Dr Pauline Griffiths
Honorary Associate Professor
College of Human and Health Sciences
Telephone: (01792) 513521

My professional clinical background is as a nurse and I specialised in acute medicine and neurosurgery prior to working in Higher Education. I am now an honorary associate professor having retired in 2015. I continue to publish and engage in other scholarly activities. My research interests relate to emergency medicine, adverse drug events, transformational leadership, and the student experience.


  1. & Iranian nurses perspectives on assessment of safe care: an exploratory study. Journal of Nursing Management 24, 417-426.
  2. & Transformational leadership in nursing and medication safety education: a discussion paper. Journal of Nursing Management 24(7), 970-980.
  3. & Adverse Drug Reactions, Nursing and Policy: A Narrative Review. Annals of Nursing and Practice 3(3), 1050
  4. & The assessment of safe nursing care: development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Nursing Management 25(1), 22-36.
  5. & The contribution of ethnography to understanding nursing work: a comparative review of three nursing ethnographies. Slovenian Nursing Review 48(1), 12-20.

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  • 'A grounded theory exploration of mentors'''' experience of assessing nursing students on the borderline of achievement of practice competence' (awarded 2016)

    Student name:
    Other supervisor: Dr Michael Coffey
    Other supervisor: Dr Pauline Griffiths

Administrative Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner, Leeds University

    2012 - Present