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Dr Yvonne Halpin

halpiny@lsbu.ac.uk

Adult Nursing

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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
Current
Mrs Vanessa Marie Tacto Leiba PhillipsonDoctoral Research ProjectDProf

Awarded in the last 5 years
Mrs Claire NadafRegistered Nurses’ use of a National Early Warning Score: An interpretative hermeneutic phenomenological studyDProf
FunderYear wonProjectRole
Health Education England2023HSC_PIVO Practice Placement Expansion MH&LD Nursing_HEEPrincipal Investigator
Morden College2023HSC_Practice Assessor Training_Morden CollegePrincipal Investigator

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