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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 Sharon Andrew, Professor of Nursing
  • 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 Healing
  • Professor Lucy Land, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Mervyn Morris, Professor of Community Mental Health
  • Professor Joy Notter, Professor of Community Nursing
  • Professor Mark Radford, Professor of Nursing

Bradford

  • Professor Udy Archibong, Professor of Diversity
  • Professor Gerry Armitage, Professor of Health Services Research
  • Professor Gwendolen Bradshaw, Director of Quality Enhancement and Standards

Bucks New

  • Professor Colin Martin, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Sue Procter, Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice and 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 June Keeling, Professor of Women's Health
  • 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, Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Social Care

Coventry

  • Professor Jane Coad, Professor in Children and Family Nursing
  • Professor Gill Furze, Professor of Cardiovascular Rehabilitation

De Montfort

  • Professor Jayne Brown, Professor of Palliative Care
  • Professor Raghu Raghavan, Professor of Mental Health

Edge Hill

  • Professor Bernie Carter, Professor of Children's Nursing
  • Professor Barbara Jack, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Mary O'Brien, Professor of Supportive and Palliative Care
  • Professor Brenda Roe, Professor of Health Research

Exeter

  • Professor David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research

Hertfordshire

  • Professor Claire Goodman, Professor of Health Care Research
  • Professor Mark Whiting, WellChild Professor of Community Children's Nursing

Hull

  • Professor Mark Hayter, Professor of Sexual and Reproductive Health
  • Professor Julie Jomeen, Professor of Midwifery and Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Care
  • Professor Roger Watson, Professor of Nursing

Keele

  • Professor Sue Read, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing

King's College London

  • Professor Debra Bick, Professor of Evidence Based Midwifery Practice
  • Professor Len Bowers, Professor of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Professor Angus Forbes, FEND Chair in Clinical Diabetes Nursing
  • Professor Ruth Harris, Professor of Health Care for Older Adults
  • Professor Jill Maben, Director, National Nursing Research Unit
  • Professor Alison Metcalfe, Associate Dean (Research)
  • Professor Ian Norman, Professor of Nursing and Interdisciplinary Care
  • Professor Christine Norton, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Research
  • 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 Dennis Anthony, Professor of Applied Health Research
  • Professor John Baker, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor José Closs, Professor of Nursing Research
  • Professor Steven J Ersser, Dame Kathleen Raven Professor of Clinical Nursing
  • Professor Dawn Freshwater, Pro Vice Chancellor and Professor
  • Professor Linda McGowan, Professor of Applied Health Research and Director of Research
  • Professor Gretl McHugh, Professor of Applied Health Research 
  • Professor Andrea Nelson, Professor and Head of School of Healthcare
  • 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 Peter Callery, Professor of Children's Nursing
  • Professor Ann Caress, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Dame Nicky Cullum, Professor of Nursing and Dean of the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
  • Professor Christine Hallett, Professor of History Nursing
  • 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 June Girvin, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
  • Professor Debra Jackson, Professor of Nursing

Salford

  • Professor Nicholas Hardiker, Professor of Nursing and Health Informatics and Associate Head (Research and Innovation) of School
  • Professor Martin Johnson, Professor in Nursing
  • Professor Tony Long, Professor of Child and Family Health
  • 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 Frances Gordon, Professor of Interprofessional Education
  • Professor Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Hora Soltani, Professor of Maternal and Infant Health
  • Professor Malcolm David Whitfield, Assistant Dean (Research and Innovation)

Staffordshire

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

Sunderland

  • Professor Ann Crosland, Professor of Nursing

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 Heather Loveday, Professor of Evidence-based healthcare

Wolverhampton

  • Professor Magi Sque, Chair in Clinical Practice and Innovation

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

Bournemouth

  • Professor Ann Hemingway, Professor of Public Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Vanora Hundley, Professor of Midwifery
  • 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
  • Professor B. Gail Thomas, Professor of Health Care Policy and Practice and Dean of School of Health and Social Care

Brighton

  • Professor Kathleen Galvin, Professor of Nursing Practice
  • Professor Julie Scholes, Professor of Nursing

Cambridge

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

Central Lancashire

  • Professor Soo Downe, Professor of Midwifery Studies
  • Professor Joy Duxbury, Professor in Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Fiona Dykes, Professor of Maternal & Infant Health
  • Professor Mike Thomas, Interim Vice-Chancellor
  • Professor Caroline Watkins, Professor of Stroke and Older People's Care, and Director of Research, School of Health

City

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

East Anglia

  • Professor Antony Arthur, Professor of Nursing Sciences
  • Professor Francine Cheater, Director of Research and Professor of Public Health and Implementation Science
  • Professor Rosalynd Jowett, Professor in Nursing Sciences
  • Professor Val Lattimer, Professor of Health Services Research and Head of School of Nursing Sciences

Essex

  • Professor Fiona Nolan, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Mental Health Nursing Practice Research

Greenwich

  • Professor Elizabeth West, Director of Research

Huddersfield

  • Professor Felicity Astin, Professor of Nursing and Applied Health Research
  • Professor Janet Hargreaves, Professor of Professional Education
  • Professor Liz Hughes, Professor of Applied Mental Health Research
  • Professor Phil Keeley, Professor of Nursing and Head of Health Sciences
  • Professor John Playle, Dean of the School of Human and Health Sciences

Kent

  • 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 Vari Drennan, Professor of Health Care and Policy Research
  • Professor Tom Quinn, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Fiona Ross, Professor of Research

Lancaster

  • Professor Katherine Froggatt, Professor of Ageing and Palliative Care

Leeds Beckett

  • Professor Michelle Briggs, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Richard Hogston, Dean of the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
  • Professor Steve Robertson, Professor of Men, Gender and Health
  • Professor Alan White, Professor of Men's Health

Lincoln

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

Liverpool John Moores

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

London South Bank

  • Professor Lesley Baillie, Florence Nightingale Foundation Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Professor Sally Hardy, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Practice Innovation
  • Professor Alison Twycross, Professor of Children's Nursing

Manchester Metropolitan

  • Professor Carol Haigh, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Janet Marsden, Professor of Ophthalmology and Emergency Care
  • 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 Patrick Callaghan, Professor of Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Dame Jessica Corner, Pro Vice Chancellor (Research and Knowledge Exchange)
  • Professor Karen Cox, Professor in Cancer and Palliative Care and Deputy Vice Chancellor
  • Professor Paul Crawford, Professor of Health Humanities
  • Professor Gina Marie Awoko Higginbottom, The Mary Seacole Professor of Ethnicity and 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 of Critical Care Nursing and Deputy Head of School
  • Professor Bridie Kent, Professor in Leadership in Nursing
  • Professor Jos Latour, Professor in Clinical Nursing
  • Professor Janet Richardson, Professor in Health Services Research
  • Professor Heather Skirton, Professor in Applied Health Genetics

Sheffield

  • Professor Penny Curtis, Professor of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
  • Professor Christine Ingleton, Professor in Palliative Care Nursing
  • Professor Mike Nolan, Professor of Gerontological Nursing
  • Professor Anne Peat, Professor in Nursing and Midwifery Education and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning and Teaching
  • Professor Jane Seymour, Professor of Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Professor Angela Tod, Professor of Older People and Care

Southampton

  • Professor Jackie Bridges, Professor in Older People's Care
  • Professor Jonathan Drennan, Professor of Healthcare Research
  • 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

Surrey

  • 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 Nora Kearney, Professor of Cancer Care and Head of School of Health Sciences
  • Professor Roma Maguire, Professor of Cancer Care
  • Professor Emma Ream, Director of Health Sciences Research
  • Professor Jill Shawe, Professor and Lead Maternal and Family Healthcare

West of England, Bristol

  • Professor Margaret Fletcher, Professor of Clinical Nursing
  • 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 Angela Simpson, Deputy Head of Department (Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Education) & Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Education
  • Professor Vanessa Taylor, Deputy Head of Nursing, Midwifery and Professional Programmes & Chair in Teaching and Learning

Northern Ireland


Queen's University Belfast

  • Professor Peter Hudson, Professor in Palliative Care 
  • Professor Sam Porter, Chair in Nursing Research

Ulster

  • Professor Owen Barr, Professor of Nursing and Head of School
  • Professor Viv Coates, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice
  • Professor Carol Curran, Dean of the Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
  • Professor Donna Fitzsimons, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Tanya McCance, The Mona Grey Professor of Nursing Research and Development
  • Professor Eilis McCaughan, Professor of Cancer Care
  • Professor Sonja McIlfatrick, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Hugh McKenna, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)
  • Professor Kader Parahoo, Professor of Nursing and Health Research
  • Professor Marlene Sinclair, Professor of Midwifery Research

Scotland


Aberdeen

  • Professor John Swinton, Professor in Practical Theology and Pastoral Care

Dundee

  • Professor Martyn Jones, Professor of Healthcare Research
  • Professor Mary Renfrew, Professor of Mother and Infant Health and Associate Dean (Research)
  • Professor Margaret Smith, Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Edinburgh Napier

  • Professor Michael Brown, Professor in Health and Social Care Research
  • Professor Lawrie Elliott, CIHR Research Professor
  • Professor Caroline J Hollins Martin, Professor of Maternal Health
  • Professor Tracy Humphrey, Head of School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
  • Professor Graeme Smith, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Austyn Snowden, Professor of Mental Health
  • Professor Brian Webster, 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, Head of School of Health Sciences
  • Professor Mary Wells, Professor of Cancer Nursing Research

Abertay

  • Professor Geoff Dickens, Professor in Mental Health Nursing

Edinburgh

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

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 Lynn Kilbride, Head of Department, Nursing & Community Health
  • Professor Jacqui Reilly, Professor of Healthcare Associated Infection

Robert Gordon

  • Professor Susan Crowther, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Catriona Kennedy, Professor of 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 Debbie Tolson, Alzheimer Scotland Professor of Dementia

Wales


Bangor

  • Professor Christopher R Burton, Senior Research Fellow in Evidence Based Practice
  • Professor Jane Noyes, Professor of Health and Social Services Research and Child Health
  • Professor Jo Rycroft-Malone, Professor and Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Impact

Glyndwr

  • Professor Debbie Roberts, Professor in Nursing

Swansea

  • Professor Steven Edwards, Professor of Interprofessional Studies
  • Professor Deborah Fitzsimmons, Professor of Public Health and Policy Studies
  • Professor Joy Merrell, Professor of Public Health Nursing

Cardiff

  • Professor Davina Allen, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Molly Courtenay, Professor of Health Sciences
  • Professor Dinah Gould, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Jane Hopkinson, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Billie Hunter, RCM Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Daniel Kelly, RCN Professor of Nursing Research
  • Professor Joanna Latimer, Professor of Sociology
  • Professor Lesley Lowes, Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor of Clinical Nursing Practice Research
  • Professor Heather Waterman, Head of School and Dean, Healthcare Sciences

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