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Teresa McMahon

Teresa McMahon RGN, DipHE, BSc Hons, PGCE, PGDip, MA

Teresa McMahon

Teresa McMahon
RGN, DipHE, BSc Hons, PGCE, PGDip, MA

Quality Lead, Professional Programmes

Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education & Health

Teresa McMahon is a Quality Lead for Professional Programmes in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

It is a new role centered on the student experience and evaluating the overall quality of the courses within the department.

Prior to this role, since 2007 she was an experienced Senior Lecturer/Programme Leader within the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University, her responsibilities included course co-ordination, teaching, personal tutoring Pre-registration Adult Nursing students and undergraduate project supervision.

Teresa was also Link lecturer for a local acute hospital trust, and Key Account Manager for two of the university's contracted NHS Trusts. Teresa has always been an active member of the academic team, involved with a broad range of work such as the marking, moderation, recruitment and selection, programme reviews, course development and quality processes in the faculty.

Teresa has extensive clinical experience in the specialist area of Adult Intensive Care and High Dependency nursing practice, with certification in intensive care (ENB 100). She has worked in five different hospitals and NHS Trusts, including large London teaching hospitals and local District General Hospitals in senior clinical roles. A particular senior clinical teaching / practice development role deployed a range of clinical experience, such as specialist adult intensive care in cardiothoracic surgery.

Primary areas of teaching are intensive/critical care and high dependency/acute care nursing practice. Current student groups include Pre-registration nursing students, Post-registration nurses and midwives and paramedic students. 

Teresa continues to lead the Associate Continued Professional Development (CPD) programme allowing mainly registered health care professionals to complete CPD courses as standalone modules, accessing courses across the Faculty of Education and Health.

Posts held previously: 

  • 2007-15, Senior Lecturer in Adult Care, Faculty of Education & Health, University of Greenwich
  • 2006-07, Honorary lecturer, School of Health & Social Care, University of Greenwich
  • 2002-07, Practice Development Nurse, Intensive Therapy Unit (ITU) / High Dependency Unit (HDU) & Band 7 Senior Sister (combined roles), Darent Valley Hospital, Kent
  • 1998-2002, G Grade Senior Sister, ITU / HDU, Darent Valley Hospital, Kent (formerly Joyce Green Hospital, Kent)
  • 1996-98, F grade Senior Staff Nurse, ITU / HDU / CCU, Greenwich District Hospital, London
  • 1993-96, Initially ENB 100 ITU course student, on completion E grade Staff nurse ITU, Royal London Hospital, London
  • 1992-1993, D grade staff nurse, ITU, Middlesex Hospital, Central London
  • 1990-1992, D grade staff nurse, promoted to E grade staff nurse Medical unit, University College Hospital, London
  • Quality Lead for Professional Programmes, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Leads the Associate CPD Programme for Registered students
  • Member of the university-wide group reviewing extenuating circumstances

Teresa's main area of research interest is critical care and acute care nursing and how effective is education in preparing an appropriately skilled workforce. Personal tutoring is a new field of interest that Teresa is planning to develop with potential for future research and publication.

  • Ferns,T., Harris, G., McMahon, T. and Wright, K. (2010). Mean arterial blood pressure and the assessment of acutely ill patients. Nursing Standard, 25(12), pp.40-44

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  • McMahon, T. (2009). Are Pre-registration (Adult) nursing students adequately prepared to recognise the acutely ill patient? In: School of Health & Social Care Research day.
  • McMahon, T. (2006). Back to basics, networking to promote excellence in basic care within the ITU. In: A Poster presentation at The RCN Critical Care Nursing Forum. Kent Critical Care Network.

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