I am a Principal Lectuer in the School of Health and Education. I also have the honour of holding the award of Senior Teaching Fellow and make it my mission to promote high quality innovate and interactive teaching across my department and the university as a whole. I am passionate about inclusivity and consider this the bedrock of everything I do.

Qualification:

DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDip Ed, RN, OncNCert, RNT, FHEA.

Teaching includes undergraduate nursing (adult branch and European nursing) and other healthcare professionals.

Teaching subjects include:

  • Physiology
  • Disease processes
  • Cancer issues
  • Reflective practice
  • Teaching Learning & Mentorship

Middlesex University Teaching Fellowship (Teaching Excellence). 2004

Middlesex University Senior Teaching Fellowship (Teaching Excellence). 2011

Editor of Middlesexe Taching Fellows newsletter: INSPIRE

Widening participation and the student life cycle, lecturers understanding of diversity and how this impacts upon their teaching.

Experiential learning, placement learning environments

Inclusive practice

 

Conference presentations:

Cunningham. S 2002 Middlesex University Cancer and Palliative Care Forum Conference. June Oral presentation: An Exploration into Student Nurses Initial Experiences with Cancer Patients

Cunningham. S 2002 International Society for Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC) Wembley. August Oral presentation: An Exploration into Student Nurses Initial Experiences with Cancer Patients

Cunningham s. & Parmar. D 2006 Bath Spa University Conference on Retention and Progression and Social Inclusion: September Oral presentation. Is the reality check really a reality check

Cunningham. S. & Bell. C. 2006 ASET (Association for Sandwich Education and Training) Annual Conference - Placement and Employability Professionals conference. September Paper : Evaluation of student experience on an overseas placement: students of Traditional Chinese Medicine on clinical placement at hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine

Cunningham S. 2007 Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference. Spain. Paper: Engaging students to reflect on learning (first year experiences).

Cunningham S2007 Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference. Spain. Workshop: Innovative Methods in Teaching – World Café format.

Cunningham S & Plume R 2007 ASET: Association for Sandwich Education and Training, Cardiff: Oral presentation: Engaging Employers with workbased learning: a case study from Environmental health

Cunningham S& Parmar D 2008 Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference July. Glasgow. Paper: An exploration of undergraduate students’ understanding of the link between teaching and research in health related professions

Cunningham S2008 Mini Sports conference. Middlesex University London Paper: Challenging the Challenged – Difficult learning situation in Sport

Cunningham S& Parmar D 2009 Scottish Enhancement Themes Edinburgh Poster: An exploration of undergraduate students’ understanding of the link between teaching and research in health related professions

Cunningham S 2009 Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference July. Vancouver Paper: Challenging the Challenged – Difficult learning situations in Sport

Cunningham S, Igra J & Wilkinson P. 2009 Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference July 2009. Vancouver: Poster Presentation: Resetting the journey – the role of student support personnel a neglected ‘compass’ in the student journey.

Cunningham S 2010 Centre for Widening Participation: Open University Dicennial Conference June Milton Keynes. Paper: University lecturers’ perceptions of widening participation and teaching a diverse student body – how well do they know their learners?

Cunningham S 2010 Academic Identities Conference. University of Strathclyde. June . Glasgow. Paper:Widening participation as a challenge to academic identity

Cunningham S 2012 Scottish Colleges Equality Practitioners Network. Inclusivity in the Classroom. Queen Margarets Univerty. Edinburgh. Workshop and Paper. Teaching a diverse student body - - proposed tool for lecturers to self-evaluate their approach to inlcusive teaching.

Cunningham S, 2013 HEA STEM Conference. Birmingham Paper & Poster: Empowering students to develop employbaility skills through volunteering.

Cunningham S, Gallacher D, Tunch O 2013 HEA Annual Conference: Powerful Partnerships. Empowering students to develop employbaility skills through volunteering - narrative voices of partnership.

Publications:

  • Prentice H.G, Cunningham S, Ghandi L, Cunningham J, Collis C Hamon M 1995 Granisetron in the prevention of radiation induced emesis. Bone Marrow Transplant 15 (3): 445-448
  • Cunningham. S. 1996 The Biology of Cancer British Journal of Nursing, 5 (14): 869-874
  • Cunningham. S. 1999 Genetics and Disease Nursing Standard 13 (32): 48-54
  • Cunningham. S 1999 Migraine: helping clients choose treatment and identify triggers British Journal of Nursing, 8 (22): 1515-1523
  • Cunningham. S 2000 Migraine Practice Nursing, 11 (5): 25-29
  • Cunningham. S 2005 Exploring Widening Participation in a North London University: a case study. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. 6 (1): 5-9
  • Cunningham. S, Copp G, Collins B, Bater M 2006 Exploration of student nurses initial experiences of caring for cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing 10: 59-67
  • Bell, C Cunningham S 2006 Evaluation of student experience on an overseas placement: students of Traditional Chinese Medicine on clinical placement at hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues. 7 (1): 59 - 66
  • Cunningham S. 2007 Engaging students to reflect on learning (first year experiences). Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference. Conference Proceedings.IUT
  • Cunningham, S. Plume, R. 2007 Engaging Employers with workbased learning: a case study from Environmental health. ASET Conference Proceedings. ASET.
  • Cunningham S& Parmar D 2008 An exploration of undergraduate students’ understanding of the link between teaching and research in health related. Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference Proceedings. IUT
  • Cunningham S 2009 Challenging the Challenged – Difficult learning situations in Sport. Improving University Teaching (IUT) International Conference Proceedings. IUT
  • Cunningham S 2011 Dysmenorrhoea and Acupuncture – What and why do nurses need to know? Nursing Standard 25 (44): 39-47
  • Cunningham S 2013 Teaching a diverse student body - - proposed tool for lecturers to self-evaluate their approach to inlcusive teaching. PESTLHE 8 (1): 3-27

Books:

Olsen,D. Giansgrasso A, Shrimpton D, Dillon, P & Cunningham. S 2010 Dosage Calculations for Nurses. Essex. Pearson Education

. Reviews:

  • Cunningham. S 2004 Book review: High Dependency nursing care: Observation, intervention and support. Edited by: Moore, T. Woodrow, P (2004) .London, Routledge. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues 5 (1): 35-36
  • Cunningham. S 2005 Book review: High Dependency nursing care: Observation, intervention and support. Edited by: Moore, T. Woodrow, P (2004) London, Routledge Nursing Standard
  • Cunningham. S 2006 Book review: Colorectal cancer. Edited by: Swan, E. (2005). 170 pages. London, Whurr. Nursing Standard 20 (17): 37
  • Cunningham. S 2006 The Royal Marsden Hospital Handbook of Cancer Chemotherapy. Edited by: Johnston, S. Ford, H Ross, P (2005) 530 pages. Elsiever Churchill Livingstone Publishers. Nursing Standard 20 (26): 26

Research Publications

Teaching a diverse student body – a proposed tool for lecturers to self-evaluate their approach to inclusive teaching

Cunningham, Sheila (2013) Teaching a diverse student body – a proposed tool for lecturers to self-evaluate their approach to inclusive teaching. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 8 (1). pp. 3-27. ISSN 1750-8428

Empowering bioscience students to develop employability skills through volunteering – voices of experience

Cunningham, Sheila and Tunch, Orkide and Gallacher, Deeba (2013) Empowering bioscience students to develop employability skills through volunteering – voices of experience. In: HEA STEM Annual Conference 2013, 16-17 April 2013, Birmingham. (Unpublished)

Widening participation in higher education: a case study and evaluation

Cunningham, Sheila (2011) Widening participation in higher education: a case study and evaluation. DProf thesis, Middlesex University.

Pre-registration nursing students’ experience of caring for cancer patients.

Cunningham, Sheila and Copp, Gina and Collins, Benadette and Bater, Mike (2006) Pre-registration nursing students’ experience of caring for cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (1). pp. 59-67. ISSN 1462-3889

Evaluation of student experience on an overseas placement: Students of Traditional Chinese Medicine on clinical placement at hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine.

Bell, Celia M. and Cunningham, Sheila (2006) Evaluation of student experience on an overseas placement: Students of Traditional Chinese Medicine on clinical placement at hospitals affiliated to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Journal of Health, Social and Environmental Issues, 7 (1). pp. 59-68. ISSN 1478-5692

Workbased leanring (IWBL) grant to develop onlien resources for employers to support placement students.

Higher Education Teaching Development Grant (2012): this project enabled a partnership apprach with students to explore volunteering as an avenue to empower biomedical students to develop employsbility skills. This resulted in setting up of a satellite society within Middlesex of a 'Marrow' group whereby students engage with peers and the public and community to raise awareness of, and recruit to, the bone marrow donor register. This has been hugely welcomed by students and influential in increasing the diversity of donors to the register which are sorely needed.

Administrative and professional duties/roles

  • Formerly: Placement learning developer
  • Widening participation outreach activities co-ordinator (health professions)
  • Clinical education liaison (Community Nursing)
  • Committee membership (various including Teaching Fellows, Validatiosn and Approvals, University Represetnative for Validations, Academic Integrity etc)

Reviewer and advisor to Nursing Standard, Cancer Nursing and Nursing Times journals

External examiner roles (nursing programmes) quailty assurance and enhancement role.

Member of London Higher Education Access Forum