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Matthew WIlde

Matthew Wilde BSc (Hons), PgDip (x3), RN, SCPHN, FHEA

Senior Lecturer - Public Health Nursing


I began working at Sheffield Hallam University in November 2017 as a Specialist Visiting Lecturer in the Public Health Nursing Team. In March 2019 I joined the University on a secondment from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust where I was practicing as a Specialist Public Health Practitioner (Health Visitor) and joined the University full time from September 2019 as a Lecturer in Public Health nursing.


I am part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team and the module leader for the Level 6 and Level 7 Family Centred Public Health Modules. I currently teach across the undergraduate and post graduate nursing programmes at levels 4, 5, 6 & 7 on numerous modules ranging from public health to person centred care to evidence based approaches to public health nursing. I have varied experiences from numerous local NHS Trusts which I am able to draw upon to support my teaching. My interests are in Health Education and Fathers health and wellbeing in the context of the ‘Whole Family Approach’ in supporting children young people and families. Through undertaking an MSc in Healthcare Education, I regularly draw on the relevant theory and principles designed to enhance the transfer of knowledge to inform my educational approach. In recognition of attainment against the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and learning support in higher education I have achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Advance HE). I have also recently (2022) begun a role as student experience lead in the Nursing and Midwifery department where I am working closely with a myriad of individuals from across the department and the student body with the focus of enhancing student experience in accordance with the University Strategy, with a commitment to 'Building a Great University by providing an outstanding environment in which to study, research and work'.



Module leader

  • Level 6 - Family Centred Public Health

  • Level 7 - Family Centred Public Health

Involved in teaching with:

  • Level 6 & 7 - Family Centred Public Health

  • Level 6 & 7 -Developing Specialist Practice

  • Level 6 & 7 -Evidence Based Approaches to Public Health Nursing

  • Level 7 - Leading for the Future

  • Level 4 - Collaboration for Individual and Community Wellbeing

  • Level 4 - Assessing and Planning for Person Centred Care


Current research projects:

My PhD research assessed the development of social cognition and executive function in late adolescence and early adulthood using a sequential design. I also analysed how mood and executive functions predicted social cognition.
My later research has focused on Facebook use, mental health, empathy and self-esteem in early adulthood.
More recently I was part of a multi-disciplinary research team conducting a large mixed methods online survey about the effectiveness and acceptability of treatments for fibromyalgia.

Other activities

Other external responsibilities:
  • Member of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine
  • Student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Ethics reviewer for the College of Social Sciences & Arts


Postgraduate supervision

Postgraduate Supervision

I welcome informal contacts from prospective doctoral students in areas related to my research interests.

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