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MSc; PgD; LLB; BSc; Dip HE; PGCEd; SPDN; RN; LPE; V100
MSc (Ed); University of Glamorgan), PgD (Community Health Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine), LL.B (Law; Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, Cardiff), BSc (Nurs; University of Wales, Swansea), PGCEd (University of Glamorgan), Dip H.E (University of Greenwich), Government & Political Studies (University of London), RN (Adult). Community Prescriber (V100), SPDN, Lecturer/Practice Educator (NMC Recorded Qualifications). Understanding Mediation for Conflict Resolution (NOCN)


Main teaching areas

Healthcare Policy, Personal & Professional Issues, Law & Ethics, Politics, Teaching & Assessing.


Iwan has a varied working history, including experiences in sales and retail. Clinically Iwan has a background in general medicine in particular medical assessment. Iwan has also worked in the private sector (healthcare) and as a community practitioner in a South Wales Valley. In 2002 Iwan commenced, with support of Health Professions Wales, the All Wales Practice Facilitator Conference (now an annual event).

Iwan has also graduated with an LLB from Cardiff Law School, developing a keen interest in medical law. Iwan has continued to-date to pursue his interest in law and politics, particularly in relation to nursing, medical and allied healthcare practice. Iwan graduated with an MSc in Education from the University of Glamorgan, his dissertation (with distinction) examined, via an evaluation study, healthcare lecturers’ perceptions in using high fidelity simulation.

Iwan is also a Panel Registrant Member with the Nursing Midwifery Council, and has an interest in professional regulation. He also sits on the Health Committee of the NMC. Iwan is also a Parent Governor with Bryntirion Comprehensive School in Bridgend and is a Governor Representative on the School’s Health & Safety Committee, and the School’s Standards Committee. Iwan also works closely with the University’s Student Casework Unit, and has been involved with a number of working groups. Iwan has also liaised with the Law School in acting as a co-supervisor. Iwan represents the School of Care Sciences on the University Safeguarding Committee, and is also a member of the Fitness to Practise Advisory Group. Iwan has a number of hobbies – history, in particular 20th century world history and Welsh medieval history, general politics, swimming and running. Iwan is a member of a local running group.


Module manager of three modules:

  • Law, Ethics and Professional Issues (Adult)
  • Law and Ethics in Adult Safeguarding
  • Module Leader (BSc) Law and Philosophy module

Deputy Course Leader for the BN Adult Pathway

Investigating Officer for Student Complaints and Misconduct. Mediator for student/staff concerns.

Member of the Fitness for Practise Advisory Group


Conference Papers & Publications

Dowie I (2006) Poster Presentation entitled: Monitoring the effectiveness of the Tissue Viability Educational Forum in helping to develop and promote tissue viability education in pre and post registration nursing. Poster presented at the All Wales Showcase Conference, Llandudno, June 2006.
Presentation and poster accepted and presented on the same theme for the Wounds UK conference in Harrogate, October 2006. This poster was nominated for a Wounds UK award (June, 2007).
Dowie I & Phillips C (2007) Privacy & Dignity, Senior Nurse Conference, Royal Glamorgan Hospital (21st June, 2007).
McMillen R & Dowie I (2007) Games for Learning: Subtle but Significant. NET Conference, Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge (September 4th 2007)
Dowie I (2007) Managing Change in Wound Care Practice; conference paper, Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Tissue Viability Conference (28th September 2007).
Dowie I (2007) Risk Factors of Pressure Ulcers & Prevention; conference paper presented at a Tissue Viability Conference at the Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Llantrisant, South Wales (27th November 2007).
Dowie I (2008) Pressure ulcers: aetiology and wound healing; conference paper, Royal Glamorgan Hospital, Tissue Viability Conference for Senior Nurse Practitioners (9th June 2008).
Dowie I (2008) Legal implications of wound care practice conference paper; Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust, Tissue Viability Conference, Porthcawl (28th November 2008)
Dowie I (2009) Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, The law and its application; conference paper presented at the Royal Welsh Showground, Builth Wells (Powys County Council) (28th October 2009)
Dowie I (2010) Legal Aspects of Wound Care. Conference paper. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Brewery Field, Bridgend (17th September 2010)
Dowie I (2010) Legal Aspects of Podiatry; paper presented at the Shropshire Branch of the British Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (2nd November, 2010. Shrewsbury)
Dowie I & Phillips C (2011) Supporting the lecturer to deliver simulation of clinical practice – Poster Presentation; Churchill College; University of Cambridge (5th September 2011)
Dowie I (2013) Law and Safeguarding (The Francis Report) – ABMUHB Tissue Viability Conference, Bridgend (24th May 2013)
Dowie I (2014) Developing a new strategy to teach politics to pre-registration students -
Theme Presenter, Churchill College, University of Cambridge (September 2014)
Dowie I & Davies M (2016) Blogging the law using Web 2.0 technology. Oral Poster Presentation, Churchill College, University of Cambridge (September 2016)
Dowie I (2019) Co-producing the new NMC curriculum: Students as full partners. Oral Poster Presentation, Keele University (September, 2019)
Dowie I (2003) The Value of Induction Fitness for Practice Preparation for New Mentors, University of Glamorgan.
Dowie I (2008) Reflections on academic supervision; Nursing Standard 23 (11) 35-8.
Lipp A, Phillips C, Harris P, Dowie I (2010) Cyanoacrylate microbial sealants for skin preparation prior to surgery. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.10 (10) 8062
Lipp A, Phillips C, Harris P, Dowie I (2011) Cyanoacrylate as a microbial sealant: Examining the evidence; British Journal of Perioperative Practice 21 (3) 88 – 92
Dowie I, Phillips C (2011) Supporting the lecturer to deliver high-fidelity simulation. Nursing Standard; 25 (49) 35 – 40
Dowie I (2017) Legal, ethical and professional aspects of duty of care for nurses. Nursing Standard 32 (16-19) 47-52
Dowie I (2018) 60 seconds with senior nursing lecturer Iwan Dowie. Nursing Standard 32 (25) 39
Griffiths R & Dowie I (2019) Dimond’s Legal Aspects of Nursing. Pearson Education, London
Dowie I (2019) The challenges for the nurse in meeting the legal standard of care, Nursing Standard. (Submitted, October 2019)

Book Reviews

Dowie I (2007) Book Review of Textbook on Medical Law by Davies M (1998), Blackstone Press Ltd.
Dowie I (2009) Book Review of Wound Care Made Incredibly Easy by Vuolo J (Ed)(2009) Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins.
Dowie I (2017) Book Proposal Review – Adult Safeguarding. Polity Press


University Colleges Union, NMC, European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel. Member of the Faculty Fitness to Practise Advisory Group. Member of the University Academic Infringements Committee.


Examples of recent consultancy & conferences

Monmouthshire Local Health Board Platform Event; Medical Terminology for Non-Medical Staff, 11th May 2006.

Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust Senior Nurse Development Programme; Managing and Recording Competencies, 22nd September 2006 & 16th January 2007.

External Specialist/Subject Advisor, City University, London (2012)

External Examiner, MA Law and Ethics, Swansea University (2012 – 2017 tenure)

Other Relevant Information

Chair of the Tissue Viability Educational Forum, University of Glamorgan & Partner NHS Trusts.

Local Health Board School Link for Monmouthshire Local Health Board.

Parent Governor – Bryntirion Comprehensive School (since March 2015)

NMC Panel Registrant Member (Since January 2016)


(2009) Powys County Council – Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Training (2009) Incorporated in the Mental Capacity Act (2005) via the Mental Health Act (2007).
Powys Local Health Board – Tissue Viability Training (Until January 2011).
From 2006 until 2012 Iwan was the Chair of the Broadlands Residents Association (Bridgend).
Invited Reviewer for Nurse Education Today (2013 present)
Record Keeping/Documentation Study Day – District Nursing (May, 2013) Pencoed.


Research Interests

Law, Politics, Healthcare Policy, and Education

Currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice, Cardiff University examining co-production as a part of the prudent healthcare agenda.

Areas of Expertise

Health Care Law, Health Care Policy, Bio Medical Ethics, Healthcare Regulation

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