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Ms Majella Kavanagh

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Professional biography

Majella Kavanagh, staff tutor and professional lead in nursing at the Open University, living and working in Wales. Nursing since 1983, at the Open University since 2011, staff tutor since 2018.

Particularly interested in working with healthcare providers, nursing and social care, widening access, supporting students in practice, supporting candidates to access nursing and social care education and professional programmes and supporting the development of the role of academic assessor Who are academic assessors and how are they prepared? - The Nursing and Midwifery Council ( 

Research interests

Suffin, M. and O’Mahoney, H. (2014) ‘A new role to improve mentorship standards’, Nursing times (1987), 110(45), pp. 15–17.

Williams, J. et al. (2013) ‘Welsh university and health boards’ HCSW collaboration’, British journal of healthcare assistants, 7(1), pp. 36–39. Available at:

Williams, J., Hughes, L. and Suffin, M. (2012) ‘Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB and the Open University’, British journal of healthcare assistants, 6(4), pp. 200–203. Available at:

My future publications, will appear in the name of Majella Kavanagh

Teaching interests

The development of practice supervisors, practice assessors and academic assessors.

Supporting widening access and developing candidates to enter health, nursing and social education and professional programmes.