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Dr Paul Gill

Dr Paul Gill

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

+44(0)29 206 88605
13.15, 13th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0AB
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am currently a Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing) at the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. I am a Registered Nurse (Adult Nursing) and have a clinical background in critical care nursing. I obtained my BSc (Hons.) degree (Nursing) in 1997 and subsequently obtained an MSc in social anthropology in 1999 from the University of Oxford. My PhD explored donor and recipient experiences of live kidney transplantation, for which I was awarded the Royal College of Nursing Marjorie Simpson New Researcher Award in 2006.


I have worked in health and social care research since 2002. Prior to coming to Cardiff I was a Post Graduate Research Training Coordinator/Senior Research Fellow at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education, University of South Wales (USW). While at the USW, I was also Deputy Leader for UoA3 (Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy), REF2014.

Research Grant Reviewer

I am a grant reviewer for the following organisations:

  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
  • Tenovus Cancer Care
  • RCBC Wales

Journal Reviewer

I have conducted peer reviews for the following journals - British Dental Journal, Community Dental Health, Health Expectations, Health Psychology, International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry, International Nursing Review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Public Health Dentistry, Journal of Renal Care, Journal of Research in Nursing, Nurse Education Today and Sociology of Health and Illness.

Honours and awards

  1. Junior Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London; 2000
  2. Fellow, Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland, London; 2001
  3. Marjorie Simpson New Researcher Award (sponsored by Journal of Advanced Nursing) – Royal College of Nursing, York; 2006
  4. RCBC post-doctoral fellow; 2007-2010
  5. Oral paper of the day - Royal College of Nursing, International Research Conference, London; 2012
  6. Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (Research achievement) - University of Glamorgan; 2012.













  • Kirk, M. and Gill, P. 2010. Values, vision and driving the mission. In: Gantz, N. R. ed. 101 Global Leadership Lessons for Nurses. Indianapolis, IN: Sigma Theta Tau International, pp. 554-558.








I teach on a variety of programmes in Cardiff University, from pre-registration undergraduate to doctoral level. I am currently module leader for:

  • NRT178 (MSc)  – approaches, designs and methods for research and health improvement
  • NRT106 (Professional Doctorate) – Research leadership: politics, governance and ethics

My main areas of teaching interests are:

Research methods, evidence based practice and chronic/long term conditions.

My main areas of research interests are:

Long term/chronic conditions, service user experiences, renal transplantation and qualitative research methods


  • Children's understanding of and motivations for toothbrushing. (Dr Paul Gill, PI; Prof Ivor Chestnutt, Dinah Channing). Colgate, 2007
  • Children's understanding of novelty sweets. Research team; (Dr Kate Stewart, PI: Maria Morgan, Dr Paul Gill). Colgate, 2007
  • Participants' experiences of renal transplant failure. (Dr Paul Gill, PI). RCBC Wales, 2007-2010
  • Gender concordance in urological services. (Dr Paul Gill, PI; Dr Chris Shaw). Research Investment Scheme (RIS, minor award), 2009-10
  • Funder; RIS (major award).
  • Ketamine bladder syndrome; Participants' experiences. (Dr Paul Gill, PI; Dr Bev John, Karen Logan, Fallon Reynolds, Dr Chris Shaw. RIS (major award), 2012-13
  • Skin cancer and renal transplantation. (Dr Paul Gill, PI; Prof Alex Anstey). Strategic Insight Partnership (SIP), 2013-14.


I have supervised at PhD level to completion and I am currently supervising:

  • 5 PhD students
  • 1 Professional Doctorate student
  • 1 MPhil student

I also have extensive experience of examining and chairing at doctoral level.