Miriam Gaston

Miriam Gaston

Lecturer in Professional Postgraduate Studies

  • Mary Seacole MS2.10
  • T: 0161 295 2696
  • E: m.gaston@salford.ac.uk
  • SEEK: Research profile


A grandmother, married, lives in Bolton. Did the Great North Run in September 2012 for Cancer Research UK, entered for it again in 2013. Enjoys the outdoor life and horse riding.


Member of teaching team on pre and post registration modules in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

Personal teacher for students on pre- registration nursing programmes

Research Interests

An exploratory study of the human physiological knowledge required by second year student nurses as perceived by students, mentors and lecturers’. (2000)

Member of a review team for a project on counselling older people for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy  (2003)

Currently working on two projects:

Asthma UK funded project ‘Feasibility and acceptability of group-based cognitive behavioural therapy for people with severe asthma’

MAHSC T FUNDED ‘ A study of attitudes, beliefs and organizational barriers related to safe emergency oxygen therapy for patients with COPD.’

Qualifications and Memberships

Registered General Nurse (1979)

General Intensive Care Course (1981)

Diploma in Clinical Nurse Education (1987)

BSc. – Life Sciences (1989)

Post - Graduate Diploma in Nurse Teaching (1991)

MSc. in  Nursing (2000)

Diploma in Counselling (2000)


M. Gaston (2003) The psychological care of patients following a myocardial infarction. Professional Nurse July 2003 vol 18 No 11

M. Gaston (2001) The psychological impact of a Heart Attack. The Journal of the Faculty of Healthcare Counsellors and Psychotherapists Spring 2001 pg. 3 - 6 BACP