Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Mark Gibson LLM

Mark Gibson, a lecturer in the Faculty has been awarded his Master of Laws, with merit, from Northumbria University

Monday, 21 March 2016


2016: Hooray! A leap year! An extra day…..I for one am going to try leaping…into things, mainly!

And with this in mind, I leaped at the chance to attend the #WGT16 (We Get Together 2016), an inaugural get together to celebrate all things Twitter, amongst the fabulous people of the We Communities.

Held at Salford University on 29th February, the day was all about meeting the *real person* behind their Twitter *avatar*, and it really felt like meeting old friends. These were people who were previously met and known only through Twitter, but who have been having long and detailed conversations about the things we care about, and the @WeNurses community are a fab bunch. But there was someone for everyone, because the day was also a chance to meet people from the many other We Communities, including @WeDNs, @WeGPNs, @WeCYPnurses, @WeAHPs, @WeHealthVisitor, @WeMHnurses, @WeSchoolNurses and @WeMidwives, amongst others. And all brought together by the wonderful Teresa Chinn, MBE (@agencynurse).

Co-production, collaboration and joined-up thinking and planning were order of the day, and everyone left with a real sense of motivation. Motivation to continue to learn from one another, motivation to share that learning as widely as possible, and motivation to change things for the better…one tweet at a time!

The only down side is that we now have to wait another four whole years for the next one! #WGT20, and if like me you can’t wait that long, there’s always Twitter!

If you want more information about the We Communities, simply visit their website www.wecommunities.org. or follow one or all of the commuities on Twitter @WeNurses, etc, as above.

Lizzie Ette

Friday, 18 March 2016

Nicola Credland runner up in award in Dublin

Nicola Credland was the successful winner of:

Runner –Up Oral Presentation at this year’s Annual Conference which took place here in RCSI on Thursday  3rd March 2016.


Nick Clark SFHEA

Nicky Clark has been awarded a Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Professor Mark Hayter gives the 'Special Invited Lecture' on 'writing for Successful Publication' at the EAFONS conference, Chiba, Japan

Professor Mark Hayter was invited to deliver the 'Special Lecture' at the 19th East Asian Forum of Nursing Scholars in Chiba, Japan this month. The Conference is one of the key events in the region for nurse academics and was attended by over 1000 delegates from south-east Asia. Hosted by Chiba University this year the conference also provides an excellent networking opportunity.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Editorial board position for Roger Watson

Professor Roger Watson has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Journal of Preventive Medicine and Hygiene.

The journal is listed on: PubMed, PubMed Central, Scopus, Web of Science and ISI Web of Knowledge and is edited by colleagues at the University of Genoa, Italy

Saturday, 12 March 2016

Publication on peer review process by Roger Watson

Roger Watson has co-authored:

Ali P, Watson R (2016) Peer review and the publication process Nursing Open doi: doi: 10.1002/nop2.51

Friday, 11 March 2016

Prof Jomeen at the Guinness brewery, Dublin

Dean ad Professor Julie Jomeen was an invited speaker at an Antenatal Issues Seminar held at the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin, Ireland on 5 March 2015, speaking on: Perinatal Mental Health, Contemporary thoughts and practice issues.

Hong Kong conference report by Amanda Lee

Earlier this month, I attended the 6th Pan- Pacific Nursing Conference and Colloquium on Chronic Illness Care at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. As one of the key nursing conferences in South-East Asia, it attracts academics from across the globe.

Prior to the conference I visited the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU) – the largest nurse education provider in Hong Kong – to meet with Professor Alex Molasiotis, the Head of the School. Professor Molasiotis is one of the most cited cancer nursing researchers in the world. We discussed the potential for collaborations linked to my research on Gastro-oesophageal cancer. I also met with Professor Loke from HKPU and Professor Pat Davidson, a founder of the advanced practice nursing movement in America, Dean of Johns Hopkins University.

As my research involves mapping incidence of cancer against socioenvironmental factors, I visited the WHO Collaborating Centre for Community Health Sciences at HKPU to meet with Professor Chen (Director of Research at HKPU). This was organised to explore potential research collaborations around cancer care in Hong Kong.

MY visit to HKPU coincided with the HKPU 6 yearly academic review and I was delighted to be invited to a working lunch with Professor Molasiotis and the Deans of Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, University of Manchester, National University of Singapore and Professor Violette Lopez, Director of Research at the National University of Singapore.

At the conference I presented an oral paper ‘Using geographical research techniques to inform gastroesophageal cancer prevention: A study to predict areas of high incidence of advanced presentation’, which enabled me to make links and network with other researchers in related fields. I was also able to meet Professor Yuli Zang, Deputy Dean at the Shandong University, School of Nursing to discuss research synergies and a potential visit next year. Professor Chen from HKPU attended my presentation and we had some interesting discussions on the application of my PhD research methodology on cancer patterns in Hong Kong. Professor Chen is a renowned researcher and grant holder for a number of projects across Australasia. 

Royal College of Midwives awards

Faculty colleagues attended the RCM awards having been  nominated for an award in the top four of a strong field.

The pictures show Humber Perinatal Mental Health staff, Hull and East Yorkshire maternity staff, Professor Julie Jomeen and Nicky Clark - they met BBC journalist Kate Silverton (pictured) who was really interested in their work.

Thursday, 10 March 2016

New publication by Andrea Hilton and Roger Watson

Andrea Hilton and Roger Watson, have co-authored:

Chen Y, Watson R, Hilton A (2016) An exploration of the structure of mentors’ behaviour in nursing education using exploratory factor analysis and mokken scale analysis Nurse Education Today doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2016.03.001

Research grant for faculty

Jane Wray [Senior Research Fellow], Eric Gardiner [Statistician] from the FHSC in collaboration with a research team from Humber Foundation Trust have been awarded £2781 of research capability funding from Hull Clinical Commissioning Group. These funds are to support continuation of their work on carer involvement in acute Mental Health Services. The team have been undertaking a pilot study to assess the impact of involving carers of people with mental health difficulties in risk assessment and now they have the opportunity to develop this area of research further.  For more information about the CIVRA [Carer Involvement in Risk Assessment] project, please contact Jane Wray or Haley Jackson, Research Nurse at Humber Foundation Trust.
Humber Foundation Trust colleagues presenting preliminary work from the CIVRA 
project at the NPNR conference in September 2015. L – R  Samantha Haigh
[Clinical Psychologist], Vicky Richards, [Assistant Psychologist], Dr Laura Stone
[Clinical Psychologist] Tracy Flanagan [Care Group Director], Meg Beadle
[Mental Health Nurse] Haley Jackson, [Research Nurse] and Dr Anne Parry, 
[Clinical Psychologist]

New publication by Roger Watson

Professor Roger Watson
Roger Watson has co-authored:

Bagnasco A, Cadorin L, Barisone M, Bressan V, Iemmi M, Prandi M, Timmins F, Watson R, Sasso L Ethical dimensions of paediatric nursing: a rapid evidence assessment Nursing Ethics doi:10.1177/09699733016631161
9 March was the launch of PoWER (Programme fOr Women achieving Excellence in Research).  This two year programme aims to support the University Athena SWAN agenda to encourage and commit to advancing the careers of women in Academia.   Our 50 women contributors will identify the barriers to progression and co-create tailored interventions to address these at individual and community level.   The programme aims to be lively and engaging and we are delighted to be able to host nationally and internationally recognised successful women as key note speakers. 

Rosie Millard, journalist and graduate of the University of Hull, currently Chair of Hull City of Culture 2017 was our first speaker and inspired us today with her amusing and moving stories of some of the challenges she has encountered in her work.  Her generosity is such that she allowed us to record her session and we have permission to share this among our colleagues. 

If you are interested you can follow the progress of the programme @poweracademic  (Website to be launched 1/5/16).   

PoWER with Rosie Millard

Thanks to Yvonne Gledhill, Lesley Gratrix, Peter Draper Claire Kemp and Lizzie Ette for their valued contributions to the success of this first event. 

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Faculty choir celebrate International Women's day - in song

The women’s choir from The Faculty sang two songs today as part of International Women’s day.  The women's choir is Annete Schlosser, Angela Poat, Wendy Darnell, Mary Laurenson, Jane Tagzhouit, Julie Santy-Tomlinson, Helen Sisson and Zoe Wilkes.  

The songs were:  'True Colours' and 'You’ve Got a Friend'.

'True Colours' was originally sang by Anne Murray, a Canadian singer whose albums have sold over 54 million copies worldwide as of 2012; she was the first Canadian female solo singer to reach No. 1 on the U.S. charts.

'You’ve Got a Friend' was written and sung by Carole King.