The Centre for Healthcare Research is one of three OxInAHR Research Centres. The Centre hosts seminars with speakers presenting on a range of topics related to research in nursing, midwifery, health and social care. Speakers include a mix of external and internal speakers as well as PhD students, early career and senior researchers. This provides a great opportunity for research students to practice their presentation skills, receive feedback on their work and learn from others. Come with an open mind and enjoy a variety of topics and methodological approaches. 

2023-24 seminars

1 September 2023, 10.30am 

Prof. Catherine Stoddart, Chief Executive Officer of Brightwater Care Group, Perth, Australia

Creating clinical partnerships in Social Care across the pond

7 September 2023, 12pm 

Pre-viva talk: Lucy Speakman 

Bearing witness to distress as breathlessness: a hermeneutic phenomenology study

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20 September 2023, 12pm (in person)

Prof. Annie Topping, Professor of Nursing, University of Birmingham 

Creating a national Clinical Nurse Specialist Pancreatic Cancer Research Network to standardise and improve care: The COALESCE Project

27 September 2023, 11am (in person) 

Dr Rola Moghabghab, Independent Scientist and Director, Interprofessional Practice, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada

Developing research collaboration: Oxford (OSNM/OH NHS FT) - Toronto (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) 

5 October 2023, 12pm

Pre-viva talk: Sam Donohue 

Exploring nurses' experience of professional enjoyment of nursing: a qualitative descriptive study

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18 October 2023, 12pm 

Dr Ginny Mounce, Senior Lecturer, Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery, Oxford Brookes University and Clinical Research Manager, the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford 

Just have some IVF!’ - researching experiences of the infertility journey and transition to parenthood

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2 November 2023, 12pm 

Pre-viva talk: Maxine Buyanga 

How do organisational and social contexts influence mealtimes on wards caring for the older person aged 65 years and above?

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30 November 2023, 12pm 

Pre-viva talk: Sally Bassett 

The real world of executive nurse directors on NHS Trust Boards in England: A critical realist study of the leadership experience of chief nurses and why it is experienced that way

13 December 2023, 12pm

Prof. Koula Asimakopoulou

Mind the Gap- where academic research can meet industry need

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11 January 2024, 12pm 

Britta Klinck, Deputy Chief Nurse, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust  

Patient safety incident response framework (PSIRF) - creating a patient safety culture

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Tuesday 23rd January, 12-1pm (online)

Cathy Beresford

Care experiences in advanced liver disease

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Wednesday 7th February, 12-1pm (online)

Dr Jody Ede

Improving escalation of deteriorating patients through cognitive task analysis: understanding differences between work-as-prescribed and work-as-done

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Tuesday 20th February, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-viva talk: Angela Griffiths

Patients quality of life, symptoms and experiences with an elevated BMI after ablation for atrial fibrillation

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Tuesday 13th March, 12-1.30pm (In person, Marston Road 1.15)

Professor Helen Walthall

Feasibility & acceptability of using a PROM (OxFAB) to help patients with heart failure to recognise and communicate worsening symptoms

Tuesday 19th March, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-viva talk: Karen Lascelles

Entering and adjusting to a different and uncertain world: caring for adults at risk of suicide

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Wednesday 3rd April, 12-1pm (online)

Dr Charlotte Madison

The impact of clinical context on the practice assessor’s perception of the student nurse’s performance in placement: an exploratory narrative inquiry

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Wednesday 17th April, 12-1pm (online)

Dr Laura Strumidlo

Creating resilient practitioners for the future workforce

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Wednesday 1st May, 12-1pm (online)

Professor Lorraine Dixon

Having research with impact: thinking outside the box

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Tuesday 14th May, 12-1pm (online)

Dr David Nelson and Dr Samuel Cooke

Conducting cancer care research in rural and coastal settings

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Wednesday 29th May, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-viva talk: Liz Jestico

Shaping confidence to advocate for my child: what it means for parents to be supported by 'significant others' with making decisions when their child has cancer

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Tuesday 11th June, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-viva talk: Melanie Diggle

Bereaved Caregivers' Experiences of End-of-Life Care for people with Advanced Heart Failure: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

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Wednesday 26th June, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-viva talk: Monica Duman

How do health and social care practitioners use assessment tools and chronologies to identify and assess child neglect?

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Wednesday 10th July, 12-1pm (online)

Pre-via talk: Carol Forde-Johnston

“There’s three of us in this relationship; the patient, the computer and me!”

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Past seminars