Our staff

Dr Cara Bailey

Dr Cara Bailey

Postgraduate Research Lead
Senior Lecturer

Cara Bailey is a Senior lecturer and Postgraduate Research Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery within the College of Medical and Dental Sciences.

Cara is a qualified nurse with most of her clinical experience being in the Emergency Department. Her research expertise is in end of life care, particularly on palliative care crisis, quality of end of life care and outcome measurement ...

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 and Midwifery. 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 ...

Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Professor of Gender Based Violence and Health

Caroline is a registered nurse, midwife and health visitor. Since joining academia she has developed research expertise in the field of domestic violence and abuse.  Specifically, within the scope of addressing inequalities, focused on issues of family violence and child abuse and neglect. Caroline has led or been actively involved in securing funding for several research projects relevant ...

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 and Midwifery 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 ...

Miss Bethan Cumber

Miss Bethan Cumber

Teaching Fellow, Mental Health Nursing

Bethan has recently started at the University of Birmingham as a Teaching Fellow in Mental Health Nursing. She is also a psychology graduate and registered mental health nurse and recently received her Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PGDip from the University of Derby.

Bethan is excited to be back at the university of Birmingham supporting with the development of future nurses after having such an ...

Ms Karen Day

Ms Karen Day

Lecturer

Karen is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing, teaching on the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing programmes.  She has been qualified as a nurse for over 28 years with a wide range of clinical experience including encompassing a broad range of specialities in medicine, renal care and palliative care. She has many years experience teaching in Higher Education, both in Health care and Education ...

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 and Midwifery. Alison teaches across the pre-registration nursing programme with a focus on older adult mental health care, advocacy and skills and simulation. 

Mr Richard Greensmith

Mr Richard Greensmith

Lecturer
Deputy Programme Director

Richard is an Adult Field Registered Nurse with broad experience in digestive diseases, oncology and palliative care, and renal disorders, with significant experience in mentoring and supporting student nurses in clinical practice. This led to educational roles across the sector within further education and higher education with an interest in academic, and the personal and professional ...

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 and Midwifery. 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 ...