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Dr Maggie Tarling


School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Contact Information


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MG22 Desk 94, Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Maggie’s clinical career has focused upon operating theatres and day surgery, and has held senior nurse management positions in the NHS. She graduated from the London Guildhall University with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Health Psychology from City University. Her main area of work has been in acute adult care and in organisational change and safety management. Her education interest is in the use of learning technologies that enhance learning. Her doctoral interest has focused upon safety climate in nursing practice. She is also an Associate of King’s College London.


Registered Nurse
BSc (Hons) Psychology
MSc Health Psychology


Maggie has previously worked across the healthcare sector and in nurse education at King's College London.


Research interests

Research interests include the use of blended learning in nurse education and in patient safety.

Conference presentations

International Forum on Healthcare Quality and Safety
Poster presentation – Title: A comparison of safety climate between nurses working in different clinical settings: a mixed methods study.

NETNEP 2016, 6th International Nurse Education Conference
Poster presentation- Title: Developing re-usable learning objects for nurse education, challenges and recommendations.


Books (2)

  1. Hood, P.A., Practice, A.O.P. and Health, S. (2011). AfPP in Your Pocket Perioperative Practice.
  2. Tarling, M. and Crofts, L. (2002). The Essential Researcher's Handbook for Nurses and Health Care Professionals. Elsevier Health Sciences. ISBN 978-0-7020-2636-2.

Journal articles (14)

  1. Tarling, M., Jones, A., Murrells, T. and McCutcheon, H. (2017). Comparing safety climate for nurses working in operating theatres, critical care and ward areas in the UK: A mixed methods study. BMJ Open, 7(10). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016977.
  2. Tarling, M. (2008). Leaving in good time. Nursing management (Harrow, London, England : 1994), 14(10), pp. 10–13.
  3. Tarling, M. (2008). Leaving in good time. Nursing management (Harrow, London, England : 1994), 14(10), pp. 10–13. doi:10.7748/nm.14.10.10.s14.
  4. Tarling, M. and Jauffur, H. (2006). Improving team meetings to support discharge planning. Nursing times., 102(26), pp. 32–35.
  5. Tarling, M., Lambirth, P., Mackey, T., Predki, M., Stevenson, G., Votier, S. … Skeete, M. (2003). Evaluation of an evidence-based nursing tool for acute hospitals. Nursing times, 99(10), pp. 36–37.
  6. Tarling, M. (2003). Research notes. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 17(17), p. 21.
  7. Tarling, M., Aitken, E., Lahoti, O., Randall, J., Skeete, M., Wozniak, K. … Hendrie, O. (2002). Closing the audit loop: The role of a pilot in the development of a fractured neck of femur integrated care pathway. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing, 6(3), pp. 130–134. doi:10.1016/S1361-3111(02)00050-X.
  8. Goldhill, D.R., Worthington, L., Mulcahy, A., Tarling, M. and Sumner, A. (1999). The patient-at-risk team: Identifying and managing seriously ill ward patients. Anaesthesia, 54(9), pp. 853–860. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2044.1999.00996.x.
  9. Goldhill, D.R., Worthington, L.M., Mulcahy, A.J., Tarling, M.M., Lee, A. and O'connell, T. (1999). Quality of care before admission to intensive care. BMJ, 318(7177), p. 195. doi:10.1136/bmj.318.7177.195.
  10. Tarling, M.M., Toner, C.C., Withington, P.S., Baxter, M.K., Whelpton, R. and Goldhill, D.R. (1997). A model of gastric: Emptying using paracetamol absorption in intensive care patients. Intensive Care Medicine, 23(3), pp. 256–260. doi:10.1007/s001340050325.
  11. Goldhill, D.R., Toner, C.C., Tarling, M.M., Baxter, K., Withington, P.S. and Whelpton, R. (1997). Double-blind, randomized study of the effect of cisapride on gastric emptying in critically ill patients. Critical Care Medicine, 25(3), pp. 447–451. doi:10.1097/00003246-199703000-00013.
  12. Paris, S.T., Cafferkey, M., Tarling, M., Hancock, P., Yate, P.M. and Flynn, P.J. (1997). Comparison of sevoflurane and halothane for outpatient dental anaesthesia in children. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 79(3), pp. 280–284. doi:10.1093/bja/79.3.280.
  13. Tarling, M.M., Van Den Berg, N., Strunin, L. and Walton, A. (1996). The use of absorbent materials for the disposal of controlled drugs. Anaesthesia, 51(9), pp. 836–838. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2044.1996.tb12612.x.
  14. Littlejohn, I.H., Tarling, M.M., Flynn, P.J., Ordman, A.J. and Aiken, A. (1996). Post-operative pain relief in children following extraction of carious deciduous teeth under general anaesthesia: A comparison of nalbuphine and diclofenac. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 13(4), pp. 359–363. doi:10.1097/00003643-199607000-00009.