Dr Karen Rees
- 01202 961773
- krees at bournemouth dot ac dot uk
- Principal Academic in Public Health and Health Visiting
- Executive Business Centre EB611, Bournemouth University, 89 Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8EB
- Public health
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I currently lead the PGDip Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV and SN pathways) programme within the Faculty. Teaching focuses largely on public health, health promotion and specialist practice. My research interests lie in understanding something more of the nature, uses, and facilitation of reflective practices and their contribution to nurse education, and I am affiliated to both the Centre for Health and Wellbeing and the Centre for Qualitative Research. Whilst developing an interest in a number of qualitative methods my primary focus is on the exploration of lived experience, phenomenological methods and philosophy.
- Rees, K. and Shailer, S., 2019. An evaluation of specialist health visitor interventions with children's social care. Journal of Health Visiting, 7 (12), 588-593.
- Chinnery, H., Thompson, S.B.N., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Rees, K., 2017. Questionnaire study to gain an insight into the manufacturing and fitting process of artificial eyes in children: an ocularist perspective. International Ophthalmology, 37 (5), 1175-1183.
- Turner-Wilson, A.L., Mills, A.M. and Rees, K., 2017. Can nurses rise to the public health challenge? How a novel solution in nurse education can address this contemporary question. Nurse Education Today, 57, 65-67.
- Chinnery, Thompson, S.B.N., Noroozi, S., Dyer, B. and Rees, K., 2017. The importance of incorporating technological advancements into the prosthetic eye development: a perspective commentary. Insights in Ophthalmology, 1 (1(2)), 1-4.
- Rees, K.L., 2013. The role of reflective practices in enabling final year nursing students to respond to the distressing emotional challenges of nursing work. Nurse Education in Practice, 13 (1), 48-52.
- Rees, K.L., 2012. The role of reflective practices in enabling final year nursing students to respond to the distressing emotional challenges of nursing work. Nurse Education in Practice.
- Rees, K. and Shailer, S., 2020. An evaluation of Specialist Health Visitor early interventions within Children's Social Care. In: The International Marce Society for Perinatal Menatl Health 5-8 October 2020 Iowa city, USA.
- Mills, A., Rees, K., Burdett, T. and Knight, A., 2020. Helping student nurses to self-care and develop their promoting health communication skills. In: 8th International Nurse Education Conference 26-29 April 2020 Stiges, Spain.
- Mills, A., Rees, K., Burdett, T. and Knight, A., 2020. Overcoming the Obstacles: Delivering a Brief Intervention Initiative (MECC) within an Undergraduate Nursing Programme. In: HEE - Joining Forces for Wellbeing 25 March 2020 Winchester.
- Rees, K. and Shailer, S., 2019. ‘I never realised how much a newborn baby notices things going on around them’: Innovative health visiting early interventions within children’s social care. In: Supporting Infant Mental Health - Early Intervention Conference. Developing a system-wide approach to Early Intervention for Emotional Health and Wellbeing to improve outcomes for Children and Young People in Dorset 11 September 2019 AFC Bournemouth.
- Rees, K., 2019. ‘JUST KEEP SWIMMING’ Experiencing ‘becoming’ a Channel swimmer. In: Humanising Care, Health and Wellbeing Conference 13-14 June 2019 Bournemouth University..
- Rees, K. and Shailer, S., 2019. ‘I never realised how much a newborn baby notices things going on around them’: Innovative health visiting early interventions within children’s social care. In: Institute of Health Visiting. Health for all Children Now: Evidence base for practice Conference 9 May 2019 Manchester.
- Rachel, S., Kate, G., Susan, M., Marcianna, N. and Karen, R., 2018. Working through dialogue, phronesis & techne to develop judgement-based practice. In: International Human Science Research Conference 24 June-28 July 2018 Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina, USA.
- Mills, A., Turner Wilson, A. and Rees, K., 2018. A local initiative to promote the initiation of health conversation skills in student nurses. In: Wessex Public health Conference - making the Case for Investment in Prevention 22 March 2018 Southampton University.
- Rees, K., Mills, A. and Turner Wilson, A., 2018. Embedding Every Contact Counts (MECC) within a Nursing UG Programme. In: Population Health and Prevention Conference 7 March 2018 Leeds.
- Rees, K., 2017. ‘JUST KEEP SWIMMING’ Experiencing ‘becoming’ a Channel swimmer. In: International Human Scince Research Conference 10-14 July 2017 Jelenia Gora, Poland.
- Mills, A., Rees, K. and Turner-Wilson, A., 2016. Leaders for Justice in Future Public Health Practice. In: International Academic Forum 29 June-3 July 2016 Brighton.
- Rees, K., 2013. Using dialogal phenomenology to understand the ‘feeling of a sense of duty’: Reflections on the process. In: International Human Science Research Conference 13-16 August 2013 Aalborg Denmark.
- Rees, K., 2011. Over 'the edge'. Being reflective, the drive to establish own knowing. In: International Human Science research Conference, Intertwining body-self-world 17-30 July 2011 Oxford, UK.
- Rees, K., 2010. Responding to the emotional challenges of nursing work - the potential for reflective practices to contribute to the humanisation of healthcare. In: Biennial International Qualitiative Research Conference; Worlds connected: perform, involve, participate 6-8 September 2010 Bournemouth. UK.
- Rees, K., 2010. Giving voice to experience through reflective practices: the embodiment of professional identity: 'I am a nurse'. In: International Human Science Research Conference; Giving voice to experience 4-8 August 2010 Seattle USA.
- Rees, K.L., 2009. Meaningful engagement with reflective processes: developing 'own knowing'. Implications for care giving practices. In: International Human Science Research Conference; Challenging the past- interpreting the present - envisioning the future 17-20 June 2009 Molde, Norway.
- Rees, K., 2008. Meaningful engagement with reflective processes: developing 'own knowing'. Implications for nurse education. In: Biennial International Qualitative Research Conference 8-10 September 2008 Bournemouth UK.
- Rees, K., 2008. Imagining the reality of practice: the gap between learning in a 'safe' practicum and learning in real clinical environments for final year nursing students. In: International Human Science Research Conference 11-14 June 2008 Ramapo, New Jersey, USA.
- Galvin, K.T., Dahlberg, K., Todres, L., Keen, S., Horberg, U., Ozolins, L.-L., Ekebergh, M. and Rees, K.L., 2007. Symposium: Lifeworld as evidence and action: the Vaxjo/Bournemouth Collaboration. In: IHSRC 2007- International Human Science Research Conference: New frontiers of phenomenology Beyond postmodernism in empirical research 13-16 June 2007 Rovereto, Italy.
- Rees, K., 2005. Reflecting on palliative care: the growth of professional values. In: International Reflective Practice Conference – Enlightened Holistic Care 31 May-1 June 2005 Reykjavik, Iceland.
- Rees, K. and Gunter, E., 2003. The lived experience of facilitating mindfulness and reflective learning in pre-registration nursing programmes. In: International Reflective Practice Conference – Mindful Inquiry June 2003 Robinson College, Cambridge, UK.
- Rees, K., 2002. Reflecting on reflection – issues for nurse education. In: International Reflective Practice Conference – Reflecting on reflection June 2002 Amsterdam, NL.
- Rees, K. and Shailer, S., 2020. Specialist health visitor interventions within Children’s Social Care: an innovative practice model, Dorset. London: Institute of Health Visiting.
- Rees, K.L., 2007. The lived experience of final year student nurses of learning through reflective processes. PhD Thesis. Bournemouth University; School of Health and Social Care.
- Vanessa Heaslip
- Hilary Walsgrove
- Jill Phillips
- Elizabeth Waithaka, 2018. Developing a 0-19 public health nursing service for Dorset
- Holly Chinnery, 2018. The lived expereince of having a false eye fitted for children following removal due to retinoblastoma
- Sharon Waight
- Helen Ribchester
Profile of Teaching PG
- I am the Programme Lead for the PG Dip Public Health with Professional Registration as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV and SN pathways).
- I am the Unit Leader for Professional Role (HV and SN pathways) and Public Health Leadership and Management (HV and SN pathways)
Profile of Teaching UG
- I teach on Health and Wellbeing Throughout the Lifespan within the pre-registration Nursing curriculum. I contribute to the Return to Practice (Nursing) programme.
- Wessex Public health Conference - making the Case for Investment in Prevention, A local initiative to promote the initiation of health conversation skills in student nurses, 22 Mar 2018, Soutrhampton University
- Population Health and Prevention Conference, Embedding Ever Contact Counts (MECC) within a Nursing UG Programme, 07 Mar 2018, Leeds
- PhD in The lived experience of final year nursing student (Bournemouth University, 2007)
- MA in Education (University of Portsmouth, 1996)
- BSc (Hons) in Community Nursing (Kings College, London University, 1992)
- Specialist Community Public Health Nurse in Health Visitor (King's College, London, 1992)
- Specialist Practice Qualification in District Nurse (King's College, London, 1992)
- Registered Nurse in Adult (NMC, 1987)
- Phi Mu Chapter - Sigma Theta Tau International, Chair, Leadership Succession Committee (2003-),
- Royal College of Nursing, Member (1984-),
- Institute of Health Visiting, Member,
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Registered Nurse, Health Vistor, District Nurse,