Mrs Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8417 5296

Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


Neesha Oozageer Gunowa is a Senior Lecturer of Community Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at the Kingston University and St. George's, University of London.

After initial qualification as a registered nurse, Neesha moved into Community Nursing qualifying as a District Nurse.

Her career progressed within this field securing posts as a qualified District Nurse and Associate Matron with a large South London integrated Trust before commencing at Kingston University in 2014.

Neesha's interests are predominantly Community Nursing and has won along with her colleagues the Student Nursing Times Award-Teaching Innovation of the Year for setting up and running Community Nursing Simulation at Kingston University. Neesha also leads the diabetes workforce development programme at St. Georges, University of London.

Neesha is senior lecturer on both pre-registration and post-registration nursing courses, she draws on her extensive experience in District Nursing to teach both theoretical components and a breadth of clinical skills. She is a qualified Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber (V150) and shares this experience to support teaching within this area.

She is currently undertaking her PhD at Oxford Brookes University which is part of OxINMAHR and the Oxford Pressure Ulcer Project. Her doctorate explores Pressure Injuries and nurse education and her other research interests include community practice: community simulations; community nursing; district nursing; diabetes management in the community and patient safety.

Neesha is also a Queens' nurse and external examiner at Brighton University.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Certificate of, Diabetes, University of Warwick
  • BSc, Nursing Studies (Adult), University of Surrey
  • MSc, Primary Care (District Nursing), London South Bank University
  • PG Cert Practice Education, London South Bank University

Professional experience

  • 2016 - present
    Doctoral Researcher - Clinical PhD (Nursing), Oxford Brookes University
  • 2014 - 2015
    Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2013 - 2014
    Associate Matron, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • 2011 - 2013
    District Nurse, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
  • 2005 - 2011
    Various Nursing Posts,

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • District Nurse, - Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Nurse Prescriber , - Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • NMC Teacher, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Fellow, The Higher Education Academy
  • Queen's Nurse, QNI
  • Senior Fellow, The Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Community practice: community simulations; community nursing; district nursing; diabetes management in the community; pressure injury management and multidisciplinary working.

Grants and funding

  • 2017
    Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship
  • 2016
    Nigel Groome Studentship - Oxford Brookes University


External Examiner - Brighton University (2015)
Reviewer for Primary Health Care (RCNi)