University Teaching Fellow and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Dr Melanie Rogers, from the University of Huddersfield, has been named as a National Teaching Fellow in recognition of being an innovative and outstanding teacher.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is the most prestigious individual award for teaching excellence in higher education. 2021 sees the NTFS surpass 1,000 awardees in its 21-year history. The scheme celebrates and recognises individuals who have made an outstanding impact on student outcomes and the teaching profession in higher education.

Dr Melanie Rogers joined the University in 1998 and has been an Advanced Nurse Practitioner (APN) for more than 20 years.  She leads a course on the subject at the University of Huddersfield and is Chair of the Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network of the International Council of Nurses.

Dr Rogers is a renowned nurse leader who has spoken at major nurse conferences globally. She has multiple publications and several books and chapters and is an active researcher in two fields: Advanced Practice and Spirituality. 

“It is an honour to be recognised with a fellowship…”

“I am absolutely delighted to receive a National Teaching Fellowship. My vocation is for teaching and learning to be transformational and I have witnessed this throughout my career with my students excelling in clinical practice.  Working at the University of Huddersfield and with my students and colleagues has enabled this to be possible and I thank all those who have supported me in my vocation. It is an honour to be recognised with a fellowship,” commented Dr Rogers.

Dr Rogers has been an influential figure in the development of the APN role globally and in the UK.  She was involved in early discussions with the UK’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) about Nurse Practitioner regulation and for 13 years she has worked with the International Council of Nurses, Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nurse Network (ICN NP/APN) to lobby for regulatory changes and support advanced practice developments globally. 

She has chaired the ICN NP/ANP Network for almost five years, and she has been fortunate to support many countries developing APN roles.


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Global Teaching Excellence

In 2017, the University was the recipient of the world’s first ever Global Teaching Excellence Award in recognition of the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers.

Winning the award, which is one of the most highly respected awards for institutional teaching excellence in the sector, further emphasised factors such as the outstanding levels of academic support offered to students; valuable work experience availability; plus an international strategy that created extensive opportunities for overseas collaboration.

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