Our Staff

Staff A-Z

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Alison currently works as an Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist in the Physically Disabled Rehabilitation Unit, which is the regional specialist neurorehabilitation centre in Greater Glasgow & Clyde.

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

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 in Radiotherapy
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

Louise qualified as a therapeutic radiographer in 1999 and worked clinically for ten years in large cancer centres in Scotland.

Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

Karen joined the Diagnostic Imaging team from an NHS background, having worked in Greater Glasgow and Clyde as a clinician for many years. Her main interest is in image interpretation having qualified as a reporting radiographer in 2008.

Researcher 1B

Naomi Clark is a researcher in the School of Health and Life Sciences, working on the CSO and Stroke Association funded HEADS: UP project. Naomi graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2017 with a BSc Hons in Psychology.

Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Miss Jayne Coleman is an Academic Physiotherapist, who has spent the last 4 years within Higher Education supporting future generations of Physiotherapy students to achieve their career aspirations.

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Fiona joined the Occupational Therapy team at GCU as a lecturer in 2014. Within the Department of Occupational Therapy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics Fiona is the Common Good lead and Academic Disability Coordinator.

Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Marian is a Lecturer in Human Nutrition & Dietetics and Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition & Dietetics programme. She is a Registered Dietitian, has a MSc in Allergy and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lecturer in Psychology
Department of 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.

Deputy Head of Department
Department of 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, academic leadership and PhD supervision.

Senior Lecturer, Registered Optometrist
Department of Vision Sciences

Mhairi is a Senior Lecturer in Vision Sciences and a practising optometrist, providing services to NHS and private patients through Glasgow Caledonian University's (GCU) Eye Clinic.

Lecturer in Pharmacology
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Yvonne Dempsie graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Pharmacology from the University of Glasgow in 1998 and subsequently undertook a PhD at the University of Nottingham.

Research Fellow
NMAHP

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.

Head of Department and Reader
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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.

PhD Research Student (p/t) (Health Economics)
Yunus Centre

Linda recently completed a PhD in Health Economics under the supervision of Dr Gordon Hendry and Professor Helen Mason exploring the measurement of health outcomes for economic evaluation of conservative treatment for foot pain.

Lecturer in Diagnostic Imaging/Prog Lead MSc Medical Ultrasound
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

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, Registered Optometrist
Department of Vision Sciences

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.

Lecturer in Physiology‌
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Sadie's background is in Clinical Biochemistry and Endocrinology having worked for 17 years in the Laboratory Service at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

Reader and Postgraduate Research Tutor
Department of Vision Sciences

Lyle Gray graduated from Glasgow College, the forerunner institution of Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) in 1989.

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Emma joined Glasgow Caledonian University in 2015 as a lecturer in occupational therapy. Emma is the Learning Teaching Advisor for the Department of Occupational Therapy, Human Nutrition and Dietetics.

Senior Research Fellow in Podiatry
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

Gordon Hendry joined GCU as a lecturer in Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation in February 2013, following a two year spell as a Lecturer in Podiatric Medicine at the University of Western Sydney.

Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Department of Nursing and Community Health

I am a mental health nurse with 20 years’ experience of working in a variety of clinical settings including acute in-patients and adult community mental health teams.

Lecturer in Vision Sciences
Department of Vision Sciences

I am a Lecturer in the School of Health and Life Sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University. I am an active member of the Visual Neuroscience Research Group at the Institute of Applied Health Research.

Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

I am the Programme Leader for the IBMS accredited MSc in Biomedical Science and depute Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons) accredited degree in Biomedical Science

Lecturer in Vision Sciences
Department of Vision Sciences

Graeme is a Lecturer in Vision Sciences and a practising optometrist, providing services to NHS and private patients through Glasgow Caledonian University’s Eye Clinic.

Research Fellow
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Dr Fiona Kerr is a Research Fellow and Principal Investigator in the Department of Biological & Biomedical Sciences at GCU, with a focus on studying the molecular links between ageing and Alzheimer’s disease.

Lecturer in Dietetics
Department of Occupational Therapy and Human Nutrition and Dietetics

Since 2007 Emma has been a lecturer in Nutrition & Dietetics with expertise in clinical Dietetics, Health Promotion and school aged children, anthropometry and energy expenditure.

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine

Dougie Lauchlan is currently the Subject Lead for Physiotherapy and is a member of the Departmental Management Group within the Department of Psychology & Allied Health Sciences.

Programme Lead, Operating Department Practice
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Claire trained as a Registered Nurse at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London, qualifying in 1986, and has worked in perioperative practice in a variety of hospitals in Scotland and England since then.

Head of Department
Department of Vision Sciences

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.

Reader
Department of Nursing and Community 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 Child Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Fiona is a Lecturer within the Department of Nursing and Community Health at GCU. Her teaching role includes Teaching and Assessment in the Undergraduate Child Health Nursing.

Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Psychology
Department of 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.

Lecturer in Midwifery and Adult Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health

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.

Lecturer Mental Health

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.

Lecturer in Learning Disability Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Isla is a PhD student at GCU, currently employed by NHS GG&C and seconded to GCU for three years in Clinical Academic Learning Disability Nursing.

Assistant Head Learning Teaching & Quality

Claire began the role of Assistant Head Learning Teaching and Quality for the School of Health & Life Sciences in November 2019, part of which includes leading the School’s Learning Development Centre team.

Lecturer in Social Work
Department of Social Work

Prior to becoming a lecturer at GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences, David held a variety of posts in Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, working mainly with young people and their families.

Senior Lecturer Specialist Heart Failure Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health

The Caring Together Programme is a partnership between the British Heart Foundation, Marie Curie Cancer Care, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Lecturer and Clinical Academic in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy and Paramedicine

Emma-Jane specialised in musculoskeletal physiotherapy after graduating from Manchester University in 2002. Her teaching is mainly on the Neuromusculoskeletal modules of the MSc and Doctorate (pre-registration) programme.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

I have been at Glasgow Caledonian since 1995 having moved from Glasgow University where I did my PhD and 5 years as a post doctoral researcher.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Valerie worked as a registered nurse and Emergency Nurse Practitioner with the Emergency Department at Glasgow Royal Infirmary until joining GCU in 2002.

Lecturer
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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).

Biomedical Science Placement Officer
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

I graduated from the University of Glasgow with an Honours degree in Immunology after which I began a Trainee Biomedical Scientist position in Pathology at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.

Associate Lecturer and Placement Tutor
Department of Psychology

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).

Research Fellow in Podiatry
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

Aimie Patience joined Glasgow Caledonian University in October 2017 as a Research Associate on the Gait Rehabilitation in Early rheumatoid Arthritis Trial (GREAT) led by Professor Martijn Steultjens and Dr Gordon Hendry.

Lecturer in Podiatry
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

Danny’s background is in physics and electronics. Danny has worked with a number of Allied Health Professional and clinical staff for many years developing instrumentation and measurement techniques.

Lecturer in Nursing Studies
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Sarah qualified as registered nurse in 1991 from Forth Valley College of Nursing and Midwifery and has worked within a variety of orthopaedic settings.

Deputy Head of Department/Senior Lecturer
Department of Nursing and Community Health

I started off my career as an adult nurse. I also hold qualifications as a midwife and completed the certificate in neonatal intensive care.

Research Student
Department of Nursing and Community Health

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
Department of Vision Sciences

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.

Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
Department of Physiotherapy & Paramedicine

Dr Shiv Shanmugam's specialisms are in upper limb function in neurological patients, physical activity and health, and education: enhancing student learning, teaching, assessment and feedback.

Lecturer in Social Work
Department of 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.

Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Simulation Coordinator
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Liz joined GCU in September 2003 from the NHS, having worked in Acute Medicine and Coronary Care and laterally, as a Resuscitation Officer.

Lecturer in Psychology
Department of Psychology

Jan is a Practitioner Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and is a Chartered Health Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Lecturer in Podiatry
Department of Podiatry and Radiography

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
Department of Biological and 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).

Research Project Manager
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Sally Stewart is the Research Project Manager. She manages the Evaluation of Cost of Nosocomial Infection (ECONI) project and is an active member of the Safeguarding Health through Infection Prevention (SHIP) team.

PhD student

Jethro is a PhD student under the SHIP research group in the School of Health and Life Sciences (SHLS)

Senior Lecturer in Microbiology
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

I graduated in Applied Biosciences with specialism in Microbiology from Glasgow Caledonian University in 2000 and subsequently undertook a PhD in Microbiology at GCU working with Dr Alastair Sutherland on Bacillus cereus emetic toxin.

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

Lecturer in Occupational Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy, and Human Nutrition & Dietetics

Anita joined the teaching team from a varied background in occupational therapy, having worked in policy and leadership roles, as well as lecturing in occupational therapy in both Australia and the UK.

Senior Lecturer in Physiology
Department of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

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.