Dr Iris Gault

School: Nursing

Job Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 0208 417 5729

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


Iris joined Kingston & St George's in 1995 following a variety of roles in nursing practice and education with Belfast City Hospital, Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals and the Carshalton and Croydon College of Nursing.

She holds a BSc (Hons) in Social Sciences during which she evaluated mental health hospital day care, and an MSc in Sociology (Social Policy) in which she explored community psychiatric nursing attitudes to supervised discharge. She has also completed a PhD.

Iris is currently associate professor and team leader in Mental Health Nursing and year three lead for BSc Nursing (all fields). Her PhD and research interests are in mental health service user and carer perspectives on medication adherence.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Mental health service user and carer perspectives on medication adherence: a qualitative study,, St George's University of London
  • MSc, Sociology (Social Policy Branch), London Southbank University
  • PgDip, Education for Healthcare Professionals, London Southbank University
  • BSc(Hons), Social Sciences, London Southbank University
  • Registered Mental Nurse, , Guy's Hospital London
  • Registered General Nurse, , Belfast City Hospital

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
    Associate Professor , Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2011 - present
    Principal Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1995 - 2000
    Principal Lecturer / Academic Team Leader, Applied Social Sciences, Kingston University,
  • 1985 - 1999
    Community Psychiatric Nursing Sister, Guy's Hospital,
  • 1991 - 1995
    Nurse Teacher, Social Policy and Community Care, Carshalton and Croydon College of Nursing,
  • 1984 - 1985
    Deputy Sister, Speedwell Day Hospital / Guy's Hospital,
  • 1983 - 1984
    Staff Nurse, Acute Psychiatry, Guy's Hospital,
  • 1981 - 1982
    Staff Nurse, Recovery Unit, St Thomas' Hospital,
  • 1980 - 1981
    Staff Nurse, Surgery, Belfast City Hospital,

Professional registration and membership

  • Registrant, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Research interests

Service user and carer perspectives on medication adherence

Grants and funding

  • 2014 - 2015
    Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education
  • 2014 - 2015
    South West London Academic System


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Number of items: 3.


Gault, Iris, Gallagher, Ann and Chambers, Mary (2013) Perspectives on medicine adherence in service users and carers with experience of legally sanctioned detention and medication: a qualitative study. Patient Preference and Adherence, 7, pp. 787-799. ISSN (online) 1177-889X

Gault, Iris (2009) Service-user and carer perspectives on compliance and compulsory treatment in community mental health services. Health and Social Care in the Community, 17(5), pp. 504-513. ISSN (print) 0966-0410


Gault, Iris, Shapcott, Jean, Luthi, Armin, Reid, Graeme and Francois, Judith [Contributor] (2017) Communication in nursing and healthcare : a guide for compassionate practice. London, U.K. : Sage. 177p. ISBN 9781412962315

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