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Deborah Flynn joined Northumbria University in November 2017 as Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. Currently she teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses and is module co-ordinator for a year 2 nursing practice module. Prior to joining Northumbria University, Deborah worked at the University of Bedfordshire in various teaching roles and was lead link lecturer for two partner NHS trusts.

Deborah is a South African trained nurse, obtaining her Diploma in Nursing (General, Community Health and Psychiatry) and Midwifery in 1990. She worked across the private South African healthcare sector gaining experience in Neuro medicine, general surgery and Theatres. In 1993, she emigrated to Munich, Germany and worked as a ward Sister on a gastro-intestinal unit, then, in 2001 she relocated to Lucerne, Switzerland and worked on a gynaecological ward. In 2005, she moved back to her native UK and worked on a Stroke Unit.

Deborah's research interests lie in the use of humour within the clinical setting.



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    Leader, C., Senior, E. & Flynn, D., 25 Feb 2021, Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Peate, I. & Hill, B. (eds.). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, p. 33-47 15 p. (Fundamentals).

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