Royal College of Nursing Wales funds £54k Health Science research studentship
The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Wales has awarded £54,000 to Swansea University's School of Health Science to fund a three-year full-time PhD research studentship.
The presentation was made last week to the Head of School of Health Science, Professor Melanie Jasper, at the Nursing, Public Health and Welfare Conference.
The conference, which was held at the University, was jointly organised by the RCN Wales, and the School of Health Science.
Melanie said: "I am delighted to accept this funding and to be working so closely with the Royal College of Nursing Wales. This is an exciting opportunity for the contribution that nursing has made to the health and wellbeing of people in Wales to be made public."
The studentship has been awarded to Andrea Jones, who will be drawing on her own academic and nursing background to explore the political influence of the nursing profession in Wales from 1948 to 2000.
The Nursing, Public Health and Welfare Conference discussed research into major themes in the study of the history of nursing including the impact of district nurses on health in South Wales, how health visitors transformed the health care of the poor in the early 1900s, and the advances made in orthopaedic nursing in the first half of the 20th Century.
The conference's key speakers included former Glyncorrwg GP and champion of the Socialist Health Association Dr Julian Tudor-Hart, nursing historian Professor Christopher Maggs, and the acclaimed author and Professor of Healthcare and Medical Humanities Anne Borsay.
An impressive display of nursing uniforms, textbooks and instruments were also exhibited at the School as part of the conference.
Image caption: Pictured, left to right, are Martin Semple, Head of Institute at RCN, Professor Anne Borsay, Professor Melanie Jasper, Professor Duncan Mitchell of Manchester University, and PhD student Andrea Jones.