Dr David Banks (PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), DMS, Grad Cert Ed, RNT, RMN, RGN) is a Lecturer in the Nursing Division. He is also a full member Centre for Person-centred Practice Research.

  • Overview
  • Research Interests
  • Research Publications
  • Teaching & Learning

Quality Assurance: I have considerable experience of postgraduate and undergraduate programme and subject review, including validation and professional accreditation, at four UK universities other than QMU. In 2014/15 I served as an expert panel member for Sheffield Hallam University for NMC Review of their BSc Nursing Undergraduate Programme. I have previously served as an external examiner for at Manchester University and Ulster University. I currently serve as external examiner for the MSc Programme Mental Health, Recovery and Social Inclusion at Hertfordshire University.


I am the research lead for undergraduate programmes. I teach across school and division undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including a variety of distance learning and blended curricula. My teaching is chiefly focused around mental health, project management and research methods.

Affiliations/Memberships to Other Organisations:

  • Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • Society for Social Medicine.
  • Cochrane Collaboration Schizophrenia Group.

Research/Knowledge Exchange Centre Membership:

My research and publication broadly relate to identity, participative citizenship, exclusion and professional issues around health practice. I have specific interests in mental health and ethnicity. Current projects include revisiting Heron and the concept of patient centeredness.

Active Research Interests:

  • My recent publications illustrate my current research interests

Research Methods:

  • Qualitative methods and survey design.


Please see my research publications in eResearch – Queen Margaret University’s repository



  • UG Module N1209 Caring in Professional Contexts
  • UG Module N1212 Introduction to Academic Inquiry
  • UG Module N2356 Caring for the adult with Complex Healthcare Needs
  • UG Module N3619 Evidence Based Health Care Governance
  • UG Module N4256 IPE 4 *
  • UG Module N4268 Dissertation *


  • PG Module NM142 MSc Public Health Perspectives
  • PG Module NM287 MSc Theory and Practice of Person Centered Care
  • PG Module NM308 MSc Theory and Practice of Child and Family Centred Health and Social Care
  • PG Module Public Health Perspectives across the Lifespan
  • PG Module MSc Risk and Resilience *
  • PG Module NM296 Dissertation (Masters in Person Centred Practice)
  • PG Module (NM164, NM017, NM165) MSc Developing Professional Practice *
  • PG Module (NM041, NM168, NM169) MSc Developing Professional Education *
  • PG Module PM051 Research methods
  • PG Doctoral Supervision (9 x students and 1 MSc Clin student)
  • PG Module N3606 Management of Long Term Conditions Graduate Certificate *

* Module Leader