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Gill Maw

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Associate Head of School – Adult Nursing

I am the Associate Head of School for Adult Nursing. I work with a dedicated team of academics and clinicians to facilitate nursing in a university which offers outstanding teaching, clinical practice facilities, and student support.

Teaching and supervision

I am passionate about the student learning environment and the inclusion of technology to support learning opportunities.

I contribute to clinical, theoretical and virtual learning and at all times strive to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all students.

Research interests for potential research students

My research interests are specific to teaching and learning but also include prescribing, clinical skills and clinical assessment.


I am currently completing my Professional Doctorate, exploring the impact of civility on professional behaviours and clinical practice in nursing. I hope that this work will influence prescribing activity across all aspects of healthcare.
  • Nurse education
  • Professional practice
  • Clinical skills
  • Prescribing
  • Leadership
  • Management

Having undertaken my Registered General Nurse (RGN) training in Sunderland Hospitals, my initial nursing career began in general medicine and then progressed to paediatrics. In 1990, I was employed as one of the first practice nurses in South Tyneside and led locally and nationally on the development and progression of practice nursing. My career then diversified as a respiratory nurse consultant for a local Trust, which enabled me to develop extensive clinical skills, a role that was autonomous but also ground breaking at that time.

My heart has always been in primary care and I was fortunate to secure a role as an advanced nurse practitioner with a large General Practice locally. I became a non-medical prescriber (NMP V300), a qualification that was to fuel my career during this exciting time. After a period in nurse management, I joined Northumbria University and enjoyed a 14-year career with them. My responsibilities were predominantly NMP, managing all NMP programmes and activities, clinical skills along with significant contribution to district nursing and public health pathways.

I was awarded the Queens Nursing award in 2016 for my contribution to nursing and education, which for the moment has been the pinnacle of my career.

Last updated 08 July 2024