Ann Bevan

Dr Ann Bevan

  • 01202 961572
  • abevan at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
  • Senior Lecturer in Child Health Nursing
  • Bournemouth House B233, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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I am a senior lecturer in the Children’s and Young People’s nursing programme. I have been a registered nurse for over 30 years and have qualifications in adult nursing, midwifery and children's nursing. I have nursed in many areas in the UK and also in Hong Kong. I returned to the UK in January 2010 after nursing and teaching for 16 years in Canada. I have many years experience as a nurse educator. My research interests are mainly around children’s nutrition and childhood obesity, but also in all aspects of child health. My primary research methodology is action research.


2015 - CEL Fusion funding received for development of online theme titled: An on-line, web-based resource on Public Health and Obesity Prevention for interprofessional education and its evaluation. A collaboration with Fotini Tsofliou and Denyse King.

Received HEIF funds for a research project in March 2017 as principal investigator, titled: Understanding behaviour change towards healthy diet patterns in women of childbearing age. Ongoing.

Received HEIF funding for collaborative research in July 2016 as a co-investigator, titled: Establishing a network to disseminate the results of SHIVA project aimed to provide virtual sculpting tools for users with wide range of disabilities. Ongoing.

Successful collaborative BID for EU funds bringing in £400,000 for BU and £1.6 million in total to all EU partners 2013-2015

Journal Articles


  • Appleton, K.M., Hemingway, A., Saulais, L., Dinnella, C., Monteleone, E., Depezay, L., Castagna, E., Perez-Cueto, F.J.A., Beavn, A. and Hartwell, H., 2017. Increasing vegetable intakes: An updated systematic review of published interventions. Advances in Vegetable Consumption and Health Research. 85-154.
  • Bevan, A.L., 2015. Reproductive systems. In: Peate, I., ed. Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology of children and young people for student nurses. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.


  • Bevan, A., Panjganj, D., Bedells, E., Banks, K., Tointon, K. and Hunt, J., 2016. Towards the evidence base in children’s nursing: student nurse’s experiences of publishing a literature review. In: STTI European Regional Conference June 2016 Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Appleton, K.M., Hemingway, A., Saulais, L., Dinnella, C., Monteleone, E., Depezay, L., Morizet, D., Perez-Cueto, F.J.A., Bevan, A. and Hartwell, H., 2016. Systematic review of published interventions aiming to increase vegetable intakes. E205.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2015. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing and the value of STTI. In: Biennial Convention of Sigma Theta Tau International 7-11 November 2015 Las Vagas.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2015. Global networking and nursing leadership: the potential for Sigma Theta Tau International. In: Rosser, E., ed. 2nd Biennial Conference of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International 19 June 2015 Weetwood Hall, Leeds.
  • Hemingway, A., Hartwell, H., Appleton, K. and Bevan, A., 2014. Increasing vegetable consumption through food service. In: EuroCHRIE conference 7-17 October 2014 Dubai.
  • Joy, R., Bevan, A., Keeley, S. and Brown, P., 2014. The value of alignment: Integrating anatomy, physiology and prctice simulation into an accredited unit. In: The 25th International Networking for Healthcare Education 2-4 September 2014 Churchill College. University of Cambridge UK.
  • Bevan, A., hartwell, H., Hemingway, A. and Proenca, R., 2014. An exploration of the fruit and vegetable ‘foodscape’ in a university setting: A pilot study. In: 11th International conference on culinary arts and science, 13-15 June 2014 Porto, Portugal.
  • Rosser, E., Scammell, J., Bevan, A. and Hundley, V., 2014. Global Scholarship: the challenges for nursing. In: Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society 2nd European Regional Conference 15-18 June 2014 Gothenburg, Sweden.
  • Bevan, A., 2004. What are a Researcher’s Ethical Obligations? In: Regional Research Ethics Conference May 2004 Medicine Hat, AB.
  • Bevan, A., 2002. The Matrix Approach to Provision of Access to Primary Health Care for College Populations. In: The 6th Annual Health Promotion conference April 2002 Vancouver, Canada.
  • Bevan, A., 1997. Report of the results of research on breastfeeding rates, and the progress of the Baby Friendly movement. In: Region to a conference of the Breastfeeeding Matters Group 1997 Calgary.
  • Bevan, A.. Participatory Action Research: A Means for Engaging Mothers in the Process of Improving Their Pre- School Children’s Diet and Level of Physical Activity. In: May 2011 - International Conferences in Community Health Nursing Research, Edmonton, Alberta Canada. Poster Presentation. May 2011 University of Alberta, Canada.
  • Bevan, A.. Sept 2010 – BU Qualitative Research Conference. Presentation. Living health promotion: Mothers’ knowledge and current practices regarding the nutrition and physical activity for their preschool children. In: BU Qualitative Research Conference September 2010 Bournemouth University.

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Doctoral and Masters supervision and teaching

Profile of Teaching UG

  • Child health Nursing Undergruate program


  • Increasing access to Music: Music Technology in Special Educational Needs (SEN) settings. (HIEF5+1+1, 01 Aug 2016). In Progress
  • Veggieat (EU IAPP, 01 Oct 2013). Awarded
  • To critically evaluate vegetable acceptability through individual and environmental characteristics across the lifespan in institutional food service (EU grant, 01 Apr 2013). Awarded
  • An Exploration of the Fruit and Vegetable “Foodscape” in a University Setting: A Pilot Study. (BU Seedcorn Funding, 01 Mar 2012). Completed
  • Exploration of the fruit and vegetable foodscape in a university as a workplace and educational setting (BUPA, 01 Jul 2011). Completed
  • Graduate Research Scholarship (University of Calgary, 01 Jan 2006). Completed
  • Professional Development Graduate Studies Award (Medicine Hat College, 01 Jan 2005). Completed
  • Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust (Alberta Registered Nurses Educational Trust, 01 Jan 2004). Completed
  • Dean’s Entrance Scholarship (Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Calgary, 01 Jan 2004). Completed
  • Breastfeeding Research Study (NA, 01 Jan 1998). Completed

External Responsibilities

  • International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Editorial Board member (2015-)
  • Sheffield Hallam University, External examiner for child nursing programme (2013-)
  • Phi Mu Chapter of Nurses, Treasurer (2011-)
  • Medicine Hat College Child Development Centre, Board Chair (2008-2009)
  • College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta Competence Committee, Member (2007-2009)
  • Alberta ethics board (CREBA), Board member (2003-2009)
  • Palliser Health Regional Research, Founding member and committee member. (1996-2009)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics, Reviewer
  • International Journal of Qualitative Methods, Reviewer
  • Perspective in Public Health, Reviewer
  • Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Reviewer

Internal Responsibilities

  • Programme lead for CYP Nursing programme, HSS
  • QAEG committee member, BU
  • Member of the Staff Mobility and Networking Committee – Fusion Fund, BU
  • RG2 ethics board reviewer, BU HSS
  • Year 1 lead across all nursing programmes, BU HSS


  • Registered Nurse in Nursing (Poole General Hospital, 1979)
  • SCM in State Certified Midwife (Whipps Cross Hospital, 1981)
  • RSCN in Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 1983)
  • PG Cert in Education in Education (HEA, 2011)
  • PG Dip in Nursing (University of London, 1991)
  • MSc in Nursing and Health Studies (Edinburgh University, 1993)
  • PhD in Nursing (Calgary University, Alberta, Canada, 2008)


  • Academic Achievement Award (Medicine Hat College, 2002)
  • Medicine Hat College Instructor of the Year Nomination (Medicine Hat College, 2004)
  • 30 year long service award (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA), 2009)


  • Association of British Paediatric Nurses, Member (2010-),
  • CARNA (College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta), Member (2009-),
  • England Honour Society, Member,
  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow (2012-),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (RN & RSCN), Member (2009-),
  • Phi Mu Chapter, Member (2010-),
  • Royal College of Nursing, Member (2010-),
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