Brian is a Professor of Nursing and a recognised and established national leader in relation to nursing and health care.

He is Chair of the Council of Deans of Health UK, which represents the university sector across the whole of the UK, 100 universities that provide nursing, midwifery and/or allied health profession education and research, and works at the highest level of strategic discussions on issues such as workforce, curriculum design, research and policy.

Brian is also an adjunct Professor at the John Hopkins University School of Nursing in Baltimore USA. 

He provides strategic leadership for the Institute of Health, and the Institute of Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies, as well as Marketing and Recruitment, Research and Knowledge Exchange and Student Services teams across the University’s campuses. Brian also leads on our equality, diversity, inclusion and well-being agendas and has a strong interest in cultural change within organisations

Brian is also the VCE lead for the Lancaster and Ambleside campuses.