A day in the life of…a Clinical Nursing Professor

In the third blog of our ‘day in the life of…’ series, Catherine Paterson, a Professor and Clinical Chair in Nursing at University of Canberra, Australia talks about her current role and career journey in clinical academic nursing research. (1) What is your job title and your main role/responsibilities?My nursing title is a Professor in […]

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A day in the life of a….Clinical Academic Research Nurse

In the second blog of our ‘day in the life of….’ series, Maria Drummond (@mdrumm88), a Clinical Studies Officer with ENRICH Scotland and PhD student in Nursing and Healthcare at University of Glasgow talks about her current role and her experiences of a clinical academic nurse pathway. (1) What is your job title and your […]

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A day in the life of…a Clinical Research Manager

Welcome to the first blog in our ‘day in the life of…’ series which aims to showcase different roles and career pathways within nursing. In our first blog, Ms Chloe Cowan, Clinical Research Manager for the Glasgow Clinical Research Facility in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde gives some insight into her current role and offers […]

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People with learning disabilities, creativity and inclusion in research

By Ruth Northway, Professor of Learning Disability Nursing, University of South Wales @NorthwayRuth This year’s Learning Disability Awareness Week theme1 was  ‘creativity’ and I want to reflect on the need for creativity to promote the inclusion of people with learning disabilities in research. Historically the relationship between people with learning disabilities and research has not […]

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‘Congenital Heart Disease, Lockdown and me: Global Perspectives of Living through a Pandemic’

Dr Kerry Gaskin, Chairperson Congenital Cardiac Nurses Association, Head of Department Midwifery and CPD, Three Counties School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Worcester @GaskinKerry @CongenitalCNA #CCNA21 Over the last year children, young people, and adults with congenital heart disease (CHD), their families, health care professionals, organisations and charities supporting them, have faced unprecedented challenges […]

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Professional Advocates: Investing in practitioners to achieve excellence in service delivery

By Vanessa Whatley, @whatleyvj : Deputy Chief Nurse, The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, Lisa Stephens ,@sagefemme2000 : Lead Midwife for  Education, University of Worcester, and Michelle Sterry, @michelleSterry2 :  Lecturer in Midwifery, University of Worcester The role of the Professional Advocate (PA) is a vehicle for deploying the four elements of the Advocating for Education […]

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Postpartum psychosis: beyond the baby blues and postpartum depression

  In this latest blog in our spotlight on maternal mental health Dr Amy Perry, Research Psychologist from the Mood Disorders Research Group, University of Worcester, provides an overview of postpartum psychosis. New mothers are vulnerable to mood disturbances within the first year of childbirth. In more severe cases, these episodes can negatively affect not only […]

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