Claire Winter RGN, RSCN, RNT, BEd Hons, MSc

Principal Lecturer, Children’s Nursing

Claire Winter is a Senior Lecturer for Children's Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

Her clinical background is children's major surgery care, orthopaedics and the development of individuals' practice, continuing this interest as lecturer in this field.

Claire joined the university in 2002 as a senior lecturer, interested in the development and support of individuals, interpretation of child health policies and the child health and welfare agenda.

Her lecturing areas include: academic skills development, mentorship, and preparing final Year 3 students in the role of qualified children's nurse. She is also a Link tutor with Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust, supporting the progress of students and qualified staff.

Posts held previously:

  • 1999-2001, Practice Development Nurse, children's surgical ward, University Hospital Lewisham
    Within acute care, responsible for the development of both individuals and team on surgical ward; part of a group that devised and implemented a clinical supervision strategy on recruitment and management of practitioners returning to practice; participation on other trust wide initiatives
  • Sister in community children's nursing team.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Principal Lecturer, Children's Nursing, School of Health Sciences
  • Lecturer on pre-registration BSc Child Nursing programme
  • Link tutor

Research / Scholarly interests

Claire's research interests mainly concern development of individuals, mentorship and emotional intelligence competency in the workplace, how we teach and acquire this and its impact and usefulness for all healthcare professionals.

Key funded projects

  • University of Greenwich: part of a team completing longitudinal evaluation of the teaching and learning of care leavers, 2008-10

Recent publications


Collins Eade, Amanda and , Winter, Claire (2017), Using simulated practice in pre-registration education to explore mental health issues. Mark Allen Healthcare. In: , , , . Mark Allen Healthcare, British Journal of Nursing, 26 (12) . pp. 690-694 ISSN: 0966-0461 (Print), (doi: