Dr Vanessa Heaslip
- 01202 961774
- vheaslip at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic in Adult Nursing
- Bournemouth House B414, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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Dr Vanessa Heaslip is a Principal Academic in the Faculty of Health and Social Science at Bournemouth University. She has extensive experience in nursing and nurse education. In 2015, she was awarded Bournemouth University Postgraduate Research Prize for her unstinting commitment and dedication to the pursuit of higher knowledge concerning disadvantaged and marginalised groups. In addition, she had also been nominated for numerous awards for innovative approaches in medical education as well as the inclusion of the patient voice in nurse education.
Dr Heaslip is Head of Widening Participation for the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences and Co-Principal Investigator of the Bournemouth University Fair Access Research project. She has previously been part of the Supporting Professionalism in Admissions National Expert Think Tank leading a project exploring Additional Admission Assessments.
Her general research interests are in the field of vulnerability and vulnerable groups in society whose voices are not traditionally heard in the academic and professional discourse... In particular, she is interested in marginalised communities who experience inequity of opportunity in accessing health care services and education. She has worked on National groups such as; steering committee for the Mary Seacole Awards which encourage projects to address health inequalities experienced by Black and Ethnic Minority Groups, as well as with the Department of Health and regional groups on Values Based Recruitment.more
Dr Heaslip is an experienced qualitative researcher whose research interests focus upon marginalised communities whose voices are not traditionally heard in the academic discourse and who experience difficulty in accessing statutory services.
Current research projects focus upon: Widening participation including: • BU Fair Access Research project which involves academic researchers, support staff, widening participation practitioners and students exploring Fair Access within the university (https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/cel/fair-access/) • Enhancing BU outreach for Care Leavers • Supporting educational attainment, progression and aspirations of young white disadvantaged males • Widening participation in Nurse education
Health Inequalities including: • Towards addressing health inequalities of marginalised communities using Gypsy Roma Travellers a the model • Human Henge; historic landscapes and mental health at Stonehenge
- Hunt, C., Collins, B., Wardrop, A., Hutchings, M., Heaslip, V. and Pritchard, C., 2017. First- and second- generation design and engineering students: Experience, attainment and factors influencing them to attend university. Higher Education Research and Development.
- Gauntlett, L., Bickle, E., Collins, B., Heaslip, V., Thomas, G. and Eccles, S., 2017. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis: A means of exploring aspiration and resilience amongst Widening Participation students. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 19 (2).
- Heaslip, V., Hean, S. and Parker, J., 2017. The etemic model of Gypsy Roma Traveller community vulnerability: Is it time to rethink our understanding of vulnerability? Journal of Clinical Nursing.
- Heaslip, V. and Smith, S., 2016. Working with people from diverse cultures: Cultural competence, a knowledge domain, or a way of being? International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 23 (11), 553-554.
- Wardrop, A., Hutchings, M., Collins, B., Eccles, S., Heaslip, V., Hunt, C. and Pritchard, C., 2016. Troubling ideas for widening participation: how higher education institutions in England engage with research in their access agreements. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning.
- Heaslip, V., Hean, S. and Parker, J., 2016. Lived experience of vulnerability from a Gypsy Roma Traveller perspective. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 25 (13-14), 1987-1998.
- Scammell, J., Heaslip, V. and Crowley, E., 2016. Service user involvement in preregistration general nurse education: a systematic review. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 25 (1-2), 53-69.
- Heaslip, V., hewitt-taylor, J., Alexander, P., Ellis-Hill, C. and Seibert-Santos, C., 2015. What factors influence Fair Access students to consider university and what do they look for? Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning, 17 (4), 67-88.
- Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S., Donaldson, I., Jack, E., Hemingway, A. and Harding, A., 2015. An exploration of the perceptions of caring held by students entering nursing programmes in the United Kingdom: A longitudinal qualitative study phase 1. NURSE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE, 15 (6), 403-408.
- Heaslip, V., 2015. Caring for people from diverse cultures. British Journal of Community Nursing, 20 (9), 421.
- Heaslip, V. and Hewitt-Taylor, J., 2014. Vulnerability and risk in children living with a physical disability. Nurs Child Young People, 26 (10), 24-29.
- Barker, S., Heaslip, V. and Chelvanayagam, S., 2014. Addressing older people's mental health needs in the community setting. Br J Community Nurs, 19 (5), 234-238.
- Hean, S., Staddon, S., Clapper, A., Fenge, L.A., Heaslip, V. and Jack, E., 2014. Improving collaborative practice to address offender mental health: criminal justice and mental health service professionals’ attitudes towards interagency training, current training needs and constraints,. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education.
- Fenge, L.A., Hean, S., Staddon, S., Clapper, A., Heaslip, V. and Jack, E., 2014. Mental health and the criminal justice system: The role of interagency training to promote practitioner understanding of the diversion agenda. Journal of Social Welfare and Family Law, 36 (1), 36-46.
- Heaslip, V., 2013. District nursing: The hidden giant of the NHS? British Journal of Community Nursing, 18 (8), 404-406.
- Heaslip, V., Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Rowe, N.E., 2012. Reflecting on nurses' views on using research in practice. British Journal of Nursing, 21 (22), 1341-1346.
- Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Heaslip, V., 2012. Protecting children or creating vulnerability? Community Practitioner, 85 (12), 31-33.
- Hemingway, A., Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2012. Humanising values at the heart of nurse education. Nurs Times, 108 (41), 26-28.
- Hemingway, A., scammell, J. and heaslip, V., 2012. Humanising nursing care: a theoretical model. Nursing Times, 108 (40), 26-27.
- Heaslip, V. and Board, M., 2012. Does nurses' vulnerability affect their ability to care? Br J Nurs, 21 (15), 912-916.
- Palmer, M.E., Longmaid, K., Lamph, D., Willis, C., Heaslip, V. and Khattab, A., 2012. Legionella pneumophila found in windscreen washer fluid without added screenwash. Eur J Epidemiol, 27 (8), 667.
- Board, M, Heaslip, V, Fuggle, K, Gallagher, J and Wilson, J, 2012. How education can Improve care for residents with dementia. Nursing Older People, 24 (5), 29-31.
- Hewitt-Taylor, J., Heaslip, V. and Rowe, N., 2012. Applying research to practice: exploring the barriers. British Journal of Nursing, 21, 356-359.
- Hean, S., Warr, J., Heaslip, V. and Staddon, S., 2011. Exploring the potential for joint training between legal professionals in the Criminal Justice System and health and social care professionals in the Mental-Health Services. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25 (3), 196-202.
- Heaslip, V. and Scammell, J., 2011. Failing underperforming students: The role of grading in practice assessment. Nurse Education in Practice.
- Sahandi, R., Roushan, G. and Heaslip, V., 2010. Remote patient monitoring to improve patient care on general hospital wards. Scope: Journal of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine, 8-12.
- Sahandi, R., Noroozi, S., Roushan, G., Heaslip, V. and Liu, Y., 2010. Wireless technology in the evolution of patient monitoring on general hospital wards. Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology, 34, 51-63.
- Hean, S., Heaslip, V., Warr, J., Bell, H. and Staddon, S., 2010. A women’s worker in court: A more appropriate service for women defendants with mental health issues? Perspectives in Public Health, 130, 91-96.
- Heaslip, V., 2009. Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and the law - Book Review. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 16, 773-5.
- De Laine, C., Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2003. Continence Care and Policy Initiatives. Primary Health Care, 13, 43-49.
- De Laine, C., Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2002. Continuing Professional Development: Older People. Continence Care and Policy Initiatives. Nursing Standard, 17, 45-51.
- De Laine, C., Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2002. Continence care and policy initiatives. Nurs Stand, 17 (7), 45-51.
- Understanding Vulnerability. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
- Heaslip, V., 2013. Vulnerability in Old Age. Caring for Older People in Nursing. Sage.
- Heaslip, V., 2013. Understanding Vulnerability. In: Heaslip, V. and Ryden, J., eds. Understanding Vulnerability: A Nursing and Healthcare Approach. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
- Willetts, C., Thomas, G. and Heaslip, V., 2013. Psychosocial experiences and implications of vulnerability. In: Heaslip, V. and Ryden, J., eds. Understanding Vulnerability: A Nursing and Healthcare Approach. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
- Redwood, S. and Heaslip, V., 2010. Equality and Practice Development. In: McSherry, R. and Warr, J., eds. Implementing excellence in your health care organization: managing, leading and collaborating.. Berkshire: Open University Press.
- Zlotnick, C., Anderson, S. and Heaslip, V., 2017. A Case-Oriented, Cross-Country Comparison of Three High Income Countries’ Health Systems and Health Care Accessibility of Vulnerable Populations. In: STTI 28th International Research Congress 27-31 July 2017 Dublin, Ireland.
- Kohlmayr, S., Gebhard, D., Mir, E., Collier, E., Heaslip, V., De Vugt, M., Klinkenberg, I., De Jong, N. and Johnson, M., 2016. POSitive About DEMentia – How to support a positive approach to people with dementia in the educational context. In: 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference “Excellence in dementia research and care” 31 October-2 November 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark.
- Johnson, M., Heaslip, V., Nordberg, D., Fisher, R. et al., 2016. Positive About Dementia (POSADEM): A pan-European Erasmus project to develop a multi-disciplinary Masters programme in Dementia. In: 26th Alzheimer Europe Conference "Excellence in Dementia reasearch and care" 31 October-2 November 2016 Copnhagen, Denmark.
- Anderson, S., Zlothick, C. and Heaslip, V., 2016. The United Kingdom, Israel and the USA: The impact of healthcare systems on health. In: 42nd Annual Conference of the Transcultural Nursing Society 12-15 October 2016 Cincinnati, Ohio.
- Collier, E. and Heaslip, V., 2016. Positive about Dementia; POSADEM. A Pan-European project developing shared Masters level modules in dementia. In: 5th European Conference on Mental Health 14-16 September 2016 Prague, Czech Republic.
- Innes, A., Reynolds, L., Heaslip, V., Yates-Bolton, N., McParland, P., Kohlmayr, S. and Vaananen, T., 2016. Including the views of people with dementia and their families in the development of European Masters level educational materials. In: British Society of Gerentology 45th Annual Conference 6-8 July 2016 Stirling.
- Heaslip, V., 2016. ‘Our Voice’: the lived experience of vulnerability of a Roma Gypsy Travelling Community. In: 6th European Conference on Migrant and Ethnic Minority Health EUPHA MEMH 2016, 23-25 June 2016 Oslo, Norway.
- Heaslip, V., Spriggs, A, Mills, A., Scammell, J., Warren, A., Mercer, A., Addis, A., Bond, M., Latchford, C. and Borwell, J., 2016. "Humanising the Interview Process”; an Evaluation of Service User/Carers Contribution to Value Based Recruitment in a Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme. In: NET/NEP 6th International Nurse Education Conference 3-6 April 2016 Brisbane, Australia.
- Scammell, J., Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Heaslip, V., White, S. and Donaldson, I., 2015. Nurturing caring values in pre-registration nurse education: a qualitative longitudinal study. In: STTI Honours Nursing Society Biennium Conference 8-12 November 2015 Las Vegas, USA.
- Spriggs, A., Heaslip, V., Mills, A., Warren, A. and Haynes, J., 2015. Service User/Carers contribution to Value Based Recruitment in a Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme. In: NET; networking for education in healthcare 8-10 September 2015 Churchill College, Cambridge.
- Heaslip, V., 2015. The ETEMIC perspective - a new way of understanding vulnerability of a Gypsy/Travelling community. In: 26th International Nursing Research Congress. 23-27 July 2015 San Juan, Puerto Rico.
- Collier, E., Heaslip, V. and Martinz, H., 2014. POSADEM: The development of a Pan-European Masters Degree in dementia. In: 20th International Network for Psychiatric Nursing Research 18-19 September 2014 Warwick, Coventry.
- Heaslip, V., Cooper, K. and Ryden, J., 2014. Why Understanding the Lived Experience of Vulnerability is Fundamental to Exploring the Value Base of Care. In: NET/NEP 5th International Nurse Education Conference 22-25 June 2014 Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands.
- Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Do students enter nursing programmes with a caring disposition? An exploration of the qualities and values held by students entering pre-registration nursing in one English University. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK.
- Phillips, J., Cooper, K., Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., White, S., Donaldson, I., Hemingway, A., Jack, E. and Harding, A., 2013. To explore the impact of a humanising curriculum on new nursing recruits' personal beliefs about the core values of nursing. In: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education 3-5 September 2013 Cambridge, UK.
- Heaslip, V., 2013. Hidden voices…..guiding the way. In: Phi Mu Chapter (England) Inaugural Conference 21 June 2013 Bournemouth University.
- Rosser, E., Hemingway, A., Harding, A., Cooper, K., Donaldson, I., Heaslip, V., Jack, E., Phillips, J., Scammell, J. and White, S., 2013. Putting patients at the heart of nursing care: an exploratory study of student values entering pre-registration nursing in one UK University. In: Inaugural Phi Mu Chapter conference 20-21 June 2013 Bournemouth UK.
- Heaslip, V., 2011. “The kaleidoscope of vulnerability”. Proposing a methodological approach enabling breadth and depth of exploration. In: 30th International Human Science Research Conference 27-30 July 2011 Oxford.
- Heaslip, V., 2010. Shifting sands of vulnerability. In: 8th International Qualitative Research Conference 7 September 2010 Bournemouth University.
- Hean, S., Warr, J., Heaslip, V. and Staddon, S., 2009. Interagency working between courts and mental health services: the Implications for interprofessional education and training. In: Collaborating Across Borders II: "Building Bridges Between Interprofessional Education and Practice" 20-22 May 2009 Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
- Scammell, J. and Heaslip, V., 2009. Assessment of practice in pre-registration undergraduate nursing programmes: exploration of students and mentors experiences of grading student competence in practice. In: RCN Joint Education Forums’ 2nd International Conference and Exhibition. 11-13 June 2009 Glasgow, Scotland.
- Heaslip, V., 2008. Widening Participation: Emancipation or Social Control? In: NET 2008 Education in HealthCare (19th Annual International Participative Conference) 2-4 September 2008 Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
- Heaslip, V., 2008. Developments in Nurse Education and Practice. In: One Day Conference for Mentors 10 April 2008 Bournemouth University, England.
- Heaslip, V., 2005. Supporting Students with Dyslexia: Issues for Practice. In: One Day Conference for Mentors Bournemouth University, England.
- Heaslip, V., 2002. No Secrets. In: Conference for Nurses in the Independent Sector 2002 Bournemouth University, England.
- Heaslip, V., 2002. Elder Abuse. In: Staff Dissemination Day May 2002 Bournemouth University, England.
- Heaslip, V. and Darvill, T., 2017. Human Henge Wellbeing Research: First Report. Bournemouth University.
- Heaslip, V., hutchings, M., Crowley, E., Tooth, R., Wardrop, A., Eccles, S., Hunt, C. and Collins, B., 2017. Systematic Reviews: making sense of research. Bournemouth University.
- Tait, D., Scammell, J., Waight, S., Sheppard, Z., Stainer, L., Mills, A. and Heaslip, V., 2016. An evaluation of the progress made towards the implementation of treatment summaries for cancer patients across Wessex. BU: BU.
- Heaslip, V., Alexander, P., Hewitt-Taylor, J. and Ellis-Hill, C., 2014. Understanding the Attitudes and Opinions of the Fair Access Target Group.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
- Heaslip, V., Phillips, J., Todres, L. and Kerr, D., 2012. Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemiaglycaemia on the Quality of Life of individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the impact on their families and carers.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
- Hean, S., Staddon, S., Clapper, A., Fenge, L.A., Heaslip, V. and Jack, E., 2012. Exploring the need for Interagency Training across the Criminal Justice and Mental Health Services.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
- Innes, A., Barker, S., Board, M., Fenge, L.A. and Heaslip, V., 2012. Review of HEDN Curriculum for Dementia Education (CDE).. HEDN.
- Heaslip, V. and Board, M, 2011. Evaluation of the Educational Package devised between Colten Care and Bournemouth University. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Hean, S., Warr, J., Heaslip, V. and Staddon, S., 2009. Final Report: Evaluation Of The South West Mental Health Assessment And Advice Pilot.. Poole, England: Bournemouth University.
- Scammell, J., Heaslip, V., Phillips, J. and Cooper, K., 2009. Assessment of Practice in Pre-Registration Undergraduate Nursing Programmes. Phase 2 Evaluation: Survey of students’ and mentors’ experiences of grading student competence in practice.. Bournemouth: Bournemouth University.
- Heaslip, V.A., 2015. Experience of vulnerability from a gypsy/travelling perspective: a phenomemological study. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University, School of Health and Social Care.
- Heaslip, V., 2007. An Exploration into the Experience of Non-Traditional Students Within a Nursing Pre-Registration Diploma Programme. Master's Thesis. Bournemouth University; Health and Social Care.
- Olufunmilayo Omotade (Female Genital Mutilation and Social Policy in Nigeria)
- Lynn Gill (Older womens experience of Intimate Partner Violence)
- Laura Campbell (Changing Spaces; the impact of background on the experience of students from low participation neighbourhoods in a post 92 institution)
- John Tarrant (Behind closed doors The lived experience of caring for people during their perioperative journey.)
- Deborah Slate (“Nothing about us without us”. Do people who have an acquired communication disability think they are able to influence decisions about the design of healthcare services?)
- Elizabeth Gauntlett (The Experience of Academic Resilience in Low-income Students of Higher Education)
- Porsotham Leal (An Auto ethnography exploring what it is like for health and social care professionals removed from practice by their respective regulatory bodies and how rehabilitation is attempted.)
- AN exploration of the experiences of vulnerability from a Gypsy/Travelling perspective (supervisor: Sarah Hean)
- (supervisor: Karen Rees)
Profile of Teaching PG
- Co-facilitate Doctorate in Professional Practice
- Providing Compassionate Care through Humanisation
- Living Well with Dementia
Profile of Teaching UG
- Evaluating Knowledge for Professional Pactice
- Identifying Knowledge for Professional Practice
- Developing Knowledge for Professional Practice
- Reviewing the literature to inform practice
- Fundamental Communication Skills
- Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR)
- Oxford Institute of Nursing & Allied Health Research (OxINAHR)
- Invited to present at the Royal College of Nursing Cinical Leaders Programme
- Invited to present about the variety of career options in health and social care
- LSE Intersectional Feminist Society
- Towards addressing health inequalities or marginalised communities; using Gypsy Roma Travellers as the model (Florence Nightingale Foundation, 31 Jan 2017). In Progress
- Supporting Educational Attainment, Progression and Aspiration of young white disadvantaged males: an action research project (Fair Access Funding, 31 Jan 2017). In Progress
- Human Henge: historic landscapes and mental health at Stonehenge (Heritage Lottery Fund, 09 Aug 2016). In Progress
- My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university (ESRC Festival of Social Science, 30 Jun 2016). Completed
- Enhancing BU’s outreach information for Care Leavers (Fair Access Funding, 29 Feb 2016). In Progress
- Evaluation of the role of Service Users and Carers in Value Based Recruitment (Health Education Wessex, 29 Apr 2015). Awarded
- BU Fair Access Research Project (Funded by BU, 01 Mar 2015). In Progress
- Enhancing HSC’s outreach information: appealing to students from diverse backgrounds (BU Fair Access Funded Project, 02 Jun 2014). Completed
- Experiences of Fair Access students perceptions regarding HE and why BU in particular attracted them (Fair Access Funding - BU, 25 May 2014). Completed
- Dementia Awareness Course (Royal Bournemouth Hospital, 01 May 2013). Completed
- Dementia programme (Gracewell Health Care, 16 Jan 2013). Completed
- Joint Masters Positive about Dementia (POSADEM) (Erasmus, 01 Jan 2013). In Progress
- Review of HEDN Curriculum for Dementia Education (CDE) (HEDN, 01 Jan 2012). Completed
- PDU Accreditation - Colten care (fernhill and The Aldbury (Colten Care LTD, 01 Oct 2011). Completed
- Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the Impact on their Families and Carers. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jan 2009). Completed
- Exploratory Study examining the Impact of Hypoglycaemia on the Quality of Life of Individuals with Type 2 Diabetes; and the Impact on their Families and Carers. (Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK, 01 Jan 2009). Completed
- Sunderland Universitty, External Examiner MSc Nursing (2017-2021)
- University of Derby, External Examiner MSc/BSc (2008-2012)
- University of Hertfordshire, Interium Consultant MSc/BSc Nursing Programme (2010-)
- Edgehill University., External Examiner FdSc/BSc (Hons) Vulnerable Adult (2011-2015)
- Salford University, External Advisor Programme validation (2015-)
- Mark Allan Group, Member of Editorial Board (2013-)
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- My voice, my story: the lived experience of being a non-traditional student at university. This workshop enables audience immersion in multimedia stories co-created by students using novel social participatory research to elict lived experiences of being a non-traditional student at university by engaging in telling/re-telling of stories (Jones, 2015). We focus on students from non-traditional backgrounds because research shows how the lived experiences of these students are often marginalised by institutions (Hunt et al., forthcoming; Thomas, 2012). Photovoice is seen to be effective in capturing stories and sharing the lives of non-traditional students (Warne et al., 2012; Minthorn and Marsh, 2016).
- Grassroot responses to regional educational challenges - We invite practitioners from different professional and academic backgrounds to discuss the current challenges and opportunities for promoting equity in education. We want to build a community of practice who can tackle specific regional challenges about who gets to access education. In this collective learning event we will work together to negotiate the question, “What are the challenges and opportunities for marginalised students to access education in the region?” Using participatory debate techniques, our student co-creators will facilitate small groups to share their expertise, identify solutions and sustainable ways of promoting equity in education. In harnessing the collective expertise of students, school leads, community educators, academics and widening participation (WP) practitioners from the region we will produce solutions and foster a community at a time of significant change and challenge for WP. We will appeal to our audience by creating a community of shared expertise and having a regional focus to tackle grassroots issues together. Attendees will engage with innovative debate formats, develop practical solutions to urgent challenges, reflect on existing practice and build a sense of community. This session is part of BU’s Fair Access Research project. Our practice-led research shapes new understandings and aligns with BU’s commitment to a fusion of research, education and professional practice.
- POSADEM - developing a European PG programme about being positive about dementia
- Taupua Waiora Centre for Māori Health Research Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
- Oxford Institute of Nursing, Midwifery & Allied Health Research (OxINMAHR) http://www.oxinahr.com/
- PhD in Social Sciences (Bournemouth University, 2015)
- DipHe in Adult Nursing (Bournemouth University, 1996)
- BSc (Hons) in Community Nursing: District Nursing (Southampton University, 2000)
- MA in Health and Social Care Education (Bournemouth University, 2008)
- Travel Scolarship (Florence Nightingale Foundation, 2017)
- Post Graduate Research Prize for unstinting commitment and dedication to the pursuit of higher knowledge concerning disadvantaged and marginalised groups (Bournemouth University, 2015)
- Registered Nurse (Nursing Midwifery Council, 1996)
- Senior Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2015)
- Fellow (Higher Education Academy, 2009)
- Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2015-),
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse, District Nurse, Lecturer,