Friday, 18 December 2015

Clinical Psychology end of placement posters

Dr Anjula Gupta
Clinical Tutor

The Clinical Psychology Programme celebrated the end of the first placement for the fourth years yesterday by holding a poster presentation event in the Nidd Building. The Community Psychology placement is the only placement that is provided by third sector services in Hull. The placement period is six weeks and trainees are on placement for three days a week. During this six weeks the trainees also receive Community and Critical psychology teaching and are involved in weekly reflective practice groups and individual supervision sessions. The aim of the placement and these forums is to support the development of skills and knowledge in the theory base of Community and Critical Psychology, reflective practice skills, personal and professional development.
Trainees were required to design a poster that shared their reflections on and experiences of the placement and to think about this from a Community Psychology perspective. Placement mentors, Faculty colleagues and colleagues from the Psychology programme joined the trainees and Clinical Psychology Programme course team at the poster presentation. The event was vibrant, lively and thought provoking and brought together key partners that we have developed with communities in Hull over the last three years. It was an enjoyable day and a fitting end to the placement. Many thanks to our placement providers and all the work done by the trainees on some spectacular posters.

Faculty colleagues - research project success

Dr Time Alexander
Colleagues may be interested to see the University Web page for the research project “Access to mental health services: Exploring the barriers and facilitators to helping Hull’s distressed young peoplebeing a multi-disciplinary team led by Dr Jo Bell (School of Social Sciences) with Dr Judith Dyson, Dr Tim Alexander, Dr Annette Schlosser (Department of Psychological Health and Well-being). Professor Marie Reid (Department of Psychology) and David Smith (Hull and East Yorkshire MIND).
Dr Annette Schlosser

Dr Judith Dyson

Dr Judith Dyson PhD RN TUF

Well done Judith,

You are our Tidy Up Friday Winner....CONGRATS! J

Please print this off and stick it on your desk with PRIDE

Many thanks,


Thursday, 17 December 2015

Season's Greetings

Good news on scholarships for the faculty

Dear Colleagues

I am writing to announce the results of this year’s University-funded PhD scholarship competition. Thank you for your patience in waiting slightly longer than usual for the outcomes to be communicated to Faculties.

As you will know,  the allocation process changed this year, in favour of a new bidding procedure, with no prior allocations to Faculties. It was a tough competition, with some excellent submissions, and inevitably some areas fared better than others.  I am pleased to say that the Faculty of  Health and Social Care was awarded 3x PhD scholarships and one PDRA (band 7) for the cluster PoWER 360: Programme for Women Achieving Excellence in Research.  Congratulations to everyone involved!
I should be grateful if you could arrange for this news to be disseminated to the successful bidders.  I would be happy to feed back to those whose bids were unsuccessful on this occasion.

Each of these studentships will need to be ready for advertising shortly. If they have not been already, each project should be carefully defined, so that applicants have a clear sense of what the studentship entails. We are hoping to be able to advertise before the Christmas break. Colleagues should liaise with Dr Nigel Shaw in the Graduate School about this process.

Please let me know if you have any queries about any part of this process.

All good wishes,

Valerie Sanders
Graduate School

Friday, 11 December 2015

Scholarship success for Faculty

Dr Judith Dyson
Dr Fiona Cowdell
Judith Dyson, Fiona Cowdell, Peter Draper and Lesley Gratrix in collaboration with colleagues in other faculties have been successful in the recent scholarship competition and have been awarded three PhD studentships and a band 7 postdoctoral researcher for the PoWER 360 programme of research; to understand the barriers to women achieving excellence in research, to understand the lived experiences and sense of well-being of men and women in academia and the perceived value of Athena SWAN to both researchers and senate level university executives. 
Rev Dr Peter Draper

Lesley Gratrix

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

New publication by Janet Kelly

Janet Kelly has published:
Dr Janet Kelly

Kelly J (2015) Following professional codes of practice and military orders in austere military environments: a controversial debate on ethical challenges Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps 161, Supp 1 i10-i12

Friday, 27 November 2015

New book by Kate Galvin

Professor Kate Galvin has co-edited:
Kate Galvin

Galvin K, Prendergast M (2015) Poetic inquiry II - seeing, caring, uunderstanding Sense Publishers, Rotterdam

Award nomination for local maternal mental health group

Dean and Professor Julie Jomeen and colleagues from Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Humber NHS Tust, City
Julie Jomeen
Health Care Partnership, and Hull and East Yorkshire Care Commissioning Group who form the Hull and East Yorkshire Maternal Mental Health Advisory Group (chaired by Julie)
have been nominated for an Royal College of Midwives working in partnership award. They are one of four nominees and go to London on the 7
 December 2015 to present their case pending an award ceremony in March 2016 at which the winners will be announced.

Thursday, 26 November 2015

Long service award for Peter Draper

Peter Draper received his long service award (25 years) at the University of Hull from Deputy Vice Chancellor Glenn Burgess on 25 November 2015
Rev Dr Peter Draper

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

New publication by Amanda Lee and Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Amanda Lee and Julie Santy-Tomlinson have co-authored:

Amanda Lee
Dr Julie Santy-Tomlinson

Lee A, Santy-Tomlinson J (2015) Falls prevention in residential care settings Nursing & Residential Care 17, 370-373

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Hull contribution to Philips project

Philips have launched their ACT cookbook,  the output from a multi-national integrated care and telehealth project that Joanne Hatfield and David Barrett worked on.

PhD student Tzu-Pei Yeh passes PhD viva

Tzu-Pei Yeh, from Taiwan, has passed her PhD viva with minor amendments; the thesis was titled: 
Dr Judith Dyson with Tzu-Pei

The Relationship between Personality and Job Stress, Burnout, Satisfaction and Resilience in Taiwanese Cancer Nurses 

The supervisors were Judith Dyson and Roger Watson

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Friday, 6 November 2015

New publication by Julie MacDonald and David Barrett

Julie Macdonald and David Barrett have co-authored:
Julie MacDonald

Dr David Barrett
MacDonald JM, Barrett D (2015) Companion animals and well-being in palliative care nursing: a literature review. Journal of Clinical Nursing DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13022

Yanhua Chen passes PhD

Yanhua Chen, our PhD student from Mainland China, passed her PhD viva with minor corrections.

Yanhua was examined by Dr Sumona Mukhuty from HUBS and Dr Parveen Ali from the University of Sheffield.  The thesis was titled: 'Developing and validating a scale to study mentors' behaviour in nursing education' and the work was supervised by Dr Andrea Hilton and Professor Roger Watson.

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Peter Draper moves on to Sydney

I’m still in Australia!

The ISSoTL (International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning) conference finished last Friday. I took a plane from Melbourne to Sydney, and this week I have been doing some work at the University of Wollongong.  On Monday I gave a seminar to WATTLE – the Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence (evidently the wattle bird is a significant local symbol).  The title of my workshop was ‘On the way to being a SoTL scholar’.  About 25 people attended and fully engaged with my presentation.
Peter continues to keep people awake

Today I spent some time in Sydney with Professor Patrick Crookes.  We visited a nursing museum.  We intended just to pop round in about 10 minutes, but the matron (that’s the only word for her, really) insisted on showing us the whole thing, including a detailed explanation of everyone in each of the sepia-tinted photographs.  I took some pictures of ancient anaesthetic machines especially for Deborah and the ODP team.

Fan base builds up down under
Tomorrow – Wednesday – I’ll be doing another workshop, this time for the nursing department.  I’ll be speaking about the use of creative writing techniques in nursing education and inviting colleagues to collaborate who are interested in researching the use of language in healthcare.

I’ll be back on Monday, bright and early! I hope my plants haven’t died.
Slight improvement on a mallet

See you next week


Friday, 30 October 2015

New publication by David Barrett

David Barrett has co-authored:
Dr David Barrett

Cooper A, Dowding D, Barrett D (2015) The impact of new information and communication technologies on the development of advanced practice. In: Barton D, Allan D (Eds) Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a Changing World. London, Palgrave Macmillan. 288-302

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

New publication by Non-Medical Prescribing team

The Non-Medical Prescribing team have co-authored:

Lee A, Fishburn K, Hilton A (2015) The impact of medication formulation in a residential setting
Nursing & Residential Care 17, 616-619

Amanada Sherratt (Lee)
Dr Andrea Hilton

Kirsty Fishburn

News from Antipodean Pete

Peter Draper writes:

Greetings from ISSOTL15: the conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, held this year in Melbourne.
Peter makes a friend
Not everyone is asleep

I spent the first three days of my trip at a writing workshop.  I am working with geographers, teacher educators and other health professionals to write a paper on the scholarship of placement-based education, with a focus on the students’ experiences.  We are doing a systematic literature review (guess whose idea that was) seeking evidence from the student’s perspective, leading to an international, interdisciplinary paper.

The conference proper started on Tuesday evening.  This morning I gave a paper with Professor Patrick Crookes from Wollongong University.  Our title was ‘Leading Learning and the Scholarship of Change’.  We had a good turnout.  Check out the picture – the guy on the front row was clean-shaven when we started to speak!

The conference is being held at RMIT – the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  It’s a fantastic place, but don’t come here if you suffer from migraine.  The inside of the main auditorium is decked out in a tasteful blend of mint green and plum.  I hope they’ve got a different interior designer for the Middleton Hall.  It’s surprising how many people you know at these things.  I had a chat with Professor Tina Overton who left Hull’s chemistry department a year ago for a job in Melbourne. 

Tonight I will attend an international meeting for National Teaching Fellows, then off for a beer and a burger with friends from Manchester Metropolitan University.

I’ll be in touch again soon


Monday, 26 October 2015

New Senior Fellows of the HEA

Gloria Likupe and David Barrett have been awarded the title:

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Dr Gloria Likupe
Dr David Barrett

To become a SFHEA you must have:

...a proven, sustained track record in HE teaching and management and are seeking to progress into a leadership position, an HEA Senior Fellowship could add great value to your professional teaching experience.
You’ll have an established record relating to teaching and learning and management/leadership of specific aspects of teaching provision. You are likely to lead, or be a member of, established academic teams. You may be:
  • an experienced member of academic staff with significant responsibility for leading, managing or organising programmes for subjects/disciplines
  • an experienced subject mentor or someone who supports those new to teaching
  • an experienced member of staff with departmental or wider teaching/learning support advisory responsibilities within your institution

Greetings from ISSOTL 2015

Peter Draper writes: 
I am writing from Melbourne, where I am attending ISSOTL 2015 – the conference for the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.

Boy was that a long flight! Heathrow to Dubai, and then a long leg from Dubai to Melbourne.  Australia is enjoying lovely spring weather as the UK spirals into the gloom of winter.  How can that be right? Since I have been here, Hull have moved up to 2nd place in the championship (hooray), Hamilton is in third place in the USA Grand Prix (boo), and Australia have beaten Argentina in the rugby (who cares?).
Colleagues in my writing group,
busily crafting a paper in the Australian style!

ISSOTL is the most important annual international conference for the scholarship of teaching and learning and this is the second one I have attended.  On Wednesday I will be delivering a paper with Professor Patrick Crookes, an old pal who currently works at Wollongong University but did his PhD in Hull many years ago. Way back in the 80s Patrick and I were charge nurses on adjoining wards in Beckett Wing, St James’s Hospital, Leeds.

The conference actually starts on Tuesday evening but I’ve got her early to participate in a writing workshop.  For the past few months I’ve been working with an international team of colleagues from Northern Ireland, the USA, Canada and Australia to draft a paper on the scholarship of work based learning.  Our team consists of two geographers, an English literature professor, a couple of teacher educators, one other person who works in health, and myself.  It will be good to contribute to an international paper on learning and teaching, but I am also interested in the way the writing workshop is being run.  I hope we will be able to use the model as part of the Fast Track in learning and teaching.  Don’t forget to book your place.

Our workshop began at the Glen Erin Winery about an hour north of Melbourne, site of an excellent conference venue.  And yes, after a full day of writing I did participate in a glass or two, but only to advance the scholarly cause, you understand!

Today, the writing workshop continues, but this time it’s just round the corner at RMIT University.  But first I need to find some better coffee than the rubbish they serve in this hotel.  The Victoria Market round the corner looks promising.

I’ll be in touch through the week and let you know how the conference is going.