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Clare Davis

Clare Davis


UK MSc(Nur) Cape Town, BNurs(Hons) Birmingham, PG Dip (Child Crit Care) Central England RN (Child) UK


Registration with SANC :133247 General Nurse

Registration with UK NMC

Clare is a registered nurse with a Bachelor in Child Nursing (Hons) degree from the University of Birmingham (UK). She further specialised with a Post Graduate Diploma in Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing from Birmingham City University (UK). Previously, Clare worked as a senior registered nurse in the Paediatric ICU at Birmingham Children’s Hospital (UK). There, her dual role involved acting as a Team Leader and as a Clinical Skills Facilitator, educating and supporting newly graduated members of staff. She taught on the ‘Foundations in Paediatric Intensive Care’ in-house course, and acted on the Retrieval Team, which facilitated the safe transfer of critically ill children from local hospitals into the PICU. When Clare moved to South Africa in 2009, CNPDI was in the process of launching what was at the time Africa’s only critical care child nurse training programme. When no suitably qualified local applicants could be found, Clare was appointed, becoming Africa’s first and only critical care child nursing lecturer. She graduated with a Masters in Nursing (distinction) from the University of Cape Town in 2013. She took on the role of Programme Convenor for CNPDI’s two PG Diplomas in 2016. Clare served as the Africa and Middle East Nurse Representative for the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies (WFPICCS) from 2016 - 2018. 


Awarding institution

Year awarded

Bachelor of Nursing Science (Hons) (Child) and RSCN 

The University of Birmingham

2004 (First class honours)

Foundations in Paediatric Intensive Care (in-house training accredited by the University of Central England)

Birmingham Children’s Hospital

2005 (Distinction)

Post Graduate Diploma. Critical Care Pathway - Intensive Care Nursing of Children

The University of Central England


Master of Science in Nursing by Dissertation

The University of Cape Town

2013 (Distinction)


Peer-reviewed chapter in a book:

Davis, C. Chapter 8: EC Clinical Staffing for Paediatric Emergencies and Chapter 9: Training in Cheema, B. & Westwood, A. (Eds.). 2015. Standards for Paediatric Emergency Care: Expert Consensus Report for the Western Cape.


Davis, C, Hendry, I, Barlow, H, Leonard, A, White, L, Coetzee M. 2014. Exposing students to research through a journal club in a postgraduate child nurse diploma. Curationis. 37(2), 1-9.

Congress proceedings (published abstract):

Davis, C., Barlow, H., Hendry, I. & Coetzee, M. Journal club: restoring the links between education and PICU clinical practice. Critical Care Society of Southern Africa National Congress. South African Journal of Critical Care, 2010. 26(2): 60