Prof Janice Gidman

Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching), Faculty of Health and Social Care

Following my career as surgical and orthopaedic nurse, I joined the University of Chester in 2001 as a Senior Lecturer. I have since held the posts of Head of Practice Learning and Development and Head of Postgraduate Medical, Dental and Interprofessional Education.  

In my current role, I have responsibility for quality assurance and enhancement of undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral health and social care programmes within the Faculty. 

I co-ordinate a range of projects to enhance the student experience and I am leading the development of pedagogical research within the Faculty.

I have recently been appointed to the Council of Governors for Wirral Community NHS Trust.


PhD, M.Ed., PG Cert, BSc (Hons) RN

I am a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, a member of the Council of Deans for Health and of the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

I have professional registration as a nurse and nurse teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.


My teaching remit has been across a range of health and social care programmes at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels.  I currently supervise Master of Education, Professional Doctorate and PhD research projects.

I have led external and international curriculum developments and I am currently engaged with a global European Union funded project (Elesi) to develop online learning resources to improve care and support for people with learning disabilities.

I have held a number of external examiner appointments and I currently hold a chief external examiner post at Brighton University. 


My research profile focuses on pedagogical research within professional education, including studies into complexity theory, student support, reflection and inter-professional learning and my work was part of the latest Research Excellence Framework submission. These endeavours have included funded projects from the European Centre for Disease Control, Tropical Health Education Trust and EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning programme.

I also support the Faculty Practice Development and Research Partnerships which aim to improve patient care, services and experiences through research, clinical audit and service evaluation.

I am a reviewer for the Institute for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, the Higher Education Academy, Nurse Education in Practice and Nurse Education Today journals and for Sage books.

Published work

Gidman, J. (2013) Listening to stories: valuing knowledge from patient experience.  Nurse Education in Practice. 13 192-196  DOI:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.09.006

Gidman, J. (2013) Presentation and discussion of results.  Book chapter in McIntosh, A., Mason-Whitehead, E. and Coyle, D. Key concepts of health research. Pp.221-226Sage publications.

McIntosh-Scott, A., Gidman, J., McLaughlin, A. (2013) Students and lecturers’ perceptions of support in a UK pre-registration midwifery programme. Nurse Education in Practice, 13, 578-83.

McIntosh-Scott, A., Gidman, J., Smith, D. (2013). Mentors’ perceptions and experiences of supporting student nurses in practice. International Journal of Nursing Practice  doi:10.1111/ijn.12163

Carr, H. Gidman, J. (2012) Juggling the dual role of practitioner and educator: practice teachers’ perceptions. 85 (2) Community Practitioner, 23 – 26.

Pritchard, E. Gidman, J. (2012) Effective mentoring in the community setting. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(3) 119 – 124.