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About Milika Matiti

Milika qualified as a nurse and midwife (Malawi, 1977 &1979; respectively) and worked in various surgical wards and was also in-charge of a maternity ward. This was followed by a Bachelor of Nursing Education and Administration 1984, Medical University of Southern Africa(MEDUNSA), Pretoria, South Africa.  While at MEDUNSA she completed Community nursing   course which led   to Registration as a community Health Nurse ( Public health nurse)  with    Malawi Nurses Council. Milika taught and was head   of post-basic community health nursing programme at the school of health sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi. While on the post   sat on various national committees including Ministry of health and Malawi Nurses and Midwife council. Milika came to UK in 1987 to do an MSc in Advanced studies in Nursing Education at the University of Edinburgh which was completed in 1988, focusing on research and health promotion.  In the UK she   worked in Orthopedics and gynaecology wards in Essex and also   Day case surgery and nursing home in Lincolnshire before embarking on a teaching career. Milika has been teaching in the UK since 1993 when she joined Mid Trent College, later University of Nottingham. While in the university of Nottingham, she taught research and evidence practice, health promotion, cultures issues, dignity issues. She was also involved in various roles: Common foundation programme leader,’ Module   convenor co-coordinating portfolio and evidence based across the   five centres of the school of nursing, Module leader   for Dissertation and portfolio module and also acted as Internal assessor for MPhil/PhD student. In terms of Scholarly activities , Milika led   the Research and Nursing development initiative (RANDI)activities for staff and later on   co-led    and co-ordinated   the video conferencing staff scholarly activities across the school of five centres,  Milika has published and presented nationally and internationally.She has special interest in patient dignity and this led to a PhD entitled “patient dignity- a phenomenological study in nursing” and was obtained in 2002. After obtaining the PhD, Milika developed and carried out a dignity education programme at a local NHS Trust ( 2004-2007).  Served of the Dignity Forum of the United Lincolnshire Hospital Trust. In 2006, Milika was part   of the Nursing   and Midwifery Council working group developing the Essential Skills Clusters(ESCs) for communication, care and compassion.  In 2008 was part of   a team developing the Royal College of Nursing dignity e-Learning resource..  Other interests include Cultural Issues and Diversity and scholarly activities, and inter-professional education /Learning .1996-2006: Founder member of Trans cultural Nursing and Health Care Association ( Supported by Department of Health and Foundation of Nursing Studies). While in Nottingham University, she was involved   in number   of Diversity activities: such as   Nottingham University Diversity Student group,   Ethnic, Diversity and Spirituality group. The following are BSc, MSc and PhD supervision BSc (Hons)in Nursing students BSc(Hons) Health Care Studies students MSc in Advanced Nursing students Doctor of Health Science (DHSci): Action research: .(1student completed) PhD student: Qualitative study (1 Student Completed) On the 1st June 2014 was transferred to University of Lincoln.

Department Responsibilities

Co-lead University of Lincoln Inter-professional Education BSc (Hon) Nursing Module leader and teaching for professional studies and service improvement Professional Research Skills for and in Practice Practice support team member for South Lincolnshire Supervision of BSc(Hon) nursing students Serving on Postgraduate comittee

Subject Specialism

Patient dignity, Diversity/Cultural issues, Research and Interprofessional Education


  • Ste HE Leadership — 2013
  • Systematic Review course — University of Nottingham, 2012
  • PhD- Patient dignity in nursing- A phenomenological study — University   of Huddersfield UK, 2002
  • Diploma in Counselling skills in nursing (Distance learning) — 1992
  • MSc in Advanced Studies in Nursing and Education — University of Edinburgh,  Scotland, 1988
  • Bachelor of Nursing Education and Nursing Administration (B cur I et A) — Medical University of Southern Africa. Pretoria RSA, 1984
  • Malawi Certified Midwife — Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi, 1979
  • Malawi registered nurse — National School of Nursing. Malawi, 1977


  • Academic Award — Malawi association UK,
  • Lord Dearing Award for Contribution to Excellence in Teaching and   — University of Nottingham,
  • Best Research award: — South African Nurses Association,
  • Chancellors Academic award — Medical University of Southern Africa,
  • Best performance- Midwifery National School of nursing (Malawi) — Kamuzu college   of Nursing -Malawi,
  • Gold gmedalist -Nurse of the year-Malawi — National School of Nursing -Malawi,


External PhD Examiner (National and International) 2015 :  PhD Student – (Quantitative Approach) University of South Africa 2014: PhD Student- (Qualitative Approach) Birmingham City University UK 2012:Professional Doctorate student-:(Qualitative Research) Portsmouth University.UK 2009: PhD Student (Mixed methods) University of Johannesburg, South Africa   2007: PhD student (Qualitative Research) London South Bank University UK. Other activities: Reviewer for eight international peer reviewed Journals. Editorial Board Member of Diversity and Equality in Health and Social Care Journal Chairperson(For10years) of Malawi Health Care Support (UK) Charity, a charity that raises money in the UK to assist health services in Malawi

Research in the Lincoln Repository

Professional Affiliations

  • Royal College of Nursing — Member
  • Member of Centre for the Advancement of Inter-professional Education (CAIPE) — Member
  • Nurses and Midwifery Nursing Council — Registered member