Our Staff

Staff A-Z

Senior Lecturer, Health and Community Sciences

I am a Senior Lecturer (Nursing) in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University with a role focus on Learning and Teaching.

Senior Lecturer and Professional Doctoral Student

Sharron graduated from the Oswestry and North Staffordshire School of Physiotherapy in 1993. She undertook her basic rotations at the University of North Staffordshire before moving to spend two years at the Royal Brompton Hospital.

Senior Lecturer

Ian Brodie qualified from Edinburgh University as a social worker in 1975 and for the next 10 years was an area team social worker in Muirhouse, Edinburgh and then a children and families social worker with Quarriers.

Lecturer (PT) in Physiology

Ann graduated in Pharmacology from Glasgow University in 1978 and subsequently undertook a PhD at Robert Gordon’s University (Institute of Technology as it was then) working with Dr Keith Kendle on neuroendocrine control of the female reproductive cycle.

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Des became a Registered Nurse too many years ago to remember and worked in a variety of clinical settings within general and psychiatric hospitals.

Lecturer (Adult Nursing) / Academic Disability Coordinator

Since 2009 AnneMarie Craig has been a lecturer in Adult Nursing and is currently the Academic Disability Coordinator within the Department of Nursing and Community Health.

Lecturer, Psychology

Phil Dalgarno is a lecturer in Mental Health Psychology with a particular interest in altered states of consciousness and both the positive and negative aspects of psychoactive substance use.

Assistant Head of Department, Nursing and Community Health

Chris is a nurse who has worked in a variety of settings with people with learning disabilities, and has extensive experience of teaching in higher education, curriculum development and academic leadership.


Roana completed Occupational Therapy training in 1987 and has worked in a variety of clinical posts in paediatrics, infectious diseases and forensic psychiatry prior to commencing work at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2001.

Research Fellow

Sylvia is a Research Fellow in the School of Health and Life Sciences with a background in managing trials in the area of Women's Health, in particular Pelvic Organ Prolapse, and Stroke.

Senior Lecturer in Physiology and Pharmacology

Dr Sharron Dolan graduated with a BSc (hons) in Developmental Biology from the University of Glasgow in 1989 and subsequently undertook a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Stirling with Dr Peter Cahusac.

Professor (Ocular Pharmacology and Physiology)

Professor Doughty came to Vision Sciences at GCU in 1995 after having both taught in Optometry at the University of Waterloo (Canada) for many years as well as holding several research positions across the United States in the preceding decade.

PhD Research Student

Brian Gallagher is a PhD research student based within GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences. His research involves exploring the interconnections between fatherhood, masculinities and alcohol use.

Diagnostic Imaging Lecturer

Elaine graduated with a BSc in Diagnostic Radiography from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh in 1998 and gained a variety of clinical experience as a Radiographer before specialising in Obstetric Ultrasound.

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Andy Gibbs is a European Higher Education Expert and former UK Bologna Expert with wide ranging involvement in supporting European Higher Education Reforms in the UK and beyond.

Lecturer of Social Work

Simon's interests are crime and Criminal Justice, the rehabilitation and reintegration of Criminal Justice service users, risk assessment and risk management of high risk service users, working with service users who sexually offend and public protection.

Senior Lecturer, Registered Optometrist

Gael’s research interests include aspects of visual perception in typical and atypical visual development, texture and pattern perception and the effect of migraine headache on visual performance.

Research Assistant

Kirstin completed a Bachelor of Science degree at Warwick University in Biological Sciences, before completing post-graduate studies in Occupational Therapy at The London Hospital School of Medicine.

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

I am a senior lecturer (Children’s Nursing) in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. My role focus is on teaching within the undergraduate Bachelor of Nursing Programme and MSc Advanced practice.

Researcher 1A, Psychology

Sarah completed her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Criminology and Social Research at Northumbria University (2000-2005), and worked as a researcher and analyst for the Home Office Drug Interventions Programme (2003-2007).

Professor, Registered Optometrist

Gunter is a qualified Optometrist and currently the Programme Lead for the Undergraduate Optometry Programme. He researches various aspects of visual perception in normal and clinical populations.

Senior Research Fellow in Public Health

Karen is a Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, and medical sociologist, in the School of Health & Life Sciences/Institute for Applied Health Research at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Lecturer in Applied Health Psychology

Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman holds a BSc (Hons) Social Psychology from the University of Ulster, a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Care Ethics and Law from the University of Manchester, and a PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Ulster.


Tom McCarron is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy having worked as a clinician within the NHS and private practice specialising in the assessment and treatment of neuromusculoskeletal conditions.


Sheila McCluskey is a lecturer in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. She is a nurse and midwife with a special interest in multidisciplinary working as well as midwifery and neonatal care.


Scott McDonald joined Glasgow Caledonian University in May 2013 as an epidemiologist/biostatistician in the blood borne virus research team, working primarily on hepatitis C and statistical and modelling methodology.

Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

I am a recovery oriented mental health nurse with a passion for education and supporting people with mental health problems. Since 1985 I have worked in a range of mental health services before joining GCU in 2005.

Research Student (VIS)/Orthoptic Demonstrator

Rachel obtained her Diploma in British Orthoptics from The Queens College, Glasgow in 1992. She has a BSc (Hons) in Health Studies from Glasgow Caledonian University and a Masters in Health Studies obtained in 2005.

Lecturer, Radiotherapy and Oncology

Janice is a lecturer in Radiotherapy and Oncology, having graduated with an MSc in Radiation Oncology from GCU in 2009. Janice leads many profession specific modules and teaches into other programmes.

Clinical Academic: Physiotherapist

Emma-Jane specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy after graduating from Manchester University in 2002. She went on to work initially in the NHS and then full time in professional sport, including International level Tennis, Rugby, Hockey and Netball.

Studies of neuromuscular physiology in humans - A study of the effects of non noxious cutaneous stimulation, such as brushing, on muscle tone, in neurologically normal subjects (with Dr L. Wood).

Lecturer Diagnostic Imaging

Lorna Nimmo is Programme Lead for the MSc Diagnostic Imaging Programme and a lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU).


María Núñez is a developmental psychologist with research interests in early socio-cognitive development, autism, preverbal communication in children with sensory impairments and developmental cognitive neuroscience.

Research Student

Beverley is a PhD research student who is currently conducting research into associations between biomechanical and activity-based parameters and forefoot ulceration in individuals with diabetes and neuropathy.


My background includes a doctorate in physics (thesis title: "Frozen and broken color: A matrix Schroedinger equation in the semiclassical limit") and postdocs in neurobiology and psychophysics.

Associate Lecturer and Placement Tutor

Fani is a Chartered and HCPC Registered Counselling Psychologist. She works part-time for GCU as an Associate Lecturer and Placement Tutor for the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (D.Psych).

Senior Lecturer, Nursing

Theresa is a nurse who has worked in Intensive Care Units in Hospitals in the South West of England. She also has extensive experience of teaching in Scottish and English universities, curriculum development and academic leadership.


Agnes is a Lecturer within the Department of Nursing and Community Health at GCU. Her teaching role includes Teaching and Assessment at Undergraduate, Graduate and Postgraduate Level in Nursing.

Programme Administrator, School of Health and Life Sciences
Research Student, School of Health & Life Sciences

PhD working title: Epidemiological study of the association between alcohol consumption and liver disease among persons with chronic hepatitis C virus infection in the UK
Supervisors: Professor Sharon Hutchinson, Professor David Goldberg, Dr Carol Emslie

Lecturer, Registered Optometrist

Dirk’s current research interests include changes in the quality of the retinal image before and after the onset of myopia, size and blur perception in different refractive groups.

PhD Research Student, Active Living Research Group

Qualified as a physiotherapist in 2010, Ceri's PhD research involves the characterisation of free-living physical activity patterns in school children and the validation of a new activity monitor in measuring physical activity in adults and children.

Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology

My areas of expertise, in pharmacology, vascular biology and haemostasis, underlie my teaching which include general pharmacology, vascular pharmacology, the pathophysiology and pharmacological management of myocardial infarction and heart failure.

Lecturer in Social Work

Lynn Sheridan worked in social work for several years before taking up a teaching role at GCU. This work included child care/protection social work, management of staff in the residential sector and childcare social work in both England and Scotland.


Wendy joined the Podiatry teaching team at Glasgow Caledonian University in 2008. Prior to this she worked as a clinician in the NHS and was responsible for developing the service provision for a range of high risk patient groups.

Lecturer, Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Janice received her PhD from the Open University while working as a clinical scientist at the Central Public Health Laboratory, Colindale, London (now part of Public Health England) investigating the pathogenicity of enteroaggregative E. coli (EAEC).

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology

I am a Senior lecturer and Microbiologist in the Department of Biological Sciences. I have particular interests in bacterial pathogenicity (C. difficile; L. monocytogenes) and also in biofuel production, particularly anaerobic digestion of seaweeds.

PhD Student

PhD working title: The acceptability and feasibility of a parenting intervention for female offenders who have a history of substance misuse.
Supervisors: Dr Kerri McPherson, Professor Liz Gilchrist & Dr Carol Emslie

Senior Lecturer in Physiology

I graduated in Physiology from Glasgow University in 1981 and subsequently undertook a PhD in Physiology at Glasgow working with Bill Ferrell on pressure-volume relationships in joints and their effects on the discharge of articular mechanoreceptors.