Heather Shekede RN, HV, BSc Hons, BSc Hons, PGCert

Senior Lecturer, Children's Nursing

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Heather Shekede

Heather Shekede

Senior Lecturer, Children's Nursing

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

Heather joined the university in 2014, bringing significant clinical experience in children's nursing to her role as a course leader on introduction to children's nursing, for Year 1 child branch student nurses, as well as all year groups within Children's Nursing programme.

Furthermore, her experience of working practice in health visiting and public health contributes to teaching on child development. Heather supports students in clinical placements as a Link tutor and is also a Personal tutor for child branch students.

Posts held previously:

  • 2008-14, Cleft Nurse Specialist, Evelina Children's Hospital
  • 2006-08, Senior Nurse, Paediatrics, Royal Brompton Hospital
  • 2004-06, Health visitor, Wandsworth Primary Care Trust
  • 1998-2004, Senior Nurse, Paediatrics, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Children's Nursing, Department of Family Care and Mental Health
  • Course lecturer on pre-registration Children's Nursing programme
  • Link tutor
  • Personal tutor


  • Steering Group Member, National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative: Cancer
  • Special Interest Group (SIG) for cleft nurses

Research / Scholarly interests

Heather's research interest is the impact of cleft diagnosis in families. She also intends to look into effective mentoring for student nurses.