Professor Louise Condon
Professor
Nursing
Telephone: (01792) 295643
Room: Office - 155
Ground Floor
Glyndwr Building
Singleton Campus

Professor Louise Condon has a clinical background in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and her PhD is in social policy (University of Bristol). Experience as an NHS practitioner and public health manager informs her research into health inequalities. Recent studies have focused on the health behaviours of migrant parents  and the facilitators and barriers to immunisation among Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Louise is an editor of the Health Expectations journal which publishes on public participation in health care and health policy. 

Publications

  1. (2018). Exploring service users’ views to reduce inequalities in healthcare. (Health Expectations No. 21).
  2. 'Missing milk': an exploration of migrant mothers' experiences of breastfeeding in the UK. In Dowling, S. and Pontin, D. eds., 2018. Social experiences of breastfeeding: Building bridges between research, policy and practice. Policy Press.. Bristol: Policy Press.
  3. & Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales. Emergency Nurse 25(10), 20-23.
  4. & Needles, Jabs and Jags: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to child and adult immunisation uptake among Gypsies, Travellers and Roma. BMC Public Health 17(1)
  5. & UNderstanding uptake of Immunisations in TravellIng aNd Gypsy communities (UNITING): a qualitative interview study. HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 20(72), 1-208.
  6. & Maintaining pre-school children's health and wellbeing in the UK: a qualitative study of the views of migrant parents. Journal of Public Health
  7. & Street-level bureaucracy and policy implementation in community public health nursing: a qualitative study of the experiences of student and novice health visitors. Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-13.
  8. & UNderstanding uptake of Immunisations in TravellIng aNd Gypsy communities (UNITING): protocol for an exploratory, qualitative study. BMJ Open 5(6), e008564-e008564.
  9. & Can breastfeeding support be taught online? An evaluation of a training package for student health visitors. Journal of Health Visiting 3(2), 100-106.
  10. & ‘You likes your way, we got our own way’: Gypsies and Travellers’ views on infant feeding and health professional support. Health Expectations, n/a-n/a.

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Teaching

  • SHG239 Health Promotion and Public Health

    This module provides an opportunity for any individual with a role in health promotion to develop their knowledge and understanding of this topical subject area. Within the module students will develop an understanding of theories, concepts, principles, complexities, debates and new insights relating to health promotion in public health. Ways in which health related changes can be encouraged and supported will also be incorporated to equip the student for future clinical practice.

  • SHG372 Health Promotion and Public Health

    This module provides an opportunity for any individual with a role in Health Promotion to develop their knowledge and understanding of this topical subject area. Within the module students will develop an understanding of theories, concepts, principles, complexities, debates and new insights relating to health promotion in public health. Ways in which health related changes can be encouraged and supported will also be incorporated to equip the student for future clinical practice.

  • SHGM18 Foundations in Research

    The purpose of this module is to provide a critical understanding of the research process and methodological approaches to sound applied research. The module will be delivered in a systematic approach facilitating individual and group learning, and will stimulate the development of research skills that will enable learners to apply them in their work environment and contribute to strengthening the notion and implementation of evidence based practice.

  • SHH216 Health Promotion and Health Education

    This module provides a sound basis for a greater understanding of health promotion and health education to enable students to utilise health promotion in practice.

  • SHHM14 Introduction to Research and Study Skills

    This module aims to provide students with the necessary generic skills to undertake research successfully, including organisation and time management skills, handling relationships with supervisors and research personnel (informants, gatekeepers etc), use of bibliographic sources, conduct of literature searches, use of internet, communicating research results, making oral presentations and writing for different audiences and purposes.

  • SHHM55 Introduction to Research, Evidence based Practice and Reflection for Physicians Associates

    This module will be a compulsory module within the MSc / Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Physician¿s Associate Studies and reflects compulsory curriculum content. The module aims to introduce students to the main research paradigms including the principles of research, and the ability to appraise research to provide an evidence base for their personal practice. Students will also be introduced to reflective practice and its value in enabling reflection on clinical learning and the development of clinical competence.

  • SHN3051 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

Supervision

  • An Ethnographic Study exploring the knowledge of Children and Young People diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Health Promotion Strategies employed in Saudi Arabia (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Sherrill Snelgrove
  • What impact has the care of elderly advanced nurse practitioner working within secondary care had on patients admitted into an acute hospital setting in comparison to the traditional method of service delivery? A quantitative study. (current)

    Student name:
    DProf
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Edwards
    Other supervisor: Dr Jayne Cutter
  • A qualitative study of the experiences of inequality and self perceptions of resilience among Gypsy and Traveller communities in Wales. (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Tracey Maegusuku-Hewett
  • The impact on parental migration to the UK on the development of children up to 11 years old (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Justine Howard
  • Motivating women to participate in a cardiovascular exercise programme in pregnancy: what works? (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Prof Paul Bennett
  • An ethnographic study of the attitudes and behaviours of patients, health workers and community members towards pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Prof Joy Merrell

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2010 2014 Senior Lecturer University of the West of England, Bristol
2007 2010 Breastfeeding Development Manager Bristol Public Health Directorate

External Responsibilities

  • Fellow , Institute of Health Visiting (iHV)

    2015 - Present

  • Alumni, Florence Nightingale Foundation

    2014 - Present

  • Nurse Lead, British Association for Child and Adolescent Health

    2016 - Present

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    2013 - Present

  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel, RCN's Annual International Nursing Research Conference

    2013 - Present

  • Member, Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association

    1996 - Present

Key Grants and Projects

External Supervision

  • Kurdish Diasporas: Identity Construction and Perceptions of “home” among Kurdish Immigrant generations in the United Kingdom (current)

     Student name: Ali Zalme

     PhD - at University of the West of England, Bristol

     Other supervisor: Dr Stella Maile

     Other supervisor: Dr Louise Condon

     Other supervisor: Nigel Williams
 

  • What are the health needs of Roma children in the community and what can health visitors and school nurses do to improve health outcomes? 

     Student name: Jeanette Ford 

     PhD - at University of Hertfordshire