The Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care is one of three OxINMAHR 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. 

2022-23 seminars

20 October 2022, 12pm

Emma Blakey: How are unplanned readmissions experienced and perceived by older adults and their families in an English NHS context?

2 November 2022, 12pm

Kimmy White: An exploration of the need and implications of designing an intervention that could better support the psychological needs of patients who are admitted into critical care areas: A research proposal.

Lorraine Whatley: What are the experiences of pre-registration student nurses when a digital approach is used for the teaching and learning of procedural skills

17 November 2022, 12pm

Prof. Ruth Endacott: Moving NMAHP research forward: national plans

Prof. Ruth Endacott was appointed inaugural Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the National Institute for Heath and Care Research (NIHR) in May 2021. In this newly created post, Ruth has responsibility for providing professional leadership for nurses and midwives who are supporting, delivering or leading research, promoting nursing and midwifery within the NIHR and beyond, and encouraging more professionals to become involved in research. Ruth is Emeritus Professor at Monash University, Melbourne and Trustee/Director at the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC).

24 November 2022, 12pm

Research update day

Guest Lecture

2pm Dr Geoff Wong: A brief introduction to Realist Review and Realist Evaluation

Dr Geoff Wong is Associate Professor of Primary Care in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. He is an internationally and nationally recognised expert in realist review and evaluation. He has extensive expertise in conducting and providing methodological support for both approaches as well in their methodological development. He led the two UK National Institute of Health Research funded projects that developed quality and reporting standards and training materials for realist reviews and realist evaluations ( He works part time as a GP in the NHS.

Research Group Updates

3.05pm Dr Sarah Bekaert, Senior Lecturer Child Health OBU: School Nursing in the Time of Covid: a mixed methods study

3.30-3.40 BREAK

3.40pm Carol Forde-Johnston, PhD Student OBU: An integrative review exploring the impact of Electronic Health Records (EHR) on the quality of nurse-patient interactions and communication

4.05pm Carina Okiki, Midwife OUH NHS FT: ‘I just wish we were more Kumbaya’ The experiences of BAME midwifery applicants and students in South East England.

7 December 2022, 12pm

Dr Helen Aveyard: Tips on getting started writing that book

11 January 2023, 12pm

Prof. Debra Bick: Trials and Tribulations in Postnatal Care

26 January 2023, 12pm

Dr Cathy Henshall: Evaluation of the 70@70 programme

8 February 2023, 12pm

Dr Cathy Henshall and the systematic review team: Racism in mental health nursing 

8 March 2023, 12pm

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

22 March 2023, 12pm

Kimberley Fairer (OUH NHS FT): Intermittent claudication: A scoping review

27 April 2023, 12pm

Deborah Moll (OH NHS FT, Anna Robinson, Jemima Littlejohns, Zoe Collett: The CoDAQ Study: Do speech and language therapy services to support communication meet the quality of life needs of people with dementia and their caregivers?

25 May 2023, 12pm

Elaine Strachan-Hall: Robots in Nursing: False Rhetoric or Feared Reality

7 June 2023, 12pm

Karen Lascelles: Experiences and needs of adults who provide informal care to adult family members or friends they consider to be at risk of suicide

20 June 2023, 12 pm

Angela Griffiths: Quality of life, symptoms and experiences in patients with a raised body mass index undergoing AF ablation.

6 July 2023, 12pm

Helen Ayres: Mental health nurses' experiences of being assaulted by patients in secure settings

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