Lesley Saunders

Lesley Saunders RN, RSCN, PGDipHCPE, MSc

Principal Lecturer


My role within the Nursing and Midwifery is diverse. I teach most aspects of Children's nursing, my clinical expertise being paediatric trauma and orthopaedics.


I have the line management responsibility for a group of highly experienced lecturers and senior lecturers in the department. I am an active member of the Department Management Group and represent the department in a number of internal and external meetings with practice partners and commissioners.

I am passionate about ensuring that our nurse education will enhance the care of sick children (and adults) of the present and of the future. I facilitate the Department Service User and Carer group, and recently completed a one year secondment back into the NHS as Clinical Lead Matron at Sheffield Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.


Children's Nursing


Journal articles

Nightingale, J., Ali, N., Lewis, R., Ibbotson, R., Monks, H., Urquhart-Kelly, T., & Saunders, L. (2023). Transforming nursing care for children with serious long-term conditions: A mixed methods exploration of the impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses in the United Kingdom. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 70, 90-102. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2023.02.004

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