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Mr Alwin Puthenpurakal

Mr Alwin Puthenpurakal

puthena3@lsbu.ac.uk

Adult Nursing

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I am a Nurse and a Senior Lecturer. I completed my BSc (Hons) at The University of Manchester and my Masters in Critical Care Medicine from the William Harvey Institute, Queen Mary University of London and The Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge. I joined LSBU back in 2016 and taught in several modules for UG and PG students. At LSBU, I completed my PgCert in Education with Merit and became a Fellow with Higher Education Academy. Prior to re-joining LSBU, I took up academic management roles with other London Universities and was also Head of Education for a London Hospital.

In 2018, I was Highly Commended for the outstanding academic support provided to LSBU students. Prior to starting back at LSBU, I facilitated with educational preparedness for the first Nightingale Hospital in London during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic. I managed nursing apprenticeship programmes and was shortlisted for National Nursing Times Awards in 2020. I led a team of multidisciplinary professionals, as Head of Education, to deliver a progressive and transformative strategic workforce development and recruitment plan to manage the extreme demands imposed during the pandemic. In 2022, I was shortlisted out of 500 nominations for the Annual Education Awards for the Postgraduate Teaching Champion Award.

I am passionate about strategic workforce development and professional education. My research areas helped me to interlink policies, data and national and international administrative bodies. Currently, I work very closely with Health Education England (HEE) and the National Health Service (NHS) on several national projects combining clinical insight, local knowledge and data science to transform models of care and workforce to deliver safe and effective outcomes for patients. I have been shortlisted for several awards in the past for providing outstanding student support and for managing apprenticeship programmes. I have also appeared on several BBC's primetime programmes discussing the NHS, Public Health and Nursing as a profession. I continue my role and commitment as a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts to drive social change.

Courses taught

Adult Nursing - BSc (Hons)

Adult Nursing - PgDip/MSc

Masters in Critical Care Medicine

William Harvey Institute, Queen Mary University of London

2012
2014
PgCert in Higher Education

London South Bank University

2016
2017
BSc (Hons) in Nursing

The University of Manchester

2009
2011
Registered Nurse

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

2011
Registered Nurse Teacher

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

2017
Fellow

Higher Education Academy

2017
Fellow

Royal Society of Arts

2022
Higher Education Academy
2017
The Royal Society of Arts
2022
Senior Clinical Consultant

Health Education England

Industry
August 2021
Reach and Impact

BBC Victoria Derbyshire (Jun 2017)


BBC Global (Oct 2020)


BBC News Health (May 2018)