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Staff profile: Dr Chris Tye

  • School: Nursing
  • Job Title: Head of School of Nursing and Centre for Paramedic Science / Associate Dean (Innovation and Workforce Development)
  • Phone: 44 (0)20 8725 0149
  • Location: St George's Campus
  • Email: C.Tye@sgul.kingston.ac.uk


Chris is a registered nurse with specialist expertise in the field of emergency nursing and pre-hospital care. Since moving into education, he has held a number of posts in the Faculty, including critical care pathway leader in the post-qualifying continuing professional development framework and course director for the Diploma/BSc Health Care Practice programme.

In 2004 Chris became Head of the Acute Care division which involved managing groups of academic staff with acute care backgrounds, and leading strategic developments within this field. He also leads on the workforce development portfolio, which prepares practitioners for new roles in the NHS such as the emergency care practitioner and physician associate. This work cuts across professional boundaries and involves collaboration with a variety of key stakeholders in the healthcare sector at both local and national levels.

Since 2010 Chris has been Head of School of Nursing and Centre for Paramedic Science with strategic responsibility for all academic provision across the School. Chris is also currently Associate Dean (Innovation and Workforce Development) with Faculty-wide responsibility for the Interprofessional Continuing Personal and Professional Porfolio, and the design and development fo new programmes to meet changing workforce needs.

Chris's PhD thesis focused on a multiple method evaluation of the emergency nurse practitioner role in major accident and emergency departments.

Chris was awarded a Smith and Nephew Foundation Nursing Research Fellowship in 1998 and is currently a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD Nursing, University of London
  • Registered Nurse Tutor
  • BSc(Hons) Nursing CNAA (first class)
  • Registered General Nurse
  • Registered Mental Nurse

Research interests

Case study methodology.
Bereavement care in accident and emergency departments.
Evaluation of new roles in the NHS and working across professional boundaries.
Pre-hospital emergency care.
Leadership of practice disciplines in Higher Education

Students supervised


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    Ross, Fiona, Marks-Maran, Di and Tye, Christopher (2013) A foot in two camps: an exploratory study of nurse leaders in universities. Nurse Education Today, 33(11), pp. 1342-1346. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

    Halter, Mary, Marlow, T, Tye, C and Ellison, G T H (2006) Patients' experiences of care provided by emergency care practitioners and traditional ambulance practitioners: a survey from the London Ambulance Service. Emergency Medicine Journal, 23(11), pp. 865-866. ISSN (print) 1472-0205

    Tye, Christopher C. and Ross, Fiona M. (2000) Blurring boundaries: professional perspectives of the emergency nurse practitioner role in a major accident and emergency department. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 31(5), pp. 1089-1096. ISSN (print) 0309-2402

    Tye, Christopher C., Ross, Fiona and Kerry, Sally M. (1998) Emergency nurse practitioner services in major accident and emergency departments: a United Kingdom postal survey. Journal of Accident and Emergency Medicine, 15(1), pp. 31-34. ISSN (print) 1351-0622

    Tye, Christopher C. (1997) The emergency nurse practitioner role in major accident and emergency departments: professional issues and the research agenda. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 26(2), pp. 364-370. ISSN (print) 0309-2402

    Tye, C.C. (1996) Sudden bereavement in Accident and Emergency: the development and evaluation of a short educational course for qualified nurses. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 4(2), pp. 88-93. ISSN (print) 0965-2302


    Ross, Fiona, Marks-Maran, Di, Tye, Christopher, Collington, Val and Hudson, Andy (2013) Leadership of practice disciplines in universities: the case of nurses and teachers. (Discussion Paper) London, U.K. : Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. 35 p. ISBN 9781906627522

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