Ben Bathan

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

Location: Chelmsford

Research Supervision:Yes

Ben is a Senior Lecturer in Adult nursing at ARU, he specialises in surgical and acute medical nursing.

ben.bathan@aru.ac.uk

Background

Ben initially worked in the NHS as a staff nurse at an acute medical unit before transferring to a critical care setting. He continued to work as a charge nurse in a cardiothoracic intensive care, where he was actively involved in staff and student education. His passion for education motivated him to pursue a MSc degree in Medical and Healthcare Education, in which he studied and explored how intensive care nurses prioritise tasks to make sound and life-preserving clinical decisions within fast-paced and stressful environments.

Before joining ARU, Ben was a senior lecturer at a London-based university where he played significant roles related to module leadership, mentoring, student teaching and assessment, staff training for virtual learning and teaching, as well as liaising with external partners to ensure that a continuum is established between nursing theory and practice. 


Spoken Languages

  • English
  • Filipino

Research interests

  • The role of nurses in promoting nutrition to prevent and/or reverse diseases within a primary care settings
  • Whole foods plant-based diets as a sustainable alternative for a healthier future nursing workforce
  • Nutrition education within a university setting and its impact on sustainability
  • How popular attitude towards food is exploited and its health implications

Area of Expertise: Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Nursing

Areas of research supervision

  • Assessment and management of the patient with long-term conditions
  • Assessment and management of the clinically deteriorating patient
  • Nursing leadership
  • Role of nurses in disease-prevention

Teaching

  • Clinical skills for adult nurses
  • Assessment and management of the patient with long-term conditions
  • Assessment and management of the clinically deteriorating patient
  • Nursing leadership
  • Medicines management and drug calculations

Qualifications

  • MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Registered Nurse Teacher, The Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • MA in Philosophy, Ateneo de Manila University