I am a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing (CYPN). I am a qualified nurse – RGN, RSCN ,PGCE. I also have degree in Psychology as well as a Master degree in Nursing. I am involved in teaching and supervising the students studying for a pre-registration degree in Children’s Nursing. I also act as a module lead for post registration courses. My teaching extends across a range of courses run by the College of Human and Health Sciences where there is a need for expertise in children and young people’s health and children’s nursing. I also have links with the children’s wards delivering care across ABMU as a link lecturer. I also represent CHHS and the CYP nursing team externally as required on national fora. I have published widely in my areas of interest and have co-edited and contributed to a book on Children and Young People’s Nursing: Children and Young People’s Nursing: Principles for Practice. Davies R. & Davies A. (eds) 2011. Hodder Education.

Publications

  1. & (Eds.). Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for practice. Hampshire: CRC press.
  2. & Child and Young People's mental health. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 199-220).
  3. & Caring for children and young people with complex mental health problems. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 221-246).
  4. & Advanced practice in children and young people's nursing. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 265-288).
  5. & Issues in developing an educational and professional portfolio. In Children and Young People's Nursing: Principles for Practice. (pp. 309-329).

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Teaching

  • EYXM17 Childhood Illness

    This module explores the impact of a range of common childhood illnesses on children aged 0 ¿ 11 years and their families. The module will cover acute and chronic illness as well as common infections. The role of the multi-disciplinary team in managing and supporting children and their families will also be examined. Issues for public health promotion will be considered.

  • SHF108 Introduction to Personal and Professional Development

    This module provides an introduction to the skills and knowledge required for personal and professional development for health care providers.

  • SHF208 Further Personal and Professional Development

    This module further develops skills for self-monitoring and reflective practice. This module will also consider topics important for the understanding of Osteopathy within the context of the health care.

  • SHG237 Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    The incidence of mental health problems is rising within the population of children and young people. This has become a matter of concern for all agencies. There is a need for society to acknowledge that these issues concern everyone, so that these problems can be addressed and suitable care and access to treatment be provided to enable the child and young person to fulfill their potential and participate within their communities and society.

  • SHG269 Safeguarding Children and Young People

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and understanding of safeguarding children and young people, including the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work in collaboration.

  • SHG3034 Safeguarding Children and Young People

    This module provides students with theoretical knowledge and critical understanding of safeguarding children and young people, including the development of relevant legal frameworks and guidance and the responsibilities of different professional groups and agencies to work in collaboration..

  • SHG369 Key Issues in Child and Adolescent Mental Health

    The incidence of mental health problems is rising within the population of children and young people. This has become a matter of concern for all agencies. There is a need for society to acknowledge that these issues concern everyone, so that these problems can be addressed and suitable care and access to treatment be provided to enable the child and young person to fulfill their potential and participate within their communities and society.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN274 Developing the Practice of Nursing (Adult)

    The philosophy of this core module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and on experiences in practice in order to develop the concept of professional practice. Students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN285 Developing the Practice of Nursing (Child)

    The philosophy of this core module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and on experiences in practice in order to develop the concept of professional practice. Students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN286 Developing the Practice of Nursing (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of this core module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and on experiences in practice in order to develop the concept of professional practice. Students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN3058 Consolidating the Practice of Nursing

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

Administrative Responsibilities

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
1995 Present Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Children and Young people’s Nursing Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • Judge for the Nursing times Nursing Awards, Nursing Times

    2013 - 2013

  • Judge for the Nursing Times Nursing Awards, Nursing Times

    2012 - 2012

  • Reviewer/referee , British Journal of Nursing

    2012 - Present

  • Reviewer/referee , Issues in Comprehensive Pediatric Nursing

    2012 - Present

  • Visiting Examiner, Kingston University/St George’s, London University

    2011 - 2014

  • Member/secretary, All Wales Senior Children and Young People’s Nursing Forum

    2007 - Present

  • Member, All Wales Senior Children and Young People’s Nursing Forum

    2007 - Present

  • Trainer/consultant, Children’s Commissioner for Wales

    2011 - 2011

  • Trainer/consultant, Health Inspectorate Wales

    2011 - 2011

  • Reviewer, Public Health Wales

    2012 - 2012