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Professor Steven Ersser

  • Head Of Department For Nursing Science andProfessor Of Nursing and Dermatology
  • Bournemouth House B401, 19 Christchurch Road, Bournemouth, BH1 3LH
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Journal Articles

  • Cowdell, F., Jadotte, Y.T., Ersser, S.J., Danby, S., Lawton, S., Roberts, A. and Dyson, J., 2020. Hygiene and emollient interventions for maintaining skin integrity in older people in hospital and residential care settings. The Cochrane database of systematic reviews, 1, CD011377.
  • Kottner, J., Ludwig, O., Bode, T., Cowdell, F., Ersser, S., Blume-Peytavi, U. and Lahmann, N., 2019. Person-Centred Dermatology Self-care Index: A translation and validation study. Journal of Wound Care, 28 (9), 566-575.
  • Ersser, S.J., Dyson, J. and Muinonen-Martin, A., 2019. Significant limitations of a systematic review and meta-analysis of interventions to promote skin self-examination: reply from the authors. British Journal of Dermatology, 181 (3), 641-642.
  • Ersser, S.J., Effah, A., Dyson, J., Kellar, I., Thomas, S., McNichol, E., Caperon, E., Hewitt, C. and Muinonen-Martin, A.J., 2019. Effectiveness of interventions to support the early detection of skin cancer through skin self-examination: a systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Dermatology, 180 (6), 1339-1347.
  • Khoury, L.R., Moller, T., Zachariae, C., Correll, H., Jorgensen, N.B., Pedersen, C., Pors, M., Bundy, C. and Skov, L., 2019. A prospective, clinical, nonrandomized controlled trial of individualized, nurse-led patient-centred intervention in patients with psoriasis. BRITISH JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGY, 180 (5), 1244-1245.
  • Santy-Tomlinson, J., Jomeen, J. and Ersser, S.J., 2019. Patient-reported symptoms of ‘calm’, ‘irritated’ and ‘infected’ skeletal external fixator pin site wound states; a cross-sectional study. International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing, 33, 44-51.
  • Hollis, R., Ersser, S.J., Iles-Smith, H., Milnes, L.J., Munyombwe, T., Sanders, C. and Swallow, V., 2019. A feasibility study of administering the electronic research and development culture index to the multidisciplinary workforce in a UK teaching hospital. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 12, 935-945.
  • Brooks, J., Ersser, S., Matts, P. and Ryan, T., 2018. Lymphoedema management in podoconiosis. The Lancet Global Health, 6 (9), e962.
  • Van den Bussche, K., Ersser, S. et al., 2018. Core outcome domains in incontinence-associated dermatitis research. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 74 (7), 1605-1617.
  • Galvin, K., Sloan, C., Cowdell, K., Ellis-Hill, C., Pound, C., Watson, R., Ersser, S. and Brooks, S., 2018. Facilitating a dedicated focus on the human dimensions of care in practice settings: Development of a new Humanised Care Assessment Tool (HCAT) to guide care. Nursing Inquiry.
  • Cooke, A., Bedwell, C., Campbell, M., McGowan, L., Ersser, S.J. and Lavender, T., 2018. Skin care for healthy babies at term: A systematic review of the evidence. Midwifery, 56, 29-43.
  • Brooks, J., Ersser, S.J., Cowdell, F., Gardiner, E., Mengistu, A. and Matts, P.J., 2017. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of a new skincare regimen on skin barrier function in those with podoconiosis in Ethiopia. British Journal of Dermatology, 177 (5), 1422-1431.
  • Effah, A., Ersser, S. and Hemingway, A., 2017. Support needs of people living with Mycobacterium ulcerans (Buruli ulcer) disease in a Ghana rural community: a grounded theory study. International Journal of Dermatology.
  • Brooks, J., Cowdell, F., Ersser, S.J. and Gardiner, E.D., 2017. Skin cleansing and emolliating for older people: A quasi-experimental pilot study. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12 (3).
  • Barkham, A.M. and Ersser, S.J., 2017. Supporting self-management by Community Matrons through a group intervention; an action research study. Health and Social Care in the Community, 25 (4), 1337-1346.
  • Smith, I.L., Ersser, S. et al., 2017. Treatment of severe, chronic hand eczema: results from a UK-wide survey. Clinical and Experimental Dermatology, 42 (2), 185-188.
  • Santer, M., Muller, I., Yardley, L., Lewis-Jones, S., Ersser, S. and Little, P., 2016. Parents' and carers' views about emollients for childhood eczema: Qualitative interview study. BMJ Open, 6 (8).
  • Tan, J., Linos, E., Sendelweck, M.A., van Zuuren, E.J., Ersser, S., Dellavalle, R.P. and Williams, H., 2016. Shared decision making and patient decision aids in dermatology. British Journal of Dermatology, 175 (5), 1045-1048.
  • Ersser, S.J., Farasat, H., Jackson, K., Gardiner, E., Sheppard, Z.A. and Cowdell, F., 2015. Parental self-efficacy and the management of childhood atopic eczema: Development and testing of a new clinical outcome measure. British Journal of Dermatology, 173 (6), 1479-1485.
  • Santer, M., Muller, I., Yardley, L., Burgess, H., Ersser, S.J., Lewis-Jones, S. and Little, P., 2015. 'You don't know which bits to believe': Qualitative study exploring carers' experiences of seeking information on the internet about childhood eczema. BMJ Open, 5 (4).
  • Cowdell, F., Jadotte, Y.T., Ersser, S.J., Danby, S., Walton, S., Lawton, S., Roberts, A., Gardiner, E., Ware, F. and Cork, M., 2014. Hygiene and emollient interventions for maintaining skin integrity in older people in hospital and residential care settings. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2014 (12).
  • Ersser, S.J., Cowdell, F., Latter, S., Gardiner, E., Flohr, C., Thompson, A.R., Jackson, K., Farasat, H., Ware, F. and Drury, A., 2014. Psychological and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017 (5).
  • Jackson, K., Ersser, S.J., Dennis, H., Farasat, H. and More, A., 2014. The Eczema Education Programme: Intervention development and model feasibility. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 28 (7), 949-956.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2014. Providing lifestyle behaviour change support for patients with psoriasis: An assessment of the existing training competencies across medical and nursing health professionals. British Journal of Dermatology, 171 (3), 450-451.
  • Bewley, A., Burrage, D.M., Ersser, S.J., Hansen, M. and Ward, C., 2014. Identifying individual psychosocial and adherence support needs in patients with psoriasis: A multinational two-stage qualitative and quantitative study. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 28 (6), 763-770.
  • Cowdell, F., Ersser, S. and Jackson, K., 2013. Parental management of eczema. British Journal of Nursing, 22 (22), 1288.
  • Santer, M., Burgess, H., Yardley, L., Ersser, S.J., Lewis-Jones, S., Muller, I., Hugh, C. and Little, P., 2013. Managing childhood eczema: Qualitative study exploring carers' experiences of barriers and facilitators to treatment adherence. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 69 (11), 2493-2501.
  • Ersser, S.J., Farasat, H., Jackson, K., Dennis, H., Sheppard, Z.A. and More, A., 2013. A service evaluation of the Eczema Education Programme: An analysis of child, parent and service impact outcomes. British Journal of Dermatology, 169 (3), 629-636.
  • Jackson, K., Dennis, H., Ersser, S.J., Farasat, H. and More, A., 2013. The Eczema Education Programme: Intervention development and model feasibility. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology.
  • Hoffman, C.J., Ersser, S.J. and Hopkinson, J.B., 2012. Mindfulness-based stress reduction in breast cancer: A qualitative analysis. Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice, 18 (4), 221-226.
  • Cowdell, F., Ersser, S.J., Gradwell, C. and Thomas, P.W., 2012. The person-centered dermatology self-care index: A tool to measure education and support needs of patients with long-term skin conditions. Archives of Dermatology, 148 (11), 1251-1255.
  • Ersser, S.J., Cowdell, F.C., Nicholls, P.G., Latter, S.M. and Healy, E., 2012. A pilot randomized controlled trial to examine the feasibility and efficacy of an educational nursing intervention to improve self-management practices in patients with mild-moderate psoriasis. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 26 (6), 738-745.
  • Hoffman, C.J., Ersser, S.J., Hopkinson, J.B., Nicholls, P.G., Harrington, J.E. and Thomas, P.W., 2012. Effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction in mood, breast- and endocrine-related quality of life, and well-being in stage 0 to III breast cancer: A randomized, controlled trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30 (12), 1335-1342.
  • Santer, M., Burgess, H., Yardley, L., Ersser, S., Lewis-Jones, S., Muller, I., Hugh, C. and Little, P., 2012. Experiences of carersmanaging childhood eczema and their views on its treatment: A qualitative study. British Journal of General Practice, 62 (597).
  • Hoffman, C., Ersser, S., Hopkinson, J., Nicholls, P., Harrington, J. and Thomas, P., 2012. An RCT Evaluating of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mood, Breast- and Endocrine-Related Quality-of-Life and Wellbeing In Stages 0 to III Breast Cancer. PSYCHO-ONCOLOGY, 21, 1.
  • Fenge, L.-A., Hean, S., Worswick, L., Wilkinson, C. and Fearnley, S., 2012. The impact of the economic recession on wellbeing and quality of life of older people. Health and Social Care in the Community.
  • Fenge, L.-A., Hean, S., Worswick, L., Wilkinson, C., Fearnley, S. and Ersser, S., 2012. The impact of the economic recession on well-being and quality of life of older people. Health and Social Care in the Community, 20 (6), 617-624.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2012. Crossing continents. Journal of the Dermatology Nurses' Association, 4 (4), 225-226.
  • Ersser, S.J., Kaur, V., Kelly, P., Langøen, A., Maguire, S.A., Nicol, N.H., Page, B. and Ward, C., 2011. The contribution of the nursing service worldwide and its capacity to benefit within the dermatology field. International Journal of Dermatology, 50 (5), 582-589.
  • Eleftheriadou, V., Whitton, M.E., Gawkrodger, D.J., Batchelor, J., Corne, J., Lamb, B., Ersser, S., Ravenscroft, J. and Thomas, K.S., 2011. Future research into the treatment of vitiligo: Where should our priorities lie? Results of the vitiligo priority setting partnership. British Journal of Dermatology, 164 (3), 530-536.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2011. Nurse prescribing, concordance and the therapeutic consultation. British Journal of Dermatology, 164 (2), 236-237.
  • Ersser, S.J., Cowdell, F.C., Latter, S.M. and Healy, E., 2010. Self-management experiences in adults with mild-moderate psoriasis: An exploratory study and implications for improved support. British Journal of Dermatology, 163 (5), 1044-1049.
  • Ersser, S., 2010. Reflections on wellbeing, quality of life and their significance. Perspectives in Public Health, 130 (6), 256.
  • Nicol, N.H. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. The Role of the nurse educator in managing atopic dermatitis. Immunology and Allergy Clinics of North America, 30 (3), 369-383.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2009. Dermatology nursing literature: our scientific heritage. Dermatology nursing / Dermatology Nurses' Association, 21 (4), 209-210.
  • Ersser, S.J., Plauntz, L. and Sibley, A., 2008. Research activity and evidence-based practice within DNA: a survey. Dermatology nursing / Dermatology Nurses' Association, 20 (3), 189-194.
  • Harper, P., Ersser, S. and Gobbi, M., 2007. How military nurses rationalize their postoperative pain assessment decisions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 59 (6), 601-611.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2007. Lessons from Malinowski: Scholarship opportunities and the clinical academic. Nursing Inquiry, 14 (2), 97-98.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2007. Book Review: Prescribing in Dermatology by Polly Buchanan & Molly Courtenay. 2006.Cambridge University Press, UK. ISBN 052167378. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 1590.
  • Ersser, S.J., Latter, S., Sibley, A., Satherley, P.A. and Welbourne, S., 2007. Psychological and educational interventions for atopic eczema in children. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.
  • Ersser, S.J., Surridge, H.R. and Ryan, T.J., 2005. An analysis of nursing activity in a day care and inpatient dermatology service. Journal of Dermatological Treatment, 16 (4), 229-233.
  • Ersser, S.J., Lattimer, V., Surridge, H. and Brooke, S., 2005. An analysis of the skin care patient mix attending a primary care-based nurse-led NHS Walk-in Centre. British Journal of Dermatology, 153 (5), 992-996.
  • Ersser, S.J., Getliffe, K., Voegeli, D. and Regan, S., 2005. A critical review of the inter-relationship between skin vulnerability and urinary incontinence and related nursing intervention. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 42 (7), 823-835.
  • Coombs, M. and Ersser, S.J., 2004. Medical hegemony in decision-making - A barrier to interdisciplinary working in intensive care? Journal of Advanced Nursing, 46 (3), 245-252.
  • Ersser, S. and Watson, R., 2004. Journal of Clinical Nursing: Editorial. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 13 (2), 129-130.
  • Brooks, J., Ersser, S.J., Lloyd, A. and Ryan, T.J., 2004. Nurse-led education sets out to improve patient concordance and prevent recurrence of leg ulcers. Journal of wound care, 13 (3), 111-116.
  • Ersser, S.J. and Freshwater, D., 2003. Book Review: Therapeutic Nursing-Improving Patient Care Through Self-Awareness and Reflection. Dawn Freshwater (Ed.), Sage Publications, London. ISBN: 978-0761970644. Nurse Education Today, 23, 640.
  • Ersser, S.J., Surridge, H. and Wiles, A., 2002. What criteria do patients use when judging the effectiveness of psoriasis management? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 8 (4), 367-376.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2001. Editorial: JCN 2001. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9, 655-657.
  • Atkins, S. and Ersser, S.J., 2000. Education for advanced nursing practice: An evolving framework. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 37 (6), 523-533.
  • Burns, E.E., Blamey, C., Ersser, S.J., Barnetson, L. and Lloyd, A.J., 2000. An investigation into use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 6 (2), 141-147.
  • Ersser, S.J. and Penzer, R., 2000. Meeting patients' skin care needs: Harnessing nursing expertise at an international level. International Nursing Review, 47 (3), 167-173.
  • Burns, E., Blamey, C., Ersser, S.J., Lloyd, A.J. and Barnetson, L., 2000. The use of aromatherapy in intrapartum midwifery practice an observational study. Complementary therapies in nursing & midwifery, 6 (1), 33-34.
  • Ersser, S., Wiles, A., Taylor, H., Wade, S., Walsh, R. and Bentley, T., 1999. Measuring the sleep of older people: Tool development and use in the evaluation of therapeutic massage. Journal of Research in Nursing, 4 (1), 55-64.
  • Ersser, S., 1999. The sleep of older people in hospital and nursing homes. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 8 (4), 360-368.
  • Ersser, S., 1999. Measuring the sleep patterns of older people. Nursing times, 95 (1), 46-49.
  • Bartlett, H., Ersser, S., Davies, C. and Chappell, S., 1997. Characteristics and dissemination of nursing research in an acute healthcare trust. Journal of Research in Nursing, 2 (6), 414-422.
  • Ersser, S., 1997. The implementation and development of lecturer-practitioner roles in nursing - Lathlean,J. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NURSING, 6 (1), 79.
  • Thompson, D.R., Ersser, S.J. and Webster, R.A., 1995. The experiences of patients and their partners 1 month after a heart attack. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22 (4), 707-714.
  • Ersser, S.J., 1995. Complementary therapies and nursing research: issues and practicalities. Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, 1 (2), 44-50.
  • ERSSER, S., 1993. Editorial. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2 (4), 191-192.
  • Ersser, S., 1990. Touch and go. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 4 (28), 39.
  • Ersser, S., Tutton, L. and Salvage, J., 1990. Primary nursing. A network for change. Nursing times, 86 (7), 28-29.
  • Ersser, S., Taylor, S. and Wilkinson, J., 1984. Education: Healthy and wise. Nursing times, 80 (17), 54-55.

Books

Chapters

  • Cowdell, F. and Ersser, S.J., 2016. Psychosocial effects and nursing interventions for dermatological disease and psychodermatoses. Dermatologic Nursing Essentials: A Core Curriculum: Third Edition.
  • Cowdell, F. and Ersser, S., 2014. Nursing Interventions in Psychodermatology. Practical Psychodermatology. 72-78.
  • Ersser, S.J. and Nicol, N.H., 2012. Educational interventions for the management of children with dry skin. Treatment of Dry Skin Syndrome: The Art and Science of Moisturizers. 27-39.
  • Penzer, R. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. Psoriasis. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 119-149.
  • Penzer, R. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. Acne. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 179-194.
  • Penzer, R. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. Biology of the Skin. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 9-28.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2010. Protecting the Skin and Preventing Breakdown. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 49-69.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2010. Assessment and Planning Care. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 29-47.
  • Duncan, R., Onselen, J.V. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. Skin Cancer and its Prevention. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 195-219.
  • Ersser, S.J. and Onselen, J.V., 2010. Eczema. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 151-177.
  • Penzer, R. and Ersser, S.J., 2010. Helping Patients Make the Most of their Treatment. Principles of Skin Care: A Guide for Nurses and Other Health Care Professionals. 103-118.

Conferences

  • Ersser, S.J., Effah, A., Dyson, J., Kellar, I., Thomas, S., McNichol, E., Caperon, E., Hewitt, C. and Muinonen-Martin, A.J., 2019. Early detection of skin cancer by skin self-examination. E236.
  • Thompson, A., Montgomery, K., Goad, N., Gass, M. and Ersser, S., 2018. Focus group evaluation of www.skinsupport.org.uk: a website developed by the British Association of Dermatologists. 209.
  • Buttigieg, N., Ersser, S. and Cowdell, F., 2017. The influence of social stigma on diabetes self-management amongst Maltese individuals with diabetes. 30.
  • Ersser, S.J., 2015. Historic International Nursing Meetings at the 23rd World Congress of Dermatology. 349-352.
  • Wittmann, M., Ersser, S. et al., 2015. Alitretinoin and PUVA are first line treatment for severe chronic hand eczema in the UK. 505.
  • Santer, M., Muller, I., Yardley, L., Burgess, H., Lewis-Jones, S., Ersser, S. and Little, P., 2014. Supporting self-care for families of children with eczema: pilot randomized controlled trial of web-based intervention with healthcare professional support. E51.
  • Jackson, K., Ersser, S., Farasat, H. and Dennis, H., 2012. Service evaluation of a nurse-led eczema education programme in a inner city setting in relation to parental and child outcomes. 130.
  • Santer, M., Burgess, H., Yardely, L., Ersser, S., Lewis-Jones, S., Muller, I., Hugh, C. and Little, P., 2012. Managing childhood eczema: qualitative study exploring carers' experiences of barriers and facilitators to treatment adherence. 53.

Reports

  • Galvin, K., Cowdell, F., Sloan, C., Pound, C., Ellis-Hill, C., Errser, S. and Watson, R., 2016. Humanising Services: A new transferable leadership strategy for improving ‘what matters to older people’ to enhance dignity in care. Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Qualifications

  • PFHEA in Principal Fellowship (Higher Education Academy) (2016)
  • Module Credit Level HE3 (40) in Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescriber (2004)
  • Certificate of Higher Education in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (1998)
  • DPhil in Nursing Studies (Science) (King's College, University of London, 1996)
  • BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies (1984)
  • Registered General Nurse in Nursing Registration (1984)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Principal Fellow (2016-),
  • Honorary (and a founding) member, Phi Mu Chapter (England), Sigma Theta Tau-International -Nursing Scholarship Honour Society (and now Phi Mu Board member and Northern Hub lead: 2018+), Member (2011-),
  • Invited member, Dermatology Nursing Institute (USA), Member (2009-2011),
  • Royal Society of Medicine, London, Member (2009-2010),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Independent Nurse Prescriber, Member (2004-),
  • Dermatology Nurses’ Association (USA), Member (2000-2011),
  • British Dermatological Nursing Group, Member (1996-),
  • Royal College of Nursing, Dermatology Nursing Forum, Member (1996-2014),
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (1984-),
  • Royal College of Nursing and RCN Research Society, Member (1984-),
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