I am the Principal Investigator on the COV-ed Nurse study which is a UK wide investigation into the extent to which nurse education prior to the pandemic prepared nurses for their role in COVID; it is an analysis of what works.
As my professional background is in health visiting I am also involved in research into fathers' transition to parenthood and the effectiveness of parenting support for vulnerable families.
Research group membership
I am the Co-Leader of the Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Health and Social Care Research. I am also a member of the Cancer and Supportive Care Research Group and the Children and Families Research Group.
Research grants and awards
The COV-ed Nurse study is a UKRI / ESRC funded study awarded £494,660 to investigate the experience of 130 student nurses from all fields of nursing across the four nations of the United Kingdom through diaries and researcher-led interviews during COVID. Seven other universities are co-applicants on the study which is led by Oxford Brookes. The formal title of the study is 'Investigating the extent to which nurse education prior to the pandemic prepared student nurses for their role in the pandemic; an analysis of what works'.
I am also working with colleagues on a synthesis of the evidence for effective parenting support for vulnerable families ; a project funded by Public Health England.
Findings from the COV-ed Nurse study will have an impact on nurse education and policy.