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John DeanSenior Professional Practice Fellow, Clinical Skills
Co-convenor Clinical Skills Vertical Module Year 6

BA(Open) PGCertNurs(CPIT) RN

Tel +64 3 364-3894

John Dean completed his nurse training in Portsmouth, England in 1980.

After several years as Charge Nurse in Lincoln Accident and Emergency Dept he undertook his Cert. Ed (Adult) and registered as a Nurse Tutor with the English National Board for Nursing and Midwifery.

John moved to the York School of Nursing to take up the newly created position of Head of Dept, Post Registration Studies. He was seconded, as project manager, to coordinate the move of nursing and midwifery education into the University of York. John developed a particular interest in open and distance learning, working with the Open University and Macmillan Open Learning on a number of initiatives.

After moving to New Zealand in 2000 John worked for 5 years in the Accident and Emergency Department at Christchurch Public Hospital as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. He went on to work in a number of positions, as Research Coordinator for the Professor of Nephrology and Project Coordinator for the Emergency Department 'Models of Care' initiative before moving, in 2007, to South Westland as Rural Nurse Specialist based in Franz Josef.

John has taught on the Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education offered by the then Christchurch College of Education.

He was appointed to the Simulation Centre in January 2011. He remains in clinical practice as a rural nurse in Canterbury.


Ormond, T., Sheehan, D., Meeks, M., Dean, J., & Joyce, L. (2023). Is it time for an interprofessional research methodology? Proceedings of the Australian & New Zealand Association for Health Professional Educators (ANZAHPE) Festival. 239. Retrieved from

Dean, J. (2022, November). Improving debriefing literacy in simulation participants to optimise learning. Verbal presentation at the New Zealand Association for Simulation in Healthcare (NASH) Conference, Wellington, New Zealand.

Dean, J., & Winder, P. (2021, November). IPE and simulation: A marriage made in heaven? Verbal presentation at the Interprofessional Education for Interprofessional Practice Seminar, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Dillon, C., Lynch, G., Dean, J., Purvis, C., & Beckert, L. (2021). Impact of pharmacist involvement on medication safety in interprofessional transfer of care activity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 134(1539), 9-20. Retrieved from

Pitama, S., Williman, J., Dean, J., Beckert, L., Lacey, C., & Huria, T. (2018). Evaluation of a cultural competence and clinical skills joint session. Proceedings of the Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Conference. (pp. 441). Retrieved from

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