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Sue Lillyman

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 54 2277


MA(Ed), BSC (Nursing), RN, RM, DPSN, PGCE, RNT.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teach mainly professional issues relating to health care, reflective practice and research. My specialist background is in care of older people and people with long term conditions. Until recently sat on the board of directors for Age Concern Gloucestershire and on the board of a charity called Nurses Reaching out. I am also a scholar member of the International Institute of Quality Research (University of Alberta) and member of the Institute of Health and Aging West Midlands.

I am seconded one day a week to the Association for Dementia Studies within the University.

Recent Research

2008/9 -Academic research grant awarded by Birmingham City University for study into the patients perspective’s of case management

2008 - Contract awarded By HoBt PCT for Survey of Accident and Emergency Users at City Hospital.

2007/8 -Grants awarded by Daiwa and SasaKawa foundations in collaboration with the reflective learning UK and Yokohama City University to undertake workshops based on participatory and appreciative action research in order to listen to and learn from the experiences of older people in Japan.

2006 - ‘Find the Facts’ survey with Age Concern Gloucestershire reviewing older adults perspectives


Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Qualified Nurse and Midwife.  

Specialist areas include care of older people. LTC and care of people with dementia




Chigua. E., Lillyman., S and Ghaye, T (2012) Reflective Practice for Healthcare professionals; Tanzania. New Vista publications. Gloucester.  
Ghaye, T  and Lillyman S (eds) (2012) Empowerment through Reflection: The Narratives of Health Care Professionals.  (2nd ed) Mark Allen Publishers: Dinton  
Lillyman, S.,  Merrix. P (2012) Nursing and Health Portfolios and Reflective Practice. Survival Guide.  Pearson: Essex  
Merrix, P., Lillyman. S. (2012) Nursing and Health. Record Keeping. Survival Guide. Pearson: Essex.  
Gubbins, K., Lillyman S. and Ghaye T (2012) Reflection for paramedics. New Vista publications. Gloucester  

Chapters in books:  

Lillyman S and Campbell H (2012) Empowering people with life-limiting conditions. In Ghaye T and Lillyman S. Empowerment through reflection (2nd ed) Mark Allen Publishers: Dinton pgs 107-118  
Lillyman S and Bennett C (2012) Empowering students through the use of storyboarding. In Ghaye T and Lillyman S. Empowerment through reflection (2nd ed) Mark Allen Publishers: Dinton pgs 119-128    


Lillyman S. & Bennett C. (2012) Using story boarding to gain appreciative reflection in the classroom. Reflective Practice 13 (4) 533-540

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

External Examiner University of Northumbria

Trustee/Director for the Institute of Health and Ageing

Member of R-Learning international

Member of Editorial Board - Reflective Practice Journal - Carfax Publishers