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Healthcare Education Research and Evaluation

Nursing education research

Healthcare Education Research and Evaluation (HERE)

HERE is a multi-disciplinary research group, made up of healthcare professionals from our faculty and beyond. It was established in January 2018.

Its members share an interest and expertise in research and evaluation related to healthcare education and professional development across the entire lifespan of the career of healthcare professionals, including nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, rehabilitation scientists, occupational therapists, paramedics and pharmacists.

With a wealth of experience in qualitative, quantitative and mixed-methods approaches to research and evaluation, we are experts in a wide range of healthcare fields. We are well-connected with NHS Trusts and employers and work in close partnership with commissioners including Health Education England.

In addition, we engage in research related to our own pedagogical practices, covering the student journey from student recruitment to employability, and research related to professional development of the healthcare workforce at different stages in their careers.

Who are we?

Professor Ooms is Lead of the HERE research group, which consists of 5 core members, 40 members, and 5 PhD/EdD students from Kingston University and St George’s University of London.

Members

Lead:

Core members:

Other Members:

PhD and EdD Students

  • Katerina Belogianni
  • Ricarda Micallef
  • Eva Said
Funded Projects
      • Ooms, A. (PI) and Pedley, G. (2018-2019). Evaluation of the first year’s Nursing Associates students’ experience. St George’s Hospital Charity, £4,881.
      • Harper, L. (PI), Stanley, R., Lakin, M., Cheek, L. & Ooms, A. (2018). Dietary Approaches for Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and improved Nutrition in people with a Learning Disability: the DAMSON project. Health Education England, £33,534.
      • Ooms, A. (PI) (2018). Developing Leadership and Supervisor Skills in the Non-Clinical Workforce. Our Healthier South East London, NHS, £6,000.
      • Ooms, A. (PI), & Gale, J. (2017 – 2018). Evaluation of the Resilience and Wellbeing Programme at Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Burdett Trust grant, £15,000.
      • Ooms, A. (PI) (2017 – 2018). Evaluation of the Medical Assistant Programme. Health Education England, £50,000.
      • Ponto, M., Davenport, M., Marshall-Lucette, S., Drennan, V. and Gale, J. (2017). Evaluative study around the CapitalNurse Career Passport (Framework) and the Educational needs across two identified specialisms: Cancer Care and CAMHS, £20,000.
      • Ooms, A. (PI) (2016 – 2018). Development of the South London Education Evaluation Collaboration (SLEEC). Health Education England, £30,000.
      • Ooms, A. (PI) (2016 – 2018). Evaluation of the Non-Clinical Career Pathway. Our Healthier South East London, NHS and Health Education England, £23,533.
      • Ooms, A. (PI) (2016 – 2017). Evaluation of the Level 5 Diploma for Assistant Practitioners in Healthcare Course. South London Hospices Education Collaborative, £9,938.
PhD/EdD Student Projects
      • Katerina Belogianni, Ph.D. student in Clinical Nutrition, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, UK. Project: Metabolic syndrome characteristics in overweight/obese young adults in the UK: The current status and effect of an educational intervention.
      • Michelle Grainger, Ph.D. student in Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, UK.
      • Gemma Hurley, Ed.D. student, Kingston University. Project: An exploration of nurse educators’ meaning of compassion in pre-registration nursing education within a Higher Education Institution in the United Kingdom.
      • Ricarda Micallef, Ph.D. student in Pharmacy, School of Life Sciences, Pharmacy and Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University. Project: The optimum model for further education and training of Pharmacy Professionals.
      • Eva Said, Ph.D. student in Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, UK. Project: Improving practice through the collaborative development of a clinical nursing education model for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
PhD/EdD Student Projects
      • Belogianni K., Ooms A., Ahmed H., Nikoletou D., Grant R., Makris D., & Moir H.J. (2018). Rationale and Design of an Online Educational Programme Using a Game-Based Learning Platform to Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity Outcomes. Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
      • Clark Z., Ashbrooke L., and Price J. (2018). Creating Meaningful Learning for Children’s Nursing Students: Can Museum Field Trips Offer Added Value? Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing among University Students in the UK.
      • Crighton E, Anderson D, Martin D et al (2018) A multisite evaluation of readiness to transition to newly qualified nurse in a cohort of children’s nursing students. Nursing Children and Young People. doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2018.e1049
      • Hamer F. and Ponto M. (2018). Educating the workforce: improving the education and competencies of healthcare assistants in an acute surgical unit. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 12(1), pp. 42-47. ISSN (print) 1753-1586.
      • Hammond J., Marshall-Lucette S., Davies N., Ross F., and Harris R. (2018). Spotlight on equality of employment opportunities: a qualitative study of job seeking experiences of graduating nurses and physiotherapists from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 74, pp. 172-180.
      • Micallef R. and Kayyali R. (2018) Factors affecting a face to face learning event. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26(2), pp. 183-190. ISSN (print) 0961-7671.
      • Micallef R., Grewal J.S., Khan S., Wells J. and Kayyali R. (2018) Health Champions in South London : evaluation of training, and impact on public health. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, ISSN (print) 0961-7671 (Epub Ahead of Print)
      • Ozageer Gunowa N., Elliot K., McBride M. (2018). Nursing Simulation: a community experience. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (4).
Books and Book Chapters
      • Hurley, G. (2018) ‘Clinical Decision Making’ in Delves-Yates, C. (ed) Essentials of Nursing practice.2nd Edn. London: Sage Publications Ltd. pp.283-297
      • Elcock, K. advisory editor for Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage.
      • Delves-Yates, C.,  Elcock, K .,  Hall, C., Norway, R., Trenoweth, S. (2018) Chapter 1: What Is a Nurse? In  Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage.
      • Elcock, K. (2018) Chapter 7: Accountability and Professionalism.  In  Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage.
      • Elcock, K. & Shapcott, J. (2018) Chapter 16 Core Communication Skills In Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage.
      • Fisher, M., Scott, M., Elcock, K. (2018) Chapter 17: Ensuring quality and effective management of risk In  Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage.
Presentations
      • Dundas J., Francois J. and Ooms A. (2018, March). A Pilot Study to Evaluate Role Play as a Teaching Method to Update Nursing Mentors in Practice. Paper presented at the 12th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2018), Valencia, Spain.
      • Drennan, V., Halter, M., Gale, J., Harris R. (2018, April). Retaining nurses in the workforce: a mixed methods study. Paper presented at the Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference, University of Birmingham, UK.
      • Gale J. (2018, Sept). The Nursing Associate Curriculum.  Keynote presented at the 3rd National Conference on Developing the role of the Nursing Associate, London.
      • Ponto M., and Gale J. (2018, August). Leadership in Nursing Education. Workshop presented at the 17th World Congress on Clinical Nursing & Practice,  Zurich, Switzerland.
Consulting Services

HERE members offer the following consulting services:

      • Providing advise related to healthcare education research and evaluation
      • Conducting research and evaluation projects related to healthcare education and professional development
      • Data collection, including development and pilot testing of data collection tools
      • Analysing quantitative and qualitative data
      • Writing reports and papers for publication

We embrace a collaborative approach in which the involvement of our clients is crucial.

Contact

Professor Ann Ooms

Lead of HERE

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London

Kingston Hill Campus

Sir Frank Lampl Building, Office 1022

Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7LB

Phone: 0208 417 4984 (Extension 64984)

Mobile phone: 0786 789 7080