Dr Clifford Richardson BSc (Hons), AUS, RGN, MSc, PG Cert (HE), PhD

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NICE - Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel member for Pain related topics

NIHR reviewer on RfPB programme

External Examiner for Keele University MSc Advancing Professinal Practice (2011-2015)

External Examiner for Nottingham University MNursSci (2009-13)


FBMH Neuroscience and mental health research domain

BNurs Programme Director - commenced Aug 2014

Senior academic advisor - postgraduate student experience lead for the School (2011-14)

Member of School Educational Innnovations and Scholarship Unit (EdInaS)

Lead for 2nd year BNurs Nursing Therapeutics Unit

Division representative on University lecture capture initiative

Divisional Lead for Primary Care Division (2009-10)

School representative on University wide Internet Access Committee (charged with delivering internet access to teaching rooms across the University) 2007-2009

Chair of School Problem based learning staff development group (2004-2008)


Born Feb 28th, 1961 in Romford, Essex, UK.

Auxiliary Nurse, Bethnal Green Hospital London, UK 1980

Graduated  Universityof Surrey 1984 BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (medical) including sandwich year at National Poisons Unit Guys/New Cross Hospital London, UK. Project associated with industrial year was about the assay of commonly ingested drugs. Passed and awarded Associate of the University of Surrey (AUS)

RGN training 1985-1988. Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith, London, UK

MSc Nursing Studies. University of Manchester, UK. Thesis entitles 'Nurses knowledge and use of pain management techniques.' 1995.

Post-Graduate Certificate of education in learning and teaching in higher education. Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK. 2002.

PhD completed 2004. Thesis entitled 'Factors associated with the management of phantom limb pain and other post-amputation phenomena.'

Supervisors Professor Sheila Glenn (Liverpool John Moores University) and Professor Turo Nurmikko (Pain research institute/Walton Centre for neurology and neurosurgery and Liverpool University).

Examiners. Professor Kate Seers (Oxford) Professor Kate Niven (Stirling) and Dr Anne Whyte (Liverpool John Moores).

Nursing experience

Emergency surgical admissions ward. Charing Cross Hospital, UK.

Cardiothoracic surgery including HDU and Transplantation. Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK

General surgery, Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton, UK

5 day surgery

Acute pain audit nurse. Seconded

Acute pain nurse. 1993-99

Pain research fellowship joint appointment between Pain Relief Foundation and Liverpool John Moores University. 1999-2004.

Joined University of Manchester as a lecturer 2004

Promoted to Senior Lecturer 2014


BSc (Hons) Biochemistry (medical) 1984.  University of Surrey

RGN 1988. Charing Cross Hospital School of Nursing

MSc. Nursing studies 1995. University of Manchester.

PG Cert in learning and teaching in higher education 2002. Liverpool John Moores University

PhD 2004. Liverpool John Moores University.

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

NICE - Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel member for Pain related topics

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

RCN palliative care and pain forum

Division of Nursing Midwifery and Social Work Educational Innovations and Scholarship Unit

Education lead for APNIA (regional pain nurses group)

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