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Contact Information


Visit Maria Bliss

Myddelton Street Building

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
United Kingdom



Maria is a lecturer in adult nursing, specialising in acute care. She joined City University in 2005. She previously worked as a lecturer at St Bartholomew's School of Nursing and St Elizabeth's Hospital Nursing School, Birmingham

Maria graduated as a registered nurse in 1983, and chose to specialise in critical care nursing. She worked as an ICU nurse at Leicester Royal Infirmary, then a sister's post at the Manor Hospital Walsall and the General Hospital Birmingham from 1985 to 1989, before completing her bachelor's degree and teaching qualifications, and making the move into lecturing in 1989. In addition to teaching critical care skills, Maria has also played an important role in developing educational learning technologies for students.


Registered Nurse(RN); ENB 100 Intensive Care; BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies; Post Graduate Certificate in Education; MA Academic Practice

Administrative roles/Clinical activity

Administrative Roles

- Associate Programme Director for the BSc (top up degree)
- Senior Personal Tutor

Clinical activity

- Intensive Care Unit, London Royal Hospital
- Intensive Care unit, Homerton University Hospital
- Accident and Emergency, Homerton University Hospital
- Intensive Care Unit, The London Independent Hospital
- Theatres, The London Independent Hospital
- Surgical Wards, The London Independent Hospital


Journal article

  1. Bliss, M. and Aitken, L.M. (2018). Does simulation enhance nurses' ability to assess deteriorating patients? Nurse Education in Practice, 28, pp. 20–26. doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2017.09.009.


Modules taught on

- HS1021 Developing Relationship-Centred Practice (module leader)
- NM3298 Surgical Care (module leader)
- HS1011 Foundations of Relationship Centred Practice
- HSM132, Experiencing Acute Care
- NM3224 Core Skills Acute and High Dependency
- NM3225 Acute and High Dependency Role Development