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Personal profile

Administrative Posts

  • Course Director Dip HE/ BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice
  • Course Director Dip HE/ BSc (Hons) Community Healthcare Practice
  • Course Director Dip HE Paramedic Science
  • Team Leader Primary Care
  • Director of Post-Registration Studies
  • Theme Group Education and Learning

Key Research Interests and Expertise

Pre-hospital and emergency care including new roles; also mental health and primary care and in emergency/ urgent care.


Mental health; unscheduled and urgent care; Emergency Care Practitioners and out of hours services; nursing; primary care.

Academic Background

  • 1973-1976 Student Nurse- General, the Middlesex Hospital London
  • 1978-1979 Student Nurse- Mental Health, Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield
  • 1985-1986 Management Certificate student, City College, Norwich
  • 1987-1988 Clinical Teaching Certificate, Suffolk College/ ENB
  • 1990-1991 Cert Ed student, Suffolk College/ University of Huddersfield
  • 1994-1996 Women’s Health student, APU
  • 1976 Registered Nurse (General), Middlesex Hospital
  • 1979 Registered Nurse (Mental Health), Middlewood Hospital
  • 1986 NEBSS Cert., National Examinations Board in Supervisory Management/ City College, Norwich
  • 1988 Certificate in Teaching (Clinical Nursing), Suffolk College/ ENB
  • 1991 Cert Ed., Suffolk College/ University of Huddersfield
  • 1996 MA Women’s Studies, APU


  • 1976-1978 Staff Nurse, The Middlesex Hospital, London
  • 1979-1980 Staff Nurse, Middlewood Hospital, Sheffield
  • 1980-1985 Ward Sister, The Vale Hospital, Swainsthorpe
  • 1985-1987 Ward Sister, Glandford Ward, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Norwich
  • 1988-1995 Nurse Teacher, Norfolk College of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 1995- date Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of East Anglia
  • 1996- date Team Leader- Primary and Urgent Care
  • 2004- date Deputy Director of Teaching and Learning (Staff Development), School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of East Anglia
  • 2005- September 2006 Deputy Director of Learning and Teaching (Staff Development- Teaching), Institute of Health, University of East Anglia
  • September 2006- date Director of Post Registration Studies, School Of Nursing and Midwifery UEA

External Activities

  • 2003- date Member of national ECP Network and Benchmarking Group
  • 2004 Right Skill, Right Time, Right Place’- national ECP Report, Department of Health
  • 2005 Member of British Paramedic Association (BPA) Curriculum Development Group, devising national Paramedic curriculum for the Health Professions’ Council
  • 2005- date Member of Higher Education Ambulance Development Group (HEADG) developing national Ambulance/ pre-hospital care workforce development strategy

Professional Activities

  • Doy, R 1998 Women and Deliberate Self Harm, concurrent session, Conference ‘Women’s Bodies, Women’s Minds, University of East Anglia
  • Doy, R, 1999 Educating the Practice Nursing Workforce to Meet Primary Care Challenges Now and in the 21st Century, RCN Joint Educational For a Conference, Torquay
  • Doy, R 2000 The Practice Nurse Development Project- Research and Development, Regional Networking Conference
  • Doy, R 2001 The Practice Nurse Development Project from R & D to Implementation, Regional Networking Conference
  • Doy R, Turner K and Bilby M February 2005, The Emergency Care Practitioner: a leading edge example of new ways of working? Or new title but same old silos? RCN Joint Educational Fora Conference, Harrogate

Teaching Interests

Unit Leader for the following units:

  • Women’s Health -Masters Level  (Level 4)
  • Practice Based Teaching and Learning (under development)- Masters level (level 4)
  • Urgent/ Emergency Care Practitioner Programme (currently 4 level 2/ level 3 units)
  • Clinical Effectiveness – Level 3
  • Coronary Heart Disease for Primary Care Practitioners – levels 2/3

Course Director for the following Post Registration Programmes:

  • Dip HE/BSc (Hons) Nursing Practice
  • Dip HE/ BSC (Hons) Community Healthcare Practice

Course Director for Dip HE Paramedic Science Programme