Ms Elisabeth Podsiadly

Ms Elisabeth (Betty) Podsiadly

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer


Phone: 020 8725 2255

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


Elisabeth joined Kingston & St George's in 1992, following roles in neonatal care and teaching in the UK and Canada.

She is currently a pathway leader for the Family and Public Health CPPD programme and module leader for various CPPD neonatal nursing modules (Applied Neonatal Pathophysiology, Foundations of Neonatal Special Care, Care of the Baby Requiring High Dependency, Care of the Baby Requiring Intensive Care) and co-module leader for Examination of the Newborn.

Elisabeth is involved in the development, implementation and quality monitoring of the curriculum, providing neonatal input into pre-registration children's nursing, midwifery and paramedic programmes. She is also a personal tutor to neonatal nursing students.

Externally, Elisabeth is a member of the Newborn Services Care Group at St George's Hospital NHS Trust and of the Pan-London PICU/NICU Working Group.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Social Research, University of Surrey
  • PGCEA (Health Professionals), University of Greenwich
  • City & Guilds 730, Nescot
  • Registered Nurse, NMC, UK
  • Certificate in Advanced Perinatal Nursing , University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Certificate in Neonatal Nursing, Fanshawe College, Ontario, Canada
  • BSc, Nursing, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Professional experience

  • 2015 - present
    External Examiner for Neonatal and Paediatric High Dependency Modules, Oxford Brookes University
  • 1992 - present
    Senior Lecturer, Kingston University and St. George's, University of London
  • 2001 - 2006
    External Examiner, CPD Child Pathway Neonatal Programmes, Thames Valley University,
  • 1985 - 1992
    Neonatal Clinical Teacher, St. George's Hospital District School of Midwifery
  • 1984 - 1985
    Neonatal Sister, Neonatal Unit, St. George's Hospital, London
  • 1983 - 1985
    Neonatal Staff Nurse, Neonatal Unit, University College Hospital, London
  • 1980 - 1983
    Neonatal Staff Nurse, NICU, St. Joseph's Hospital, Ontario, Canada

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered General Nurse, Nursing and Midwifery Council

Research interests

Neonatal Care; Role and support of parents; Breastfeeding the pre-term infant; Media portrayal of the premature baby.