Dr Nicola Cunningham

Lecturer (MacMillan Cancer Support)

Health Sciences Stirling Stirling,

Dr Nicola Cunningham

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About me

My background begins with welfare rights and advice within the social care sector, prior to returning to Stirling University to complete BA (Hons) Sociology and Social Policy (1st Class), MSc Applied Social Research (with distinction) and PhD. I have a strong interest in welfare, health and wellbeing, social justice and human rights. My current research explores (i) the experiences of people living with dementia, cancer and wider multimorbidities and (ii) the education, training and social support needs of the social and community care workforce providing care at home. The right to live well underpins these current research and practice initiatives. I link to the strategic University theme of Living Well. This requires theoretical and conceptual work alongside a continued key focus on professional practice development and on understanding the lives and experiences of people living with dementia, cancer and multimorbidities.


BA (Hons) Health and Wellbeing, Edgehill University
Edge Hill University

Professional qualification

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (Advance HE)