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Job Title: Deputy Dean
Location: St George's, 2nd Floor, Grosvenor Wing
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.
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.
Finnerty, Gina and Collington, Val
Practical coaching by mentors: student midwives' perceptions.
Nurse Education in Practice, 13(6),
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]
The MINT Project - An evaluation of the impact of midwife teachers on the outcome of pre-registration midwifery education in the UK.
ISSN (print) 0266-6138
Collington, Val, Mallik, Maggie, Doris, Faye and Fraser, Diane
Supporting the midwifery practice-based curriculum: the role of the link lecturer.
Nurse Education Today, 32(8),
ISSN (print) 0260-6917
Norrie, Caroline, Hammond, John, Collington, Valentina and Fook, Jan
Doing it differently? A review of literature on teaching reflective practice across health and social care professions.
Reflective Practice, 13(4),
ISSN (print) 1462-3943
Mallik, Maggie, Fraser, Diane M, Collington, Val and Gibb, Susan
Delivering the pre registration midwifery curriculum: findings from the UK MINT project.
Evidence Based Midwifery, 9(3),
ISSN (print) 1479-4489
Collington, Val and Hunt, Sheila C
Reflection in midwifery education and practice: an exploratory analysis.
Evidence Based Midwifery, 4(3),
Fook, Jan , Collington, Val , Ross, Fiona , Ruch, Gillian and West, Linden, eds.
Researching critical reflection : multidisciplinary perspectives.
Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge.
Collington, Val and Ross, Fiona
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.
In: Doel, Mark and Shardlow, Steven M., (eds.)
Educating professionals: practice learning in health and social care.
Surrey, U.K. : Ashgate.
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..
Reflective journal writing: a quality deficit?
In: Higher Education Academy Conference;
03 -05 Jul 2006, Nottingham, U.K..
Ross, Fiona, Marks-Maran, Di, Tye, Christopher, Collington, Val and Hudson, Andy
Leadership of practice disciplines in universities: the case of nurses and teachers.
London, U.K. : Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
Collington, Valentina C
An investigation into the perceived influence of reflective journal writing in the process of pre-registration midwifery students' experiential learning.
(PhD thesis), Kingston University,