Dr Gillian Pedley


As Associate Professor and Director for Workforce Development,  I provide strategic leadership of the School's workforce development provision and to the academic staff who deliver these programmes. My remit includes oversight of programme delivery, governance and quality assurance of employer-driven clinically focused academic awards, apprenticeships and bespoke education. My role involves partnership working with healthcare employers in order to provide education which meets local service needs.

I have extensive experience of higher education, having designed and managed a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including PSRB approved courses. I have a particular interest in curriculum design and accreditation aligned to continuing professional development needs of healthcare staff and healthcare services, and have led innovative developments such as the validation of the NMC approved FdSc Nursing Associate (UCAS and apprenticeship programmes) and the level 7 Senior Leader apprenticeship. I am accustomed to working within the fast-moving London health education market, responding to new initiatives, and have a strong track record of writing successful tenders for new business.

My clinical interests are in chronic wound prevention and management and in older person care. My doctorate focused on the predictors of pressure ulceration in elderly orthopaedic in-patients.

I am a member of the School Management Group, the Faculty Healthcare Education and Research Evaluation group.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor / School Director, Workforce Development


  • PhD
  • MSc Social Research
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Sciences
  • Senior Fellow (HEA)
  • Registered Nurse (Adult)
  • NMC Stage 4 Teacher
  • Neurosciences Nursing Certificate

Teaching and learning

  • MSc Healthcare Practice

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


I am undertaking a systematic review alongside other members of the Health Education Research and Evaluation group. The focus of the review is on factors which influence research productivity in Schools of Nursing.


Number of items: 7.


Heaton-Shrestha, Celayne, Ooms, Ann, Brady, Mary, Pedley, Gillian, Bacon, Ingrid, Strong, Susan and Dundas, Jane (2023) Interventions to enhance the research productivity of academic staff in higher education Schools of Nursing : a systematic review. Nurse Education in Practice, p. 103741. ISSN (print) 1471-5953 (Epub Ahead of Print)

Chang, Jacqueline, Pedley, Gillian, Richardson, Angela and Greenwood, Penelope (2017) Young onset dementia : the benefits of employment. Journal of Dementia Care, 25(2), pp. 30-31. ISSN (print) 1351-8372

Richardson, Angela, Pedley, Gillian, Akhtar, Farrukh, Pelone, Ferruccio, Chang, Jacqueline, Muleya, Wilson and Greenwood, Nan (2016) Psychosocial interventions for people with young onset dementia and their carers: a systematic review. International Psychogeriatrics, 28(9), pp. 1441-1454. ISSN (print) 1041-6102

Pedley, Gillian E. (2004) Comparison of pressure ulcer grading scales: a study of clinical utility and inter-rater reliability. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 41(2), pp. 129-140. ISSN (print) 0020-7489

Pedley, G. (2000) Is blood pressure a clinical predictor of pressure ulcer development? Journal of wound care, 9(9), pp. 408-412. ISSN (print) 0969-0700

Pedley, Gillian E. and Arber, Anne (1997) Nursing students' response to self-directed learning: an evaluation of a learning process applying Jarvis' framework. Journal Of Advanced Nursing, 25(2), pp. 405-411. ISSN (print) 0309-2402

Book Section

Pedley, Gillian E. (2006) Maintaining healthy skin. In: Redfern, Sally J. and Ross, Fiona M., (eds.) Nursing older people. 4th ed. Edinburgh, U.K. : Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. pp. 373-412. ISBN 0443074593

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