Researcher and former Director of the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery (OSNM).
As former Director of the OSNM, I had responsibility for the strategic direction of the partnership between Oxford Brookes University, Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust and Oxford Health Foundation Trust. The partnership offers unique opportunities in education and research for nurses at all levels and it is my responsibility to optimise these under the direction of the OSNM Board and the Oxford Health Partnership.
Teaching and supervision
I supervise several PhD students on both taught Doctorate and Doctorate by thesis programmes.
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I am the Principal Investigator on the COV-ed Nurse study which is a UK wide investigation into the extent to which nurse education prior to the pandemic prepared nurses for their role in COVID; it is an analysis of what works.
As my professional background is in health visiting I am also involved in research into fathers' transition to parenthood and the effectiveness of parenting support for vulnerable families.
- A synthesis of the evidence for effective parenting support
- COV-ed Nurse
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution
- Investigating how nurse education prior to and during Covid prepares nurses for the pandemic : an analysis of what works (16/11/2020 - 31/10/2022), funded by: Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), funding amount received by Brookes: £411,821
Baldwin, S, Malone M, Sandall J and Bick D, 'A qualitative exploratory study of UK first-time fathers' experience, mental health and well being needs during their transition to fatherhood.'
BMJ Open 9 (2019)
ISSN: 2044-6055 eISSN: 2044-6055Abstract Published here
Baldwin S, Malone M, Sandall J, Bick DE, 'Mental health and well being during the transition to fatherhood: A systematic review of first time fathers’ experiences'
JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports 16 (11) (2018) pp.2118-2191
ISSN: 2202-4433Abstract Published here
Donetto S, Malone M, Sayer L, Robert G, 'New models to support the professional education of health visitors: a qualitative study of the role of space and place in creating 'community of learning hubs.''
Nurse Education Today 54 (2017) pp.69-76
ISSN: 0260-6917 eISSN: 1532-2793Abstract Published here
Cowley S, Whittaker K, Malone M, Donetto S, Grigulis A, Maben J, 'Why health visiting? Examining the potential public health benefits from health visiting practice within a universal service : a narrative review of the literature'
International Journal of Nursing Studies 52 (1) (2015) pp.465-480
ISSN: 0020-7489 eISSN: 1873-491XAbstract Published here