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Gill Maw

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Programme Leader for Adult Nursing Practice

I am the Programme Leader for BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice at the University of Sunderland. I work with a dedicated team of academics and clinicians to facilitate one of the most exciting Nurse education programmes in a university which offers outstanding facilities and support.

Teaching and supervision

My responsibility for BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice is extensive, considering the demands of the course, student wellbeing and the interface between practice enabling us to provide a degree pathway with 50:50 academic and clinical learning.

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


I am currently completing my Professional Doctorate, exploring the reality of long term education for current Non-Medical Prescribers and how this may impact upon safe prescribing and patient care. I hope that this work will influence all prescribing activity across all aspects of healthcare.
  • Nurse education
  • Professional practice
  • Clinical skills
  • Non-medical prescribing
  • Leadership
  • Management

Having undertaken my Registered General Nurse (RGN) training within 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 within South Tyneside and led locally and nationally on the development and progression of practice nursing. My career then diversified as 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. 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 21 November 2019