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Val Collington

Dr Val Collington

School: Faculty-wide

Job Title: Deputy Dean

Email: V.Collington@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Location: St George's, 2nd Floor, Grosvenor Wing

Biography

Dr Valentina Collington is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. She has held a range of education management and leadership roles over the past twelve years and is highly experienced in planning, implementing and evaluating midwifery education, as well as other health and social care education programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. As the Nursing and Midwifery Council Lead Midwife for Education, her role includes responsibility for the quality of midwifery students' learning in both academic and practice contexts.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Dean, Val held the posts of Acting Dean and Associate Dean with a focus on developing and overseeing international education partnerships and programmes, and social enterprise initiatives.

Her research interests are in reflective practice and professional development, the use of reflection as a learning and teaching strategy in midwifery education, and learning from experience. Her PhD (2005) focused on an investigation of the influence of reflecting journal writing in the professional development of pre-registration midwifery students. Recent research projects have included a role as collaborative site lead for the NMC-funded Midwives In Teaching (MINT) project which investigated outcomes of midwifery education.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PhD, Education, Kingston University
  • MSc, Sociology, London Southbank University
  • Midwife Teachers Diploma, , High Coombe M T Training College / Surrey University
  • Diploma, Nursing, University of London
  • Registered Midwife, , Salisbury Hospital
  • Registered Nurse, , Kings College Hospital

Professional experience

  • 2015 - present
    Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2014 - 2015
    Acting Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2013 - 2014
    Deputy Dean, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2010 - 2013
    Deputy Dean and Head of School of Midwifery and Child Health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1997 - 2013
    Head of School of Midwifery and Child health, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2007 - 2010
    Associate Dean, International Development & Enterprise, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2005 - 2007
    Acting Deputy Dean and Head of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1995 - 1997
    Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1994 - 1995
    Course Director, Kingston & St George's NHS College of Health Studies
  • 1989 - 1994
    Midwife Teacher, Carshalton and Croydon School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 1980 - 1984
    Obstetric Nurse Teacher / Senior Midwife, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
  • 1976 - 1979
    Midwifery Sister, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton
  • 1975 - 1976
    Staff Midwife, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton

Professional registration and membership

  • Professional registration, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Membership, Royal College of Midwives
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Research interests are in reflective practice and professional development, the use of reflection as a learning and teaching strategy in midwifery education, and learning from experience. Val's PhD (2005) focused on an investigation of the influence of reflecting journal writing in the professional development of pre-registration midwifery students. Recent research projects have included a role as collaborative site lead for the NMC-funded Midwives In Teaching (MINT) project which investigated outcomes of midwifery education.

Publications

Number of items: 13.

Article

Finnerty, Gina and Collington, Val (2013) Practical coaching by mentors: student midwives' perceptions. Nurse Education in Practice, 13(6), pp. 573-577. ISSN (print) 1873-5223

Fraser, Diane M., Avis, Mark, Mallik, Maggie, Collington, Val [Collaborator], Louki, Marion [Collaborator], Gibband, Susan [Collaborator], Grove, Lynn [Collaborator], Thomas, Nancy [Collaborator], James, Joy [Collaborator], Cooper, Maggie [Collaborator], McIntosh, Tania [Collaborator], Poussa, Cherry [Collaborator], Wharrad, Heather [Collaborator], Doris, Faye [Collaborator], Skirton, Heather [Collaborator], Stephen, Nicole [Collaborator] and Vance, Mary [Collaborator] (2013) The MINT Project - An evaluation of the impact of midwife teachers on the outcome of pre-registration midwifery education in the UK. Midwifery, 29(1), pp. 86-94. ISSN (print) 0266-6138

Collington, Val, Mallik, Maggie, Doris, Faye and Fraser, Diane (2012) Supporting the midwifery practice-based curriculum: the role of the link lecturer. Nurse Education Today, 32(8), pp. 924-929. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Norrie, Caroline, Hammond, John, Collington, Valentina and Fook, Jan (2012) Doing it differently? A review of literature on teaching reflective practice across health and social care professions. Reflective Practice, 13(4), pp. 565-578. ISSN (print) 1462-3943

Mallik, Maggie, Fraser, Diane M, Collington, Val and Gibb, Susan (2011) Delivering the pre registration midwifery curriculum: findings from the UK MINT project. Evidence Based Midwifery, 9(3), pp. 76-83. ISSN (print) 1479-4489

Collington, Val and Hunt, Sheila C (2006) Reflection in midwifery education and practice: an exploratory analysis. Evidence Based Midwifery, 4(3), pp. 76-82.

Book

Fook, Jan , Collington, Val , Ross, Fiona , Ruch, Gillian and West, Linden, eds. (2016) Researching critical reflection : multidisciplinary perspectives. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. 210p. ISBN 9781138825185

Book Section

Collington, Val and Ross, Fiona (2016) Researching critical reflection in health care: current issues and new directions. In: Fook, Jan , Collington, Val , Ross, Fiona , Ruch, Gillian and West, Linden, (eds.) Researching critical reflection: multidisciplinary perspectives. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 158-170. ISBN 9781138825178

Collington, Val (2009) The midwife. In: Doel, Mark and Shardlow, Steven M., (eds.) Educating professionals: practice learning in health and social care. Surrey, U.K. : Ashgate. pp. 93-110. ISBN 9780754648116

Conference or Workshop Item

Collington, Val (2007) Professional socialisation: learning the culture of midwifery within an interprofessional context. In: Unhealthy professional boundaries? Working together in health and social care; 04 - 05 Dec 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Collington, Valentina (2006) Reflective journal writing: a quality deficit? In: Higher Education Academy Conference; 03 -05 Jul 2006, Nottingham, U.K..

Monograph

Ross, Fiona, Marks-Maran, Di, Tye, Christopher, Collington, Val and Hudson, Andy (2013) Leadership of practice disciplines in universities: the case of nurses and teachers. (Discussion Paper) London, U.K. : Leadership Foundation for Higher Education. 35 p. ISBN 9781906627522

Thesis

Collington, Valentina C (2005) An investigation into the perceived influence of reflective journal writing in the process of pre-registration midwifery students' experiential learning. (PhD thesis), Kingston University.

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