Dr Louise Lawson

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University of Gibraltar:

Senior Lecturer
Lecturers & Tutors
Health & Sport Sciences


Dr Louise Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences University of Gibraltar. She is an expert paediatric, neonatal and adult registered nurse clinician and senior educationalist with over 35 years of experience in both nursing and Higher Education. Louise has worked as a nurse in the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE before moving into higher education, specialising in both undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education. Louise has also taught nursing for ten years in Malaysia and Penang to nurses topping up their diploma qualification to degree level. Academic qualifications include a Doctorate in Education (EdD), MA Higher Education (Nursing), BSc Hons Adult Nursing, and is a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Louise has an extensive publication and international conference profile relating to mentorship in nursing. Link to my thesis here.


  • • Calder, S.J., Lawson, L.G., Calder, P.R. (2021) A phenomenological exploration of the lived experiences of orthopaedic surgeon during the Covid-19 pandemic. Annals Journal & Bulletin Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. In Print.
    • Lawson, L.G. (2019) Graduate Nurses’ Early Experiences of Mentorship: A Phenomenological Analysis. ICN Congress 2019. Marina Bay Sands. Singapore. Poster Presentation. Abstract No. PO315.
    • Lawson, L.G. (2017) Becoming and Being a Stage 1 Mentor. Conference Presentation. University of East London. • Lawson, L.G. and Godbold, R (2017) Engaging Undergraduate Malaysian Students in Research and Inquiry. Conference Presentation. Teaching & Learning Conference. University of Hertfordshire.
    • Duff, D., Karstadt, L., Lawson, L.G., Moloney, C., Ralph, N., Rogers, C. &Terry, V (2016) Too hot, too cold, or just right? International perspectives on the number of professional experience hours in pre-registration undergraduate nursing programs. Nurse Education Today Conference. Cambridge.
    • Lawson, L.G (2016) The Realities and Experiences of Being a Stage 1 Mentor: A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study. Concurrent Session. RCN Conference Education Forum International Conference and Exhibition. Telford.
    • Lawson, L.G. (2016) World Café as a Teaching and Learning Strategy in Higher Education. Poster Presentation. The School of Health and Social Work Learning and Teaching Conference.
    • Karstadt, L; Rogers, C; Ralph, N; & Lawson, L. (2015) Professional Experience Hours as a Predictor of Student Nurse Preparedness for Qualified Practice. Nurse Education Today Conference. Cambridge.
    • Lawson, L.G (2013) Midwives: The next generation. Midwives. 4 p. 46-47.
    • Bunyan, C & Lawson, LG (2013) The role of the mentor in evaluating learning. The Practising Midwife. pp. 15-17. 3
    • Lawson, L.G. (2012) Stage 1 mentoring: A Small-Scale Study using Focus Group Enquiry with 3rd Year Student Nurses. Concurrent session @ the RCN Education Conference. Harrogate.
    • Lawson, LG (2012) The stage 1 mentor role needs questioning. Nursing Times. 108 (39), p 11.
    • Lawson L.G. (2011) CPD for mentors: creating a portfolio. Nursing Times; 107: p. 21.
    • Lawson, L.G (2010) Enhancing the mentor experience: The implementation of stage 1 and 2 mapping tools to support mentors in their continuing professional development. HHS Learning & Teaching Conference Presentation. University of Hertfordshire.
    • Lawson, L.G & Peate, I (2009) Essential Nursing Care: A Workbook for Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell.
    • Rajoo-Naidu, V & Lawson, L.G. (2009) Principles of Respiratory Care. In Essential Nursing Care: A Workbook for Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell.
    • Lawson, L.G (2009) Principles of Elimination. In Essential Nursing Care: A Workbook for Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell.
    • Lawson, L.G (2009) Principles of First Aid. In Essential Nursing Care: A Workbook for Clinical Practice. Wiley Blackwell.
    • Lawson, L.G., Alinier, G., Jones, I (2006) An investigation into the use of simulation and clinical skills training in the students’ preparation for practice. Simulation in Healthcare. 9, (2), p.98.
    • Lawson, L.G. (2001) Handwashing: A Neonatal Perspective. Journal of Neonatal Nursing. 7 (2):42-46.