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Mrs Elisabeth (Betty) Podsiadly

Senior Lecturer


I have been involved in a variety of roles in neonatal care and teaching in the UK and Canada for over 38 years. Having joined Kingston & St George's in 1992, I am currently the pathway lead for Maternal and Child Health within the BSc Healthcare Practice Programme for Workforce Development. 

I am the module leader for 4 neonatal modules (Applied Neonatal Pathophysiology, Neonatal Special Care and Transitional Care, High Dependency Neonatal Care and Neonatal Intensive Care) and personal tutor to the neonatal students.

I also teach on other modules: Examination of the Newborn, Applied Pathophysiology in Children and the Critically Ill Child.  I also provide the neonatal input into pre-registration children's nursing and midwifery and am a Liaison Lecturer for various paediatric clinical areas at St George's NHS Trust. Externally, I am a member of the Newborn Services Care Group at St George's Hospital NHS Trust and an External Examiner at Oxford-Brookes University.

Professional experience

  • 2015 -present External Examiner for Neonatal and Paediatric High Dependency Modules, Oxford Brookes University
  • 1992 - present Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and St. George's, University of London
  • 2001 - 2006 External Examiner, CPD Child Pathway Neonatal Programmes, Thames Valley University,
  • 1985 - 1992 Neonatal Clinical Teacher, St. George's Hospital District School of Midwifery
  • 1984 - 1985 Neonatal Sister, Neonatal Unit, St. George's Hospital, London
  • 1983 - 1985 Neonatal Staff Nurse, Neonatal Unit, University College Hospital, London
  • 1980 - 1983 Neonatal Staff Nurse, NICU, St. Joseph's Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Areas of specialism

  • Neonatal Nursing
  • Parents and Family Integrated Care in the Neonatal Unit

Courses taught



  • MSc in Social Research, University of Surrey, Guildford (2008)
  • BSc Nursing, University of Western Ontarion (now Western) London, Canada (1980)
  • PGCEA (Health Professionals), University of Greenwich, London (1992)
  • City & Guilds 730, Nescot, Ewell, Surrey (1987)
  • Certificate in Advanced Perinatal Nursing, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada (1982)
  • Certificate in Neonatal Nursing, Fanshawe College, London, Canada (1981)


Research interests include: Neonatal Care; Role and support of parents; Breastfeeding the pre-term infant; Media portrayal of the premature baby.


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Moore, Linda, Ashbrooke, Lorna, Brady, Mary, Chandran, Usha, Clark, Zoe, Cox, Cameron, Crighton, Elizabeth, Podsiadly, Elisabeth, Price, Jayne, Richardson, Jim and Smith, Penny (2019) Nursing care of children and young people. Oxford, U.K. : Clinical Pocket Reference. 109p. (Clinical Pocket Reference) ISBN 9781908725097

Book Section

Podsiadly, Elisabeth and Goggin, Mary (2018) Care of the neonate. In: Price, Jayne and McAlinden, Orla, (eds.) Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K. : Sage. pp. 493-511. ISBN 9781473964846

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