Staff Profile


Miss Marissa Dainton

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 923731

Profile summary

I began with a School of Nursing at Canterbury on February 1st 2016. Prior to my appointment I was for 8 years manager of the Renal Satellite Unit at Buckland Hospital in Dover. Previously I have also worked at the Haemodialysis Satellite Unit in Bexhill-on-Sea and I began my nursing career on the Renal Ward at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton.

My academic interests include renal nursing, shared care, workforce planning, clinical supervision and social justice issues.

My teaching responsibilities currently include all levels of the pre-registration adult nursing programme and post-registration transforming health & care quality.

I am the course director for BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult) and outgoing course director for the BSc(Hons) Healthcare Practice

I am an external examiner for London South Bank University and Nottingham Trent University

Research and knowledge exchange

I have previously worked as a sessional lecturer for both Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Brighton. I have also been involved in planning and delivering renal conferences for both the British Renal Society and the EDTNA/ERCA.

I have published and presented on shared care within haemodialysis, vascular access and also on infection control within the renal unit.

I am co-chair of the Education Committee of the UK Kidney Association (UKKA)

I am a member of the Executive Board of the Association of Nephrology Nurses (ANNuk)

I am also a peer reviewer for the British Journal of Nursing and the Journal of Kidney Care.

Teaching and subject expertise

I have experience of teaching both at pre and post registration level on renal specific issues and at pre registration level on various generel nursing subjects. I have been UK Brand Ambassador and an Executive Committee Member for the EDTNA/ERCA and a member of the Council of the British Renal Society - in both cases including planning and presenting at major academic conferences. I am currently co-chair of the education committee of theUK Kidney Association and a member of the executive committee of the Associaition of Nephrology Nurses UK. I have completed by PGCAP and NMC Teacher award and am a Fellow of the HEA.

External activities

I received a Best Abstract Award at the 2015 BRS Conference presenting on the subject of vascular access cannulation for haemodialysis. I have previously also presented both orally and through a poster at BRS on the subject of self-care for patients undergoing haemodialysis. I have also published on self-care, haemodiafiltration, home haemodialysis and also on infection control within HD units.

I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing and also co-chair of the education committee of the UK Kidney Association engaged in planning CPD activities for the UK renal healthcare professionals.

I have worked on advisory panels for the development of  a workforce planning document for renal nursing and previously for the development of renal specific skills.

I am external examiner for post registration nursing courses at London South Bank University and for the renal course at Nottingham Trent University.

Publications and research outputs

Dainton, M. (2019) Acute Kidney Injury. In: Thomas, N. (2019) Renal Nursing 5th Edn. Chichester, Wiley-Blackwell pp. 105-126

Dainton, M. (2018) Home haemodialysis for older patients: barriers and enablers. Journal of Kidney Care. 3(5) pp. 230-234

Dainton, M. (2017) A review of the evidence for the use of haemodiafiltration. Journal of Kidney Care. 2 (6) pp. 320-325. ISSN 2041-1448

Dainton, M. (2016) Shared Care - A pathway for the rejuvenation of home haemodialysis? Journal of Kidney Care. 1 (3). pp. 116-122. ISSN 2041-1448

Dainton, M. (2015) Vascular Access Cannulation and Care A Nursing Best Practice Guide for Arteriovenous Fistulae. Presented to British Renal Society Conference, Leeds. 30th June-2nd July

Dainton, M. (2013) Haemodialysis Shared Care: Challenging the Culture. Presented to British Renal Society Conference, Manchester. 

Barnes, T. Hancock, K. & Dainton, M. (2013) Training Nurses to support Greater Patient Engegement in Haemodialysis. Journal of Renal Care. 39 (Suppl2). pp. 10-18.

Dainton, M. & Wilkie, M. (2013) On the agenda: Shared haemodialysis care. Journal of Renal Nursing. 5 (3). pp. 100-102

Dainton, M. Keith, S. & Rowlstone, T. (2012) Equipping Haemodialysis Nurses to Deliver Self-Care Education. Poster presented to British Renal Society Conference, Manchester, May 2012.

Dorman, A. & Dainton, M. (2011) Reducing haemodialysis access infection rates. British Journal of Nursing. 20 (10). 621-627

Dainton, M. (2011) Haemodialysis Self-Care - A Critical Evaluation of Practice. MSc Dissertation, Canterbury Christ Church University (Unpublished)


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