Susan Dyson received her B.S. degree (honors) in education studies (nursing) from Wolverhampton University, UK, M.S. degree in health policy and organization from the University of Nottingham, UK, and a Ph.D. degree in education from the University of Leicester, UK. She is a nurse and midwife by professional background having worked for 10 years in professional practice. Since 1994, she has been in higher education, formerly as a Lecturer in nurse education, and latterly as the Head of Research for Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University in the UK. She is currently the Head of Research, a Reader in nurse education, and the Director of the Nursing and Midwifery Research Centre at De Montfort University. Moreover, she is an active researcher undertaking pedagogic research, broadly in the area of diversity of student experience including students of African and Asian heritage, and more recently with students of Muslim faith. In addition, she has also collaborated with colleagues on researching the social aspects of sickle cell disease including research undertaken in the UK for the Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia Screening Program and for the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Dyson has worked extensively on developing and subsequently supporting others to include the professional doctorate as legitimate doctoral provision within higher education.
Biography Updated on 20 December 2011