Nursing & Midwifery

Leslie Gelling

Dr Leslie Gelling

Principal Academic in Adult Nursing

Areas of expertise

Dr Leslie Gelling has 30 years’ experience in nursing, nurse education and research. He also has 18 years’ experience in research ethics and the ethical review of research and has been the Chair of an NHS Research Ethics Committee for the past 14 years.  He has consulted widely on research ethics, governance and integrity. Dr… Read more »

Sue Green

Dr Sue Green

Deputy Head of Department for Nursing Science

Areas of expertise

A registered nurse, registered nutritionist and Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) teacher, Sue has considerable expertise in nurse education and clinical nutrition. Having held a clinical academic role for many years, she is currently Deputy Head of Department of Nursing Science and works one morning a week as a nutrition nurse in a home enteral… Read more »

Dr Sara White

Deputy Dean for Education and Professional Practice

Areas of expertise

Sara is an expert in nursing practice and undertakes research on the value base of students, humanising care, and pre-registration education. Her research interests also cover a variety of topics around critical care and Sara is also actively involved in the exploration of the student experience in her role as Associate Dean for Student Experience. Sara’s media… Read more »

Professor Edwin van Teijlingen

Professor of Reproductive Health Research

Areas of expertise

Edwin is a medical sociologist with two decades of research experience in public health in the UK and across the globe. He is an expert in reproductive health and men’s health. Edwin sits on the editorial board of many sociological and medical publications and is a visiting professor at two universities in Nepal. Edwin has experience with radio… Read more »

Dr Janet Scammell

Associate Professor of Nursing

Areas of expertise

Janet is an experienced nursing academic with a particular interest in older people’s health. Her research interests concern inequalities in healthcare, particularly for older people and for people from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) backgrounds. She has also undertaken research into end of life care education, chronic respiratory disease, and explored racialised constructions of difference in practice supervisor… Read more »

Dr Andy Mercer

Professional Lead in Mental Health

Areas of expertise

Andy’s principal interests are in nursing philosophy and the ethics of caring, mental health care, and mental health policy. He undertakes quality assurance reviews for the Nursing & Midwifery Council and helped develop the national Standards for Pre-registration Mental Health Nurse Education. Andy works in partnership with Dorset HealthCare University Foundation NHS Trust and Dorset Mental Health Forum… Read more »

Professor Vanora Hundley

Professor of Midwifery

Areas of expertise

An internationally recognised midwifery researcher, Vanora’s interests are in the field of maternal health. Her research includes studies on early labour; intervention in childbirth; women’s choice regarding labour and birth; and reducing maternal mortality in low and middle-income countries. She works with midwifery and healthcare colleagues in Slovenia, Hungary, Germany, Pakistan, the USA, Australia and Canada. Vanora… Read more »

Professor Ann Hemingway

Professor of Public Health & Wellbeing

Areas of expertise

Ann is a public health academic and registered nurse. Her research is focused on the reduction of inequities in health and wellbeing and she regularly undertakes international and UK-based research projects. Her recent projects include changing reoffending behaviour in young offenders facilitated by equine-assisted learning and the pan-European healthy eating project, VeggiEAT.

Dr Vanessa Heaslip

Associate Professor of Nursing

Areas of expertise

Vanessa’s research interests lie in the experiences of marginalised communities whose voices are often not heard within the professional discourse, including Gypsy Roma travellers and their experience of vulnerability. She has also researched vulnerability in older people and diverse communities. Vanessa is passionate about nursing and the provision of humanised care, putting people at the heart of practice…. Read more »