Specialist Subjects: Health professional communication skills training, Non-verbal communication, Cancer and palliative care, Psycho-oncology, Distance and e-learning
Department of Nursing
Tony has worked for Swansea University since January, 2007. Before then, he worked as a lecturer for six years with Marie Curie Cancer Care, a palliative care charity. As a nurse he specialised in ENT surgery. Within the School of Health Science Tony is module leader for the post-registration, undergraduate dissertation module (SHG303) taught on the School’s site in Carmarthen and module leader of the “Developing Programmes and Evaluation” module (SHGM52), part of the MSc award in Health Promotion. He also teaches psychology, research methodology, interpersonal skills/communication and manual handling skills to pre-registration, undergraduate nurses. Tony has an extensive background in communication skills training and research for nurses and clinicians, having worked with both Professor Leslie Fallowfield (CRUK) and Dr Susie Wilkinson (Marie Curie Cancer Care). He is also involved with several teaching practise developments within the School concerning the use of multimedia and e-learning.
Duffy, A. (2006) Non-verbal communication in cancer and palliative care. Nursing Times 102 (46) 30-31
Fallowfield, L., Jenkins, V., Farewell, V., Saul, J., Duffy, A. & Eves, R. (2002) Efficacy of a Cancer Research UK communication skills training model for oncologists: a randomised control trial. The Lancet 359 pp650-656.
Sims, J., Smith, F., Duffy, A. & Hilton, S. (1999) The vagaries of self-reports of physical activity: a problem revisited and addressed in a study of exercise promotion in the over 65s in general practice. Family Practice 16 (2) pp152-7.
Sims, J., Smith, F., Duffy, A. & Hilton, S. (1998) Can practice nurses increase physical activity in the over 65s? Methodological considerations from a pilot study. The British Journal Of General Practice: The Journal Of The Royal College Of General Practitioners 48 (430) pp1249-50.
MSc Health Psychology (UCL, Univ of London); BSc Psychology (Royal Holloway, Univ of London); PG Dip HE (Thames Valley University); RN (St George’s Hospital School of Nursing)
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