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Nursing and Midwifery Research Conference – where are we now?

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An opportunity for all nurses, midwives and health visitors to come together to share their research findings and experiences and its relevance for today’s practice.

Keynote speakers include: Professor Jenny Hunt and Professor Christine Norton.

Opportunities for poster presentations and workshops will be available.

To book your FREE place now please contact: Julia Watson ( and/or 01707285813

12th October 2012, The Fielder Centre, Hatfield


08.30 – 09.00    Poster Preparation

09.00 – 09.30    Registration and coffee

09.30 – 09.40    Welcome and Introduction –  Angela Thompson Director of Nursing & Patient Experience, ENHT and Chair – Philippa Davies Deputy Director of Nursing, ENHT

09.40 – 10.00    Nursing and Midwifery Research: today is yesterdays tomorrow –  Professor Jenny Hunt – Honorary Professor, Anglia Ruskin University

10.00 – 10.55    The University Contribution

  • The importance of meal times in hospital – Dr Angela Dickinson, Senior Research Fellow, University of Hertfordshire
  • Researching patient experience: revealing invisible perspectives that inform and challenge practice –  Dr Trisha Wilson Research Lead – Patient Experience & Public Involvement, University of Hertfordshire
  • Translating wound care headlines into wound healing outcomes – Irene Anderson – Reader in Learning and Teaching in Healthcare Practice, University of Hertfordshire

Panel Q&A – 10 minutes

10.55 – 11.30    Coffee and poster review

11.30 – 12.20    Snapshots from Practice

  • Using an ethnographic approach to explore midwives practices during the second stage of labour – Cathy Hamilton, Midwifery Programme Tutor, University of Hertfordshire
  • The role of a Clinical Trials Nurse – Linda Fowler, Urology Research Sister, ENHT
  • Medically Unexplained Symptoms –  Hildah Jiah, Nurse Consultant in the Early Intervention in Psychosis team, HPFT

Panel Q&A – 10 minutes

12.20 – 13.30    Lunch and poster review

13.30 – 14.15    The reality of developing a clinical academic career in the NHS Professor Christine Norton, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

14.15 – 15.15    Choice of 3 workshops

  • Writing a research proposal,
  • Is your idea a research question?
  • Presenting your Findings as a Poster Presentation

15.15 – 15.30    Feedback from workshops

15.30 – 16.00    Research Development Opportunities and CloseSally Kendall, Professor of Nursing, University of Hertfordshire

16.00 – 16.30    Coffee and Cake Networking opportunity



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