Professor Winifred Eboh

Dean of School of Health and Social Care - Professor
School of Health and Social Care
Professor Winifred Eboh
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  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 874927

  • Location

    2S2.4.19, Colchester Campus



Winifred joined the University of Essex in 2016 and has held a number of senior roles within the School including Postgraduate Research Director and Director of Staff Development and Wellbeing. Winifred was elected Dean of the School at the start of 2024. As Dean she works with colleagues in the Senior Management and Executive Teams to support colleagues with their ultimate goals to deliver excellent research and education across the different disciplines in health and social care. Staff wellbeing is important to Winifred who sees it as integral to the School’s day to day business in developing future professionals who look after the health and social care of the population. Winifred is a Registered General Nurse and Midwife who has been teaching in Higher Education since 1998. Her areas of expertise include genetics related to the haemoglobinopathies, namely sickle cell and thalassaemia and disparities in health amongst marginalised communities. Winifred's PhD looked at screening services for the haemoglobinopathies and awareness of this group of disorders amongst frontline practitioners.


  • PhD Public Health University of Aberdeen,

  • BSc HONS Manchester Metropolitan University,


University of Essex

  • Dean, Health and Social Care, University of Essex (1/1/2024 - present)

  • Director of Staff Development and Wellbeing, Health and Social Care, University of Essex (2020 - 2023)

  • Postgraduate Research Director, Health and Social Care, University of Essex (1/1/2019 - 31/1/2024)

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (1/1/2016 - 1/1/2020)

Other academic

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Robert Gordon University (2013 - 2016)

  • Lecturer, Robert Gordon University (1998 - 2013)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Living a Good Life: Critical Approaches to Wellness and Happiness (PA107)

  • Person-Centred Care 1 (HS184)

Current supervision

Previous supervision

Michelle Clare Lewington
Michelle Clare Lewington
Degree subject: Health Care Education
Degree type: Professional Doctorate
Awarded date: 15/9/2023
Michael Mohammed Kodua
Michael Mohammed Kodua
Thesis title: Nursing Staff’S Experiences of Using Manual Physical Restraint Within Inpatient Adolescent Mental Health Care: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study
Degree subject: Clinical Psychology (D Clin Psych)
Degree type: Professional Doctorate
Awarded date: 1/12/2022
Giles Oliver Bonello-Thorpe
Giles Oliver Bonello-Thorpe
Thesis title: Grieving Quietly Whilst Navigating the Journey: The Impact of Managing End-Of-Life Conversations on Nurses Working in Adult General Wards.
Degree subject: Health Service Management
Degree type: Professional Doctorate
Awarded date: 14/6/2022


Journal articles (16)

Kodua, M. and Eboh, WO., (2023). "It's not a nice thing to do, but…": A phenomenological study of manual physical restraint within inpatient adolescent mental health care.. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 79 (12), 4593-4606

Kodua, M., Duxbury, J., Eboh, WO., Asztalos, L. and Tweneboa, J., (2023). Healthcare staff's experiences of using manual physical restraint: A meta‐synthesis review. Nursing and Health Sciences. 25 (3), 271-289

Ramafikeng, M. and Eboh, WO., (2022). Protocol for scoping review on well-being among theatre nurses in large public hospitals in low-income and middle-income countries.. BMJ Open. 12 (4), e057600-e057600

Lear, H., Eboh, W. and Diack, L., (2018). A nurse researcher’s guide to reflexive interviewing. Nurse Researcher. 25 (4), 35-42

Eboh, WO., (2017). Sickle cell disease deserves a place in nurse education. Nursing Standard. 31 (47), 31-31

Blakeslee, TL., Eboh, WO., Monsen, KA. and Kvarme, LG., (2016). Comparing school nurses' roles in supporting children who are bullied. British Journal of School Nursing. 11 (5), 246-250

Kvarme, LG., Monsen, KA. and Eboh, WO., (2014). Evidence-Based Solution-Focused Care for School-Age Children Experiencing Cyberbullying: Using the Omaha System to Guide and Document Psychiatric Nursing Interventions. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services. 52 (3), 34-41

Johnson, N., List-Ivankovic, J., Eboh, WO., Ireland, J., Adams, D., Mowatt, E. and Martindale, S., (2010). Research and evidence based practice: Using a blended approach to teaching and learning in undergraduate nurse education. Nurse Education in Practice. 10 (1), 43-47

Yakubu, BD., Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E. and Eboh, W., (2010). Sexual Health Information and uptake of Sexual Health Services by African women in Scotland: A Pilot Study. International Journal of Health Promotion and Education. 48 (3), 79-84

Ireland, J., Martindale, S., Johnson, N., Adams, D. and Eboh, W., (2009). Blended learning in education: effects on knowledge and attitude. British Journal of Nursing. 18 (2), 124-130

Kvarme, L., Eboh, W., van der Teijlingen, E. and Love, J., (2008). Use of solution focused brief therapy in bullying. British Journal of School Nursing. 3 (7), 346-348

Eboh, WO., Pitchforth, E. and van Teijlingen, E., (2007). Lost words: research via translation.. RCM midwives : the official journal of the Royal College of Midwives. 10 (8), 374-377

Eboh, WO., (2003). Book Review. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice. 2 (1), 93-104

Eboh, W. and Van den Akker, O., (1997). Antenatal screening for couples at risk of having children with sickle cell disorders.. Midwives : official journal of the Royal College of Midwives. 110 (1309), 26-27

Oluchukwu Eboh, W. and van den Akker, O., (1996). Service provision for sickle-cell disease: school-based education. British Journal of Nursing. 5 (1), 30-33

Eboh, W., (1996). Sickle cell disease. Practice Nursing. 7 (1), 25-27

Book chapters (4)

Eboh, W. and Ifezulike, A., (2018). Ethnicity and Health. In: Psychology and Sociology Applied to Medicine An Illustrated Colour Text. Editors: van Teijlingen, E. and Humphris, G., . Elsevier. 0702062987. 9780702062988

Addo, M. and Eboh, W., (2013). Qualitative and Quantitative research approaches. In: The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research. Editors: Taylor, R., . SAGE. 1446276430. 9781446276433

Martindale, S. and Eboh, W., (2013). Quantitative research. In: The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research. Editors: Taylor, R., . SAGE. 1446276430. 9781446276433

MacLean, C. and Eboh, W., (2013). Core skills for research and evidence-based practice. In: The Essentials of Nursing and Healthcare Research. Editors: Taylor, R., . SAGE. 1446276430. 9781446276433

Grants and funding


National Survey of ENT Trainees view on wellbeing and harassment

Association of Otolaryngologists in Training

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