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I am the Associate Professor for Practice Learning in the Institute of Health and Social Care representing the Institute and the School of Nursing and Midwifery in a variety of regional and national forums including the Pan London Practice Learning Group and the Placement Strategic Oversight Group, a sub-committee of the London Higher Education Group. Within my remit, I have responsibility for the strategic development of undergraduate nursing practice and practice learning governance.
I studied in Leeds completing a BSc (Hons) in Nursing to become a registered nurse and subsequently worked in various Intensive Care Units in Leeds and London for nearly 10 years. I completed an MA in Nursing Studies at the University of Brighton in 2002 and in the same year joined LSBU as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing teaching medical/surgical nursing, critical care nursing, medicines management and clinical skills. In 2011, I took up the newly created post of Senior Lecturer in Practice Learning, before taking over my current position in 2017.
I undertook a PhD at London South Bank University completing my doctorate in 2015 entitled, ‘Newly qualified nurse transition: stress experiences and stress-mediating factors – a longitudinal study’. The research utilised a longitudinal, mixed methods research design to investigate the stressors and transition experience of newly qualified nurses over their first 12 months post-qualifying and the potentially stress-mediating effects of resilience, hardiness and coping strategies. I have since published on this and other nursing practice areas of interest. I have supervised doctoral students and have been an internal and external doctoral viva voce examiner.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
|Mrs Vanessa Marie Tacto Leiba Phillipson
|Doctoral Research Project
Awarded in the last 5 years
|Mrs Claire Nadaf
|Registered Nurses’ use of a National Early Warning Score: An interpretative hermeneutic phenomenological study
|Health Education England
|HSC_PIVO Practice Placement Expansion MH&LD Nursing_HEE
|HSC_Practice Assessor Training_Morden College
Evaluation of a personal professional mentor scheme for newly qualified nurses.
Austin, C. and Halpin, Y. (2021). Evaluation of a personal professional mentor scheme for newly qualified nurses. British Journal of Nursing. 30 (11), pp. 672-676. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2021.30.11.672
How do we Assess?
Halpin, Y. (2021). How do we Assess? in: Woodward, S. and Bassett, S. (ed.) Mentoring, Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice: A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and Other Health Professionals Elsevier.
Understanding and meeting your legal responsibilities as a nurse
Terry, LM, Carr, G and Halpin, Y (2017). Understanding and meeting your legal responsibilities as a nurse. Nursing Standard. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns.2017.e11015
A longitudinal, mixed methods investigation of newly qualified nurses’ workplace stressors and stress experiences during transition
Halpin, Y, Terry, LM and Curzio, J (2017). A longitudinal, mixed methods investigation of newly qualified nurses’ workplace stressors and stress experiences during transition. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 73 (11), pp. 2577-2586. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13344
Newly qualified nurse transition:
stress experiences and
stress-mediating factors –
a longitudinal study
Halpin, Y (2015). Newly qualified nurse transition: stress experiences and stress-mediating factors – a longitudinal study. PhD Thesis London South Bank University School of Health and Social Care https://doi.org/10.18744/PUB.002091