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

About Me

My professional clinical background is as a nurse and I specialised in acute medicine and neurosurgery prior to working in Higher Education. My current role as the Director of Studies for Pre-qualifying Studies requires me to have a sound awareness of professional requirements, and to guide developments in provision, of the sixteen pre-qualifying programmes that the College provides. I am also an associate dean of the Academic Board (undergraduate students).This role requires my involvement with pan-university demands and strategic developments, with my particular portfolio including admissions and professional programmes.

My research interests relate to emergency medicine and the student experience. My teaching interests relate in particular to clinical decision making and acute medicine.

Areas of Expertise

  • ethnography
  • research ethics
  • My research interests relate to emergency medicine and the student experience


  1. & Iranian nurses perspectives on assessment of safe care: an exploratory study. Journal of Nursing Management, n/a-n/a.
  2. & The contribution of ethnography to understanding nursing work: a comparative review of three nursing ethnographies. Slovenian Nursing Review 48(1)
  3. & The Paramedic’s Guide to Research: An Introduction.. Maidenhead: Mc Graw Hill.
  4. & Emergency Nursing Made Incredibly Easy. London: Wolterwer/ Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  5. A community of practice: the nurses’ role on a medical assessment unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing 20(1-2), 247-254.

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

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

Administrative Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner, Leeds University

    2012 - Present