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Mandy Lyons
PGCE, BSc (Hons), RM, RGN

Course Leader

Department of Social Sciences and Nursing

Mandy Lyons, Lecturer


Mandy qualified as a Registered General Nurse at the Queen Elizabeth University Medical Centre, Birmingham in 1983. She completed post registration training and qualified as a midwife at St Mary’s Hospital, Isle of Wight in 1988. She went on to complete a BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice at Southampton University in 2011.

Over the next few years she had a combined clinical/teaching role, which is when her passion for education developed further, and in 2014 she made the move to a full time education post within the NHS. In 2017 she completed her Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at Portsmouth University.

She joined Solent University in March 2018 as a full time lecturer.

Further information

Mandy is a Registered Nurse with over 30 years' extensive clinical experience in both acute and primary care.

In addition to working in hospitals and in the private sector, Mandy has held senior roles as a practice development facilitator for nursing for a local primary care trust, as a nurse manager and practitioner in primary care, and as a diabetes specialist nurse. Her key areas of clinical interest are diabetes and other long-term conditions such as dementia, coronary heart disease, and renal disease.

Taught courses

Assistant Practitioner (Health) Apprenticeship

Healthcare assistant practitioners work as part of the wider health and social care team, and have direct contact with patients, service users or clients providing high quality...

Nursing Associate (NMC 2018) Apprenticeship

The nursing associate apprenticeship has been developed to create a new role in health and social care. These highly trained individuals will deliver effective, safe and responsive nursing care.