since 2007, she is Principal Lecturer of the faculty, responsible for admissions, recruitment and marketing of the Health and Social Care programmes. This role sees Julie engaging with schools and colleges to support potential students and their teachers with university applications. As part of the admissions role, Julie is the faculty's coordinator for recognition of prior learning with a wealth of experience in developing, verifying and accrediting individual portfolios of learning.

She currently lectures across a range of subjects including infection control, numeracy, study skills, drug administration and clinical skills to pre-registration and post-registration health professionals such as nurses, midwives and paramedics.

Julie is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Posts held previously:

  • 1996–2007, Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science, University of Greenwich
  • 1987–96, Staff Nurse/Night Sister, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
  • Principal Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Course lecturer on pre-registration and post-registration nursing programmes
  • Leads on admissions, recruitment and marketing of the Health and Social Care programmes
  • Faculty coordinator for recognition of prior learning
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Julie's research interests include retention/attrition of student nurses. Her MSc thesis was an investigation into why nursing students who consider leaving, stay on their course. Her work was published in Nurse Researcher in 2008.

Omo, O. and Bowden, J. (2012). Infection control in enteral food and feeding systems in the community. British Journal of Nursing, 21(18), pp. 958-963.

Bowden, J. (2008). Why do nursing students who consider leaving stay on their course? Nurse Researcher, 15(3), pp. 45-57

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Thorne, L., Gill, A. and Bowden, J. (2009). Using an academic portfolio to facilitate personalised learning for health and social care professionals. In: 7th Annual E-learning Conference: Making It Personal. University of Greenwich.

Bowden, J., Joslin, H. and Morse, K. (2008). Progression Agreements. In: The Changing Landscape of Access and Admission Conference. University of Greenwich.

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