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I am Professor of Critical Care Nursing at LSBU, Deputy Director of Research at Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and honorary Consultant nurse in critical care at University College Hospital.
Completed PhD at King’s College London in 2014, and a post-doctoral fellowship in Improvement Science; joined School of Health and Social Care in 2017.
Research interests centre on critical illness recovery. Currently leading two UK research programmes; critical illness fatigue and Rehabilitation after COVID-19 critical illness.
National roles: Chair of United Kingdom Critical Care Nursing Alliance; executive member of British Association of Critical Care Nurses and UK Critical Care Research Group.
I am a Professor of Critical Care Nursing; a clinical-academic nurse combining practice, education and research. My role as Deputy Director of Research at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, a post funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and my honorary Consultant nurse in critical care position at University College London, Hospitals maintain my clinical competence, whilst supporting the strategic development of nursing research capacity and capability.
I completed my PhD in Nursing at King’s College London in 2014, and my post-doctoral fellowship in Improvement Science with the NIHR CLAHRC South London in 2015. I joined the School of Health and Social Care at LSBU from King’s College, London in 2017, teaching intensive care and research methods, and supporting students on PhD and Professional Doctorate programmes. I am co-editor of a critical care nursing textbook, associate editor for Intensive and Critical Care Nursing (Elsevier) and have published widely on nursing issues related to critical care.
My research interests centre on the care and management of patients and families following critical illness, with a focus on information provision and shared decision making. Improvement science methods and patient and public involvement and engagement are integral to my research. I have co-designed and evaluated critical care discharge information resources with former ICU patients and have published research on how best to involve former ICU patients in research and quality improvement. I am currently leading two collaborative UK programmes of work; one focused on assessing and managing fatigue after critical illness and the second exploring patients’ experiences after a COVID-19 related critical illness.
My National roles: Chair of the United Kingdom Critical Care Nursing Alliance (UKCCNA); executive board member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and nursing representative on the UK Critical Care Research Group (UKCCRG) ensure the nursing voice is well represented. As part of the NIHR funded SEISMIC study group, I am also working with NHSE to model future critical care nursing workforce needs. After working as the clinical bedside education lead for nursing at NHS Nightingale, I now sit on the delivery and assurance group for the London Transformation and Learning Collaborative; developing a revised qualification in specialism module for critical care nursing and just in time training for non-critical care staff. In addition, my NIHR 70@70 senior nurse research leader role is shaping the National strategy for developing future clinical academic nurses.
Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
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King's College, London
King's College London
University of Greenwich
University East London
NIHR South London CLAHRC (Kings College London and King's College Hospital NGS Trust)
North Middlesex Hospital
Whipps Cross Hospital
Resuscitation Council UK
MSc Critical care
Deputy Director of Research (Nursing)
Honorary consultant nurse in critical care
European POCT Scientific Advisory Board
Prizes, awards, and accolades
International travel scholarship (Dec 2019)
Florence Nightingale Foundation
The Florence Nightingale Foundation provides funding to scholars who travel to study new models of care, patient safety and quality improvement. Scholars will bring back evidence to improve patient care and health outcomes.
NIHR 70/70 senior nurse research leadership programme (Apr 2019)
The 70@70 programme (funded by DHSC, through the NIHR) is aimed at senior nurse and midwife clinical leaders with demonstrable experience of building a research-led care environment for patients and who have a record of developing existing practice, working within and contributing to a research rich environment.
Contribution to research and collaboration (Jul 2018)
Head of department award
Most active post-doctoral researcher (Jul 2015)
NIHR CAHRC South London
The annual event is designed to bring together people working with the CLAHRC, to celebrate the achievements of our research teams and to share good practice.
Bursary (accommodation/travel) place on Emerging Scholars Forum, University of Toronto, Canada. (Oct 2014)
University of Toronto
The Lawrence S. Bloomberg Faculty of Nursing Huffman Splane Emerging Scholars Forum supports early career development and international networking of emerging nursing scholars who are embarking on a research focused career. The Huffman Splane Emerging Nurse Scholars Forum is supported by a generous endowment from Dr. Verna Huffman Splane, a pioneer in nursing in Canada who held a deep conviction that nurses should be taught that they are part of a global profession. Bloomberg Nursing is widely recognized as a research-intensive environment that promotes education and scholarship in nursing.
Selected through a peer review application process, participants will be invited to present their doctoral/postdoctoral research to peers and faculty. Preference will be given to applicants whose research and academic interests focus on public health (the health of individuals, groups or populations), health systems and/or improvement of care/outcomes. Participants will have the opportunity to meet with nurse researchers who have established successful careers in nursing science. During the Forum, Bloomberg faculty will lead discussion sessions and speak on the successful development of an academic career.
The Clinical Teacher’s IMPACT (Improving Practitioners as Clinical Teachers) Award (Jul 2014)
The Clinical Teacher
The Clinical Teacher is the journal for clinicians who teach and people who are involved in education in a health care setting.
Young scientist of the year (May 2013)
European Federation of Critical Care Nurses
The European Federation of Critical Care Nursing Associations (EfCCNa) is a formal network of critical care nursing associations in Europe.
Founded in 1999 it currently has 31 national member associations that represent approximately 25.000 European critical care nurses.
2019, during the 8th EfCCNa Congress in Ljubljana, Slovenia EfCCNa celebrated its 20 jubilee with all attending members of the federation.
Since its inception the mission of the federation has been clear: to promote collaboration and equity among the national critical care member associations in order to improve nursing care of critically ill patients and their families.
EfCCNa provides a unique opportunity for European critical care nurses working as equal partners on the advancement of European critical care practice, education, management and research.
EfCCNa - the powerful and collective voice of critical care nurses in Europe.
International travel fellowship (May 2010)
Intensive and critical care nursing
To attend Efccna in Europe
Marjorie Simpson new researcher award (May 2010)
Royal College of Nursing
The Marjorie Simpson award annually recognises excellence in three new researchers who are involved in post-graduate research.
Doctoral fellowship (Oct 2009)
Florence Nightingale School of Nursing & Midwifery
4 year 0.5 WTE to undertake doctoral study