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Nick De Viggiani


Nick De Viggiani

Professional Community Lead

Biography Nick de Viggiani has taught Public Health at UWE Bristol for more than twenty years and in the 1990s at Liverpool John Moores University. His first degree was in Geography and he subsequently trained as a Registered General Nurse in London, then worked as a Health Promotion Specialist for HIV and Sexual Health in the Greater Manchester area. Nick undertook a PhD in the early 2000s using ethnography to investigate prison health and masculinity. He would describe himself as a social scientist with a keen interest in health and social inequality, human rights and social justice. Nick was programme leader for the MSc Public Health at UWE for more than ten years has supervised, examined and chaired final examinations for doctoral students for more than fifteen years. He is currently employed as a Professional Community Lead within the School of Health and Social Wellbeing and leads five subject groups within the School (Public Health, Environmental Health, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing, Children's Nursing & Social Work). Nick is also Academic Director for the Agency for Public Health Education Accreditation (APHEA), which is the international accrediting body for ASPHER for Public Health education.

Nick has authored over seventy peer-reviewed publications within many high impact journals; these have included the British Medical Journal, Sociology of Health and Illness, Journal of Public Health, Critical Public Health, BMC Public Health, Public Health, Global Health Promotion, Health Promotion International, Eurohealth, the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Prison Service Journal, International Journal of Prisoner Health, Criminal Justice Studies, British Journal of Education, Society and Behavioural Science and Men and Masculinities. He is a co-editor and author for Research Methods for Public Health (Sage, 2019) and has published chapters within the Handbook of Salutogenesis (Springer, 2021) and New Perspectives on Prison Masculinities (Palgrave 2018).
Research Interests
Teaching and Learning Programme Leader, MSc Public Health
Teaching expertise: Qualitative Research; Public Health and Health Promotion theory and philosophy; Health Promotion practice; Dissertation and Research Project Skills; Prison and Offender Health; Research Governance and Ethics.
Programme and curriculum development (and leadership) for Public Health, Environmental Health, Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and Social Work programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.