Mr Yash Gunga

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 323936 Location: Burton Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Adult Nursing


The name Yuswant Coomar Gunga appears on my birth certificate but my friends and colleagues call me Yash. I have lived longer in the United Kingdom than I have in my native Mauritius. This year (2015) I was awarded a Long Service Award for 40 years of service, first to the National Health Service as a registered nurse and then to the University of Wolverhampton as a senior lecturer.

My career began in 1975 and after completing  my training to become a Registered Nurse in Learning Disabilities as well as a State Registered Nurse, I  gained my experience mainly in general hospitals working my way up from Staff Nurse to Charge Nurse to Clinical Manager to In-service training officer. With a keen interest in teaching I gained my Certificate in Education at the College of Ripon & York St Johns to become a full time Nurse Tutor in 1991 and joined the Sister Dora College of Nursing and Midwifery in 1992. During my time as a teacher I studied for a degree in Human Biology and Biomedical Science at the University of Wolverhampton and I also completed my Masters in Research Methods in Health and Social Care with the University of Derby. I am currently employed by the University of Wolverhampton as a Senior Lecturer with 20 years’ experience. I teach undergraduates on the adult nursing degree and I have a special interest in human biology, research and creative writing.

Membership of professional bodies

Professional Register Entry:  RN1 (Adult Nursing)


  • BSc in Human Biology &  Biomedical Science, University of Wolverhampton
  • MSc in Research Methods in Health & Social Care, University of Derby
  • Certificate in Education: Leeds
  • Diploma in Nursing: London

Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer, FEHW, University of Wolverhampton
  • Walsall Area Health Authority, Nurse Tutor
  • Southern Derbyshire H A, Nurse Tutor
  • Southern Derbyshire H A, Acting Clinical Manager
  • Southern Derbyshire H A, Staff/ Charge Nurse
  • Lancashire A H A, Student – General Nurse
  • Essex A H A, Staff Nurse: Learning Disabilities
  • Essex A H A, Student Nurse: Learning Disabilities