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Dr Alicja Rogusz

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Deputy Programme Leader for MSc Nursing

I was born and grew up in Poland. In 2009, I completed an integrated MSc degree in Animal Science at the University of Agriculture in Krakow, Poland. I began training as a student nurse in 2012 at Northumbria University. Since qualifying in 2014 with a PgDip in Adult Nursing, I worked in gynaecology in Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle upon Tyne for the next three years. I completed an MSc in Practice Development at the University of Northumbria in 2015.

I moved to the field of health research in 2017 working as a Clinical Research Nurse at NIHR Clinical Research Network North East and North Cumbria where I worked predominantly in the delivery of primary care research studies.

I joined the University of Sunderland in October 2021 as a Lecturer in Continuing Professional Development.

In 2022 I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education, and I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

In 2022 I was awarded the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. My qualitative study on the lived experience of people with thyroid cancer was funded by Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust and hosted by Newcastle Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Teaching and supervision

I am currently the Module Lead for:

  • HSSM70/75 Dissertation Project (Level 7), MSc Nursing
  • QIPM04 Advancing Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Through Research (Level 7), PgDip Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
  • HNU201 Research Methods (Level 5), BSc (Hons) Nursing Top up (Sunderland Online)
  • NUR208 Research Methods (Level 5), BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-Up) for both on-campus (until and including February 2022 cohort) and ICBT partners (until and including June 2022 cohort) 

    I also teach as a guest lecturer on other modules on MSc Nursing and other courses within the Faculty, predominantly topics related to research methods. I also supervise MSc dissertation students. 


Research interests for potential research students

My research interests include wellbeing and quality of life of people with cancers and other diseases, equestrian sports injury, quality of life of equestrians, research methodology.


I have completed a PhD titled 'Lived experience of people with thyroid cancer and factors that affect it'. I am in the process of writing articles to publish the results of my study.

Last updated 14 October 2022