Gilda Davis

Gilda Davis

Senior Lecturer Children’s Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

tel: 01905 543650

Gilda has worked in a variety of clinical settings, specialising in children’s palliative care for many years, before returning to higher education.


  • Enrolled Nurse (General), Royal Gwent School of Nursing, 1988
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse, Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormand Street, 1993
  • MSc Children’s Services, University of Wales (Cardiff), 2000
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, University of Wales (Bangor), 2001
  • Non-Medical Prescriber, Birmingham City University, 2016
  • Post Graduate Diploma Advancing Practice (Advanced Clinical Practice), University of Worcester, 2019

Teaching Interests

  • Children
  • Palliative care
  • Leadership
  • Complex care needs in children and young people
  • Research
  • Enquiry Based Learning
  • Unconscious bias
  • Nursing

Research Interests

  • Narrative
  • Ethnophenomenology
  • Bereavement
  • Palliative care

Recent Publications

EBN blog Children’s Palliative Care in a Pandemic October 10th 2021

Images of Research (University of Worcester): Judges Choice Award - Runner Up

RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2023: Poster presentation.

Association of Paediatric Palliative Medicine Conference 2023: Poster presentation.

EBN blog Places of Farewell: bereaved parents decision making about their child’s place of death February 11th 2024

Membership of Professional Bodies


  • Enrolled Nurse (General)
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse