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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 has 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 is updated on a regular basis, by looking at institutional websites, and when we are informed of changes. Please help us to keep this list up-to-date by emailing 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

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

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

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

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

Cambridge

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

Canterbury Christ Church

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

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

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

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

Coventry

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

Cumbria

  • Professor Brian Webster-Henderson, Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) and Professor of 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

East Anglia

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

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

Essex

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

Exeter

  • Professor David Richards, Professor of Mental Health Services Research

Greenwich

  • Professor Karen Cleaver, Professor of Integrated Care
  • Professor David Evans, Professor in Sexualities and Genders: Health & Well-Being

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

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

Keele

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Eddie Chaplin, Professor of Mental Health in Neurodevelopmental Disorders
  • Professor Sally Hardy, Professor of Mental Health Nursing and Practice Innovation
  • Professor Nicola Thomas, Professor of Kidney Care
  • Professor Alison Twycross, Deputy Dean and Lead Nurse and Professor of Children's 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 Dawn Dowding, Professor in Clinical-Decision Making
  • Professor Gill Harvey, Professor of Healthcare Management (Manchester Business School)
  • Professor John Keady, Professor of Older People's Mental Health Nursing
  • Professor Sue Kirk, Professor of Family and Child Health
  • Professor Tina Lavender, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Karina Lovell, Professor of Mental Health
  • 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

Manchester Metropolitan

  • Professor Joy Duxbury, Professor of Mental Health
  • Professor Laura Serrant, Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing and Head of Department, Nursing
  • Professor Josephine Tetley, Professor of Nursing (Ageing and Long Term Conditions)

Middlesex

  • Professor Helen Allan, Professor in Nursing
  • 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

Northumbria

  • Professor Susan Carr, Professor of Public Health Research
  • Professor Amanda Clarke, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Glenda Cook, Professor of Nursing
  • Professor Alison Machin, Professor of Nursing and Interprofessional Education
  • Revd Professor Pauline Pearson, Professor of Nursing

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 Helen Spiby, Professor of Midwifery
  • Professor Judith Tanner, Professor in Adult Nursing

Nottingham Trent

  • Professor Christine Moffatt, Professor of Nursing

Open

  • Professor Jan Draper, Professor of Nursing

Oxford Brookes

  • Professor Jane Appleton, Professor of Primary and Community Care

Plymouth

  • Professor Maureen Coombs, Professor in Nursing
  • 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 Jill Shawe, Professor in Women's Health

Queen Mary University of London

  • Professor Julie Sanders, Clinical Professor Cardiovascular 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

  • 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

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

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

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

Surrey

  • Professor Elizabeth Barley, Professor of Mental Health Sciences and Nursing
  • 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

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 Bob Gates, Professor of Learning Disabilities
  • Professor Heather Loveday, Professor of Evidence-based healthcare

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)

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

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

Abertay

  • Professor Geoffrey Dickens, Professor in Mental Health Nursing

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

  • 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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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