Mr Yash Gunga

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 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. In February of this year (2017) I completed 42 years of service, almost half of which working in the National Health Service as a registered nurse.

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 over 20 years’ experience. I teach undergraduates on the adult nursing degree and I have a special interest in human biology, and research. I am now embarked on a professional doctorate in health and well-being having almost completed my first year.


Academic Qualifications

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


Professional qualifications and Registrations

Registered Nurse Teacher                                 

Registered General Nurse                                

Registered Nurse for the Mentally Handicapped

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