Our staff

Dr Cara Bailey

Dr Cara Bailey

Lead for Postgraduate Studies and CPD

Cara Bailey is Senior Lecturer and Lead for Postgraduate Studies and CPD in Nursing within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. 

Cara is a qualified nurse with experience in both emergency care and hospice care settings. Her research maintains a broad interest in the care of people at the end of their lives beyond cancer in palliative and end of life studies and for those who work ...

Mrs Louise Beesley

Mrs Louise Beesley

Teaching Focussed Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice
Programme Director MSc Advanced Clinical Practice

Louise is a Lecturer in Nursing and Programme Director for the multi-professional MSc Advanced Clinical Practice within the School of Nursing. She is also the Independent Prescribing Lead (Nursing and Midwifery) for the Practice Certificate in Independent Prescribing within the School of Pharmacy. She teaches across a variety of modules within the Institute of Clinical Sciences postgraduate ...

Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Dr Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Professor of Gender Based Violence and Health

Caroline is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Her research interests lie broadly within the scope of addressing inequalities and more specifically are focused on issues of family violence and child abuse and neglect. She has led or been actively involved in securing funding for a number of research projects relevant to these areas. She has undertaken research or engaged in scholarly ...

Dr Richard Breakwell

Dr Richard Breakwell

Senior Lecturer
Head of Quality and Placement Partnerships

Richard Breakwell is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing in the College of Medical and Dental Sciences. 

Richard has been a registered nurse for over 20 years and during this time he has maintained a keen interest in research and teaching related to the care of patients in the acute, hospital setting.

Richard’s research focus is on student learning in both university and ...

Mr Garry Cooper-Stanton

Mr Garry Cooper-Stanton

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Garry Cooper-Stanton is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing within the School of Nursing at the University of Birmingham. He has been a qualified adult nurse for over 13 years, and still currently practises as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Lymphoedema. 

Garry has worked across a number of sectors, public (NHS), private (business) and charitable focusing on primary care (community). In ...

Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

Dr Nikolaos Efstathiou

Lecturer

Nikolaos is a lecturer in Nursing and leads the Clinical Health Research MRes Programme. Nikolaos is also an Adjunct Professor at the School of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Ottawa.

Nikolaos is an experienced lecturer and researcher. He has published research papers in scientific journals in the fields of End-of-Life care, nursing education and Delphi Technique. He has ...

Mrs Alison Gayton

Mrs Alison Gayton

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Alison is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing in the School of Nursing. Alison teaches across the pre-registration nursing programme with a focus on older adult mental health care, advocacy and skills and simulation. 

Dr Ping Guo

Dr Ping Guo

Lecturer in Nursing

Ping Guo is Lecturer in Nursing and Lead for Advanced Practice Research Project/Dissertation module at School of Nursing. She is Visiting Lecturer in Palliative Care at the Cicely Saunders Institute of Palliative Care, Policy and Rehabilitation, King’s College London, UK. 

Ping’s research expertise lies in intervention and health services research. Her research interests include ...

Dr Nutmeg Hallett

Dr Nutmeg Hallett

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

Dr Nutmeg Hallett is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer in Nursing. Nutmeg teaches on a variety of under-graduate and post-graduate mental health nursing and research modules. Her specialist areas of teaching are de-escalation, coercion and trauma in mental health. Nutmeg’s PhD investigated violence prevention in secure mental health settings and her current research is ...

Dr Alistair Hewison

Dr Alistair Hewison

Reader in the Organisation and Management of Care
End-of-Life Care Research Programme Lead
Lead for Clinical Leadership in the Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership

Alistair Hewison is a Reader in the Organisation and Management of Care.  He is also the Lead for Clinical Leadership in the University Centre for Health and Social Care Leadership. He has undertaken research investigating the organisation of care over a number of years and published widely on nursing, management and policy in scholarly journals and book chapters.

He has led a number of ...