Teaching and Learning Projects

Group Leader(s): Dr Helen Aveyard, Dr Marion Waite

Contact: mwaite@brookes.ac.uk

About us

This group encourages people to think critically about the scholarship of teaching and learning to ensure that our practice is on the cutting-edge of the discipline. We focus on developmental projects which support and underpin teaching and learning within the Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery. Current projects include supporting staff with academic activities, such as module leadership and investigating the teaching of and use of paradigms in nursing research. 

We are interested in working with academic staff who would like to pursue a project which supports teaching and learning. Any member of staff with ideas for the development for a project should contact Helen Aveyard or Marion Waite.

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Helen Aveyard

Dr Helen Aveyard

Principal Lecturer - Student Experience

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Marion Waite

Dr Marion Waite

Principal Lecturer - Student Experience

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Name Role Email
Dr Olga Kozlowska Senior Lecturer in Research and Knowledge Exchange okozlowska@brookes.ac.uk
Dr Louise Stayt Senior Lecturer lstayt@brookes.ac.uk


Name Thesis Title Supervisors Completed
Ms Neesha Oozageer Gunowa Evaluation of the educational preparation of registered nurses in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in relation to pressure ulcer (PU) identification and assessment, particularly focusing on skin t Dr Helen Aveyard



Name Role Organisation
Professor Caroline Bradbury-Jones Professor of Gender Based Violence and Health University of Birmingham
Professor Irina Engeness Professor Østfold University College Norway


Active projects

Project title and description Investigator(s) Funder(s) Dates

Critical friends project

This project supports module leaders in the design and delivery of taught modules. Critical friends are experienced academic colleagues who offer their advice and support to module leaders for the duration of the planning and delivery of the module.
Dr Helen Aveyard

Increasing academic research writing activities in nursing faculty staff

Development, implementation and evaluation of an intervention to increase academic research writing activities in nursing faculty staff.
Dr Marion Waite

Evaluation of student engagement with an online undergraduate research methods module in healthcare

Dr Helen Aveyard, Dr Marion Waite


Supporting new staff development and progression towards promotion.
Dr Helen Aveyard, Dr Marion Waite, Ms Jennifer Kirman

Paradigms in nursing research

This project explores the ways in which paradigms are evidenced in published nursing research in order to inform our understanding and teaching of the underpinning of nursing research.
Dr Helen Aveyard, Dr Louise Stayt, Dr Olga Kozlowska

Publication standards in literature reviews

This project explores the ways in which literature reviews are written and guidelines for publication.
Dr Helen Aveyard

Completed projects

Project title and description Investigator(s) Funder(s) Dates

JiSC Open Line Project

Dr Marion Waite Until: May 2012

A collaborative writing group for healthcare teachers and students

Oxford Brookes Teaching Fellowship
Dr Marion Waite Until: September 2012

Online academic research writing conference

Santander Research Scholarship
Dr Marion Waite Until: September 2013

Ongoing seminar series: Pathway to nursing and midwifery scholarship

Students at a seminar

How to read a paper

  • These seminars are focused on a research paper which is distributed to participants a few days beforehand. The paper, and the wider issues addressed in the paper are discussed within the seminar. All colleagues are welcome. Contact Dr Helen Aveyard for details.

Presenting an abstract for peer-review 

  • Once a month a member of OSNM will be supported to present an abstract of their writing in progress to peers for feedback. This is a good opportunity for writers at all levels including the development of skills for scholarly peer-reviewing. Contact Marion Waite for details.

Academic research writing 

  • The academic research writing group meets bi-monthly for goal setting and protected time to write. The group is open to writers at all levels and is a great opportunity to work on papers for publication, thesis chapters and conference papers. Contact Marion Waite for details.


Publication standards in literature reviews project

Aveyard H, Bradbury-Jones C (2019) An analysis of current practice in undertaking literature reviews: a focussed mapping review and synthesis. BMC Medical Research Methodology 19:105

Student publications

George T, Aveyard H (2020) Improving access to primary care services for those on low income. British Journal of Community Nursing April 25 (4)

Fourie S, Aveyard H, Jackson D (2019) Older adolescents participating in sensitive research: the voices we cannot hear. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Dec DOI:10:1111/jocn15102

Hislop J, Aveyard H, Appleton JV (2019) How do peer networks support people with personal budgets. A review of the research evidence. Disability and Health

Alzyood M, Jackson D, Brooke J, Aveyard H (2019) The collection and analysis of focus group data undertaken in different countries and different languages. Submitted to Nurse Researcher

McCallum K, Jackson, Walthall H, Aveyard H (2019) Qualitative end of life research with bereaved individuals: looking at current practice. A focused mapping review and synthesis. Accepted for publication: Nurse researcher

Blakey E, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H (2019) Exploring the meaning of memory in qualitative research. Accepted for publication: Nurse Researcher

Blakey E, Jackson D, Walthall H, Aveyard H (2018) What is the experience of being readmitted to hospital for people 65 years and over? A review of the literature. Contemporary Nurse; https://doi.org/10.1080/10376178.2018.1439395

Alzyood M, Jackson D, Brooke J, Aveyard H (2018) An integrative review exploring the perceptions of patients and healthcare professionals towards patient involvement in promoting hand hygiene compliance in the hospital setting in press Journal of Clinical Nursing 27:1329-1345

Fourie S, Jackson D, Aveyard H (2018) Living with inflammatory bowel disease: a review of qualitative research studies. International Journal of Nursing Studies Nov;87:149-156.

McCallum K, Jackson, Walthall H, Aveyard H (2018) Death and dying in the emergency department.

International Journal of Nursing Studies 85 106-117

Franklin R, Waite MA, Martin CE, 'The Use of Mobile Technology to facilitate self-management in adults with Type 1 Diabetes: A qualitative explorative approach' Nursing Open 6 (3) (2019) pp.1013-1021, ISSN: 2054-1058

McAvoy V, Waite MA, 'Belongingness: Student ODPs’ Learning Experiences in Clinical Placements', Journal of Perioperative Practice 29 (1/2) (2018) pp.17-23, ISSN: 1750-4589 eISSN: 2515-7949

Thoma JE, Waite M, 'Experiences of nurse case managers within a central discharge planning role of collaboration between physicians, patients and other healthcare professionals: a sociocultural qualitative study' Journal of Clinical Nursing 27 (5/6) (2017) pp.1198-1208ISSN: 0962-1067 eISSN: 1365-2702

Foley, A. Gibbs, C. Waite, M & Davison-Fischer, J. (2015). Students as Producers: The Postgraduate Teaching Assistant Pilot. Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership & Change. 1 (1)

Alyzood, M. Lansdown, G. Okoli, J & Waite, M. (2014). Supervisory Relationships. The Experiences of International Masters Students. The Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching. 6. (2)

Godden, J & Waite, M. (2014) Medicines Management in the Community: A HF Specialist Nurse Prescriber's Experience. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 

Selection of Helen Aveyard books