Neesha Oozageer Gunowa is a Senior Lecturer within the Community Nursing Team. She now combines this role with that of PhD student at Oxford Brookes University on a Clinical Nursing PhD programme. Neesha was previously Associate Matron at a large South London integrated Trust where she provided managerial and clinical professional leadership to district nurse teams.
Building her role as a clinician and educator, Neesha became a Queen's Nurse which acknowledges commitment to high standards of practice and patient-centred care. Neesha is a registered District Nurse with qualifications in prescribing and diabetes.
Neesha has a Master's degree in Primary Care, a Postgraduate Certificate in Education and is a registered teacher. She is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA) and an external examiner at Brighton University. Neesha's doctoral work explores Pressure Injuries and people with Dark Skin Tones and her other research interests include community practice; community nursing; district nursing; diabetes management in the community and patient safety.
Neesha won with her colleagues in 2015 The Student Nursing Times Award, Teaching Innovation of the Year Award and has previously been shortlisted for the Student Nursing Times Team of the Year Award - community. Neesha is a Florence Nightingale Scholar and has published topical issues of community nursing and work on her PhD at various international conferences.
Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing - Community Team
Oozageer Gunowa, Neesha, Hutchinson, Marie, Brooke, Joanne and Jackson, Debra (2018) Pressure injuries in people with darker skin tones : a literature review. Journal Of Clinical Nursing, 27(17-18), pp. 3266-3275. ISSN (print) 0962-1067
Oozageer Gunowa, Neesha [Reviewer] (2016) Book Review of 'ABC of Diabetes' Seventh edition by Tim Holt and Sudesh Kumar. Nursing Standard, 31(8), p. 34. ISSN (print) 0029-6570
Oozageer Gunowa, Neesha (2015) Limited training places could render district nurses extinct. Nursing Times, 111(38), p. 11. ISSN (print) 0954-7762
Oozageer, Neesha (2014) With funding, district nurses can train HCAs to support them. Nursing Times, 110(50), p. 11. ISSN (print) 0954-7762
Oozageer Gunowa, Neesha (2017) Pressure injuries amongst people with darkly pigmented skin : exploring the methodological challenges. In: RCN International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2017; 05-07 Apr 2017, Oxford, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Oozageer Gunowa, Neesha, McBride, Michelle and Elliott, Karen (2016) Community simulation - Student Nursing Times Award Teaching Innovation of the Year. In: RCN Education Forum National Conference and Exhibition : Partners in Practice : The Global Perspective; 15-16 Mar 2016, Telford, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Oozageer Gunowa, N (2015) Nursing simulation : a community experience. In: 9th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference : Assessment of Standards for Competence - the Role of Simulation; 22-23 Jun 2015, Belfast, U.K.. (Unpublished)