Mrs Alison Gayton MSc, BSc(Hons), RN (MH)

Alison Gayton

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing
Student Experience Lead

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Alison is a Registered Mental Health Nurse and Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing in School of Nursing.  Alison teaches across the pre-registration nursing programme with a focus on older adult mental health care. Alison is also the Student Experience Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


  • 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


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, End of Life in Dementia Care and student experience publications

To maintain clinical currency Alison is a Dementia Care Mapper within a local NHS Trust. 



Current projects

  • Alison is currently involved with the supportive, palliative and end of life research programme

  • Literature Review – Bullying of student nurses in clinical practice placement.

  • Research – Experiences of Trigger Warnings in Nurse Education 

  • Future projects will be relating to Student Experience.