I am a nurse by background and have worked largely in cancer nursing. I have worked at Oxford Brookes both as a Lecturer Practitioner and a Senior Lecturer. I teache on the Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Midwifery. I also supervises PhD and Professional Doctorate students.
I completed my doctorate with the University of Southampton with a thesis entitled: Beyond Reflection: A Study of Contemporary Nursing Practice. I am co-editor of Reflective Practice in Nursing published by Wiley Blackwell.
I am co-chair of OxPINTS (Oxford Philosophy Informing Nursing Theory) and a member of Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma.
Areas of expertise
- Reflective practice in nursing
- Research methods in nursing research
- Qualitative research methods
- Primary hypertension
- Heart failure caregivers
Teaching and supervision
Module Leader, Professional Doctorate in Nursing:
- Concepts in Nursing Practice
- Ethics and Research Proposal
I welcome enquiries from prospective candidate for a PhD or Professional Doctorate in Nursing and Midwifery.
|Melanie Diggle||Bereaved caregivers' experiences of end of life care for people with Advanced Heart Failure: An interpretative phenomenological analysis||Active|
|Lian Lee||Registered nurses' communication experiences in Robotic-Assisted Surgery||Active|
|Julie Cooke||Academic nurse educators’ experiences of preparing and supporting nursing students for clinical placements in nursing homes: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis||2022|
|Lucy Speakman||An exploration of the experiences of community respiratory nurses supporting patients who are breathless||2022|
Centres and institutes
- Caregivers and Heart Failure
Jestico E, Taylor B, Finlay T, Schutz S, 'The ecomap: a tool for extending understanding in hermeneutic phenomenological research'
Nurse Researcher [online first] (2023)
ISSN: 1351-5578 eISSN: 2047-8992Abstract 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
Schutz S, Smith C, Haberstroh A, , Moosavi S, Bibbey A, Taylor, C, Horne C, 'Symptom Experiences in Hypertension: A Mixed Methods Systematic Review '
Journal of Hypertension [online first] (2022)
ISSN: 0263-6352 eISSN: 1473-5598Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Diggle MFJ, Schutz S, Butcher D, 'Bereaved Caregivers’ Experiences of End of Life Care For People With Advanced Heart Failure: A Narrative Synthesis'
OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying [online first] (2022)
ISSN: 0030-2228 eISSN: 1541-3764Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Schutz S, Walthall H, Snowball J, Vagner R, Fernandez N, Bartram E, Merriman C, 'Patient and clinician experiences of remote consultation during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: A service evaluation'
Digital Health 8 (2022)
ISSN: 2055-2076 eISSN: 2055-2076Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Jestico ECL, Schutz SE, Finlay TMD, Appleton JV, 'How "significant others" may support parents with decision-making about their child's cancer care: An integrative literature review'
Journal of Clinical Nursing 32 (9/10) (2022) pp.1821-1840
ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 1365-2702Abstract 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
Speakman L, Butcher D, Schutz S, 'Bearing witness to the challenges of breathlessness'
British Journal of Community Nursing 26 (4) (2021) pp.162-166
ISSN: 1462-4753Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Cooke J, Greenway K, Schutz S, 'Learning from nursing students’ experiences and perceptions of their clinical placements in nursing homes: an integrative literature review'
Nurse Education Today 100 (2021)
ISSN: 0260-6917 eISSN: 1532-2793Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Walthall H, Roberts C, Butcher D, Schutz S, 'Patients’ experiences of attending an adapted cardiac rehabilitation programme for heart failure in a day hospice.'
International Journal of Palliative Nursing 26 (6) (2020)
ISSN: 1357-6321 eISSN: 2052-286XAbstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Memberships of professional bodies
- Royal College of Nursing
- Phi Mu Chapter Sigma
- Scientific Committee Sigma European Research Conference