Dr Teresa M D Finlay
RN, BSc(Hons), MSc, PGDipHPEd, PhD
I am a registered nurse with experience in cancer, gastroenterology and critical care. I have an MSc in Nursing Research from King’s College, London during which I researched the impact of expanded nursing practice roles. My interest in specialist and advanced practice led me to curriculum development and teaching of Advanced Practice postgraduate courses for Nurses and other Allied Health Professions until 2011. I then moved into researching the sociological aspects of medical science and technologies. I am currently teaching on the Professional Nursing Doctorate in the Department of Nursing while I also research understandings about public and patient involvement and engagement (PPIE) in medical research at the University of Oxford.
Teaching and supervision
- DN7003: Exploring the Landscape of Nursing Research (Module leader)
- DN8001: Research Proposal and Ethical Approval (Module team)
I supervise DN and PhD students' qualitative research projects in topics related to nursing, healthcare and medical sociology.
My early research experiences included:
- nurses’ expanded practice roles and their impact on on patients, the nurses undertaking them and their non-nursing colleagues
- patients’ experiences of head and neck cancer
- women’s perceptions of altered sexual function following pelvic surgery for IBD.
More recently my doctoral study at Cesagene in Cardiff examined public and clinical geneticists’ constructions of commercial genomics and their impact on NHS genetics services. Since then I have been involved in projects to involve and engage the public in thinking about issues related to donating to biobanks for medical research and now I am researching how researchers and their participants construct patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) in medical research.
Research grants and awards
- ESRC grant to study Direct to Consumer Genetic Testing and its implications for NHS services.
I am currently working on the jointly funded IMI-PARADIGM prject. PARADIGM's mission is to provide a unique framework that enables structured, effective, meaningful, ethical, innovative, and sustainable patient engagement (PE) and demonstrates the ‘return on the engagement’ for all stakeholders involved in medicines research and development.
The objective is to develop much needed processes and tools for three key decision-making points: research priority setting, design of clinical trials and early dialogue. Building on advances at international level, PARADIGM will integrate the needs, perspectives and expectations of all actors (including vulnerable populations) involved and will also produce a set of metrics to measure the impact of patient engagement. The development of a Framework to evaluate patient engagement (including metrics that measure its impact) is being jointly undertaken by the Athena team and the Vrije Universiteti in Amsterdam and my research team in Oxford.
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
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
Erikainen S, Friesen P, Rand L, Jongsma K, Dunn M, Sorbie A, McCoy M, Bell J, Burgess M, Chen H, Chico V, Cunningham-Burley S, Darbyshire J, Dawson R, Evans A, Fahy N, Finlay T, Frith L, Godlenberg A, Hinton L, Hoppe N, Highes N, Koenig B, Lignou S, McGowan M, Parker M, Prainsack M, Shabani M, Staunton C, Thompson R, Varnai K, Vayena E, Williams O, Williamson M, Chan S, Sheehan M., 'Public involvement in the governance of population-level biomedical research: Unresolved questions and future directions. '
Journal of Medical Ethics 47 (2020) pp.522-525
ISSN: 0306-6800 eISSN: 1473-4257Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Vat LE, Finlay TMD, Schuitmaker-Warnaar TJ, Fahy N, Robinson P, Boudes M, Diaz A, Ferrer E, Hivert V, Purman G, Kurzinger M-L, Kroes R, Hey C, Broerse JEW, 'Evaluating the "return on patient engagement initiatives" in medicines research and development: A literature review.'
Health Expectations 23 (1) (2019) pp.5-18
ISSN: 1369-6513Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Greenhalgh PM, Hinton LE, Finlay TMD, Clyde B, Macfarlane A, Chant A, 'Frameworks for supporting patient and public involvement in research: systematic review and co-design pilot'
Health Expectations 22 (4) (2019) pp.785-801
ISSN: 1369-6513Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Coathup V, Finlay T, Teare H, Kaye J, Luqmani R, 'Making the most of the waiting room: Electronic patient engagement, a mixed methods study'
Digital Health 4 (2018) pp.1-13
ISSN: 2055-2076 eISSN: 2055-2076Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Victoria Coathup, BSc, MSc, PhD
Nao Hamakawa, BSc
Teresa Finlay, BSc, MSc, PhD
Jessica Bell, LLB, MA, PhD
Jane Kaye1, BA, LLB, PhD
Kazuto Kato, PhD, 'Participant-centric initiatives and medical research: Scoping review protocol'
JMIR Research Protocols 6 (12) (2017)
ISSN: 1929-0748Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Jestico E, Finlay T, '"A stressful and frightening experience": Children's nurses' perceived readiness to care for children with cancer following their pre-registration nurse education: a qualitative study.'
Nurse Education Today 48 (2017) pp.62-66
ISSN: 0260-6917 eISSN: 1532-2793Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Finlay TMD, 'Testing the NHS: the tensions between personalised and collective medicine produced by personal genomics in the UK'
New Genetics and Society 36 (3) (2017) pp.227-249
ISSN: 1463-6778 eISSN: 1469-9915Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Jestico E, Finlay T, '"A stressful and frightening experience"? : children's nurses' perceived readiness to care for children with cancer following pre-registration nurse education : a qualitative study'
Nurse Education Today 48 (2016) pp.62-66
ISSN: 0260-6917Abstract Published here Open Access on RADAR
Memberships of professional bodies
- Registered with the NMC.
Areas of expertise
- Nursing roles
- expanded practice
- critical care
- oncology nursing
- gastrointestinal nursing.
IRIHS, University of Oxford.
Member of the Medical Sociology sub-group of the British Sociology Association.