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School of Health and Society

Dawn Gawthorpe

Senior Lecturer


I have 20 years clinical nursing experience in the field of Neurosurgery and worked in the school for the past 18 years holding position of module , Programme Lead, Academci Misconduct Lead Examinations and Assessment Lead and currently working as the Academic Quality Lead for the School of Health and Society( Nursing).


Neurosurgery and critical care, medical law and ethics.ndergraduate and post qualification nurse education.

Academic Quality

Research Interests

Dawn's research interests have been around medicines management having published two chapters in 2011 and she was asked to update this publication but the project is incomplete. Dawn has also just completed the updating of another chapter due for publication 2017.

Qualifications and Memberships

1982:  Registerd Mental Health Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)

1999: BA (Hons) Health Studies (Bolton Institute)

2001: Postgraduate Teaching Certificate in Education (Higher Education)

2004: Fellow of the Higher Academy

2006: MA Healthcare Ethics and Law (University of Manchester)


NMC registeed

Royal College of Nursing

British Association of Neuroscience Nursing


Royal Bolton Hospital FT Workforce Development Group

UoS PARP member

UoS Academic regulations subcommittee member


Gawthorpe, DM.( 2018) The Principles of Medicines Administartion and pharmacology. In Peat, I. Wild, K Nursing Practice Knowledge and Care 2nd Ed .Wiley

Gawthorpe, D M 2013 'Nursing: Decision Making for Practice ', in: Holland, K & Roberts, D (eds.), Nursing: Decision Making for Practice , Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. 2010Jan Warne,T.Mc Andrew,S.

Gawthorpe DM.( 2011) The Mental Health Nurse in Barker P . Mental Health Ethics:The human context.Routledge Gawthorpe, D M 2010 'The Law Governing Medicines', in: Hennefer, D & Lawson, L (eds.), Medicines Management for Adult Nursing: Meeting the NMCs Essential Skills Clusters. , Learning Matters, Exeter, UK. 2010 Jan

Gawthorpe, D M 2010 'Ethical Frameworks.', in: Hennefer, D & Lawson, L (eds.), Medicines Management for Adult Nursing: Meeting the NMCs Essential Skills Clusters., First edition, Learning Matters. , Exeter, UK.

Postgraduate research

  • Neuroscience Nursing
  • Ethics
  • Law