Job Title: OxINMAHR and Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust Divisional Research Leave for Surgery, Women’s and Oncology
I trained as an adult branch nurse at Reading School of Nursing and midwifery and my clinical background is in neuroscience/critical care nursing. In 2002 I took up a position at Oxford Brookes University where I have held various roles and gained extensive experience of curriculum development at both undergraduate and postgraduate level within all branches of nursing and midwifery by being an active member of course teams within the Pre-registration nursing, Critical and Specialist care and Advanced Practice programmes. Teaching expertise includes: professional practice skills development for health and social care students, simulation-based education, management of the neuroscience patient, anatomy and physiology of the nervous system, specialist care and advanced practice.
I undertook a part time PhD at Queen Mary University London, which I completed in March 2020. My PhD was an improvement-focused appreciative inquiry study exploring ward rounds and was undertaken collaboratively with clinicians in the study site.
I have recently been appointed to a joint post between Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust where I am Divisional Research Leave for Surgery, Women’s and Oncology. The overall purpose of the post is to supporting NMAHP practitioners and academics to develop research skills to ensure excellence in care delivery and patient experience and optimal clinical outcomes.
I have developed a personal research programme which has shown impact in education and clinical practice nationally and internationally. The focus of this research activity has focused on simulation-based education, interprofessional learning, advanced clinical practice, critical care, fundamental care delivery, patient safety under the umbrella of workforce development.
I am a PI and/or collaborator of a number of studies and am well published in peer reviewed academic journal.
Tenured clinical academic
One great thing that your profession has achieved for Nursing and Midwifery practice
Nurses have demonstrated that they can impact on patient safety and implemented evidence informed practice
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Following qualification as an RGN at the Royal Berkshire School of Nursing and Midwifery in 1992 I moved to Oxford as a staff nurse to become part of its regional Neuroscience Unit at the Radcliffe Infirmary. During this time I worked as a Clinical Development Nurse and Ward Sister within the unit.
In February 2002 I made the move to full time education as a Lecturer in Clinical Skills at Oxford Brookes. Since joining the university, Clair has undertaken responsibility for professional practice skills development. This involves developing, implementing, and evaluating the Teaching, Learning and Assessment strategy for professional practice skills at the same time ensuring collaboration with students, service users and staff about teaching and learning these skills. I was also the provision lead for the Oxford Brookes University NMC Test of Competence centre which assesses international nurses and midwives who wish to join the NMC register and work in the UK as nurse or midwife.
Over the past 10 years I have been developing a research track record which has impacted on both education and clinical practice nationally and internationally. Current and previous research studies, development projects and publications have focused on using simulation-based education as an educational strategy, interprofessional learning and working, critical care, delivery of the fundamental care to patients, and patient safety, under the umbrella term of Workforce Development.
In September 2022 I commenced a joint post between Oxford Brookes University and Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust where I am Divisional Research Leave for Surgery, Women’s and Oncology. The overall purpose of the post is to supporting NMAHP practitioners and academics to develop research skills to ensure excellence in care delivery and patient experience and optimal clinical outcomes.