Dr Nicola Cunningham

Dr Nicola Cunningham

Lecturer (MacMillan Cancer Support)

n.a.cunningham@stir.ac.uk 01786466356

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

About me

With a background in sociology, social policy and health, my academic interests include:

  • Cancer care: connecting research, policy and practice
  • Patient-centred supportive care
  • Treatment-decision making
  • Health and Illness transitions
  • Palliative Care
  • Dementia, Carers and Welfare Reform
  • Health, Wellbeing and Welfare: Integrating health and social care services
  • Disability and welfare reform
  • Transitions and Older age

School Responsibilities:

  • Programme Lead: Graduate Certificate/Diploma (Welfare and Benefits Advice)
  • Lead for Continuing Professional Development
  • Director, BSc Professional Practice
  • Faculty Undergraduate Pod Lead


  • Graduate Certificate (Welfare and Benefits Advice): NURU301 Origins of Welfare; NURU302 The Law relation to Employment and Disability; NURU303 Social Security and Statutory provisions (ill health and disability).
  • Contributions to BSc Nursing Programme/Module co-coordinator
  • Learning to Learn: Academic Skills for Nurses
  • Post graduate supervision: 5 PhD students; 1 MSc Advanced Practice student
  • Academic Mentor/Personal Tutor: 23 BSc students
  • External Examiner: Edge Hill University, Faculty of Health and Social Care, BA Hons Health and Social Wellbeing


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