Liz Crighton

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer Childrens Nursing


Phone: 020 8417 5751

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


Liz Crighton is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing/Children's Nursing Team. Liz has worked in the Higher Education sector for several years coordinating programmes of learning for both pre and post-registration students.

Previous roles include Strategic Lead for Education at a Children's Hospice, Practice Educator at a specialist London Children's Hospital and Clinical Nurse Specialist. (Cystic Fibrosis)

Liz has an extensive range of clinical experience caring for children and young people with long-term and life limiting conditions across hospital, community and hospice settings.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Healthcare Education and Clinical Leadership
  • PgCert, PGCE Higher Education
  • PgCert, Systemic Family Therapy
  • Diploma, Infant Massage, Guild of infant and child massage

Professional experience

  • 2014 - 2017
    Practice Educator Children's Palliative Care, Great Ormond Street Hospital
  • 2011 - 2017
    Senior Lecturer, London South Bank University
  • 2005 - 2011
    Lead for Practice Education and Quality, The Shooting Star Children's Hospice
  • 1998 - 2005
    Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Nurse Specialist, Barts and The London NHS Trust

Professional registration and membership

  • Member, Together for Short Lives
  • Fellow, HEA
  • Member of Practice Education Forum, RCN

Research interests

Liz's key areas of research interest include children's palliative and end of life care education, clinical leadership and role transition; supporting students to manage the move from student to newly qualified nurse.