Mrs Elisabeth (Betty) Podsiadly


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

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • 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)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


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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Price, Jayne E., Mendizabal-Espinosa, Rosa Maria, Podsiadly, Elisabeth, Marshall-Lucette, Sylvie and Marshall, Jayne E. (2019) Perinatal/neonatal palliative care : effecting improved knowledge and multi-professional practice of midwifery and children's nursing students through an inter-professional education initiative. Nurse Education in Practice, 40, p. 102611. ISSN (print) 1471-5953


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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