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.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Friday, 16 October 2015

Murad A Sawalha - PhD student

I am a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull, now in the final stage of my PhD which employed a qualitative approach to understand the factors influencing compliance with standard precautions among paediatric nurses. My study supervisors are Dr Jeremy Jolley and Dr Mary Laurenson.

I am a registered nurse in Jordan, since 2002. I holds a Bachelor of Nursing Science and Master of Clinical Nursing (Critical Care) from the University of Jordan. Following a career in paediatric intensive care nursing for four years, I moved into the field of clinical research in 2006. In 2007, I moved to Saudi Arabia to work as a nursing lecturer at King Saud University. In this position, I had achieved my career goal in educating nursing students and being involved in several research projects. In 2012, I moved to the UK to undertake my PhD in Nursing Studies at the University of Hull.

During My study I have presented my research project in many conferences:

  • Infection Prevention Conference in London, 2013 (poster presentation) which was fully funded by both the Faculty of Health and Social Care and Graduate School.
  • Infection Prevention Conference in Glasgow, 2014 (poster presentation), I got a bursary for the conference fees from the Infection Prevention Society, and the Faculty of Health and Social Care funded the accommodation and travel.
  • 4th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science (EDCNS) in Maastricht, Netherlands, 2014 (oral presentation), and this conference was partially funded from the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
  • 15th EDCNS conference in Graz, Austria, 2015 (oral presentation), and this conference was partially funded from the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
  • Guest speaker in the infection prevention conference in Liverpool in addition to poster walk presentation on plasma TV view, 2015. I got funds from the Infection Prevention Society to cover the conference fees, and from the faculty of health and social care to cover the accommodation; here is my conference profile.
  • I will be a keynote speaker for 8th National Aseptic Non-touch Technique Conference which will be held in London in October 2015. I will talk about improving compliance to ANTT by understanding health care and health care workers.
  • Also, I presented in four PhD conferences in the University of Hull, and I got the best poster presentation in 2014 , and third place in 2015.

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Workshop on care of older people in SIngapore

Dr Jennifer Loke conducted a two-day workshop on promoting excellence in the care of older people in Singapore.  The workshop was organised by the charity Kampung Senang and 34 volunteers from various centres and homes caring for older people in the country.  The photographs show volunteers taking part in various activities such as reading with distorted lenses, mobilising with impaired vision and drinking with adapted drinking cups and straws.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

New publication by Jacquie White

Jacquie White
Jacquie White has co-authored a commentary:

McKeown M, WHite J (2015) The future of mental health nursing: are we barking up the wrong tree?  Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing doi:10.1111/jpm.12247

This edition of Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing also includes an editorial from Richard Gray and a commentary from the past and present Chairs of Mental Health Nurse Academics UK. These both focus on the possible implications of the Shape of Caring Review.

Monday, 12 October 2015

Research grant for Mark Hayter and Catriona Jones

Mark Hayter        and       Catriona Jones

have been successful in a research grant application to the Hull Clinical Commissioning Group. The project will explore the experiences of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Trans-gendered peoples’ experiences of using Primary Care services.

Saturday, 10 October 2015

David Barrett to be doctored!

David Barrett
Our faculty member David Barrett has successfully completed his PhD after defending his thesis:

Rethinking presence: a grounded theory of nurses and teleconsultation

Nicki Credland to contribute to new website

Nicki Creland has been asked to be a regular contributor to:
Nicki Credland

CREAD 001- CRitical Evaluation, Appraisal and Discussion

Friday, 9 October 2015

Faculty colleagues present in Edinburgh

Deborah Robinson and Natalie Booker presented at a conference - Health Informatics Scotland yesterday at the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.
Deborah and Natalie

Their presentation was:

Utilising a Pebble Pad e-portfolio for the Assessment of Clinical Competency of Operating Department Practice Students

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

International presentation by Dr Jennifer Loke

Dr Jennifer Loke presented her paper entitled Healthy Lifestyle: Challenges and Opportunities in Modern Living at the 7th HolisticWellness Symposium in Singapore. The symposium was well attended by approximately 300 people from the general public. Jennifer joined Dr Lam Pin Min, the Minister of State for Health, and 3 other eminent speakers to provide the attendees with insights into achieving optimum health and wellness.
Jennifer receiving a token of appreciation from
the Minister of State for Health, Singapore.
Attendees trying out the ‘Asian Squat’
as recommended by Jennifer.

Monday, 5 October 2015

New publication by Mark Hayter and Roger Watson

Mark Hayter and Roger Watson have co-authored, with their former PhD student from Sheffield: 

Al Kalaldeh M, Watson R, Hayter M (2105) Jordanian nurses' knowledge and responsibility for enteral nutrition in the critically all Nursing in Critical Care 20, 229-241
Professor Mark Hayter

Professor Roger Watson

Army employer engagement weekend 26/27 September 2015

Faculty students and staff had the opportunity to visit the Army Medical Services at Queen Elizabeth II Barracks, Strensall. Here are some pictures of colleagues and students attending to casualties and sampling army catering:

David Barrett with Major (Dr) Janet Kelly

Thursday, 1 October 2015

New publication by Fiona Cowdell

Dr Fiona Cowdell
Fiona Cowdell has co-authored:

Harrison EF, Haines RH, Cowdell F, Sach TH, Dean T, Pollock I, Burrows NP, Buckley H, Williams HC, Lawton S, Brown SJ, Bradshaw LE, Ahmed A, Montgomery EJ, Thomas KS (2015) A multi-centre, parallel group superiority trial of silk therapeutic clothing for the management of eczema in children (CLOTHES Trial): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial Trials 16:390 doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0921-9

New research report from Faculty-led project

Mary Laurenson led a research team, including:
Dr Mary Laurenson
Principal Investigator

Dr Carole Wright (PhD), Independent Research Associate
Hannah Degge (PhD Student)
Shelagh Marshall OBE (Chair) & Joanne Volpe (Administrator)
Future Years (Yorkshire and Humber) Forum on Ageing

who have just published:

Concessionary Fare Schemes: A study evaluating the social value of transport needs for older people

In the Executive Summary they conclude:

Our survey showed that for a significant number of respondents public transport was their preferred choice of transport, and for some, it was often their primary or only option. Concessionary bus passes were highly beneficial, and the vast majority of respondents valued, and utilised them in many aspects of their lives. They were central in maintaining physical and mental health, and for alleviating the strain on NHS resources. They were also important for maintaining wellbeing, independence and combatting isolation. However, the infrequency of public transport, meant it could not be relied upon as a source of daily transportation. As the numbers of older people increase, so will the need for good transport services and concessionary travel. Older people add to the economy in terms of consumer retail contributions, as well as contributing to the voluntary sector, for which a bus pass to enable travel is an essential component.