Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Editorials by Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

Professors Mark Hayter and Roger Watson have - along with the Journal of Advanced Nursing editors - co-authored:

Pickler R, Noyes J, Perry L, Roe, B, Watson R, Hayter M (2014) Authors and readers beware the dark side of Open Access Journal of Advanced Nursing doi:10.1111/jan.12589

Watson R, Pickler R, Noyes J, Perry L, Roe B, Hayter M, Hueter I (2014) How many papers can be published from one study? Journal of Advanced Nursing doi:10.1111/jan.12600

Both of these are free to read and download on the Journal of Advanced Nursing website

Mark Hayter
Roger Watson

Friday, 19 December 2014

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Research grant for Dr Judith Dyson

Dr Judith Dyson has been awarded £10,877 by Bradford
Judith Dyson
Teaching Hospitals
for a study entitled:

Achieving Behaviour Change

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

New chapter by Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Julie Santy-Tomlinson has published the following chapter:
Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Santy-Tomlinson, J. and Clarke, S. (2014) An Introduction to Orthopaedic and Trauma Care, in Orthopaedic and trauma nursing: An evidence-based approach to musculoskeletal care (eds S. Clarke and J. Santy-Tomlinson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118941263.ch1

Publication by ODP team

Rebecca Straughan and Deborah Robinson have published:
Rebecca Straughan

Straughan R, Robinson D (2014) Exploring the professional development of the ODP role ODP 2:7 352-355

Promotion for Dr Fiona Cowdell

Dr Fiona Cowdell has been promoted to Reader in the Faculty of Health and Social Care
Fiona Cowdell

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

New publication by Fiona Cowdell

Fiona Cowdell is first author on a Cochrane review protocol:
Dr Fiona Cowdell

Cowdell F, Jadotte YT, Ersser SJ, Danby S, Walton S, Lawton S, Roberts A, Gardiner E, Ware F, Cork C (2014) Hygeine and emollient interventions for maintaining skin integrity in older people in hospital and residential care settings The Cochrane Library doi: 10.1002/1465.CD01137

Conference presentations by final year DClinPsychol students

Leah Glover and Lauren Henshall, two final year Clinical Psychology Trainees, presented posters on their research at the 3rd International Conference on Compassion Focused Therapy in Birmingham last week.

Both research projects draw heavily on the theory of Compassion Focused Therapy developed by Professor Paul Gilbert in Derby and generated a lot of interest, for example Lauren was awarded 2nd prize in the Poster Competition.

Leah is exploring whether self-compassion moderates the relationship between self-blame and well-being in people diagnosed with cancer.
Lauren is exploring whether working in a threat based environment has a negative impact on health-workers’ ability to be compassionate for others; and whether this relationship can be moderated by self-compassion.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Monday, 24 November 2014

A tribute to Paul Vaughan (by Dr Bernie Barnicoat)

Presenter blessed with a voice that became universally admired: Paul Vaughan (24 October 1925 - 16 November 2014) was a British journalist, radio presenter (of art and science programmes) throughout the 1970s and 1980s, and a narrator of many BBC television science documentaries, among them Horizon.

“When God speaks, he uses Paul Vaughan’s voice,” was the memorable verdict of one commentator.

During the 1970s and 1980s, Vaughan’s was certainly the voice of the new secular god of science, a counterpart to David Attenborough in natural history. Like God, and unlike Attenborough, he was unseen, providing the voiceover for the BBC documentary series Horizon from 1968 to 1995, or working on radio programmes such as New WorldsScience in Action and Discovery

From 1968 until 1995 he was the main narrator of the BBC's main science documentary series Horizon. Science and technology were rapidly developing in these decades, notably in biology and electronics, and consequently there was much to report for the Horizon series. Horizon in the 1970s and 1980s was a heavyweight science documentary series, and these years were its heyday.
Paul Vaughan

On the BBC World Service he presented Science in Action, and Discovery, and on Radio 4 New Worlds.
He was the “voice of science” on British Television for over two decades.
It would be good to insert the Guardian obit when it is published. It has not appeared so far.
Here are some links to YouTube videos of complete episodes of Horizon:

All three were narrated by this man; His voice had a tone and a quality to it.  If ever a voice could be described as 'listenable' it was his.

Sunday, 23 November 2014

New publication by Roger Watson

Roger Watson has co-authored:
Roger Watson

Watson R, Thompson DR, Wang W (2014) Violations of local stochastic independence exaggerate scalability in Mokken scaling analysis of the Chinese Mandarin SF-36 Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 12, 149 

Roger says of the study: In assessing the psychometric properties of measurement scales - whether by factor analysis or item response theory - it is essential that items behave as they do - either forming factors or scales - due to their response to what is being measured (ie the latent trait). This property is called local stochastic independence (LSA). LSA is hard to assess, especially in polytomous items and we fear that some of us may have seen Mokkken scales (Mokken scaling is non-parametric item response theory) where none exist due to the violation of LSA. We investigated this by comparing two subscales of the SF-36: one which clearly violated LSA and one which probably did not and found that the scalability properties of the one violating LSA were very high and probably exaggerated. We discuss the consequences of this in the article.

Friday, 21 November 2014

OU Director of Nursing appointed as Honorary Professor at the University of Hull

We would like to congratulate Professor Jan Draper who has been made an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull. This role will see Jan supporting some of the research work of the faculty and contributing to postgraduate research student supervision. We look forward to strengthening links with Hull University and exploring the potential of research collaborations.

Congratulations to Denise Jobling on her long service award

Denise Jobling receives her long service award
for 25 years of excellent work at the
University of Hull

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Military research grant for Dr Janet Kelly

Janet Kelly has been awarded a research grant from the Ministry of Defence totalling £40,124.
Janet Kelly

The project is collaborative between the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine (Academia and Research), School of Health and Population Sciences, University of Birmingham and Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull titled: An exploration of the range of medical ethical issues faced by senior military clinicians to determine how best to support medical ethical decision making in future military operations.

Monday, 3 November 2014

New edition of Martini's Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology

The new global edition of the physiology text by Frederick Martini has recently been published.

Dr Bernie Barnicoat reviewed and revised the end of chapter questions (hundreds of them) for this edition and is one of two UK contributors acknowledged in the text.

This book achieves sales of hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide.

Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology  10th Edition - Pearson Global Edition

Frederick R Martini, Judi L Nath, Edwin Bartholomew

Pearson – Publisher

ISBN 978-1-292-05721-7
Bernie Barnicoat

New publication by Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

Mark Hayter and Roger Watson have co-authored a paper with a former PhD student:
Mark Hayter
Roger Watson
Kalaldeh M, Watson R, Hayter M (2014) Jordanian intensive care nurses’ perspectives on evidence-based practice in nutritional care British Journal of Nursing 23, 1023-1029

Friday, 31 October 2014

New paper by Kate Galvin

Professor Kate Galvin has co-authored a  phenomenology of dignity which has been published in Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
Professor Galvin

Galvin K, Todres L (2014) Dignity as honour-wound: an experiential and relational view Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice doi:10.1111/jep.12278

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Professor Mark Hayter joins Nursing Outlook Editorial Board

Professor Mark Hayter has been invited to join the Editorial Board of Nursing Outlook - the official Journal of the American Academy of Nursing.
Mark Hayter

With an impact factor of 1.831 it is one of the top nursing research journals in the world. Professor Hayter is a Fellow of the American Academy and is the first non US member of the Editorial Board.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Presentations at the British Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Andrology (BSPOGA)

Mari Greenfield, on of our PhD students and Professor Julie Jomeen presented at BSPOGA on 24 October 2014 at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. The day was attended by approximately50 obstetricians and midwives and the day was chaired by Professor Leroy Edozien (Chair of BSPOGA).
Julie Jomeen

Mari presented a paper entitled 'A concept analysis of traumatic birth' with Julie and Lesley Glover as co-authors and Julie closed the day by considering 'Research: challenges, opportunities & future directions'.
Lesley Glover

Friday, 24 October 2014

Hull Clinical Psychology students present at Alzheimer's Europe conference

Two of our doctoral students Helen and Kirsty presented this week that the Alzheimer’s Europe conference in Glasgow and Ady did a poster presentation.
Helen presenting
They were incredibly well received with people tweeting praise to the University of Hull on the live twitter feed for the conference.

Kirsty presenting
The presentations were attended by people living with dementia who were hugely positive about the research.
Ady's poster

Thursday, 16 October 2014

Stop Press - Barbara Elliott wins prize in Australia

Barbara Elliott presenting
Barbara Elliott was awarded the prize for best oral presentation at the 2014 Australian Capital Territory Health Research Conference in Nursing and Midwifery in Canberra Australia today.  Barbara presented her work on the development of a positioning device for nasogastric tubes.
The team at Hull who worked
on the device
The device was invented at the University of Hull and the work, of which Barbara's PhD forms a part, has been in progress for over nine years and began when Professor Linda Shields - presently at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, Australia - was in the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
The lengthy process of
patenting the device

The University of Hull was well represented at this excellent conference; Professor Roger Watson delivered the opening keynote on 'The Path to Publication' and Professor Julie Jomeen was also present at the conference which had a strong midwifery theme.

Friday, 10 October 2014

The dark side of Penny Grubb

Dr Penny Grubb is a notable local crime writer and her publisher has released this clip in the run up to her forthcoming novel Doll Makers.

Penny Grubb

Don't watch it before you go to bed!

The title of her next novel sounds even darker: Buried Deep

World Mental Health Day

Please help raise awareness of emotional well-being today on social media and in conversations, as it is World Mental Health Day, with the theme 'schizophrenia'. The Clinical Psychology Department is tweeting away; please read and re-tweet and help us get the messages out!

The Clinical Psychology course twitter feed is @ClinPsyD_Hull and my personal one is @Schlosspsych. We are highlighting issues of diagnosis, understanding emotional and relational difficulties, and how to respond to those. In the face of the election messages about more (unrealistic?) funding for mental health, it is all very topical. Let's break down stigma and challenge some assumptions about mental health and wellbeing!

Thanks for your support!

Annette Schlosser

Paper by Annette Schlosser and Naomi Hughes

Dr Annette Schlosser
Naomi Hughes (former trainee) and Annette Schlosser presented a paper in London on 9 October at the International Research conference on NurtureGroups, based on Naomi's systematic literature review in this area, and Annette's work with colleague Dr Poppy Nash,  Psychology in Education Research Centre, University of York. 

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Professor Kathleen Galvin in Norway

Professor Kathleen Galvin was invited to participate in the annual meeting of Research group for Phenomenological Studies in Health Sciences at University of Bergen and Molde University College, Norway in September 2014. The presentation "Directions for practice from the lifeworld using a new perspective on wellbeing & suffering as intertwined" contributed to an international panel presentation which included Catherine (Kit) Chesla, Family Health Care Nursing, School of Nursing, University of California, San Francisco: on Interpretive phenomenology; methodology and methods and Tone Sævi, NLA University College, Bergen: Phenomenology of practice: Inquiry, methodology and methods, perspectives from education.
Local fjiord

Professor Kathleen Galvin to deliver a paper at Oxford

Professor Kathleen Galvin has been invited to present a paper entitled "Ethics of Care as embodied relational understanding" on 19th November at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. The international seminar series is jointly convened by the University of Oxford Institute of population Ageing and the University of Humanistic Studies and funded by the John Fell Fund:
The series will be recorded for dissemination.

Friday, 3 October 2014

New paper by Annette Schlösser

Annette Schlösser has co-authored:
Dr  Annette Schlösser

NashP  Schlösser A (2014): Working with schools in identifying and overcoming emotional barriers to learning Educational Studies doi:10.1080/03055698.2014.9557838


Janet Kelly & Roger Watson attend Army Nursing Professoriate meeting

Janet Kelly and Roger Watson attended the annual meeting of the Army Nursing Research Professoriate at the Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom headquarters in London on 2 October 2014.  The Professoriate, formed by Colonel Alan Finnegan PhD QARANC exists to integrate civilian and military academics with an interest in military nursing research and more information can be found on the RCN website.  In the evening, members of the Professoriate attended the Annual Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Annual Cocktail Party in The Great Hall and the Royal Chelsea Hospital.

The Army Nursing Research Professoriate
Col Alan Finnegan front left

Major Janet Kelly with
Professor Roger Watson
at QA Cocktail Party

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

New publication by Mary Dearing and Debbie Crickmore

Mary Dearing and Debbie Crickmore have co-authored a chapter:
Mary Dearing
Debbie Crickmore

Dearing M, Crickmore D (2014) Determining Health and Social Care in Adulthood in Atkinson, S., Lay, J.,McAnelly, S., Richardson, M. (eds) Intellectual Disability in Health and Social Care Routledge, London
Deborah Briggs has published:
Deborah Briggs

Briggs D (2014) Metformin associated lactic acidosis Emergency Nurse 22:5, 20-25

Hull's third midwifery conference

Hull held it's third midwifwery conference, read the report on the Royal College of Midwives website here

Pics to follow....

Monday, 15 September 2014

Friday, 12 September 2014

New publication by Amanda Sherratt

Amanda Sherratt has co-authored:

Sherratt A, Bell A (2014) Fall risks: the importance of staff communication Nursing and Residential Care 16,  432-437

Andrew Bell was a recent student who has completed his BSc in Autonomous Practice 

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Deborah and Julie's Oman blog - final entry

We arrived home safely, after little sleep the night preceding our departure and a 22 hour journey we were both pretty tired when we finally arrived home. We've learnt a great deal about the hospital and the nursing staff in Oman.
Deborah in action

There's a long term plan to increase the Omani workforce and decrease reliance on overseas staff, a process  referred to as "Omanisation" This means over the coming years increasing numbers of  post registration nurses will be travelling overseas for educational programmes. The Nursing Directorate don't seem to have any particular alliance to a specific country or institution and send their staff all over the world for "training" (shorter courses) and "scholarship" (MSc, BSc, PhD). This is potentially a great opportunity for the Faculty. The Nursing Directorate are also keen to receive visitors.
Most of the audience are
still awake

The acting head nurse (Daniel) explained they'd recently organised a visit from a neonatal specialist nurse from Nottingham. She stayed for a month and during this time she worked with the clinical staff on practice issues and organised formal teaching about cinical leadership and management. The nursing team are keen to increase these sorts of visits.  When we get back and marking is finished we'll organise some sort of presentation about our Oman adventure. We'll just sign off with a couple of pictures of the workshop.

The pictures were taken by one of  the ICU staff members and not us  which is why they are quite good quality for a change! Also attached are a couple of pictures of the grand mosque and another newly built mosque (white building) they are quite beautifull. Unfortunately we didn't get to see inside the buildings as they were only open to visitors during our working hours. 

Deborah and Julie

Friday, 5 September 2014

Deborah and Julie's Oman bog - NOT a typo!

Managed a couple of "cat naps" on Thursday before leaving at 1.30am  Friday morning for the trip home. Unfortunately the plane from Muscat into Dubai was very late and we missed our connecting flight to Manchester. 7 hour delay. We hope the next flight to Manchester will be on time and trouble free. Final picture is of Julie's first sight of an Omani toilet. It was Wednesday before i told her she ought to try alternative cubicles until she found a western style loo which are in plentiful supply.
Deborah and  Julie 

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Deborah and Julie's Oman blog - entry 5

Last day today we were asked to give some semi formal feedback about our visit and "findings". This is to be followed up with a more formal report when we return home. Here is a picture of us both with most of the nursing  directorate  team.
The room was quite dark apologies  for the quality. We've tried to get some sleep this afternoon as the taxi is booked for 1.30am to begin the gruelling journey back home. Bedrah (one of the ICU nurses) gave me some pictures he took during yesterdays workshop they are quite funny as I'm gesticulating like mad. Unfortunately these are on another device and I've only been able to get WIFI on my phone so I couldn't send them through, or perhaps I'll just keep them to myself! One of the students coming to us later on this month couldn't make our presentation earlier on in the week. We were able to speak to him today. Julie spent most time with him discussing practice issues. Although we've both enjoyed our visit we are pretty tired and  looking forward to coming home.

Deborah and Julie 

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Deborah and Julie's Oman blog - entry 4

Wednesday's weather report 46 centigrade

Beach babe - but which one?
Deborah's workshop today so all day teaching. Students registered at 07.15 and we began at 7.30. Perhaps we ought to suggest this for our students! Very mixed group some from critical care and others not, also some medics. The day was "accredited" which means it attracts points and all the nurses have to attend so many accredited courses each year. Some are compulsory such as fire but others like the one today are optional. The day went well although with such a mixed group it was difficult to pitch the level,  some of those from ICU might have found it a little easy. 

Exciting news is that after two abortive attempts we managed to find the beach today. Photographic evidence is attached. Embarrassingly it was just a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

Deborah and Julie 

New publication by Judith Dyson and Fiona Cowdell

Judith Dyson and Fiona Cowdell have co-authored: 
DR Judith Dyson

Dr Fiona Cowdell

Dyson J, Cowdell F (2014) A novel intervention for skin cancer prevention Dermatological Nursing 13: 3 45-49