I am a health and care researcher with a background in psychology. I joined Oxford Brookes University in 2018 taking up a research position and I have been developing a programme of research into long term conditions, diabetes in particular, and mental health and undertaking research in the NHS settings. In my teaching role, I contribute to the Professional Doctorate in Nursing Programme and supervise PhD and Professional Doctorate students. I also supervise undergraduate and postgraduate Adult and Mental Health Nursing dissertation students. I am a member of the Hong Kong Intensive School Team and teach on BSc Health Care Studies (BSc Dissertation Module - Module Leader).
NHS Sponsorship Lead for the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences.
Postgraduate Research Tutor for the OSNM and the health section of the Deptartment of Psychology, Health and Professional Development.
Public Engagement in Research Lead for the OSNM
Qualitative Research Advisor, NIHR Research Design Service South Central
Coordination of the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care Research Seminars.
Teaching and supervision
- Research Methodologies
- Research Proposal and Ethics Approval
Current Doctoral students:
- Alex West-Oram "Exploring Clinical Accreditation" (DoS)
- Lynda Dix "Constant observation in the forensic mental health setting to inform decision-making" (DoS)
- Reema D'Souza "Nurses' experiences of delivering and planning care for patients with dementia-related behaviours: an observational and interview study" (DoS)
- Alicia Diaz-Gil "Needs of people with dementia in the perioperative environment from the perspective of healthcare staff, patients and their family members" (DoS)
- Erin Booth "Partnership working between MH services, police and ambulance services in addiction acute admissions" (2nd supervisor)
- Jodie Freeman, “Young people’s perceptions of Novel Psychoactive Substances” (University of Wolverhampton, 2019)
|Diana Yardley||An exploration of health care professionals’ perceptions of non-medical factors affecting management of Type 1 diabetes in children||Active|
|Ms Helen Ayres||Understanding the experiences of mental health nurses who have been assaulted by patients in secure settings||2022|
The research areas I am developing are on the interface of physical and mental health; I am focusing on diabetes and mental health and how to improve care for people with these conditions. I have been involved in Integrated Diabetes Care project to improve diabetes care through joining up services.
Centres and institutes
- Supportive Cancer Care and Long-Term Conditions
- Teaching and Learning Projects
- Workforce Development
- Paradigms in nursing research
- Diabetes mellitus and mental health conditions in secondary mental health services
- Incorporating the Diabetes Distress Scale into routine nursing diabetes care
- Management of diabetes in adults with psychiatric disorders in inpatient settings
- The development of a Patient Reported Experience Measure (PREM) for inpatients with diabetes
Projects as Principal Investigator, or Lead Academic if project is led by another Institution
- Management of diabetes in adults with psychiatric disorders in inpatient settings: clinicians’ perceptions of their role (01/03/2023 - 30/06/2023), funded by: Oxfordshire Health Services Research Committee (OHSRC), funding amount received by Brookes: £9,855
- Incorporating the Diabetes Distress Scale into routine nursing diabetes care – a feasibility and acceptability project (01/01/2021 - 31/07/2024), funded by: Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, funding amount received by Brookes: £34,887
Diaz-Gil A, Brooke J, Kozlowska O, Jackson D, Appleton J, Pendlebury S, 'A human rights-based framework for qualitative dementia research'
Nursing Ethics [online first] (2023)
ISSN: 0969-7330 eISSN: 1477-0989Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Ayres H, Schutz S, Kozlowska O , 'Mental health nurses’ experiences of assault by patients in inpatient settings.'
Mental Health Practice 26 (2) (2023)
ISSN: 1465-8720 eISSN: 2047-895XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Ramluggun P, Mansbridge S, Kozlowska O, Rioga M, Anjoyeb M, 'Mental Health in Higher Education; Faculty staff survey on supporting students with mental health needs'
Health Education 122 (6) (2022) pp.601-616
ISSN: 0965-4283 eISSN: 1758-714XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Beresford C, Kozlowska O, 'The barriers and facilitators to managing diabetes with insulin in adults with intellectual disabilities: A systemised literature review'
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 35 (6) (2022) pp.1253-1266
ISSN: 1360-2322 eISSN: 1468-3148Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Aveyard H, Kolawole A, Gurung P, Cridland E, Kozlowska O, 'Informed consent prior to nursing care: Nurses' use of information'
Nursing Ethics 29 (5) (2022) pp.1244-1252
ISSN: 0969-7330 eISSN: 1477-0989Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Waite MA, Kozlowska O, 'Emotional distress associated with sleep disturbances impacts the quality of life with type 1 diabetes across the lifespan'
Evidence-Based Nursing 25 (4) (2022)
ISSN: 1367-6539 eISSN: 1468-9618Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Ayres H, Kozlowska O, Schutz S, 'Conducting research into assaults on mental health nurses during COVID-19: a reflection on a professional and ethical dilemma'
British Journal of Mental Health Nursing 10 (3) (2021)
ISSN: 2049-5919 eISSN: 2052-496XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Tan GD, Kozlowska O, Rea RD, 'Integrated care and diabetes: challenges, principles and opportunities'
Clinics in Integrated Care 4 (2021)
ISSN: 2666-8696 eISSN: 2666-8696Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Henshall C, Kozlowska O, Walthall H, Heinen A, Smith R, Carding P, 'Interventions and strategies aimed at Clinical Academic Pathway Development for Nurses in the United Kingdom: A systematised review of the literature'
Journal of Clinical Nursing 30 (11/12) (2021) pp.1502-1518
ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 1365-2702Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kozlowska O, Attwood S, Lumb A, Tan GD, Rea R, 'Population health management in diabetes care: combining clinical audit, risk stratification, and multidisciplinary virtual clinics in a community setting to improve diabetes care in a geographically defined population. An integrated diabetes care pilot in the North East Locality, Oxfordshire, UK'
International Journal of Integrated Care 20 (4) (2020)
ISSN: 1568-4156 eISSN: 1568-4156Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kozlowska O, Seda G, Rea R, 'Leadership for integrated care: a case study'
Leadership in Health Services 33 (2) (2020) pp.125-146
ISSN: 1751-1879Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Tan GD, Kozlowska O, Rea RD, 'Delivery and organization of diabetes care: integrated care'
Medicine 47 (2) (2019) pp.127-130
ISSN: 1357-3039 eISSN: 1878-9390Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Diaz GA, Brooke J, Kozlowska O, Pendlebury S, Jackson D, 'Care needs of people with dementia in the peri-operative environment: A systematic review'
Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice 19 (6) (2018) pp.1889-1906
ISSN: 1471-3012 eISSN: 1741-2684Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kozlowska O, Rea R, 'Local enhanced services: Is a lack of outcome data affecting diabetes care?'
Diabetes and Primary Care 20 (3) (2018) pp.121-125
ISSN: 1466-8955 eISSN: 1466-8955Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Jackson D, Kozlowska O, 'Fundamental care: the quest for evidence'
Journal of Clinical Nursing 27 (11/12) (2018) pp.2177-2178
ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 1365-2702Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kozlowska O, Lumb A, Tan GD, Rea R, 'Barriers and facilitators to integrating primary and specialist healthcare in the United Kingdom: a narrative literature review'
Future Healthcare Journal 5 (1) (2018) pp.64-80
ISSN: 2055-3323 eISSN: 2055-3323Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Kozlowska O, Solomons L, Cuzner D, Ahmed S, McManners J, Tan GD, Lumb A, Rea R, 'Diabetes care: closing the gap between mental and physical health'
British Journal of General Practice 67 (663) (2017) pp.471-472
ISSN: 0960-1643Published here
Sallah D, Kozlowska O, 'Here to Stay: Research into the needs, experiences and outcomes of health and social care services of people with learning disabilities from ethnic minority communities, including new migrants, living in England'
Faculty of Psychiatry of Intellectual Disability eNewsletter 2014 (2014)
Kozlowska O, Tallett A, Bond S, Mansbridge SE, Aveyard H, Jenkinson C, Dudbridge A, McRobert N, Lumb A, Rea R, Tan GD, Walthall H, 'Developing and exploring the validity of a Patient Reported Experience Measure for adult inpatient diabetes care'
Diabetic Medicine [in press]
ISSN: 0742-3071 eISSN: 1464-5491Abstract Open Access on RADAR