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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, Eastgate House, 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 a long-standing interest in chronic conditions, service users' experiences, early career researcher development and qualitative research methods. I teach on several undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes within Cardiff University. I'm an experienced peer reviewer and undertake reviews for a variety of health and social care journals and research funding bodies. I'm also an editorial board member of the Journal of Renal Care

I am the Cardiff University Operational Group Co-Lead for RCBC Wales and Deputy Chair of the School's REF review panel (REF2021 and REF2028)


Eduction and qualifications

RN (Adult Nursing); Mid-Glamorgan School of Nursing

BSc (Hons) Nursing; University of Wales

MSc (Oxon.) Social Anthopology; University of Oxford

PhD Nursing; Cardiff University

Research Grant reviewer

I undertake peer reviews for several national and international research funding organisations, including:

  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR)
  • Tenovus Cancer Care
  • RCBC Wales
  • Health Research Council (New Zealand)
  • Israel Science Foundation

Journal reviewer

I undertake peer reviews for a variety of medical, health and social care journals, including: The BMJ, BMJ Open, Health Psychology, International Journal of Nursing Studies, International Nursing Review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing and Journal of Renal Care.

Editorial Board Member

I am an editorial board member of the Journal of Renal Care and the Pacific Rim International Journal of Nursing Research.

RCBC Wales

I am the Cardiff University Operational Group Co-Lead for RCBC Wales, which provides a range of funded fellowships to help build research capacity and capability in Wales in nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions.

Honours and awards

Honours and awards

2016; Best research abstract. International Continence Society Annual Meeting (Montreal, Canada).

2015; Best oral paper (2nd Prize). Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (Annual Research Conference, Newport, Wales).

2012; Excellence in Learning and Teaching Award (Research achievement). University of Glamorgan.

2012; Oral paper of the day. Royal College of Nursing (International Research Conference, London).

2007; RCBC Wales, post-doctoral research fellowship.

2006; Marjorie Simpson, New Researcher Award. Royal College of Nursing (sponsored by Journal of Advanced Nursing; International Research Conference, York).

Professional memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council; RN (Adult Nursing)














  • 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 and supervise on a variety of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes in Cardiff University, from pre-registration undergraduate to doctoral level and I am an experienced module leader.  I now teach, supervise and examine at pre-registration undergraduate, taught postgraduate and doctoral levels. My current responsibilities includde:

MSc Research Methods (HCT 343/HCT344)

MSc Advanced Practice (dissertations)

Doctoral programme (Research integration and governance)

My research interests include chronic conditions, service user experiences, early career research development and qualitative research methods and focus on two key thematic areas; and As a post doctoral fellow, I conducted a 2 year, longitudinal, multi-centre study, exploring participants' experiences of renal transplant failure.

Major research projects

Since working in Cardiff University, I have worked on a range of funded studies, including:

RCBC Wales: Research Capacity Building Collaboration. HCRW, 2020 [Prof Joyce Kenkre, Dr Gina Dolan, Dr Paul Gill, Prof Danny Kelly et al].

Understanding the holistic experiences of living with a kidney transplant. Kidney Research UK, 2020. [Prof Joanne Reid, Dr Clare McKeaveney, Dr Paul Gill et al.].

TUCS: Tenovus Unique Contribution Study. Tenovus Cancer Care, 2019 [Dr Sally Anstey, Dr Nichola Gale, Dr Paul Gill and Dr Carly Reagon].

MENLOC: End of Life Care for People with Severe Mental Illness: an Evidence Synthesis). National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme, 2018 [Professor Ben Hannigan (CI), Dr Sally Anstey, Professor Michael Coffey, Deborah Edwards, Dr Paul Gill, Mala Mann, Alan Meudell and Roger Pratt].

VOCAL: Beyond Physiotherapy: Voices of children and young people with cerebral palsy and their carers about ‘Participation’ in recreational activities. The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's Charitable Trust, 2016 [Dawn Pickering, Dr Paul Gill and Dr Carly Reagon].

Post-critical care survivorship: Impact and consequences for close family members. RCBC Wales, 2016 [Dr Paul Gill, Una Gunter and Dr Nick Mason]. 

Other funded studies:

  • 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 am an experienced doctoral supervisor, examiner and viva chair and have a particular interest in developing research capacity and capability in nursing, midwfery and allied healthcare.

I welcome research degree applications from potential students that share my overarching research interests and focus on imprroving healthcare practice. These areas include:

  • chronic conditions
  • service users' experiences
  • early career researcher development and
  • qualitative research methods.

To date, I have successfuly supervised, to completion, 5 PhD students, 2 Professional Doctorate students, 1 MPhil student, 1 MScD (orthodontics) student and 1 RCBC Wales First Into Research Fellowship. I am also currently supervising 4 PhD students (3 as lead supervisor) and 2 Prof Doctorate students (1 as lead supervisor)

Past projects

Dawn Pickering (PhD) 2021. Beyond physiotherapy: voices of children and young people with cerebral palsy and their carers about participantion in recreational activities (VOCAL).

Claire McCarthy (Professional Doctorate). 2021. Traditional Emergency Department or Emergency Nurse Led Minor Injury Unit: Predicting Patient Choice for Delivery of Minor Injury Care.