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I am a Professor of Diversity and Social Justice in the Adult Nursing Department of London South Bank University, with a background in public health and diversity in care. My research focuses on the interplay of gender, culture ethnicity and health. Since graduating from the University of Essex as an adult registered nurse, I have followed a clinical/academic career, remaining close to clinical nursing, particularly in the critical care environment.

I published a textbook in 2019 Introduction to Nursing for First Year Students, this textbook uses diverse cultural case studies to convey nursing. I successfully launched the Dame Elizabeth Anionwu Lecture for Inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery and the Anionwu awards for Inclusivity in Nursing and Midwifery. My academic interests are in how health is theorized using social media platforms. I am published widely in nursing and social media and developing an area on the use of social media to enhance research literacy of nurses. I hold the Mary Seacole Prize for Leadership in Nursing 2014. My current work is funded by the European Centre of Excellence for Continuing Professional Development, developing a set of principles for nurses using social media in Europe. My most recent works include Knowledge, attitude and beliefs on sex among Black Africans; Psychosexual Experiences of FGM survivors and Experience of Stroke among Caribbean populations in the UK and the Caribbean. I am well recognised in the field and this can be seen in my esteem factors which include: Guest Editor 2022 for a special issue on Diversity and Social Justice in Nurse Education Today and Journal of Clinical Nursing on LGBTI Health 2017; the Mary Seacole Prize for Leadership in Nursing 2013/14 by the Royal College of Nursing, and various editorships including Evidence Based Nursing Journal and Journal of Transcultural Nursing. I collaborate nationally and internationally including working with teams in Trinidad, Jamaica and Australia. I publish widely in various nursing journals and have given keynote speeches and public seminars on Race and Health Inequities. I further serve the nursing community on various panels such as the Nursing Times Student Nurses awards; Edith Cavell Awards and Health Service Journal awards. A key objective of my programme of work is to reduce the gap in health equities through developing and improving cultural competence and intelligence.

My external activities includes steering group member of the Mary Seacole Awards; Editorial board member of the Journal of Clinical Nursing, External examiner to several universities, Chair of the Chief Nursing Officer (England) National Shared Professional Decision-making Council for Research. Member of the Council of Deans for Health Anti- Racist Policy group. I also hold membership of the European Transcultural Nursing Association, Chief Nursing Officer (England) BAME Strategic Advisory Group and Advisory Group Member for Young Migrants Health Project (Anglia Ruskin University Lead Dr Grace Spencer)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Mr Mannah Edward KargboDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mr Stephen TrimbleDoctoral Research ProjectDProf
Mr Abdullahi Ali NgalaInvestigate Saudi citizens attitudes and perceptions towards the image of nursing as a careerPhD
Ms Natasha Nicole Garraway-CharlesDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Mrs Rachel Beth Picton'Mind The Gap' A constructivist Grounded Theory Exploring the Role of Social Media in Augmenting the Professional Learning Journey of Generation Z Undergraduate Student Diagnostic RadiographersDProf
Mrs Jane Elisabeth CrussellWhat are the lived experiences of academic level 5 & 6 pre-registration adult nursing students of palliative and end of life care during the Covid-19 pandemic?DProf
Mr Joshua SharmanDoctoral Research ProjectPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mr Audley Beverley GrahamNEGOTIATING SPACES IN ACADEMIA: WHAT MEDIATING FACTORS IMPACT ON THE PARTICIPATION AND PROGRESSION OF BRITISH AFRICAN CARIBBEAN MALES IN ACADEMIADProf
Miss Mynesha SankarNURSING AND MIDWIFERY STUDENTS’ LENS: CONNECTING THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE WITH CLINICAL PRACTICE: AN INTERPRETATIVE PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDYDProf
Miss Shanlee Helen HigginsPerson-centred hydration care for older people living with dementia in acute hospital wards: A Case StudyPhD
Mr Victor Kpandemoi AbuFramework for Empowering Student Nurses for Social Justice PraxisDProf
Mrs Sarah Ofori-AnsahYoung adults’ experiences of dialysis and kidney transplant decision-making.PhD
Ms Claire Patricia FelixCRACKING THE CODE: FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE ACADEMIC SUCCESS ON THE SOCIAL WORK DEGREE A NEWLY QUALIFIED BLACK SOCIAL WORKER’S PERSPECTIVEDProf
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Guys and St Thomas Trust (GSTT)2023Dame Anionwu Annual Lecture 2023_SponsorshipPrincipal Investigator
National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)2023Research pilot programme to develop Black and Brown Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors in research.Principal Investigator
Nigerian Nursing Association Uk2023HSC_Networking training_Nigerian Nursing AssociationPrincipal Investigator
Health Education England2022HSC_Dame Anionwu Fellowships_HEEPrincipal Investigator
Guys and St Thomas Trust (GSTT)2023White Allies Programme Principal Investigator
CPD - Individual2022HSC_Dame Anionwu Lecture 2022_SponsorshipPrincipal Investigator
RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland)2020HSC_European Nusing Social Media_UMHSPrincipal Investigator
Health Education England2016H191_Consultancy_WPPrincipal Investigator
Croydon Council2015H074_Research_Croydon Council_Sexual Health Focus GroupsPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
Developing strategies for improVing OutComes And Living well with people living at home with Stroke (VOCALS study)Developing strategies for improVing OutComes And Living well with people living at home with Stroke (VOCALS study)Principal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN Approved for submissionFeb 2024
Elevate Programme- Ethnic Leaders Empowering vision and Transformative ExcellenceElevate Programme- Ethnic Leaders Empowering vision and Transformative ExcellencePrincipal InvestigatorNHS EnglandOPEN Approved for submissionFeb 2024
White Allies at Work (WAW) Programme White Allies at Work (WAW) Programme Principal InvestigatorNHS North East London ICBOPEN Approved for submissionFeb 2024
Movember - Prostate Cancer Health Equity InitiativeMovember - Prostate Cancer Health Equity InitiativePrincipal InvestigatorMovemberOPEN SubmittedFeb 2024
Dame Anionwu Fellowship Programme Cohort 2 Dame Anionwu Fellowship Programme Cohort 2 Principal InvestigatorNHS EnglandOPEN In preparationOct 2023
An Exploration of Patient Service User Groups: A regional study on their potential impact on the delivery of nursing care amongst racially minoritised populationEthnic Diversity of Patient Service User Groups in the NHS and their Impact on Nursing Care DeliveryPrincipal InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN SubmittedSep 2023
PSL2223-0193 HSC_Dame Anionwu Fellowships_HEEHSC_Dame Anionwu Fellowships_HEEPrincipal InvestigatorHealth Education EnglandOPEN Approved for submissionJan 2023
Automation of data for Improving Community Health Care Automation of data for Improvity Community Health Care Co-InvestigatorNational Institute for Health Research (NIHR)OPEN Approved for submissionNov 2022
Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Calvin is the only UK editor for the Journal of Transcultural Nursing

Associate editor
2019

Person-centred oral hydration care for older people with dementia admitted to acute hospital wards: Empirical research qualitative.
Higgins, S., Baillie, L., Moorley, C. and Nolan, F. (2023). Person-centred oral hydration care for older people with dementia admitted to acute hospital wards: Empirical research qualitative. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 32 (19-20), pp. 7467-7482. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.16807

Diffusion of social media in nursing education: A scoping review.
Cathala, X. and Moorley, C. (2023). Diffusion of social media in nursing education: A scoping review. Nurse Education Today. 127, p. 105846. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105846

Social justice in nursing education: A review of the literature
Abu, V. and Moorley, C. (2023). Social justice in nursing education: A review of the literature. https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/nurse-education-today. 126, p. 105825. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105825

Reflecting on the experiential journey: Creating, developing and understanding leadership in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within a Faculty
Premkumar, P., Leadley-Meade, Z., Moorley, C., Rye, S., Clegg, D. and Alasia, S. (2023). Reflecting on the experiential journey: Creating, developing and understanding leadership in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within a Faculty. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Conference 2023: The Shoulders of Giants: Listening, Learning and Improving our Practice.

An exploration of social participation in Caribbean student nurses' use of social media in their learning journey
Cathala, X., Ocho, O., Mcintosh, N., Watts, P. and Moorley, C. (2022). An exploration of social participation in Caribbean student nurses' use of social media in their learning journey. Journal of Advanced Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15499

Inclusivity in nurse education.
Moorley, C. and West, R. (2022). Inclusivity in nurse education. Evidence-Based Nursing. 25, pp. 75-76. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2022-103570

healthcareCOVID: a national cross-sectional observational study identifying risk factors for developing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in UK healthcare workers.
Kua, J., Patel, R., Nurmi, E., Tian, S., Gill, H., Wong, D., Moorley, C., Nepogodiev, D., Ahmad, I. and El-Boghdadly, K. (2021). healthcareCOVID: a national cross-sectional observational study identifying risk factors for developing suspected or confirmed COVID-19 in UK healthcare workers. PeerJ. 9, p. e10891. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.10891

Senior nurses’ perceptions of junior nurses incident reporting: A qualitative study
Atwal, Anita, Phillip, Miriam and Moorley, Calvin (2020). Senior nurses’ perceptions of junior nurses incident reporting: A qualitative study. Journal of Nursing Management. https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13063

Performing an A-G patient assessment: a step-by-step guide
Cathala, X and Moorley, C (2020). Performing an A-G patient assessment: a step-by-step guide. Nursing Times. 115 (11), pp. 53-55.

Introduction to research, resources and academic practices
Bowman, S., Thomas, P., Adelaja, B. and Brown, M. (2019). Introduction to research, resources and academic practices. in: Moorley, C. (ed.) Introduction to Nursing for First Year Students Sage. pp. 33-52

Gender and health literacy: men’s health beliefs and behavior in Trinidad
Wills, J., Sykes, S., Hardy, S., Joshua, K., Moorley, C. and Ocho, O (2019). Gender and health literacy: men’s health beliefs and behavior in Trinidad. Health Promotion International. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapro/daz076

A narrative synthesis on healthcare students use and understanding of social media: Implications for practice
Ramage, C and Moorley, C (2019). A narrative synthesis on healthcare students use and understanding of social media: Implications for practice. Nurse Education Today. 77, pp. 40-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nedt.2019.03.010

How to appraise qualitative research
Moorley, C and Cathala, X (2019). How to appraise qualitative research. Evidence-Based Nursing. 22 (1), pp. 10-13. https://doi.org/10.1136/ebnurs-2018-103044

Fathers’ presence in the birth room – implications for professional practice in the Caribbean
Ocho, O, Lootawan, K A and Moorley, CR (2018). Fathers’ presence in the birth room – implications for professional practice in the Caribbean. Contemporary Nurse. 54 (6), pp. 617-629. https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2018.1552524

Improving the physical health assessment of people with serious mental illness
Bardi, J and Moorley, CR (2016). Improving the physical health assessment of people with serious mental illness. Primary Health Care. 26 (10), pp. 28-33. https://doi.org/10.7748/phc.2016.e1149

A comparative study focusing on the clinical decision making processes of nurse practitioners versus medical doctors using scenarios within a secondary care environment
Thompson, T, Barratt, J and Moorley, CR (2016). A comparative study focusing on the clinical decision making processes of nurse practitioners versus medical doctors using scenarios within a secondary care environment. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73 (5), pp. 1097-1110. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13206

The condom imperative in anal sex – one size may not fit all: A qualitative descriptive study of men who have sex with men (MSM).
Nevillie, S, Adams, J, Moorley, CR and Jackson, D (2016). The condom imperative in anal sex – one size may not fit all: A qualitative descriptive study of men who have sex with men (MSM). Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (23-24), pp. 3589-3596. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13507

Being Responsive: Promoting LGBTI Health and Well-being.
Moorley, CR, Nevillie, S and Johnson, J (2016). Being Responsive: Promoting LGBTI Health and Well-being. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (23-24), pp. 3413-3414. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13596

First year nursing students’ experiences of social media during the transition to university: a focus group study
Moorley, CR (2016). First year nursing students’ experiences of social media during the transition to university: a focus group study. Contemporary Nurse. https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2016.1205458

Stroke among African-Caribbean women: lay beliefs of risks and causes.
Moorley, CR, Cahill, S and Corcoran, N (2016). Stroke among African-Caribbean women: lay beliefs of risks and causes. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25 (3-4), pp. 403 - 411. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13061

Editorial: Defining, profiling and locating older people: an inner city Afro-Caribbean experience
Moorley, CR and Corcoran, N (2014). Editorial: Defining, profiling and locating older people: an inner city Afro-Caribbean experience. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23 (15-16), pp. 2083 - 2085. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.12487