Diane Norton

Diane Norton RM, RGN, RSCN, BSc Hons, PGDip, MSc

Senior Lecturer, Children’s Nursing

Key details

Diane Norton

Senior Lecturer, Children’s Nursing

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

Diane became senior lecturer at the university in 2009 and course coordinator on pre-registration and post-registration children's nursing courses and BA Hons Childhood Studies programme. She also lectures on shared courses across all branches of nursing.

Her clinical Link tutor responsibilities are in the children's areas at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich and children's community services in Bromley and Bexley. 

Having worked overseas for 12 years in Nepal as a nurse, midwife and lecturer, Diane retains a keen interest in overseas development work, cross cultural studies and transcultural nursing care. She shares these experiences through lecturing, publications, conference presentations and developed with overseas visits to a variety of countries including India, Uganda, Cambodia and the Czech Republic.

Posts held previously:

  • 2009-14, Associate Lecturer, Open University
  • 2007-08, Continuing Professional Development (BSc and MSc) Route Leader Child health specific, City University
  • 2005-08, Programme Director for postgraduate diploma in Nursing Child Branch, City University
  • 2000-08, Lecturer (until 2006) and Senior lecturer (2006–08), City University

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Children's Nursing, School of Health Sciences
  • Lecturer and course coordinator on pre-registration and post-registration children's nursing courses, and BA Hons Childhood Studies course
  • Link tutor


  • External Examiner, Graduate entry programme, child branch, University of Nottingham, since 2011
  • Associate Lecturer, Partnership in International Medical Education (PRIME), undertaking medical and nursing education visits to Nepal
  • Trustee of the International Nepal Fellowship (INF)

Research / Scholarly interests

Diane's research interests include cultural and religious influences in nursing and international development and cross-cultural care; her MSc degree project focused on nursing care in Nepal.

Recent publications


Love, Jane and , Norton, Diane (2015), The effect of migration on the attitudes of circumcised women to female genital mutilation. MA Healthcare Ltd.. In: , , , . MA Healthcare Ltd., Journal of Health Visiting, 3 (12) . pp. 666-675 ISSN: 2050-8719 (Print), 2052-2908 (Online) (doi: http://www.journalofhealthvisiting.com/cgi-bin/go.pl/library/article.cgi?uid=107230;article=hv_3_12_666_675) NB Item availability restricted.