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

Mrs Alison Gayton

School of Nursing and Midwifery
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

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Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

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. 


  • 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 and Midwifery) in 2017.  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 has an honorary contract with BSMHFT and is a Dementia Care Mapper for the Trust.



Current projects

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

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