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Dr Penelope Stanford (PhD. Manchester; MSc; BSc(Hons); PGDE; RN; OND; RNT) - personal details

Contact details

Role: Lecturer

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7676


The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 5.311, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Follow mw on twitter @PenelopeStanfor



Memberships of Committees and Professional Bodies

  • Senior Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Active Ageing Research Group
  • Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN)
  • British Pain Society
  • RCN Forums : Research; Ophthalmic Nursing
  • National Research Ethics (Local) Committee
  • Multidisciplinary Research Strategy Group: Central Manchester Hospital Foundation Trust
  • Fitness to Practice Committee (University of Manchester)



MSc Research

BSc(Hons) Nursing Studies

Post Graduate Diploma (Education)

Registered General Nurse

Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma

Registered Nurse Teacher


I am a Lecturer and Registered Nurse. I have wide and varied experience in nurse education some at Programme Director level.

My teaching interests include:-

  • research methods,
  • evidence based practice
  • sociology
  • nursing assessment and decision making
  • student support

My research interests include:-

  • postoperative pain
  • visual impairment
  • falls in older people


My PhD used action research to explore the management of postoperative pain in ophthalmic surgery. I have also examined psychosocial adjustment in Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

 I am a member of a number of professional organisations as listed on this page.

I review national funding applications and international journal article submissions by invitation.

I am an information reviewer for Epilepsy Action.

Social Responsibility

University of Manchester School and College Liaison Team member

Eplielsy Action: Lay advisor

Dementia Friend


I have the following roles and responsibilites:

Examination Officer (BNurs)

Chair: Faculty Academic Committee

Senior Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

My teaching interests include research methods, evidence based practice, sociology and nursing.

Supervisor for undergraduate dissertations.

PhD supervisor.

Previous roles include Programme Director for the Foundation Year (DPSN).

Unit Lead: Evidence Based Practice