Mrs Cynthia Davis

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer - Mentorship & Practice Education


Phone: 0208 725 2287

Location: St Georges Campus, Hunter Wing, 6th Floor, St Georges, University of London, SW17 0RE


Cynthia qualified as a registered general nurse and a midwife after completing a training programme of three years and one year respectively at Bradford School of Nursing/Midwifery. She practiced midwifery for ten years and then returned to general nursing, where she specialised in the care of older people, becoming a senior ward sister.

Cynthia has spent 13 years in nurse management and senior leadership positions, during which time she rose to the position of Deputy Director of Nursing of Croydon Health Services. In this role Cynthia had the opportunity to become a participant of the prestigious NHS London Aspiring Nurse Director Programme in 2009 and was then successful in becoming Interim Director of Nursing for a year. Other career achievements include presenting her staff Attitude, Behaviour and Communication (ABC) Standard at the then London Standing Conference. The standard was implemented by numerous organisations in London and further afield. It remains in use in Croydon.

Cynthia joined the School of Nursing in August 2014. Her main subjects are mentorship and practice education, modules which are delivered to post-registration nurses. She also has full involvement in the pre-registration programme, where amongst other duties, she has responsibility for a personal tutor group. Notable achievements in the last year include supporting staff, student and partners with applications to the Student Nursing Times Awards 2015 resulting in the most successful year, to date.

Other professional activities include sitting as a Council member for the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Board Chair of RCN London Region, a member of the Chief Nursing Officer BME Advisory Group

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Leadership & Management in Health, Kingston Business School
  • BSc(Hons), Healthcare Practice, Kingston & St George's University
  • Registered General Nurse, Nursing, Nursing & Midwifery Council

Professional experience

  • 2013 - 2014
    Professional Advisor, Royal College of Nursing, London region
  • 1995 - 2014
    Staff nurse to Deputy Director of Nursing, Croydon Health Services
  • 1991 - 1995
    Senior Staff Nurse, Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals

Professional registration and membership

  • Member, Chief Nursing Officer BME Advisory Group
  • Member, RCN Executive Nurse Network
  • Member, Royal College of Nursing
  • RCN London Region Board Member, RCN (London Region)
  • Associate Fellow, Higher Education Academy
  • Board Chair, Royal College of Nursing London Region
  • Council Member RCN & Board Chair RCN London, Royal College of Nursing

Research interests

Mentorship and practice education
Clinical supervision
Personal and professional development of students
Supporting and developing clinical staff in practice
Leadership & management in nursing
Promoting equality of opportunity
Quality of care
Safe staffing