Neesha Oozageer Gunowa
Neesha Oozageer Gunowa is the Pathway Lead for Community Nursing. She combines this role with that of a PhD Candidate at Oxford Brookes University. During her early clinical years, Neesha was employed as an Associate Matron and District Nurse at a large South London integrated Trust where she provided managerial and clinical professional leadership to Community Nursing Teams. She then started her academic career at Kingston University & St. George's, University of London as Senior Lecturer in Community Nursing.
Her passion for community nursing, research and nurse education has fuelled a passion for the exploration of health inequities in nursing. In 2016, Neesha was awarded a scholarship at the Oxford Institute for Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR). She then started her PhD focusing on nurse education and the presentation of pressure ulcers among people with darker skin tones.
She has more recently developed a national reputation, becoming a board member of the National Wound Care Strategy Programme. Her work has been recognised by numerous highly reputable nursing organisations including The Florence Nightingale Foundation and the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma. Neesha is a proud Queen’s Nurse and has recently become a Trustee of the Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI).
Areas of specialism
Affiliations and memberships
My research interests include Health inequities, Pressure ulcers/injuries, Community Nursing
I am the Module Leader for the following modules:
- Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)
- Leading & Managing Long Term Conditions
- Specialist Practice Portfolio.
I teach across the following programmes and modules:
- District Nurse Pathway
- Leading and Managing Long Term Conditions
- Prescribing V100
- Primary & Community Care Policy
- Specialist Practice Portfolio
I teach at a range of levels from 4 – 7.
Courses I teach on
Oozageer Gunowa, N., Hutchinson, M., Brooke, J. & Jackson, D. (2018) Pressure injuries in people with darker skin tones: a literature review, Journal of Clinical Nursing, 27(17-18), pp. 3266-3275. ISSN (print) 0962-1067
Oozageer Gunowa, N., Brooke, J., Hutchinson, M. and Jackson, D. (2020) Embedding skin tone diversity into undergraduate nurse education: Through the lens of pressure