Moira McLoughlin

Moira McLoughlin

Senior Lecturer & Student Experience Lead

Office Times

Monday 0830 – 1800hrs

Tuesday 0830 – 1800hrs

Wednesday 0830 – 1800hrs

Thursday  0830 – 1800hrs

Friday mainly taken as PhD study day but flexible 


I am a children's nurse by professional background with over twenty years in clinical practice and worked for 8 years as a G grade job-sharing ward sister, an innovative post  for the NHS developed specifically by myself and job share partner in 1988. In 1992 I undertook a one- year secondment as a job-sharing teacher before applying and being successful at interview for a lecturers position at the University of Salford in 1996.

Since coming into the University I continued my studies and gained post-registration qualifications and acquired a post-graduate Diploma in Education and MSc. (Education) I became a Senior Lecturer in 2003.

I lived in Paris, for 6 months in my twenties and speak some French and also undertook Russian and Spanish at school. I have been the international link lecturer for Sweden, University of Linkoping since 1996

I became the Student Experience Lead for the School of Nursing & Midwifery in February 2008,  and now sit on the School Executive group, more recently I have become interested in exploring and using the findings from the National Student Survey to enhance the student experience of nurse education. 

I am a member of the child health team and I am currently undertaking a Ph.D. in a specific area of safeguarding.


I teach on undergraduate and post-qualification modules and support students with M level dissertation in the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work.

International link lecturer for Sweden since 1996

Research Interests

My research interests lie in Child health/safeguarding and child protection

Problem-based learning in Higher Education

Mentorship and student learning

The student experience of nurse education

Assessment and feedback

Qualifications and Memberships

RGN/RSCN/OND ENB 998 teaching and assessing in clinical practice.

BSc (Hons) Nursing

Post Graduate Diploma Education

MSc (Education) 


Long, T, Murphy M, Fallon, D Livesley, J, Devitt, P McLoughlin, M & Cavanagh, C (2012) Evaluation of the Action for Children. UK Neglect Project, Executive summary Action for Children. University of Salford.

Ball, E, McLoughlin, M & Darvill, A (2011) Plethora or paucity: A systematic search and bibliometric study of the application and design of qualitative methods in nursing research 2008–2010, Nurse Educ. Today,

McLoughlin, M, King, C & Chamberlain, H (2010) ch. 4 consent & legal and ethical matters. In Coyne, I Neill, F & Timmins, F (2010) Clinical Skills in Children's Nursing. Oxford. OUPress.

McLoughlin, M & Darvill, A (2008) An Evaluation of Students Online in Nursing Integrated Curricula (SONIC) resources across a Faculty of Health & Social Care The extending and developing SONIC report.  London. Higher Education Academy

McLoughlin, M & Darvill, A (2007) Peeling back the layers of learning: A classroom model for problem-based learning. Nurse Education Today. 27 pp 271-277

Gibbon, C & McLoughlin, M (2005) The Interface of problem-based learning and technology: the SONIC experience. Proceedings of IASTED international 

Gibbon, C et al (project team) (2005) (Editor) SONIC monograph. Learning and teaching journey. University of Central Lancs. UK

McLoughlin, M, Darvill, A & Hogg, C (2002) Using scenario-based learning to raise cultural awareness. Chapter in Errington, E (Ed) (2002) Scenario-based learning in tertiary education. Dunmore Press. New Zealand.

Holland, K, Darvill, A, Hogg, C & McLoughlin, M (1999) To Develop Problem-Based Learning within the Nursing Curriculum Project Team Report: University of Salford. Salford