Our Staff

Staff A-Z

Associate Dean, International

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.

Lecturer Adult Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Jacqueline has been a registered nurse since 1987 and has gained varied clinical experience in cardiology, intensive care, medical, surgical, gastroenterology, school nursing and care of the older person.

Assistant Head of Department
Department of Nursing and Community Health

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 and Department Disability Coordinator
Department of Nursing and Community Health

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
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.

Senior Lecturer Learning Disability
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 and academic leadership.

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.

Head of Department, 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.

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.

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, 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.

Senior Research Fellow
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 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.

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.

Head of Department of Nursing & Community Health
Department of Nursing and Community Health

Dr Jacqueline McCallum is the Acting Head of Department in the School of Health and Life Sciences within the department of Nursing and Community Health. Jacqueline has worked in education since 2000 and joined GCU in 2005.

Lecturer

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.

Lecturer Midwifery & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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).

Lecturer in Podiatry

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.

Programme Lead MSc. Health & Social Care
Department of Nursing and Community Health

I originally gained qualifications in general nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and was employed in clinical practice in these areas until 2001.

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 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

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 Adult Nursing, 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 Podiatry

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.

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology

Karen has a background in Psychology but has worked in a number of roles at GCU since beginning her career in 1996 as a psychology lecture for nurses.

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
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.