Mrs Neesha Oozageer Gunowa

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8417 5296

Location: Kingston Hill Campus


Neesha is a senior lecturer and lead for the diabetes workforce development programme within St. Georges, University of London. She is also a qualified district nurse who has worked in a variety of roles within community nursing.

Neesha is undertaking her PhD at Oxford Brookes University which is part of OxINAHR and the Oxford Pressure Ulcer Project. Her research interests include community practice; community simulations; community nursing; district nursing; diabetes management in the community and patient safety particularly pressure injury management.

Neesha received, along with her colleagues, the Student Nursing Times Award - Teaching Innovation of the Year for setting up and running community nursing simulations within Kingston St George's.

Neesha is also a Queens' nurse and external examiner at Brighton University for the district nurse and practice nurse post-registration course.

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

Research interests

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

Grants and funding

  • 2016
    Nigel Groome Studentship - Oxford Brookes University


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