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About the Child Health Academy

At the Child Health Academy, we’re here to be your learning mentor, guiding you to the right healthcare CPD courses and learning resources, helping you to deliver the best care for children and their parents.

We have supported the ambitions of many healthcare professionals, just like you, specialising in family health.  

Here, you will find a range of robust content which is academically approved, driven by the needs of our community of healthcare professionals - complete with peer-to-peer support throughout your journey.

We understand the rapidly changing healthcare environments and are constantly updating our child health resources and free CPD modules to match.

Join our free, personalised learning community today.

Meet our academics....
Professor Dave Clarke, PhD, MA, BSc (Hons), RGN/RSCN

Dave has been a children’s nurse for more than 25 years with experience in a variety of clinical environments. He’s an educationalist, known for developing children’s nursing clinical simulation in University environments. Dave is currently Foundation Professor of Nursing at the University of Leicester where he’s implemented the UK’s first pre-registration nursing programme with a focus on leadership.

Emma Williams, RN (Child) Dip, Cert.Ed, MSc EPP

Emma is a registered paediatric nurse with a dermatology qualification and a Masters in Enhanced Professional Practice. She has a teaching qualification and is currently a nurse lecturer at Swansea University. Emma also runs her own independent eczema clinic, providing education and support to adults and children with the condition.


Michelle Thomas, RGN, RHV, MSc RNP, PGCE

Michelle qualified as an adult nurse in 1992 and worked in a variety of nursing settings before training as a health visitor in 1997. Michelle is a senior lecturer at the University of South Wales and leads the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing – Health Visiting pathway. She has a keen interest in public health as well as infant and family health.

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Rebecca Reynolds, Lecturer in Children's Nursing (Education) BSc(Hons), PGCAP, RN (Child), SCPHN (HV), RNT, fHEA

I am a registered children’s nurse and a specialist community public health nurse (health visiting). I am completing a Masters in Advanced Professional Practice. As a Lecturer at the University of Plymouth I lead on ‘Promoting health and preventing ill health’, ‘Child and adolescent mental health’ and ‘Community children’s nursing’. I am passionate about thinking holistically the child and family and early intervention. My current research interests are around improving health promotion practice.