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University of Stirling


Dr Nicola Cunningham

Lecturer (MacMillan Cancer Support)

Health Sciences J001, Pathfoot Buildings University of Stirling Stirling FK9 4LA United Kingdom

Dr Nicola Cunningham

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About me

Programme Lead: Graduate Certificate (Welfare and Benefts Advice): understanding welfare and policy, employment law and welfare benefits for health, social care and allied professionals supporting people affected by cancer and long term conditions.

Director: BSc Professional Practice and CPD Lead.

With a background in sociology, social policy and cancer care, I am an experienced UG and PG teacher and lead, successfully developing and delivering an innovative online Graduate Certificate (Welfare and Benefits Advice) programme alongside wider contributions across the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport at UG and PG levels.

With a progressional background in welfare and social care services, I have a strong interest in developing teaching and learning opportunities with a focus on the social care sector. Supporting academic transition and widening access to university education and accreditation is a strong driver.


BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy (1st clas)

MSc Applied Social Research (with Distinction)


BA (Hons) Heallth and Wellbeing, University of Edgehill, Lancaster.


External Expert: Social Security and Social Policy, Scottish Parliament

Macmillan Cancer Support Professional


  • BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing, Edgehill University (BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing, Edgehill University )
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