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Dr Gail Sinfield

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery

Gail qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1989 and has had a varied career working both in hospital and community settings. Gail joined ARU in 2009.

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Gail has worked in a variety of roles since qualifying as a nurse. These have included Accident and Emergency, Social Services, School Nursing and as a Nurse Advisor. At ARU, Gail has undertaken a variety of roles as personal tutor, module tutor, module leader and course leader.

Research interests

Gail has an interest in Anaphylaxis and the mechanisms and management of Allergy which formed her MSc research activity. Gail completed her Professional Doctorate in health and social care with a thesis entitled “Lecturers experiences of service user involvement in nurse education,” and is interested in working with service users and students to help facilitate nurse education and enhance patient care.


Gail likes to work collaboratively and to discuss ideas and enjoys teamwork that motivates learning. She currently works as part of the apprenticeship team and is a personal tutor for nursing apprenticeship courses and is service user lead for Cambridge and Peterborough. Gail has an interest in coaching development in teaching and learning.

  • PrD Health and Social Care. Anglia Ruskin University
  • MSc (Allergy), University of Southampton
  • RGN, Bedford General Hospital.
  • PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching (HE), Anglia Ruskin University.
  •  Registered Nurse Teacher (NMC), Anglia Ruskin University.
Memberships, editorial boards
  • NMC
  • RCN
  • Senior Fellow of HEA
Selected recent publications

2002 – Guidelines for the management of Hayfever (Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis) in primary care (Allergy UK).

Guidelines for the effective management of House Dust mite (Allergy UK).

Recent presentations and conferences
MHNR conference (2022)- “There’s Method in Our Madness….Co–production, co–design or collaboration – how can we achieve meaningful involvement between people with lived/living experience and nurses in nursing curriculum development?”