Mrs Nikki Dowling

Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 01902518843 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Acute general paediatric nursing, Children’s IV nursing and parenteral nutrition, Practice learning, Paediatric clinical skills


As a member of the children’s nursing team, having a real interest in creating supportive learning opportunities for students, I am committed to developing competent and compassionate children’s nurses prepared to meet the healthcare challenges of the future.

Prior to my academic career at the University of Wolverhampton, I had a varied and successful career nursing children in acute and community settings within the NHS and private sector.

My skills and interests include; paediatric intravenous therapy and parenteral nutrition, acute general paediatric nursing, practice learning, paediatric clinical skills, and problem based learning.

Research interests

Problem based learning


Diploma in Higher Education (Nursing) Epsom & Kingston School of Nursing & Midwifery - 08/1996.

ENB N60 Ethics in Professional Practice, University College Worcester - 06/1998.

BSc(Hons) in Nursing Studies, Manchester University - 08/2000.

Paediatric Endocrinology, Keele University - 06/2006.

PGCE in Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton - 12/2008.

Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing, University of Wolverhampton - 10/2015 to Present.

Clinical children’s nursing practice - 03/2014 to 10/2015.

Lead Nurse / Clinical Trainer - 12/2010 to 03/2014.

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing - 09/2006 to 12/2010.

Clinical children’s nursing practice - 10/2004 to 08/2006.

Clinical children’s nursing practice - 08/1996 to 09/2004.