I am Deputy Dean, Research and Knowledge Exchange in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. I also have the honour of holding the awards of National Teaching Fellow and Principal Teaching Fellow. I endeavour to make it my mission to promote high quality innovative research and knowledge exchange across my Faculty and the university as a whole. I am passionate about inclusivity and consider this the bedrock of everything I do.
DProf, MSc, BSc (Hons), PGDip Ed, RN, OncNCert, RNT, PFHEA, NTF.
English, Italian (to B2/C1)
Teaching includes undergraduate nursing and various professional courses. I lead exchanges in nursing to partner Europen countries.
Teaching subjects include:
Middlesex University Teaching Fellowship (Teaching Excellence) 2004
Middlesex University Senior Teaching Fellowship (Teaching Excellence) 2011
AdvanceHE Principal Fellow 2016
AdvanceHE National Teaching Fellow 2021
Editor of Middlesex Teaching Fellows newsletter: INSPIRE
Equality, diversity and inclusivity.
Experiential learning, placement learning environments
Pedagogy and student journey
European nursing exchange experiences
Cunningham. S Cooper. N 2021 Diversity and The international curriculum —A neglected element in global undergraduate healthcare programmes. Paper. Annual Learning and Teaching Conference. Middlesex University. London.
Cunningham. S 2020 HEALint: Output 2 – development and testing. Nurse education in Practice/Nurse Education Today (NET/NEP) International. Siges. Spain Postponed until 2021..PAPER POSTPONED until 2022
Cunningham S 2019 Transitions – experiences of first years professional students into higher education. Mulhem and der Ruhr, Germany. Paper. Improving University Teaching. International Conference.
Cunningham S 2018 HEALINt: Clinical Practice Audit. Malta. Paper. FINE (Federation of International Nurse Educators) International Conference.
Cunningham S 2017 World Nursing Conference (5th Annual). Singapore Paper: An exploration into preregistration student nurses experiences of caring for cancer patients - ten years on.
Cunningham S 2016a Middlesex University: Poster. A global learning experience – Narratives of European immersive clinical nursing exchanges. Is it worth it?
Cunningham S, Brown K Wilkinson K, Wilson J, & Ward J 2016b. Nurse Education Tomorrow. Cambridge. November. Poster. APPartunity or APPain – a learning discussion using dialogue sheets. Cunningham S 2015a RCN Education Conference. Nottingham. Paper: Reflections on European nursing Exchanges
Cunningham. S. Morley. D 2021 Global Partnerships in Nurse Education. Nurse Education in Practice (in press due May 2021).
Cunningham. S. 2020 Challenges of outward facing mobility opportunities for nursing students: pre and peri-covid-19. EURAS Journal of Health. 1(1): [online] https://ejoh.euras-edu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/8.-Makale-7-Brief-Report.pdf Retrieved 18/02/21
Cunningham. S. 2019 Workbased Research: Properties, Methodologies and Outcomes. The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research Vol. 20 (Special edition).
Hall, C. Cunningham. S., Knight, A. 2019 Nursing Education - From Vision to Action in Changing World. Journal of Research in Nursing 24 (3-4): 265-270 https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987119844077
Cunningham. S. 2017 Workbased research in action: Nursing. The Japanese Journal of Nursing Research. 5 (6): 547- 560
Cunningham. S. 2017 Evaluating of a Nursing Erasmus Exchange: reflections on the use and value of Nominal Group Technique for evaluation. Nurse Education in Practice 26: 68-73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2017.07.002
Gibbs, P., Cartney, P., Wilkinson, K., Parkinson, J., Cunningham, S., James-Reynolds, C., Zoubir, T., Brown, V., Barter, P., Sumner, P., MacDonald, A., Dayananda, A., Pitt, A. 2016. Literature review on the use of action research in higher education. Education Action Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/09650792.2015.1124046
Cunningham S 2014 A global learning experience – Narratives of European immersive clinical nursing exchanges. The IAFOR Journal of Education – Conference proceedings (3) 3 347-360
Cunningham S, Gallacher D 2013 Learning beyond the classroom: biomedical science students’ narratives of volunteering and developing employability skills. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education 6: November. [online: http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk/ojs/index.php?journal=jldhe&page=article&op=view&path%5B%5D=217&path%5B%5D=141]
Cunningham S 2013 Empowering Bioscience students to develop Employability skills through Volunteering – Narrative Voices of Partnership. HEA Conference proceedings. (July 2013)
Cunningham S 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 (PESTLHE) 7 (2): 3-27
Moore. T & Cunningham. S 2021 Nursing Skills in Cardiorespiratory Assessment and Monitoring. London. Routledge.
Moore. T & Cunningham. S 2021 Nursing Skills in Control and Coordination. London. Routledge.
Cunningham S & Moore. T. 2021 Nursing Skills in Mobility and movement. London. Routledge
Brown. V & Cunningham S 2020 Pedagogy for Nursing: Challenging Traditional Theories IN S. Cunningham (Editor) Dimensions of Nurse Education. London. Springer (e-book) Chapter 1.
Cunningham S 2020 Clinical Learning Environments IN S. Cunningham (Editor) Dimensions of Nurse Education. London. Springer (e-book) Chapter 3.
Cunningham S & Lambert. N. Inclusive Learning, Diversity and Nurse Education IN S. Cunningham (Editor) Dimensions of Nurse Education. London. Springer (e-book) Chapter 5.
Moore. T & Cunningham. S 2020 Nursing Skills in Professional and Practice Contexts. London. Routledge.
Cunningham S & Moore. T. 2020 Nursing Skills in Nutrition, Elimination and Hydration. London. Routledge
Cunningham S & Moore. T. 2020 Nursing Skills in Safety and Protection. London. Routledge
Moore. T & Cunningham. S 2016 Clinical Skills for Nursing Practice. London. Routledge.
Olsen,D. Giansgrasso A, Shrimpton D, Dillon, P & Cunningham. S 2010 Dosage Calculations for Nurses. Essex. Pearson Education.
Cunningham, S. Wilson. K. Cooper. N. Feliciano, S. Granfors, P. Grochowska, A. Hall, C, Hannula, E. Higgins, C. Jalonen, J. Kolpa, M. Lillo-Crespo, M. Markkanen, M. Pérez-Marco, A. Riquelme, J. Ritchie, D. Stefanowicz-Kocol, A. Tuoriniemi, S. 2020 HEALINTProtocol-Requirements for traineeships' placements in the healthcare sector: – IO2: Development of the HEALINT Audit Questionnaire tool. Creative Commons License. HEALInt. [online: www.healint.eu ]
Camilleri, A. Cunningham, S. Feliciano, S. Granfors, P. Grochowska, A. Hall, C, Hannula, E. Higgins, C. Jalonen, J. Kolpa, M. Lillo-Crespo, M. Markkanen, M. Moore, T. Pérez-Marco, A. Riquelme, J. Ritchie, D. Stefanowicz-Kocol, A. Tuoriniemi, S. Wilson, K. (HEALInt Consortium). 2019. HEALINTProtocol-Requirements for traineeships' placements in the healthcare sector: IO1: Development of the HEALINT Protocol. Creative Commons License. HEALInt. [online: www.healint.eu ]
Cunningham, Sheila and Hodge, Pam and Cooper, Nora (2023) GNurseSIM intercultural simulation for caring for elderly patients: Reflections on co-creation of artefacts. Science Talks , 5 . ISSN 2772-5693
Cunningham, Sheila and Partanen, Anna-Kaisa (2023) Exploring British and Finnish preregistration nursing students’ experiences of learning emergency and acute care nursing through a collaborative online international (COIL) classroom. Advances in Online Education: A Peer-Reviewed Journal , 1 (2). pp. 108-120.
Morley, Dawn and Cunningham, Sheila (2021) The international focus—a neglected curriculum in global undergraduate nursing. Nurse Education in Practice , 54 . ISSN 1471-5953
Morley, Dawn and Cunningham, Sheila (2021) Global partnerships in nursing - a qualitative study in lessons for success. Nurse Education in Practice , 54 . ISSN 1471-5953
Moore, Tina and Cunningham, Sheila (2021) Nursing skills in control and coordination. Skills in Nursing Practice . Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138479364
KT Incentives (Health and Education School) £2,000 Project lead: Student Nurses Experiences of Caring for Cancer Patients - what has changed in ten years? (2016 - 2017)
Transitions – first year experiences of professional practice students to higher education. Research across Nursing, Mental health, and Education. (£10K). 2019-2020
Erasmus+ KA202 Project (Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training): Supporting Internationalisation of Traineeships in the Healthcare Sector. Euro410,000 (£93,000 to Middlesex University). 2017-2020
Erasmus+ KA202 Project (Strategic Partnerships for vocational education and training): Assuring Quality Health Care Traineeships for Medical and Professionals Allied to Medicine through embedding and exploiting tools across Higher Education (HEALINT4ALL). Euro390,000 (E48,890.00 to Middlesex University). 2020-2023
Erasmus+ project KA226 (Partnerships for Digital Education Readiness) Improving Geriatric Patient Satisfaction: Development of a High-Fidelity E-learning Simulation Course to Develop Intercultural Skills in Geriatric Patient Care. (Funds TBC) 2021-2024
Administrative and professional duties/roles
Reviewer and advisor to Nurse Education Today, Nurse Education in Practice, Frontiers in Health, Nursing Standard, Cancer Nursing and Nursing Times journals
External examiner roles (nursing programmes) quailty assurance and enhancement role
Member of NTF & PFHEA fora, BINE, FINE-UK. RAISE INclusivity Group.
Governor (academic committee) Capel Manor FE College