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Dr Martin Lipscomb

Senior Lecturer

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: m.lipscomb@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542778


Qualifications

January 2009 - University of West England, Ph.D 
The Theory and Application of Critical Realist Philosophy and
Morphogenetic Methodology: Emergent Structural and Agential Relations at a Hospice.
British Library ref ID 18444.

June 2004 - University of West England, Postgraduate Certificate
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

July 1998 - University of Southampton, MSc (Distinction)
Social Sciences: Sociology and Social Policy (Health Policy)

October 1993 - Bournemouth University, BSc (Hons) First Class
Clinical Nursing       

August 1993 - English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
Adult Nursing

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Prior to moving to the University of Worcester in September 2015 – 12.9 years, senior lecturer at the University of the West of England

At the University of Worcester – Module leader PRNG2001 – Module team member PRNG1001, PRNG3001, etc

 

 

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

From 1st September 2015 – Senior Lecturer – University of Worcester

January 2003 to end August 2015
Senior Lecturer – Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
University of the West of England

February 2000 to January 2003
Staff Nurse
St Michael’s Hospice, Bartestree, Hereford

January 1999 to February 2000
Research Nurse (Psychology Department)
St George’s Hospital Medical School, Tooting, London

November 1997 to July 1998
Joint appointment: Research Officer for the Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence Based Nursing and Clinical Nurse Consultant (Haematology/Oncology)
Auckland, New Zealand

September 1993 to July 1997
Staff Nurse (Haematology/Oncology)
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset

Publications

Publications

Articles

Lipscomb, Martin (2015) Just How Wide Should 'Wide Reading' Be? Nursing Philosophy, 16 (4). pp. 187-202. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2014) John Paley's Challenge (JAN Forum). Journal of Advanced Nursing, 70 (8). pp. 1926-1927. ISSN Online: 1365-2648

Lipscomb, Martin (2014) Research Report Appraisal: How Much Understanding is Enough? Nursing Philosophy, 15 (3). pp. 157-170. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2013) Some May Beg to Differ: Individual Beliefs and Group Political Claims. Nursing Philosophy, 14 (4). pp. 254-270. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Abductive Reasoning and Qualitative Research. Nursing Philosophy, 13 (4). pp. 244-256. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Questioning the Use Value of Qualitative Research Findings. Nursing Philosophy, 13 (2). pp. 112-125. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Guest Editorial: Social Justice - Special Issue. Nursing Philosophy, 13 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Challenging the Coherence of Social Justice as a Shared Nursing Value. Nursing Philosophy, 12 (1). pp. 4-11. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Letter to the Editor: Only Connect... a Response (Connected!). Nurse Education Today, 31 (1). pp. 6-8. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin (2010) Participant Overexposure and the Role of Researcher Judgement. Nurse Researcher, 17 (4). pp. 49-59. ISSN 1351-5578

Lipscomb, Martin (2010) Events and Event Identify: Under-explored Topics in Nursing. Nursing Philosophy, 11 (2). pp. 88-99. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Young, P. and Yates, S. and Rickaby, C. and Snelling, Paul and Lipscomb, Martin and Lockyer, L. (2010) Researching Student Absence: Methodological Challenges and Ethical Issues. Nurse Education Today, 30 (4). pp. 291-295. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2010) Student Nurse Absenteeism in Higher Education: An Argument Against Enforced Attendance. Nurse Education Today, 30 (6). pp. 573-578. ISSN 0260-6917

Snelling, Paul and Lipscomb, Martin and Lockyer, L. and Yates, S. and Young, P. (2010) Time Spent Studying on a Pre-registration Nursing Programme Module: An Exploratory Study and Implications for Regulation. Nurse Education Today, 30 (8). pp. 713-719. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2010) Value Dissonance in Nursing: Making Sense of Disparate Literature (guest editorial). Nurse Education Today, 30 (7). pp. 595-597. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin and Ishmael, A. (2009) Humanistic Educational Theory and the Socialization of Preregistration Mental Health Nursing Students. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 18 (3). pp. 173-178. ISSN Online: 1447-0349

Lipscomb, Martin (2008) Mixed Method Nursing Studies: a Critical Realist Critique. Nursing Philosophy, 9 (1). pp. 32-45. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2007) Maintaining Patient Hopefulness: a Critique. Nursing Inquiry, 14 (4). pp. 335-342. ISSN Online: 1440-1800

Lipscomb, Martin (2007) Communicative Integrity and Moral Education. International Journal for Educational Integrity, 3 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN Online: 1833-2595

Lipscomb, Martin (2007) Book Review: Ageing, Spirituality and Well-being. A. Jewell (Ed). Nursing Philosophy, 8 (1). pp. 68-70. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2006) Moral Content and Assignment Marking: An Exploratory Study. Nurse Education Today, 26 (5). pp. 457-464. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin (2006) Review Essay: Realist Theory in Research Practice. Journal of Critical Realism, 5 (2). pp. 362-379. ISSN Print: 1476-7430 Online: 1572-5138

Lipscomb, Martin (2006) Rebutting the Suggestion that Anthony Giddens' Structuration Theory Offers a Useful Framework for Sociological Nursing Research: a Critique Based upon Margaret Archer's Realist Social Theory. Nursing Philosophy, 7 (3). pp. 175-180. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Lipscomb, Martin (2006) Book Review: Critical Realism, Post-positivism and the Possibility of Knowledge by Ruth Groff (2004). Nursing Philosophy, 7 (2). pp. 104-105. ISSN Online: 1466-769X

Snelling, Paul and Lipscomb, Martin (2004) Academic Freedom, Analysis, and the Code of Professional Conduct. Nurse Education Today, 24 (8). pp. 615-621. ISSN 0260-6917

Lipscomb, Martin (2003) Comment: Suffering - Hospice and Palliative Care's Hidden Heritage? Progress in Palliative Care, 11 (4). pp. 195-199. ISSN Print: 0969-9260 Online: 1743-291X

Lipscomb, Martin (2001) Book Review: The Globalization Reader. Progress in Development Studies, 1 (3). pp. 270-271. ISSN Print: 1464-9934 Online: 1477-027

Book Section

Lipscomb, Martin (2016) Introduction. In: Exploring Evidence-based Practice: Debates and Challenges in Nursing. Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society . Routledge, Abingdon, pp. 1-10. ISBN Hardback: 978-1-138-78990-6 E-book: 978-1-315-76455-9

Lipscomb, Martin (2016) Research Appraisal and Individual Responsibility - a Critique. In: Exploring Evidence-based Practice: Debates and Challenges in Nursing. Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society . Routlegde, Abingdon, pp. 165-179. ISBN ISBN Hardback: 978-1-138-78990-6 E-book: 978-1-315-76455-9

Conference or Workshop Item

Lipscomb, Martin (2015) Sociological Theory in Nursing Research - What is Required? In: 19th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference. Technology, Health Care and Person-centeredness: Beyond Utopia and Dystopia. Thinking the Future, 24th - 26th August 2015, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. (Submitted)

Lipscomb, Martin (2014) How Should we Search the Literature? Evidence Based Practice and Nurse Education. In: 18th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society - Brave New World? Health, technology and evidence based practice, 8th - 10th September 2014, Nottingham University. (Submitted)

Lipscomb, Martin (2013) Research Report Appraisal: How Much Understanding is Enough? In: 17th Annual International Philosophy of Nursing Conference in association with the International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS). Genes, Neurons, and Nurses: Implications of 21st Century Science for Nursing Care, 7th - 9th September 2013, Neil Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing, Emory University, Atlanta USA. (Submitted)

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Thinking Phenomenology. In: Thinking Phenomenology, 26-27th March 2012, University of the West of England - Bristol - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Conflicts of Interest: Fragmenting Nursing (Keynote speech). In: Nursing in the 21st Century - International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, 10-12th September, University of Leeds - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2012) Some May Beg to Differ: Individual Beliefs and Group Political Claims (Keynote speech). In: Philosophy in the Nurse's World: Politics of Nursing Practice II, 13-15th May 2012, Banff - Alberta - Canada.

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Abductive Inference, the Research Process, and Mixed Method Studies. In: 7th International Mixed Method Conference, 29-30th June 2011, Leeds University - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Critical Realism and Realist Pragmatism in Mixed Methods: The Problematics of Event Identity and Abductive Inference (Evolving Paradigms in Mixed Methods Research) - presented on Dr Lipscomb's behalf. In: American Educational Research Association (AREA) Annual Meeting, 8-12th April 2011, New Orleans - Louisiana - USA.

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Applying Qualitative Research Findings in Nursing Practice: Revisiting Old Problems. In: 15th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, 26-28th August - 2011, University of Dundee - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2011) Questioning Social Justice as a Shared Nursing Value. In: Philosophizing Social Justice in Nursing - 14th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, 20-22nd September 2010, Vancouver - Canada.

Lipscomb, Martin (2010) Events and Event Identity: Underexplored Concepts in Mixed Method Studies. In: Mixed Methods Conference 2010, 7-11th July 2010, Baltimore USA - Johns Hopkins Bloomberg and the University of Leeds.

Lipscomb, Martin (2010) Realist Social Theory Applied: Understanding Change at a Hospice. In: UWE Critical Realism Seminar Series, 10th February 2010, University of the West of England - Bristol - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2010) Retroduction and Retrodiction: Abductive Inference in Realist Practice. In: ESRC funded seminar series: Critical Realism in Action Group - Applied Methods for Social Mechanisms, 18th June 2010, Business School - University of Leeds - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2010) What do they do? Student Study Behaviour. In: Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom: 2010 International Nursing Research Conference, 11-13th May 2010, Sage, Gateshead - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2009) Change at a Hospice: Realist Social Theory Applied. In: Debating the Critiques of Critical Realism - ESRC Supported Critical Realism in Action Seminar Series, 16th December 2009, Warwick University - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2009) Student Attendance in HE Should Not Be Enforced (Encourage If You must). In: What is learning in HE and how is it best facilitated? UWE SSH Conference, 21st May 2009, University of the West of England - Bristol - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2007) A Realist Perspective On Mixed Method Studies. In: Mixed Method Conference 2007, 9th July 2007, Cambridge - Fitzwilliam College - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2006) Degraded Learning Environments in HE: Professional and Academic Value Systems in Conflict, Student Self-censorship, and Moral Education. Theorising Student Self-censorship Using Critical Realist Theory. In: 6th International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 18th May 2006, London - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin (2005) Marking Moral Content: Report of Exploratory Study Into Lecturer Marking Behaviour. In: 5th International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 12th May 2005, London - UK.

Snelling, Paul and Lipscomb, Martin (2004) Academic Freedom in Nurse Education. In: 8th International Philosophy of Nursing Conference, 8th September 2004, Swansea University - Wales - UK.

Lipscomb, Martin and Snelling, Paul (2004) Should Moral Content Influence Assignment Grading? In: 4th International Cnference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 13th May 2004, City University - London - UK.

Book

Lipscomb, Martin (2016) Exploring Evidence-based Practice: Debates and Challenges in Nursing. Routledge Key Themes in Health and Society . Routlegde - Taylor and Francis, Abingdon. ISBN Hardback: 978-1-138-78990-6 E-book: 978-1-315-76455-9

Lipscomb, Martin (2014) A Hospice in Change: Applied Social Realist Theory. Critical Realism: Interventions (Routledge Critical Realism) . Routledge - Taylor and Francis, Abingdon. ISBN Hardback: 978-0-415-62251-6 E-book: 978-1-315-88530-8

Thesis

Lipscomb, Martin (2009) The Theory and Application of Critical Realist Philosophy and Morphogenetic Methodology: Emergent Structural and Agential Relations at a Hospice. PhD thesis, University of the West of England.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

International Philosophy of Nursing Society (IPONS) - Secretary

Nursing Philosophy (Journal)
Editorial Board Member
Plus – oversight of book reviews - the world bar America.

The Jubilee Centre for Character & Virtues - Birmingham University
Expert Panel Member - Virtuous Practice in Nursing

University of Leeds - School of Healthcare
External Examiner

Journal Reviewer
Nursing Philosophy – Journal of Mixed Methods Research – Journal of Clinical Nursing, etc