Dr Gloria Likupe

Lecturer and Researcher in Healthcare/ Chairperson of School Athena Swan group

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Dr Likupe has a PhD in Nursing Studies and a Masters degree in Critical Care from the University of Hull, as well as a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) from the University of Huddersfield.

She obtained her nursing qualifications from the University of Malawi, and is currently a lecturer and researcher in healthcare, teaching across a range of programmes in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr Likupe's key interest and areas of expertise are international nurse migration, developing countries, the care of older people, inclusion and diversity, and qualitative research.


Research Interests

  • International nurse migration

  • Developing countries' health issues

  • The care of older people

  • Inclusion and diversity

  • Qualitative research

Research groups

  • Member of SPARC (Social and Psychological reseARCh into long term health conditions)


Likupe G, 'Experiences of African nurses and the perception of their managers in the NHS', Journal of Nursing Management, 23, pp 231-241 (2015)

Likupe G, 'Communicating with minority elders', Nursing Standard, 28:40, pp 37-43 (2014)

Likupe G, Baxter C, Jogi M and Archibong U, 'Managers' perspectives on promotion and professional development for black African nurses in the UK', Diversity and Equality in Health and Care, Vol 11:2, pp 113-23 (2014)

Likupe G and Archibong U 'Black African Nurses’ Experiences of Equality, Racism, and Discrimination in the National Health Service', Journal of Psychological issues and Organisational Culture, 3:s1, pp 227-246 (2013)

Likupe G, 'The Skills and Brain drain from sub-Saharan Africa: what nurses say', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 22:9-10, pp 1372-81 (2013)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Physiology

  • Safe and Competent Nursing

  • Introduction to Qualitative Research

  • Research Integrity

  • Collecting Qualitative Data

Research PhDs

Dr Likupe welcomes applications in: third world health issues, international migration, older people’s health inclusion and diversity.

Current PhD supervisions 

  • Developing and testing a brief intervention for feeding difficulties in dementia

  • Training requirements in acute and critical care nursing in Uganda : setting the scene. A Delphi study incorporating mixed methods

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • PhD

  • DipN

  • CM

  • BSc

  • MSc

External roles

  • Collaborator in social research with University of Malawi, Chancellor College

Awards and accolades

  • Mary Seacole Leadership Award (Department of Health and NHS Employers)

Professional highlights

  • Invited to give a presentation on international nurse recruitment for a Parliamentary all party committee at Westminster