Mrs Elizabeth Crighton


I am Associate Professor for Children's Nursing and a Registered Nurse Teacher. I have worked in the Higher Education sector for over 12 years planning, delivering and evaluating programmes of learning for pre and post registration nursing students. Previous roles include Senior Lecturer, Strategic Lead for Education at Shooting Star Children's Hospice, Practice Educator at the Louis Dundas Centre for Paediatric Palliative Care at Great Ormond Street  Hospital and Clinical Nurse Specialist (Cystic Fibrosis)

I have an extensive range of clinical and educational experience caring for children and young people with long-term and life-limiting conditions and their families across hospital, community and hospice settings. I am passionate about making a positive impact to the student experience in the university and in practice and am making a positive impact in children's palliative care through effective education. I am also Trustee at Rainbow Trust Children's Charity. My research interests focus around the experiences of 3rd year students; supporting them in managing the transition from nursing student to Newly Qualified Nurse and seeking employment.

Academic responsibilities

Associate Professor Children's Nursing


  • MSc Healthcare Education and Clinical Leadership
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN) / Registered Sick Children's Nurse (RSCN)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught


My key areas of research interest include paediatric palliative and end of life care education, clinical leadership and role transition; supporting students to manage the move from student to newly qualified nurse and the students experience of practice placements.

  • Children's Nursing Team, Kingston University and St George's University, London (2018) Nursing Care of Children and Young People, Oxford: Clinical Pocket Reference Ltd (Author of a chapter)

  • Crighton, E. Anderson, D. Martin, D. and Taylor, RM. (2018) A Multi-site evaluation of readiness to transition to newly qualified nurse in a single cohort of children's nursing students, Nursing Children and Young People, doi:10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1049

  • Newton, J. Taylor, RM and Crighton, L. (2017) A mixed-methods study exploring sign-off mentorship practices in relation to the Nursing and Midwifery Council standards, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Vol 26; 3056-3066 

  • Crighton, L. (2015) Representing children's palliative care across the curriculum- the importance of educating the undergraduate children's nursing workforce, Relay: A practice journal for Together for Short Lives

  • Crighton, L. (2012) The role of HCAs in a children's hospice and their learning and development needs, British Journal of HCAs, Vol 6 (08) p404-409


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Conference or Workshop Item

Price, Jayne, Crighton, Liz and Ooms, Ann (2023) 'Space, pace, face to face ': teaching sensitive topics during a global pandemic, implications for contemporary nurse education. In: Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2023 : Teaching in the Spotlight : Shaping the future of HE; 04-06 Jul 2023, Keele, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Ooms, Ann, Chandler, Karen, Chavrimootoo, Danielle, Crighton, Elizabeth, Francois, Judith, Gale, Julia, Howard, Louise, Inch, Jessica, Nash, Theresa, Price, Jayne and Ryan, Nicola (2020) Clinical placement experiences of nursing students during COVID-19. In: Kingston University Festival of Research; 29 Jun - 10 Jul 2020, Kingston, U.K. [Held online]. (Unpublished)

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