Alison Lester-Owen

Job Role
Principal Lecturer/Professional Lead in Nursing - St Asaph


I started my journey into health care in 1989, first qualifying and registering as a General Nurse, and then as an NMC Registered Midwife. I started working in undergraduate education at NEWI (now WGU) in 2001 and developed a passion for enhancing links between theory and practice, and making a real-life positive impact on practice and professional development.

My employment journey took me to work at another University and a Further Education College which really helped me to appreciate the importance of Widening Participation and the privileged position that we as educators have. After a period working as a Ward Manager in a Clinical Setting, I returned to WGU in 2020 and have been teaching,  developing curricula, and leading modules and programmes within the post-qualification/ post-registration provision.  


MA Health Care Ethics and Law


BSc (hons) Health Studies

Registered Midwife (Dip)

Registered General Nurse


  • Compassionate Leadership
  • Leadership theory
  • Health care ethics and law
  • Professional Practice and professionalism
  • Education process and theory practice links
  • Service improvement
  • Widening participation


MSc Professional Practice in Health