Mrs Alison Gayton MSc, BSc(Hons), RMN

Mrs Alison Gayton

School of Nursing
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Practice Partnership Lead

Contact details

Address
Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham
B15 2TT
UK

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. 

Alison is also the Practice Partnership Lead.

Qualifications

  • MSc in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals, University of Bristol,  2013
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Teacher, University of the West of England, 2012
  • BSc (Hons) Community Mental Health Nursing, University of the West of England, 1997
  • Registered Mental Health Nurse/Diploma in Mental Health Nursing, 1995

Biography

Alison joined the College of Medical and Dental Sciences (School of Nursing) in 2018.  Alison has been a Registered Mental Health Nurse since 1995 and has worked in a variety of settings in hospitals, community and primary care mental health teams.

In 2009, Alison became the lead Clinical Practice Facilitator within an NHS Trust in Worcestershire combining supporting students in practice, liaising with the University of Worcester and contributing to education within the Learning and Development Team.

Alison is currently working on publications relating to bullying of student nurses during placement and family opinions of artificial nutrition in advanced dementia.

Alison is about to embark on her research journey as a PhD student exploring advocacy skills in nursing.

To maintain clinical currency Alison works within a local Trust as a Dementia Care Mapper.

Teaching

Research

Research interests

Current projects

  • Alison is currently developing a PhD proposal exploring advocacy skills in nursing.
  • Literature Review – Bullying of student nurses in clinical practice placement.
  • Literature Review – Family opinions of artificial nutrition in advanced dementia.