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portrait of Betty Mathew

Betty Mathew

Lecturer in Neonatal Studies

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Contact Information


Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Betty joined City University of London in February 2011. She is a neonatal Lecturer and an Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner. She has been involved in teaching various neonatal modules as well as teaching neonatal related topics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

She completed her nursing degree from India. After gaining expertise in Pediatric cardiac intensive care, Betty moved to Bahrain and worked in general Pediatrics. For the last 20 years, she has been working in two different level 3 units within the UK and has been involved in a variety of roles to support neonatal intensive care. Her roles included neonatal sister, Practice educator and neonatal risk management.

She took Masters in Academic Practice before joining City and her research focus was online blended learning. She developed an online induction programme for nurses as her project. She has also completed MSc in Neonatal Advanced Practice and is working as Advanced Neonatal Nurse practitioner (ANNP) at Royal London Hospital.

Since joining City university of London, her focus has been mainly on Neonatal continuous professional development. She currently leads the Neonatal intensive care module, Neonatal surgical module and supports teaching and assessment for Non medical prescribing for neonatal nurses.


  1. MSc Advance Practice Neonatal, City, University London, United Kingdom, Jan 2016 – Jan 2020
  2. MA in Academic Practice, City, University London, United Kingdom, Sep 2008 – Oct 2011


  1. Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust, Jun 2016 – present

Memberships of professional organisations

  1. Nursing and Midwifery Council; Higher Education Academy


Research Areas

Blended learning - Evaluation research


Journal articles (2)

  1. Mathew, B. (2014). Using a social networking tool for blended learning in staff training: Sharing experience from practice. Journal of Neonatal Nursing, 20(3), pp. 90–94. doi:10.1016/j.jnn.2014.03.005.
  2. Mathew, B.S. (2012). Evaluating the experience of using online blended learning during induction programme for nurses in a level 3 neonatal unit. Archives of Diseases of Childhood, 97(Supplement 2).



Modules taught on:

- NM3245 Neonatal Special Care Specialist Core Skills
- NM3246 Neonatal Specialist Role Development,
- NM3317 Neonatal Surgical Care

Other Activities

Clinical activity

  1. Neonatal Unit, Homerton University Hospital


  1. Evaluating The Experience of Using Online Blended Learning During Induction Programme for Nurses in a Level 3 Neonatal Unit. (2012).
    Description: Poster presentation at 4th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies, 5-9 October 2012