Mrs Catherine Gavin

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 321000 Ext:5428 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Adult acute and critical care


I am a highly motivated practitioner with a wide range of knowledge and skills in nursing patients within a variety of specialities, from critical care to general medical/surgical conditions. I offer excellent teaching and communication skills, and am proud to be a nurse. 

 I have re-joined the University after a two-year return to practice opportunity, and am passionate about ensuring high quality nursing care is provided to patients and their families.

Research interests

Acute and critical care

Advanced nursing practice and skills


Human Factors

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)



Registered General Nurse

Royal Victoria Hospital (Belfast), 1993

Intensive Care Nursing Certificate (ENB 100 equivalent)

Royal Victoria Hospital (Belfast), 1997

Diploma in Health Services Management

University of Manchester, 2005

Master of Science in Professional Studies in Healthcare

University of Wolverhampton, 2012

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice in Higher Education

University of Wolverhampton, 2014


Walker W. Gavin C. (2015) Intensive and critical care nurses’ views on the practice of family presence during resuscitation: Outcomes of a literature review. Oral presentation. British Association of Critical Care Nurses 30th Annual Conference, Riverbank Plaza, London.

Previous professional experience

Matron, Critical Care and Orthopaedics, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton

Clinical Site Practitioner, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Respiratory Nurse Specialist, Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Sister, Critical Care, Queens Hospital, Burton

Senior Staff Nurse, Regional Intensive Care Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Senior Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

Senior Staff Nurse, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary

Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive Care/Coronary Care/NNU, Nobles Hospital, Isle of Man

Staff Nurse, Regional Intensive Care Unit, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Student Nurse, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Further information

Advanced Life Support Instructor, Resuscitation Council UK