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My professional clinical background is as a nurse and I specialised in acute medicine and neurosurgery prior to working in Higher Education. I am now an honorary associate professor having retired in 2015. I continue to publish and engage in other scholarly activities. My research interests relate to emergency medicine, adverse drug events, transformational leadership, and the student experience.


  1. & The effect of the eye movement desensitization and reprocessing intervention on anxiety and depression among patients undergoing hemodialysis: A randomized controlled trial. Perspectives in Psychiatric Care
  2. & The effect of guided imagery on anxiety, depression and vital signs in patients on hemodialysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 33, 184-190.
  3. & The effect of Tai Chi on quality of life in male older people: A randomized controlled clinical trial. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice 33, 191-196.
  4. & The effect of the emotional intelligence education programme on quality of life in haemodialysis patients. Applied Nursing Research 39, 18-25.
  5. & The effects of environmental factors in waiting rooms on anxiety among patients undergoing coronary angiography: A randomized controlled trial. International Journal of Nursing Practice, e12682
  6. & The assessment of safe nursing care: development and psychometric evaluation. Journal of Nursing Management 25(1), 22-36.
  7. & Psychometric properties of the Farsi version of Attitudes to Aging Questionnaire in Iranian older adults. Clinical Interventions in Aging Volume 12, 1531-1542.
  8. & Learning Situations in Nursing Education: A Concept Analysis. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 32(1), 23-45.
  9. & Iranian nurses perspectives on assessment of safe care: an exploratory study. Journal of Nursing Management 24, 417-426.
  10. & Transformational leadership in nursing and medication safety education: a discussion paper. Journal of Nursing Management 24(7), 970-980.

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Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director of Studies, Pre-qualifying students - College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

    2008 - Present

  • Associate Dean - Undergraduate Students - Swansea University

    2010 - Present

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner, Leeds University

    2012 - Present