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Healthcare Educational Research and Evaluation

Nursing education research

Healthcare Educational Research and Evaluation (HERE)

Established in January 2018, HERE is a multi-disciplinary research group, made up of about 50 academics and healthcare professionals from our faculty and beyond.

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. Our research and evaluation projects aim to make sure that medical and healthcare students and professionals receive the most engaging, efficient and effective leaning opportunities while enhancing their knowledge, skills and practices.

Members of our research group are well-connected with NHS Trusts and employers and work in close partnership with commissioners.

We are academics, surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, rehabilitation scientists, occupational therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, and share a passion for education.

RESEARCH GRANTS AND CONSULTANCY CONTRACTS (In alphabetical order)

• Brady, M. (2018). RAPT project – Rights and Participation Team for children and adolescents’ mental services and special educational needs and disability. DARE funding for £825.
• Hammond, J. (2021). Investigation the experiences, barriers and potential future enablers of BAME AHPs achieving Advanced Clinical Practice roles and careers. Health Education England, £40,000.
• Hammond, J. (2021). Development of a Practice education training programme for AHP educators (clinical and university based) to enhance awareness, understanding of race and racism and its impact and develop strategies in order to supervise without prejudice. Health Education England, £40,000.
• Harper, L., Stanley, R., Lakin, M., Cheek, L., & Ooms, A. (2018-2019). 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., Ponto, M., & Gale, J. (2019-2020). Embedding and Enabling the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme between Higher Education Institutions and Employers. Health Education England (HEE) grant of £55,991.
• Ooms A. (2019). Evaluation Workshops. Health Education England (HEE) Grant, £4,000.
• Ooms, A. & Pedley, G. (2018-2019). Evaluation of the first year’s Nursing Associates students’ experience. St George’s Hospital Charity, £4,881.
• Ooms, A. (2018-2019). Developing Leadership and Supervisor Skills in the Non-Clinical Workforce. Our Healthier South East London, NHS, £6,000.
• Ooms A., Blackie C., & Powell J. (2018). Facilitated Workshops regarding the Primary Care at Scale project. GP Wandsworth Federation Grant, £4,258.
• Ponto, M., Ooms, A., & Gale, J. (2019-2020). Delivering the Nursing Associate Workforce across Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Footprints. Health Education England (HEE) grant of £55,934.
• Ross F. (2019). Research Consultancy for Chinese University of Hong Kong – working with senior staff in the School on their Research Assessment submission and development of impact case studies.

PUBLICATIONS AND EVALUATION REPORTS (In alphabetical order)
  • 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 amongst University Students in the United Kingdom. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 38(1), pp. 23-30.
  • Brady, M., Price, J., Bolland, R. & Finnerty, G. (2019). Needing to belong: first practice placement experiences of children’s nursing studentsComprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 42(1), pp. 24-39.
  • Clark, Z., Ashbrooke, L. & Price, J. (2019). Creating Meaningful Learning for Children’s Nursing Students: Can Museum Field Trips Offer Added Value? Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing, 42(1), pp. 71-84.
  • Clark, Z., Cox, C., Brady, M. & Price, J. (2020). A SLiCE of life: Student Learning in the Community. Community Practitioner, Dec-Jn, pp. 45-47.
  • Clark, Z., Price, J. & Richardson, J. (2019). Matilda the Musical: the potential value of the arts in children’s nursing education. Nursing Children and Young People, 31(4), pp. 34-39.
  • Crighton, E., Anderson, D., Martin, D., Richardson, B. Taylor, R. (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.
  • De Rezende, H. (2021) Using instant messages to support first-year undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educator: January 16, 2021.
  • Farahat, S. & Micallef, R. (2020). The influence of pharmacist training on the safeguarding of children: a city-based study. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning.
  • Gault, I., Pelle, J. and Chambers, M. (2019). Co‐production for service improvement: developing a training programme for mental health professionals to enhance medication adherence in Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Service Users. Health Expectations, 22(4), pp. 813-823.
  • 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.
  • Hammond, J., Marshall-Lucette, S., Davies, N., Ross, F. & 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.
  • Hammond, J., Williams, A., Walker, S. & Norris, M. (2019). Working hard to belong: a qualitative study exploring students from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds experiences of pre-registration physiotherapy education. BMC Medical Education, 19, p. 372.
  • Harper, L., Marsden, D., Ambridge, A., Otasanya, C., Sriverer, H., Summers, J. & Darko, E. (2020). A training resource to educate students about learning disabilities. Nursing Times, 116(4), pp. 23-26.
  • Harper, L., Pavoni, K., Garvey, J., Ehigiamusoe, S., Egels, S. & Bowman, E. (2019). Reflections on an inter-professional simulation event for paramedic science and learning disability nursing students. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 15, pp. 5-8.
  • Kayyali, R., Harrap, N., Albayaty, A., Savickas, V., Hammell, J., Hyatt F., Elliott, K. & Richardson, S. (2019). Simulation in pharmacy education to enhance interprofessional education (IPE). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(3), pp. 295-302.
  • Maccabe, R., Micallef, R. & Carew, M. (2019). Peer-assisted learning to support attainment in Pharmacy. Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 12(1).
  • Micallef, R., Grewal, J.S., Khan, S., Wells, J. & Kayyali, R. (2018). Health Champions in South London: Evaluation of training, and impact on public health. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(1), pp. 71-79.
  • Micallef, R., Huet, I. & Kayyali, R. (2020). Current reality and preferences for continuing professional development of pharmacists in England – supporting pharmacists to achieve their CPD requirements. Pharmacy Education,20 (1), pp. 103–115.
  • Micallef, R. and Kayyali, R. (2018). Factors affecting a face to face learning event. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 26(2), pp. 183-190.
  • Micallef, R. & Kayyali, R. (2019). A Systematic Review of Models Used and Preferences for Continuing Education and Continuing Professional Development of Pharmacists. Pharmacy, 4(4), pp. 154.
  • Micallef, R. & Kayyali, R. (2020). Why we should create uniform pharmacy education requirements across different countries: a review of current requirements and the need for global regulator input. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning, 12(5), pp. 499-503.
  • Norris, M., Hammond, J., Williams, A. & Walker, S. (2020). Students with specific learning disabilities experiences of pre-registration physiotherapy education: a qualitative study. BMC Medical Education, 20(2).
  • Olayonwa, M.B. & Micallef, R. (2019). Students’ perspectives of the use of scenario-based videos for studying pharmacy law. Pharmacy Education, 19(1), pp. 179-184.
  • Ooms, A., Gault, I. & Bacon, I. (2019). The Mental Health Associate Practitioner Pathway – Final Evaluation Report.
  • Ooms, A., Gault, I., & Bacon, I. (2018). The Mental Health Associate Practitioner Pathway – Mid-Programme Evaluation Report.
  • Ooms, A., & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2018). Non-Clinical (Care Navigator) Career Pathway Pilot Project – Interim Evaluation Report 2. Health Education England (HEE) and Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL).
  • Ooms, A., & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2018). Medical Assistant Career Pathway Pilot Project. Interim Evaluation Report. Health Education England (HEE).
  • Ooms, A., & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2018). Non-Clinical (Care Navigator) Career Pathway Pilot Project – Final Evaluation Report 3. Health Education England (HEE) and Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL).
  • Ooms, A., Heaton-Shrestha, C., & Lear, R. (2018). Evaluation of the Resilience and Wellbeing Programme. Interim Evaluation Report. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Ooms, A., Heaton-Shrestha, C., & Sargalo, N. (2018). Level 5 Diploma for Healthcare Assistant Practitioners: Evaluation Report. South London Hospices Education Collaborative.
  • Ooms, A. & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2018). Evaluation of the Resilience and Wellbeing Programme. Final Evaluation Report. Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
  • Ooms, A. & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2018). Evaluation of a Leadership and Supervisor Skills Training Programme for the Non-Clinical Workforce – Final Evaluation Report. Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL).
  • Ooms, A. & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2019). Medical Assistant Career Pathway Pilot Project. Final Evaluation Report. Health Education England (HEE).
  • Ooms, A., & Lear, R. (2018). Evaluation of a Leadership and Supervisor Skills Training Programme for the Non-Clinical Workforce – Preliminary Evaluation Report. Our Healthier South East London (OHSEL).
  • Ooms, A., Lear, R. & Heaton-Shrestha, C. (2020). Evaluative Research of the Nursing Associates Programme. Interim Evaluation Report. Health Education England (HEE).
  • Ozageer Gunowa, N., Elliot, K. & McBride, M. (2018). Nursing Simulation: a community experience. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (4).
  • Price, J.E., Mendizabal-Espinosa, R.M., Podsiadly, E., Marshall-Lucette, S. & Marshall, J.E. (2019). Perinatal/neonatal palliative care: effecting improved knowledge and multi-professional practice of midwifery and children’s nursing students through an inter-professional education initiative. Nurse Education in Practice, 40.
  • Sanford, J., Argenbright, C., Sherwood, G., Jordan, P., Jimenez-Herrera, M., Bengtsson, M., Moriyama, M., Lui, L., & McDonald, M. (2021). Student outcomes of an international learning collaborative to develop patient safety and quality competencies in nursing. Journal of Research in Nursing. January 2021. doi:10.1177/1744987120970606
  • Troosters, T., Tabin, N., Langer, D., Burtin, C., Chatwin, M., Clini, E.M., Emtner, M., Gosselink, R., Grant, K., Inal-Ince, D., Lewko, A., Main, E., Mitchell, S., Niculescu, A., Oberwaldner, B. & Pitta, F. (2019). Introduction of the harmonised respiratory physiotherapy curriculum. Breathe, 15(2), pp. 110-115.
  • Troosters, T., Langer, D., Burtin, C., Chatwin, M., Clini, E.M., Emtner, M., Gosselink, R., Grant, K., Inal-Ince, D., Lewko, A., Main, E., Oberwaldner, B., Tabin, N. & Pitta, F. (2019). A guide for respiratory physiotherapy postgraduate education: presentation of the harmonised curriculum. European Respiratory Journal, 53(6).
  • • White, N., Oostendorp, L., Tomlinson, C., Yardley, S., Ricciardi, F., Gokalp, H., Minton, O., Boland, J., Clark, B., Harries, P. & Stone, P. (2019). Online training improves medical students’ ability to recognise when a person is dying: The ORaClES randomised controlled trial. Palliative Medicine, 34(1), pp. 134-144.
Books and Book Chapters
  • Brady, M. & Moore, L. (2018). Care of children and young people with urinary and renal problems. In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. Sage.
  • Brady, M. & Moore, L. (2018). Medication: management, administration and compliance. In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. Sage.
  • Brady, M. (2018). ‘Homeostasis’. In Gormley-Fleming, E. and Peate I (Eds.) Fundamentals of Children’s Applied Pathophysiology Chichester: John Wiley & Sons Ltd. pp.67-82.
  • Chandran, U. (2018) ‘Shock’. In Gormley-Fleming, E. and Peate I (Eds.) Fundamentals of Children’s Applied Pathophysiology. John Wiley & Sons Ltd. pp.115-132.
  • Chandran, U. & Lynch, F. (2018). Care of highly dependent and critically ill children and young people.  In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. 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. Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Elcock, K., Wright, W., Newcombe, P. & Everett, F. (2019). Essentials of Nursing Adults Book. 2nd ed. London, Sage.
  • Elcock, K. (advisory editor) for 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 Publications Ltd.
  • Elcock, K. & Shapcott, J. (2018). Chapter 16 Core Communication Skills. In Delves-Yates, C. (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice 2nd ed. London, Sage Publications Ltd.
  • Elcock, K. (eds) (2020). How to succeed on Nursing Placements. Sage Publications.
  • 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 Publications Ltd.
  • Hurley, G. (2018). ‘Clinical Decision Making’ in Delves-Yates, C. (ed) Essentials of Nursing practice. 2nd ed. London: Sage Publications Ltd., pp.283-297.
  • Mancini, A., Price, J. & Kerr-Elliott, T. (eds) (2020). Neonatal Palliative Care for Nurses. Springer International Publishing.
  • Moore, L., Ashbrooke, L., Brady, M., Chandran, U., Clark, Z., Cox, C., Crighton, E., Podsiadly, E., Price, J., Richardson, J. & Smith, P. (2019). Nursing care of children and young people. Oxford, UK: Clinical Reference. 109p (Clinical Pocket Reference). ISBN 9781908725097.
  • Podsiadly, E. & Goggin, M. (2018). Care of the neonate.  In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K.: Sage.
  • Price, J. & McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K.: Sage.
  • Price, J. & Heywood, M. (2018). Care of children and young people at the end of life.  In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K.: Sage.
  • Price, J. & Coulson, S. (2018). Care of children and young people with a malignant condition. In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K.: Sage.
  • Richardson, J. (2018). Being politically aware and professionally proactive in children and young people’s nursing.  In Price, J. and McAlinden, O., eds. (2018). Essentials of nursing children and young people. London, U.K.: Sage.
Presentations
  • Egbunike, J. & Strong, S. (2021, January). Not all Zoom and Gloom: Enhancing Students’ Experience of Teaching and Learning of Research Methods Online. Online presentation presented at Sharing Practice in Blended Delivery, Kingston University.
  • Ooms, A., Chandler, K., Chavrimootoo, D., Crighton, E., Francois, J., Gale, J., Howard, L., Inch, J., Nash, T., Price, J., & Ryan N. (2020, July). Clinical Placement Experiences of Nursing Students during COVID-19. Paper presented at the Mobilising Research in Response to COVID-19 Online Conference, Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
  • Harper, L., Stanley, R., Cheek, L., Lakin, M., Heaton-Shrestha, C. & Ooms, A. (2019, December). Training staff on dietary approaches for Metabolic Syndrome, obesity and improved nutrition in people with a learning disability. Poster presented at The Seattle Club annual conference on intellectual and developmental disabilities, London, UK.
  • Ooms, A., Gale, J., Heaton-Shrestha, C., Dimitriadis, C., Elcock, K., & Paget, K. (2019, September). Mathematics Anxiety amongst Nursing Students. Keynote presented at the World Congress on Nursing and Healthcare, Rome, Italy.
  • Ooms, A. (2019, August). Enhancing Learning and Teaching through a Community of Practice. Keynote presented at the Annual Quality Conference, Kristianstad University, Sweden.
  • Arrigoni, F., Micallef, R. & Wason, H. (2019, July). Embedding Critical Thinking Skills in the Scientific Curricula. How Good Are We? Paper presented at Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making connections and sharing pedagogy; Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
  • Orwell, S., Downward, S., Hughes, A., Leiva Ponce De Leon, A. & Jameela, A. (2019, July). Student expectations from on-line feedback: credibility, personalisation and exemplified feedback tools and techniques. In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections, Innovating and Sharing Pedagogy; Kingston, UK.
  • Page, N., Forster-Wilkins, G., Hughes, A. & Bonetzky, M. (2019, July). What does an inclusive timetable look like in STEM? In: Horizons in STEM Higher Education Conference: Making Connections and Sharing Pedagogy; Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
  • Micallef, R. & Styles, M. (2019, June). Evaluation of a pharmacist training intervention on assessing and managing urgent cases. Pharmacy Education Conference, Manchester, U.K.
  • Ooms, A. (2019, May). Enhancing the Experience of the University Student through Research. Inaugural Lecture presented at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, Kingston-upon-Thames, UK.
  • Francois, J. & Egbunike J. (2019, March). In the Moment. Assessing Uptakes and Benefits of the combined use of Art and Voice in Development of Reflective Capabilities for (BAME) Nurses on a Leadership Development Programme. Poster presented at the Kingston University Festival of Research, Kingston-upon-Thames. UK.
  • Berg, J., Reez, L., & Ooms, A. (2018, November). Growing our Evaluation Expertise. Poster presented at the Hospice UK Annual National Conference, Telford, 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 Vandeweghe, M. & Ooms, A. (2018, November). Evaluation of the Assistant Practitioner project. Poster presented at the Hospice UK Annual National Conference, Telford, UK.
  • Ponto M. & Gale J. (2018, August). Leadership in Nursing Education. Workshop presented at the 17th World Congress on Clinical Nursing & Practice, Zurich, Switzerland.
  • Drennan, V.M., Halter, M. & Gabe, J. (2018, July). Implementing health workforce changes: Physician Associates in the England and the dynamic between research, health professionals and policy makers. South London CLAHRC. 1st Annual Implementation Science Research Conference, King’s College London, London, UK.
  • Ross, F. (2018, May). Development of the nursing, midwifery and allied health professional workforce. Keynote presented for National Education Scotland.
  • 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.
  • • Dundas J., Francois J. & 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.
  • 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