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The nursing and midwifery professoriate in the UK

A listing of nurses and midwives who hold substantive chairs (either personal or organisational) in UK Universities

Since 2003, the RCN have kept a record of nurses and midwives who hold substantive chairs in UK Higher Education Institutions. The numbers of nurses holding professorial positions in the UK may serve as a proxy indicator of the development of nursing academic and research leadership within the professions, particularly when compared with cognate professional groups. The list below represents the information collected during the last comprehensive survey in November 2015, although it is amended as and when we are informed of changes. Please email any inaccuracies to Dave O'Carroll

Inaugural lectures

We have also been collating data on the tradition of the nursing and midwifery professorial inaugural lecture

England


Anglia Ruskin

  • Professor Sarah Redsell, Professor of Public Health
  • Professor Patricia Schofield, Deputy Dean Research and Income Generation
  • Professor Ruth Taylor, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education

Birmingham City

  • Professor Fiona Cowdell, Professor of Nursing and Health Research
  • Professor David Gray, Professor of Wound Study
  • Professor Merryl Harvey, Professor in Nursing
  • Professor Lucy Land, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Mervyn Morris, Professor of Community Mental Health
  • Professor Jackie Stephen-Haynes, Professor

Bradford

  • Professor Udy Archibong, Professor of Diversity
  • Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw, Pro Vice Chancellor (Learning, Teaching and Quality)

Brighton

  • Professor Kathleen Galvin, Professor of Nursing Practice
  • Professor Debra Humphris, Vice Chancellor
  • Professor Julie Scholes, Professor of Nursing

Bucks New

  • Professor Colin Martin, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Sue Procter, Professor of Clinical Nursing Innovation

Canterbury Christ Church

  • Professor Douglas MacInnes, Professor of Mental Health
  • Professor Kim Manley, Professor of Practice Development

Chester

  • Professor Helen Cooper, Professor of Community and Child Health
  • Professor Alan Finnegan, Professor of Nursing and Military Mental Health
  • Professor Janice Gidman, Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching)
  • Professor Paul Kingston, Professor of Ageing and Mental Health
  • Professor Andy Lovell, Professor in Mental Health and Learning Disability
  • Professor Elizabeth Mason-Whitehead, Professor of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Annette McIntosh Scott, Professor of Education in Healthcare and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Community Liaison)
  • Professor Angela Simpson, Professor of Teaching and Learning and Executive Dean of Health and Social Care

Coventry

  • Professor Jane Coad, Professor in Children and Family Nursing and Associate Dean - Research, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

East Anglia

  • Professor Antony Arthur, Professor of Nursing Sciences
  • Professor Kenda Crozier, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Rosalynd Jowett, Professor in Nursing Sciences

Essex

  • Professor Peter Martin, Professor of
  • Professor Fiona Nolan, Florence Nightingale Foundation Clinical Professor of Mental Health Nursing

Hertfordshire

  • Professor Frances Bunn, Professor in Health and Complex Conditions
  • Professor Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research
  • Professor Natalie Pattison, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Professor Mark Whiting, WellChild Professor of Community Children's Nursing

Hull

  • Professor Peter Draper, Professor of Nursing Education and Scholarship
  • Professor Mark Hayter, Professor of Nursing and Health Research and Associate Dean, Research
  • Professor Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery and Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Professor Thomas Phillips, Professor of Nursing (Addictions)
  • Professor Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing

Keele

  • Professor Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing and Director of Research

King's College London

  • Professor Louise Barriball, Dean of Education
  • Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery
  • Professor Angus Forbes, FEND Chair in Clinical Diabetes Nursing
  • Professor Patricia Grocott, Professor of Nursing Technology Innovation
  • Professor Ruth Harris, Professor of Health Care for Older Adults
  • Professor Ian Norman, Professor of Mental Health and Executive Dean of Faculty
  • Professor Christine Norton, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Anne-Marie Rafferty, Professor of Nursing Policy
  • Professor Glenn Robert, Professor of Health Care Quality and Innovation
  • Professor Jane Sandall, Professor of Social Science and Women's Health
  • Professor Jackie Sturt, Professor of Behavioural Medicine in Nursing

Leeds

  • Professor John Baker, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Linda McGowan, Professor of Applied Health Research and Pro-Dean for International
  • Professor Gretl McHugh, Professor of Applied Health Research
  • Professor Andrea Nelson, Professor and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Professor Jane Nixon, Professor of Tissue Viability and Clinical Trials Research
  • Professor Karen Spilsbury, Professor in Nursing Research
  • Professor Veronica Swallow, Professor in Child and Family Health
  • Professor Carl Thompson, Professor of Applied Health Research

Liverpool

  • Professor Rumona Dickson, Professor of Health Services Research
  • Professor Liz Perkins, William Rathbone VIth Professor of Community Nursing

Manchester

  • Professor Kinta Beaver, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Michelle Briggs, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research
  • Professor Peter Callery, Professor of Children's Nursing
  • Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • Professor Gill Harvey, Professor of Healthcare Management (Manchester Business School)
  • Professor John Keady, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Older People
  • Professor Sue Kirk, Professor of Family and Child Health
  • Professor Tina Lavender, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health and Director of Research
  • Professor Karen Luker, QNI Professor of Community Nursing
  • Professor Jackie Oldham, Director, MIMIT (Manchester: Integrating Medicine and Innovative Technology)
  • Professor Steven Pryjmachuk, Professor of Mental Health Nursing Education
  • Professor Ann Wakefield, Professor of Nursing Education
  • Professor Janelle Yorke, Professor of Cancer Nursing

Northumbria

  • Professor Susan Carr, Professor of Public Health Research
  • Professor Amanda Clarke, Professor of Nursing and Head of Department of Healthcare
  • Professor Glenda Cook, Professor of Nursing (Gerontological)
  • Revd Professor Pauline Pearson, Professor of Nursing

Open

  • Professor Jan Draper, Professor of Nursing

Oxford Brookes

  • Professor Jane Appleton, Professor of Primary and Community Care
  • Professor Debra Jackson, Professor of Nursing

Salford

  • Professor Tony Long, Professor of Child and Family Health
  • Professor Sue McAndrew, Professor of Mental Health and Young People
  • Professor Paula Ormandy, Professor of Long-Term Conditions Research
  • Professor Tony Warne, Professor of Mental Health Care and Head of School

Sheffield Hallam

  • Professor Charmaine Childs, Professor of Clinical Science
  • Professor Alison Metcalfe, Pro Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Hora Soltani, Professor of Maternal and Infant Health

Staffordshire

  • Professor Wilfred McSherry, Professor in Dignity of Care for Older People

Suffolk

  • Professor Jill Robinson, Professor of Healthcare Practice

Sunderland

  • Professor Ann Crosland, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Sheila McQueen, Professor of Nursing and Continuing Professional Education

Teesside

  • Professor Sharon Hamilton, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Rob McSherry, Professor of Nursing and Practice Development

Warwick

  • Professor Annie Young, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Kate Seers, Professor of Health Research

West London

  • Professor Elizabeth Barley, Professor in Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Bob Gates, Professor of Learning Disabilities
  • Professor Heather Loveday, Professor of Evidence-based healthcare

Wolverhampton

  • Professor Carol Bond, Professor of Learning and Teaching, Health in Higher Education
  • Professor Rebecca Jester, Professor in Nursing
  • Professor Magi Sque, Chair in Clinical Practice and Innovation

Worcester

  • Professor Mary Nolan, Professor of Perinatal Education, Allied Health Sciences

Bedfordshire

  • Professor Mike Cook, Professor of Healthcare Leadership and Management

Birmingham

  • Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Practice Research
  • Professor Fiona Irvine, Jenny Jones Chair in Nursing
  • Professor Julie Taylor, Professor of Child Protection
  • Professor Anne Topping, Professor in Nursing

Bournemouth

  • Professor Ann Hemingway, Professor of Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Vanora Hundley, Professor of Midwifery and Deputy Dean, Research and Professional Practice
  • Professor Samuel Porter, Professor of Nursing Sociology and Head of Department of Social Sciences & Social Work
  • Professor Elizabeth Rosser, Professor of Nursing and Deputy Dean, Education and Professional Practice
  • Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Cambridge

  • Professor Christi Deaton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research

Central Lancashire

  • Professor Soo Downe, Professor in Midwifery Studies
  • Professor Fiona Dykes, Professor of Maternal & Infant Health
  • Professor Nigel Harrison, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Mick McKeown, Professor of Democratic Mental Health
  • Professor Mike Thomas, Vice-Chancellor
  • Professor Dame Caroline Watkins, Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care, and Director of Research and Innovation, Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Karen Wright, Professor of Nursing and Head of School of Nursing

City

  • Professor Leanne Aitken, Professor of Critical Care Nursing
  • Professor Julienne Meyer, Professor of Nursing (Care for Older People)
  • Professor Debra Salmon, Dean, School of Health Sciences and Professor of Community Health and Nursing
  • Professor Alan Simpson, Professor of Collaborative Mental Health Nursing

De Montfort

  • Professor Jayne Brown, Professor in Palliative Care
  • Professor Kay de Vries, Professor of Older People's Health Care
  • Professor Bertha Ochieng, Professor of Integrated Health and Social Care
  • Professor Raghu Raghavan, Professor of Mental Health

Edge Hill

  • Professor Lucy Bray, Professor of Child Health Literacy
  • Professor Bernie Carter, Professor of Children's Nursing
  • Professor Barbara Jack, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Mary O'Brien, Professor of Palliative and Support Care
  • Professor Brenda Roe, Professor of Health Research

Exeter

  • Professor David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research

Huddersfield

  • Professor Felicity Astin, Professor of Nursing and Applied Health Research
  • Professor Ann-Louise Caress, Professor of Health Services Research
  • Professor Christine Hallett, Professor of Nursing History
  • Professor Nicholas Hardiker, Professor and Associate Dean - Research and Enterprise
  • Professor Liz Hughes, Professor of Applied Mental Health Research
  • Professor Phil Keeley, Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean - Teaching and Learning
  • Professor Karen Ousey, Professor of Skin Integrity
  • Professor Barry Tolchard, Professor and Head of Department of Nursing and Midwifery

Kent

  • Professor Karen Cox, Vice Chancellor
  • Professor Sally Kendall, Professor of Community Nursing and Public Health 
  • Professor Patricia Wilson, Professor of Primary and Community Care

Kingston and St George's

  • Professor Mary Chambers, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Katherine Curtiss, Associate Dean External Engagement
  • Professor Vari Drennan, Professor of Health Care and Policy Research
  • Professor Jayne Price, Professor of Children's Nursing
  • Professor Tom Quinn, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Fiona Ross, Professor of Research
  • Professor Irene Tuffrey-Wijne, Professor in Intellectual Disability and Palliative Care

Lancaster

  • Professor Katherine Froggatt, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care
  • Professor Catherine Walshe, Professor of Palliative Care and Head of Department

Leicester

  • Professor Liz Anderson, Professor of Interprofessional Education
  • Professor Dave Clarke, Foundation Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Jayne Marshall, Foundation Professor of Midwifery

Lincoln

  • Professor Sara Owen, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Social Science

Liverpool John Moores

  • Professor Valerie Fleming, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Ian Jones, Professor of Cardiovascular Nursing
  • Professor Raphaela Kane, Professor of Healthcare Leadership

London South Bank

  • Professor Neil Brimblecombe, Professor of Mental Health
  • Patrick Callaghan, Dean of School of Applied Sciences
  • Professor Sally Hardy, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Practice Innovation
  • Professor Nicola Thomas, Professor of Kidney Care
  • Professor Alison Twycross, Professor of Children's Nursing

Manchester Metropolitan

  • Professor Joy Duxbury, Professor of Mental Health
  • Professor Carol Haigh, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Duncan Mitchell, Professor of Health and Disability
  • Professor Josephine Tetley, Professor of Nursing (Ageing and Long Term Conditions)

Middlesex

  • Professor Helen Allan, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Kay Caldwell, Professor of Nurse Education (Practice)
  • Professor Sue Dyson, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Trish Hafford-Letchfield, Professor of Social Care
  • Professor Irena Papadopoulos, Professor of Transcultural Health and Nursing
  • Professor Michael Traynor, Professor of Nursing Policy

Nottingham

  • Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange)
  • Professor Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities
  • Professor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom, The Mary Seacole Professor of Ethnicity and Community Health
  • Professor Christine Moffatt, Professor of Clinical Nursing Research
  • Professor Helen Spiby, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Judith Tanner, Professor in Adult Nursing

Plymouth

  • Professor Ruth Endacott, Professor in Clinical Nursing (Critical Care)
  • Professor Bridie Kent, Professor in Leadership in Nursing and Interim Executive Dean)
  • Professor Jos Latour, Professor in Clinical Nursing
  • Professor Janet Richardson, Professor in Health Services Research
  • Professor Jill Shawe, Professor in Women's Health
  • Professor Heather Skirton, Professor in Applied Health Genetics

Sheffield

  • Professor Penny Curtis, Professor of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Jane Seymour, Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Professor Angela Tod, Professor of Older People and Care

Southampton

  • Professor Jane Ball, Professorial Research Fellow, Nursing Workforce Policy
  • Professor Jackie Bridges, Professor in Older People's Care
  • Professor Mandy Fader, Professor of Continence Technology and Dean of Health Sciences
  • Professor Peter Griffiths, Professor of Health Services Research
  • Professor Sue Latter, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Alison Richardson, Clinical Professor in Cancer Nursing and End of Life Care
  • Professor Lisette Schoonhoven, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Theresa Wiseman, Clinical Professor of Applied Health Research in Cancer

Surrey

  • Professor Melaine Coward, Professor and Head of School of Health Sciences
  • Professor Sara Faithfull, Professor of Cancer Nursing Practice
  • Professor Ann Gallagher, Professor of Ethics and Care
  • Professor Faith Gibson, Professor of Child Health and Cancer Care
  • Professor Jill Maben, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Emma Ream, Director of Health Sciences Research

West of England, Bristol

  • Professor David Evans, Professor of Health Services Research
  • Professor Sarah Hewlett FRCN, Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology Nursing
  • Professor Candy McCabe, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice Research
  • Professor Pam Moule, Professor of Health Services Research (Service Evaluation)

York

  • Professor Steven Ersser, Professor in Clinical Nursing Research
  • Professor Joanna Latimer, Professor of Sociology, Science & Technology
  • Professor Vanessa Taylor, Deputy Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Programmes & Chair in Teaching and Learning

Northern Ireland


Queen's University Belfast

  • Professor Christine Brown Wilson, Professor (Education) 
  • Professor Donna Fitzsimons, Professor and Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Professor Peter Hudson, Professor in Palliative Care

Ulster

  • Professor Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Intellectual Disabilities
  • Professor Viv Coates, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Professor Carol Curran, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
  • Professor Tanya McCance, Research Director, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Professor Eilis McCaughan, Professor of Cancer Care
  • Professor Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing and Palliative Care and Head of School
  • Professor Hugh McKenna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • Professor Kader Parahoo, Professor of Health Research
  • Professor Assumpta Ryan, Professor of Ageing and Health
  • Professor Marlene Sinclair, Professor of Midwifery Research

Scotland


Aberdeen

  • Professor John Swinton, Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies

Dundee

  • Professor Martyn Jones, Professor of Healthcare Research
  • Professor Lynn Kilbride, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health
  • Professor Margaret Smith, Co-Director of the Academic & Health Sciences Partnership

Edinburgh Napier

  • Professor Michael Brown, Professor in Health and Social Care Research
  • Professor Caroline J Hollins Martin, Professor of Maternal Health
  • Professor Tracy Humphrey, Dean of School of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Lis Neubeck, Professor and Head of Theme: Long Term Conditions
  • Professor Graeme Smith, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Austyn Snowden, Professor of Mental Health
  • Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Professor of Nursing and Dean of Learning and Teaching

Highlands and Islands

  • Professor Annetta Smith, Professor of Nursing

Queen Margaret, Edinburgh

  • Professor Jan Dewing, The Sue Pembrey Chair in Nursing
  • Professor Brendan McCormack, Head of Division of Nursing

Stirling

  • Professor Helen Cheyne, RCM Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Jayne Donaldson, Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport

Strathclyde

  • Professor Roma Maguire, Professor of Digital Health and Care

Abertay

  • Professor Geoffrey Dickens, Professor in Mental Health Nursing

Edinburgh

  • Professor Charlotte Clarke, Professor and Head of the School of Health in Social Science
  • Professor Tonks (Josephine) Fawcett, Professor of Student Learning
  • Professor Aisha Holloway, Professor of Nursing Studies
  • Professor Pam Smith, Professorial Fellow, Nursing Studies

Glasgow

  • Professor Bridget Johnston, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research

Glasgow Caledonian

  • Professor Joanne Booth, Professor of Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Professor Frank Crossan, Professor in Nursing and Principal, Grameen Caledonian College of Nursing
  • Professor Kay Currie, Professor of Nursing and Applied Healthcare Research
  • Professor Lawrie Elliott, Professor, Nursing and Community Health
  • Professor Jacqui Reilly, Professor of Healthcare Associated Infection

Robert Gordon

  • Professor Susan Crowther, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Catriona Kennedy, QNIS Professor of Community Nursing
  • Professor Ian Murray, Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery

West of Scotland

  • Professor Ruth Deery, Professor of Maternal Health
  • Professor Belinda Dewar, Professor of Practice Improvement
  • Professor Paul Martin, Depute Principal
  • Professor Jean Rankin, Professor of Maternal, Child and Family Health
  • Professor Debbie Tolson, Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia, and Assistant Dean (Research and Enterprise)

Wales


Bangor

  • Professor Christopher R Burton, Head of School of Healthcare Sciences and Noreen Edwards Professor of Rehabilitation and Nursing Research
  • Professor Jane Noyes, Professor in Health and Social Services (Research and Child Health)
  • Professor Debbie Roberts, Foundation of Nursing Studies Professor of Practice Learning
  • Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor of Implementation and Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research and Impact)

South Wales

  • Professor Joyce Kenkre, Professor of Primary Care
  • Professor Maggie Kirk, Professor of Genetics Education
  • Professor Helen Langton, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Development)
  • Professor Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing
  • Professor David Pontin, Aneurin Bevan Chair of Community Health
  • Professor Keith Weeks, Professor of Healthcare Numeracy and Education

Cardiff

  • Professor Davina Allen, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Molly Courtenay, Professor of Health Sciences
  • Professor Dinah Gould, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Ben Hannigan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Jane Hopkinson, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Daniel Kelly, RCN Professor of Nursing Research
  • Professor Julia Sanders, Professor of Clinical Nursing and Midwifery 
  • Professor Ann Taylor, Professor of Medical Education
  • Professor Heather Waterman, Head of School and Dean, Healthcare Sciences
  • Professor Dianne Watkins, Professor and Deputy Head: International and Engagement

Swansea

  • Professor Michael Coffey, Professor of Mental Health Care
  • Professor Louise Condon, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Deborah Fenlon, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Deborah Fitzsimmons, Professor of Public Health and Policy Studies
  • Professor Joy Merrell, Professor of Public Health Nursing