Dr Gilly Mancz

Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Southampton's School of Health Sciences.

About me

Gilly is a Senior Teaching Fellow in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton. She is an experienced Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) and Adult Nurse with a PhD from the University of Portsmouth.

Gilly has worked in higher education for a number of years, both as a Lecturer and Senior Teaching Fellow, teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration nursing programmes. She is module lead for the Global and Public Health module in the undergraduate curriculum and teaches on other modules across the pre-registration nursing programmes, including Person Centred Care and Meeting Challenges in Contemporary Children’s Nursing.

Her research interests are around the public health needs of children aged 0-5 years, with a specialist interest in sleep disturbances and the wider impacts on both child and family. Her clinical expertise is in public health and safeguarding, with a focus on vulnerable populations and reducing health inequalities.

She is passionate about public health and early intervention.


Mancz, G. (2022) Longitudinal analysis of predictors of sleep disturbances in the early years of life. PhD thesis. University of Portsmouth

Buttery, J. and Mancz, G. (2022) Fathers’ emotional challenges and barriers to supporting breastfeeding initiation and duration. Journal of Health Visiting, 10(11), pp.468-478.

Mancz, G., Stores, R., Dean, T. & Helps, S. (2021, September 21-22) Sleep ecology and parental perceptions of sleep in 5-to 10-month-old infants: an observational population-based cohort study. iHV 6th Evidence-based practice conference, "Looking ahead to a fairer future" conference, UK.

Mancz, Gilly and Wigley, Wendy (2019) Long-term impact of techniques used to manage sleep disturbance in the under-5s: a rapid systematic review. Journal of Health Visiting, 7 (4), 180-194.

Brenchley, D. & Mancz, G. (2019) What outcomes should be measured to evaluate the benefits of exercise for maternal mental health? Journal of Health Visiting, 7(9).

Mancz, G. (2018) Supporting parents with sleep disturbances in the under-5s. Journal of Health Visiting, 6(6), pp.280-288.

Mancz, G. and Wigley, W. (2018) The impact of sleep training on the mother-child relationship. In: 38th Annual Society for Reproductive and Infant Psychology Conference at University of Lodz, 11 - 12 September 2018, Lodz, Poland.

Tanner, M., Mancz, G., Ryder, I., Hamilton, C. and Allen, C. (2018) SC21 The use of participatory forum theatre in supporting undergraduate student nurses' awareness of the role of the multidisciplinary team in the discharge planning process. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(A30).

Revell-Smith, Y., Mancz, G., Ryder, I., Hamilton, C. and Harris, K. (2018) SC33 Designing a programme of person centred simulation for large numbers of undergraduate nursing students. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 4(A30).

Mancz, G. and Wigley, W. (2017) Long-term outcomes of techniques used to manage sleep disturbance in the under-5s. Journal of Health Visiting, 5(1), pp.16-24.