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Peter Jennings

Peter Jennings

Senior Lecturer

School of Social Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Social Work and Health


As a Senior Lecturer, Peter teaches and supervises students on the Health and Social Care undergraduate course, the Nursing Professional Degree and MA Public Health. He leads the Preparing for Practice (Year One) and Health Promotion (Year Three) modules.  Peter acts as the Divisional Tutor for Sustainability and is a member of the Trent Institute for Learning and Teaching (TILT).

Career overview

Peter moved to England from the USA in 1999. He first worked to educate health care professionals about insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring and then as European Regional Manager for MiniMed. In 2002, he joined the NHS as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse and Research Nurse. In 2003 he became a part-time lecturer on the Graduate Entry Medicine Course at the University of Nottingham. In 2011, Peter began working at the University of Warwick Medical School on the Certificate in Diabetes Care (CIDC) Course and was Assistant Course Director on the Diabetes MSc prior to joining NTU in 2017.

Research areas

In 2013, Peter was awarded his PhD entitled ‘PBL but not as we know it: An ethnography of the practice and facilitation of “Problem-Based Learning” within a hybrid graduate-entry medical programme in England’ by the University of Nottingham.

His research interests also include Teaching and Learning within Higher Education and Healthcare, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes Technologies, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, Flash Glucose Monitoring, Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion, Insulin Pump Therapy, Open Artificial Pancreas System

External activity

Peter works part-time as a Diabetes Specialist Nurse at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust. He is a professional member of Diabetes UK and Diabetes Technology Network (DTN) UK. Peter also works as a consultant providing diabetes education to healthcare professionals on insulin and advising on diabetes-related technologies. He is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Press expertise

Health and Wellbeing

Medical (Nursing)

Technology (Diabetes)