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School of Health and Society

Dr Dilla Davis

Lecturer in Nursing


Dilla Davis joined University of Salford in 2017, as a Lecturer. She completed her PhD at University of Salford, through the graduate teaching studentship (GTS). Her current project include South Asians experience of lifestyle changes after heart attack. Qualified in 1997 as RGN, she joined Central Manchester University Hospitals as staff nurse in 2001. Since then she has undertaken Practice Education Facilitator and Education Practitioner roles in the same Trust as well as clinical teaching fellow at University of Manchester. Her interest includes education and cardiovascular research. In particular she is keen to mentor postgraduate students and provide workshops to enhance their confidence and motivation.


Pre-registration nursing students, MSc Diabetes Care, PGR workshops.

Research Interests

Interested in qualitative methodology, behaviour change theories, Long-term conditions.

Qualifications and Memberships

PhD (Cardiovascular Nursing), FHEA, RGN


Davis, D. (2016). A practical overview of how to conduct a systematic review. Nursing Standard, 31(12), 60.

Eldose, S., & Davis, D. (2017). Home dialysis: overcoming barriers and encouraging independence. Journal of Kidney Care, 2(3), 154-159.

Postgraduate research

Self-management, chronic conditions, qualitative methods, grounded theory