Dr Nickey Rooke
University of East Anglia
I am the Course Director for the MSc Adult Nursing programme at the University of East Anglia from February 2020. I qualified as a registered general nurse in 1991 and has worked predominantly in community nursing. I have a specialist practice qualification in District Nursing, I am a qualified nurse prescriber and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. As a Senior Lecturer within the University of East Anglia’s School of Health Sciences I teach across a range of undergraduate and postgraduate pre-registration programmes, CPD and Masters programmes. In 2018, I was awarded a PhD in Nursing Studies from the University of Essex. My research used a poststructuralist political discourse theory approach to explore the social, political and fantasmatic logics surrounding the practice of patient involvement in the practice assessment of adult nursing students.
(Lead for Education)
University of East Anglia
Marie McGee is the Course Director for the MSc adult nursing programme at the University of East Anglia which commenced Jan 2016. She was a key player in the development of this exciting new programme in preparing for NMC validation and subsequent curriculum development, marketing, admissions, assessment and overall quality review of the programme. Integral to this was working with practice partners to promote the new programme and work in collaboration with them for the delivery of the programme.
Working with graduate entry nurses has afforded her the opportunity to showcase their attributes and qualities since they commenced the programme at school and local level. I have a keen interest in demonstrating the impact GENs bring to nursing and look forward to raising their profile through the GEN forum.
Marie worked as a urology and rheumatology nurse practitioner where one of her areas of focus and research was on patient education. Her self- management initiative on ‘patient self – administration of Methotrexate’ was identified as an area of best practice by the Department of Health and published.
Since joining the University of East Anglia her area of expertise is Long Term Condition Management where she leads on these modules at undergraduate and post graduate level. She also teaches on the Advanced Practitioner Pathway in areas of advanced communication, Work Based learning and clinical assessment Currently she is completing a PhD on ‘Older people’s Experience of urgent and Emergency Care’ with an interest in Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) as her research methodology.
Dr Bobbi Shatto
(Lead for Internationalisation)
Saint Louis University
Dr. Bobbi Shatto is currently employed at Saint Louis University School of Nursing as an Assistant Professor where she has experience teaching both traditional and direct entry students. Her clinical expertise is neuro-trauma and cardiovascular critical care as well as leadership. She completed her PhD studies exploring the transition to practice of Direct Entry Master’s students. Since that time, her research has continued on the transition to practice experience of not only Direct Entry students but has expanded to include traditional undergraduates. Her current focus is on student resilience and how that effects their transition to practice.
Bobbi is involved in several other research studies including the exploration of student debt and how it influences both students’ and graduate nurses’ thoughts in relation to nursing as a career. She is also investigating the epidemic of nurse bullying. She has studied and published articles on creative teaching methods which include Generational Issues and Flipped classrooms and is presently conducting a Systematic Review looking at Active Teaching Methods. Bobbi is currently a member of the Flipped Classroom Consortium and Sigma Theta Tau International.
Dr Melanie Bish
(Lead for Internationalisation)
La Trobe University
Melanie is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing and the Head of the Department of Rural Nursing and Midwifery in the La Trobe Rural Health School, La Trobe University. Melanie holds a PhD in Nursing with her dissertation focusing on fostering rural nurse leadership. Having presented at national and international nursing conferences she is an active researcher with particular interest in healthcare leadership and management, global nursing workforce mobility and internationalisation of nursing education. Published internationally, Melanie is a current reviewer for several international nursing journals including the Journal of Nursing Management, Nurse Education Today and BMC Nursing. Melanie is currently involved in a series of research projects with membership in school-level interdisciplinary research teams, international collaborative research teams and collaborations with local healthcare partners. The outcomes from these projects are intended to have impact on healthcare policy, practice, research and education. The projects are researching cultural intelligence of health science academics, the quality of teaching and learning in an international interprofessional global learning experience, how curriculum and the undergraduate learning experience impacts on mental health literacy and collaborative learning on a global scale for Nursing PhD candidates.
Melanie has recently completed a graduate certificate in higher education, curriculum, teaching and learning and has lead the development of Engagement in Professional Nursing, an undergraduate subject which focuses on corporate and clinical governance, leadership and management, organisational culture and transition to practice issues for graduate nurses. With extensive experience in blended learning, Melanie coordinates and teaches into the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Nursing, coordinates and teaches into the Initial Registration for Overseas Nurses Program, is the stream coordinator for the post graduate Master of Nursing subject Organisational Healthcare Leadership and supervises several higher degree by research students. Passionate about the globalisation of nursing education, Melanie manages international exchange for the department, teaches into the off shore Bachelor of Nursing in Singapore. Melanie has extensive industry experience holding nursing positions.
Oxford Brookes University
Juliet Bostwick works at Oxford Brookes University as one of three Programme Leads for pre-registration nursing in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences. Juliet lead the development of the Graduate Entry nursing course in Adult, Mental Health and Children’s nursing and the first cohort graduated in 2012. Juliet is a 4th year EdD student and her research interests are in phenomenology, exploring graduateness and the experiences of graduate entry nursing students with non- cognate degree backgrounds. With a colleague Juliet is also undertaking an inter professional study evaluating Bachelors and Masters student experiences of dual level learning.
University of Melbourne
Marie Gerdtz’s is Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Nursing at The University of Melbourne Australia. Marie’s interest in measuring the outcomes of GEN programs came about when she commenced her role as Department Head in late 2016. The Department of Nursing at The University of Melbourne was one of the first universities in Australia to introduce a graduate entry program to the profession in 2008 (Master of Nursing Science), however research studies of the outcomes of these programs is currently quite limited. Notwithstanding this lack of evidence the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia list eight accredited graduate entry programs in nursing at master’s level within its jurisdiction – the Nursing Council of New Zealand accredits one such program. Most recently A/Prof Gerdtz and the coordinator of the Master of Nursing Science at The University of Melbourne, Dr. Zerina Tomkins, have commenced a collaboration with University of Otago New Zealand and a number of other Australian Universities offering masters level GEN programs. Their work aims first, to describe the common elements of graduate entry master of nursing curricula across Australasia and second, to identify a set of agreed variables for evaluation and benchmarking purposes. It is anticipated that this work will provide a foundation for future evaluations of master’s level GEN programs both nationally and internationally.
Dr Virginia Jones
University of Otago
Virginia Jones is the Programme Lead for the Master of Nursing Science programme at the University of Otago, which was the first program of its type in New Zealand. She was one of the main contributors to the development and roll out of this program in 2016. This included developing curriculum documentation for the New Zealand nurse regulatory body and University approvals and establishing clinical relationships and access to clinical placements over the South Island of New Zealand. She has been involved in nursing education since 2014, and teaches research methods and professional practice.
Virginia’s main research interests are in Family Nursing; Long Term Condition Management particularly diabetes amongst Pacific Peoples; and Nursing Education. She is part of the research team working with Melbourne University looking at Graduate Entry programmes across Australasia.
University of York
Devi is currently employed as a lecturer in Acute and Critical Care nursing team (adult field) at the University of York in the United Kingdom. I have worked primarily in the field of Cardiac Intensive Care and as an Extracorporeal Membrane oxygenation (ECMO) specialist. I contribute to the undergraduate, post-graduate and CPD modules. I also play a leading role within the department in the development and delivery of the PGDip Nursing programme. I am currently the module lead for the Knowledge and skills in Nursing practice module that is predominantly focused on anatomy and physiology. I further contribute to the supporting the individual with acute and complex care needs module in part three of the programme.
I currently supervise GEN students on the Adult field of Post Graduate Diploma programme.
Devi’s research interest is concerned with the socialisation of GEN students during their first clinical placement.
Dr Ivan McGlen
Ivan commenced his nursing career in 1986 and qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1989 within the South West Durham School of Nursing, County Durham. In 1991, he qualified as a Registered Midwife (RM) within the Liverpool School of Midwifery, Liverpool Maternity Hospital. His clinical background was primarily within the field Accident and Emergency care in Liverpool. He commenced his academic career in May 2004, and has undertaken a variety of university-based, national, and international roles during this time. His area of academic / scholarly interest is in relation to situation awareness. His PhD is entitled ‘An ethnomethodological exploration of police officers’ use of a cognitive aid when encountering people with a potential mental disorder.
Dr Rachel Macdiarmid
Dr Rachel Macdiarmid is a Senior Lecturer and is Programme Leader of the Master of Nursing Science (MNSc) at Auckland University of Technology. Her current research is informed by nineteen years of teaching experience in nursing education. Rachel completed her Doctor of Health Science in 2018 and studied how health professionals experience facilitating simulation debriefing. Currently, Rachel is involved in two research projects: 1) Designing for learning – the development and evaluation of a responsive and authentic learning approach and 2) Implementation of an Interprofessional Learning Zone: An action research collaborative project.
Dr Geralyn Meyer
Saint Louis University
Dr. Geralyn Meyer has been teaching students in an accelerated nursing curriculum since 1991. For 16 years she was the Coordinator of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program at Saint Louis University. She taught a variety of content in that program including Fundamentals of Nursing, Nursing Care of the Older Adult and Leadership and Management. In 2009 she was appointed chair of the taskforce that developed the first Accelerated Master’s in Nursing (AMSN) program in the State of Missouri. Dr. Meyer wrote the task force report and was heavily involved in securing approval for the new program from the appropriate curriculum committees at the university as well as from the Missouri State Board of Nursing. She was involved in implementing the new program and developing the courses for the first class of students which entered in August 2010. She currently teaches the Evidence Based Nursing course to the AMSN students.
Dr. Meyer holds certification as a National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator and as a Clinical Nurse Leader from the Commission on Nurse Certification.
Professor Patricia Owen
Director of Undergraduate programmes, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Keele University.
Patricia has responsibility for the pre-registration nursing programmes in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and steered the development of the MSc in Nursing which commenced in 2016. Her interests lie in curriculum development, policy development and implementation and transition and her PhD from Lancaster University considered the education policy of health visitors. This interest in the importance of public health and primarily seeing education as transformative is part of the ongoing work she is involved in for example Patricia is part of a team studying the development of resilience in the student nurse curriculum. Future work with the MSc Nursing involves the development of other field pathways.
Dr Diane Phimister
Diane Phimister is Associate Head of the School of Nursing , Midwifery and Health at Coventry University with responsibility for a portfolio which includes overseeing and managing the quality processes of the pre-registration nursing curriculum; ensuring a positive student experience across all the disciplines that feature in the school portfolio; managing resourcing of the curriculum and in addition, contributing to the research agenda and income generation targets. Diane chairs a number of forums including the Faculty Service User and Carer engagement group of which she was a key founder.
Diane qualified as a mental health nurse 20 years ago; her clinical expertise embraces mental health practice and community health – with a particular focus on the effect of domestic violence and abuse on women’s mental health and issues related to suicidality and self -harm. Diane also supports cross university initiatives to support student emotional well-being.
Diane is currently studying for her doctorate which focusses upon life time relationship experiences and the influence on stay or leave decision making for mothers in domestically abusive relationships. Her primary research expertise is in qualitative methodologies and she has a particular interest in women’s issues.
University of East Anglia
Coralie is an Associate Professor of Nursing Sciences at University of East Anglia (UEA) and the Professional Lead for the UEA pre-registration Nursing Programmes. She has had a varied clinical career as a registered adult nurse and registered midwife, before qualifying and working for several years as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (School Nursing). In 2014, Coralie gained an MSc in Clinical Research, sponsored by the National Institute of Health Research, and began working as a lecturer in the UEA School of Health Sciences where she teaches students from all fields of nursing and on BSc and MSc nursing programmes. Her specialist area is health promotion and public health. Coralie is currently undertaking an Educational Doctorate. She is particularly interested in developing dynamic pedagogies to that engage and enthuse the next generation of nurses.
Professor Philippa Seaton
University of Otago
Philippa Seaton is the Director of the Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies at the University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand. Philippa has held academic positions in both New Zealand and Australian tertiary institutions, and in her current role as the head of nursing at the University of Otago, is responsible for the academic and strategic management of the Centre. Philippa’s main research interests are in Nursing education; Technology enhanced learning and teaching; Clinical simulation; Inter-professional education; Health service delivery (including health technologies); and nursing workforce development for quality care (nursing and interprofessional). Philippa is a member of the Australasian Education, Simulation, and Safety Collaborative (The ESS Collaborative), a group of Australian and New Zealand academics researching nursing education and simulation.
The University of Otago developed the first (and currently the only) pre-registration graduate entry Master of Nursing Science programme in New Zealand. The Centre for Postgraduate Nursing Studies also offers postgraduate certificates and diplomas, masters and PhDs degrees for registered nurses. The University of Otago is currently collaborating with the University of Melbourne in a programme of research about the graduate entry nursing master’s degree. The current project also involves several other Australian universities who offer graduate entry nursing master’s programmes.
Professor Gemma Stacey
Florence Nightingale Foundation
Professor Gemma Stacey is a Mental Health Nurse and, prior to joining the Florence Nightingale Foundation, was employed as an Associate Professor at the University of Nottingham. Her research and practice is underpinned by a critical consideration of the organisational, relational and professional factors which influence the expression of values in healthcare practice. She is committed to the premise of education as a vehicle to promote the emancipatory practice and has developed a program of externally funded applied healthcare research focused on approaches which enable transformational learning and psychological safety for staff.
As Director of Public Engagement, she offered strategic leadership in this area at an executive level and motivated diverse teams to implement significant programmes of work aimed at enriching and animating the work of the University to improve its accountability, relevance and responsiveness to wider society. Her commitment to creating relationships with a vast range of partners in diverse sectors has resulted in co-designed knowledge exchange, research and educational innovation which has impacted on curriculum, policy, professional regulatory guidelines for nursing at a national and international level. Her credibility and influence is externally benchmarked by her accreditation as a Principle Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Visiting Professor at the University of Derby.
She is currently Director of the newly formed Florence Nightingale Foundation Academy where she is leading a strategy to establish the Academy as an independent ‘go to’ service for leadership development opportunities, identifying and exploiting evidence, and the provision of expert, well informed opinion and advice on issues that impact on patient care and experience.
Dr Amelia Swift
University of Birmingham
Dr Amelia Swift is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the University of Birmingham and Director of the Masters in Nursing Programme which accepted its first students in September 2018. Amelia is keen to see the MNurs programme develop to include a strong graduate entry stream and to produce nurses who have the confidence and potential to become leaders of the future. She and her colleagues are keen to develop better outcomes for students who begin with a disadvantage.
Amelia’s research explores knowledge translation and effective use of technology enhancement to stimulate growth in independent learning skills and a thirst for knowledge in her students. She is the Chair of the British Pain Society Special Interest Group in Pain Education and an advocate of inter-professional learning and teaching.
Susan R Thompson MPH, PGCHE, RGN, IHPE
University of Nottingham
Susan was part of the core team who developed the graduate entry programme at the University of Nottingham which went live in 2009. She held responsibility for developing the problem based learning aspect of the curriculum, obtaining funding to develop video based case studies and involving key stakeholders in their authorship. Holding previous roles as adult lead and deputy director of the course she has been course lead since 2014. She has worked in the field of public health for over 25 years, within nursing, health promotion and academia and is lead for the community and public health module with GEN. She has published a range of articles and delivered international conference presentations and workshops on public health and nurse education. In 2012 she won the prestigious Lord Dearing Award for excellence in teaching and learning.
Dr Nicola Wright
University of Nottingham
Dr Nicola Wright is currently employed at the School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham as an Assistant Professor in Mental Health. After the completion of her PhD in 2009, Nicola has held research posts at the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham and also the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire. Nicola’s current research interests focus on inpatient-community care transitions in mental health, youth mental health, the promotion of self management for young people who self harm within primary care, suicide awareness training for GPs and suicide risk assessment in primary care. Previously Nicola has undertaken projects linked to engagement in Assertive Outreach services, the need for follow on peer support after the completion of structured self management programmes and the experiences of knowledge brokers bridging the research-practice gap. Her methodological expertise is predominantly qualitative including qualitative service evaluation and improvement. Nicola has also undertaken a number of systematic literature reviews including a published Cochrane review. Nicola has previously been an Editor for the Mental Health Review Journal and is currently an Associate Editor at the Journal for Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. In relation to her role in nurse education, Nicola is the current module lead for B746SG Professional Development, Leadership and Innovation for Nursing Practice on the Graduate Entry Nursing (GEN) programme.
Dr Michelle Honey
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Michelle Honey is Associate Professor and Masters of Nursing Science Programme Director at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Michelle has a clinical background in cardio-thoracic nursing and extensive experience in nursing education. As a long standing champion of nursing informatics in New Zealand, this is the focus of much of her research. She is interested in exploring how information technology can support consumers, provision of health services and also the use of technology for education.