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Professor Eleanor Bradley

Professor of Health Psychology

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details

email: e.bradley@worc.ac.uk

tel: 01905 542616

BSc (Hons) Human Psychology (Loughborough University, 1995)

MSc Counselling Psychology (Manchester Metropolitan University, 1997)

PhD Health Psychology (Staffordshire University, 2001)

 

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching

Qualitative Methods, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Health Psychology

Research Methods and Design (Professional Doctorate)

Researching Professional (Professional Doctorate)

Leadership Research Fellowship Programme (level 7 and level 8)

Research

Professor Eleanor Bradley’s research focusses on the application of health psychology theory to mental healthcare. She is a predominantly qualitative researcher, with a particular interest in constructivist grounded theory. Eleanor is currently working on a number of research projects to explore this area including:

  • The input of families to shared decision making within adult mental healthcare
  • An exploration of the role of motivational interviewing as a resource for prescribing professionals to enhance communication within adult mental healthcare
  • Defining recovery within and between adult mental healthcare services.

She has a particular interest in the experience of medicine-taking, particularly for people with diagnoses of serious mental illness, including different approaches to medicines optimisation. Eleanor has also conducted a wide range of inter-professional evaluation studies to assess the impact of introducing new roles in practice (e.g non-medical prescribing) and is currently undertaking a meta-ethnographic review to explore service user satisfaction with non-medical prescribing.

Professor Bradley has led a number of training and support initiatives to encourage scholarship within healthcare settings (including a successful clinical secondment programme for healthcare practitioners) with a particular focus on qualitative methods. She has received research funding from a wide range of sources including Industry (e.g Astra Zeneca, Janssen-Cilag, Pfizer); the Health Service (Strategic Health Authorities, the Department of Health (CSIP), Health Education West Midlands), Higher Education Innovation Funds, and the voluntary sector (League of Friends).

Professor Bradley is an experienced PhD supervisor and has supervised 6 doctoral students to completion. She has acted as an external examiner for 5 PhDs and 2 taught doctorates (DHSc and EdD). She is currently supervising 7 part-time PhD students and 2 full time PhD students in a range of areas relating to her academic interests and methodological expertise.

 

 

Professional Experience

Professional Experience

Professor Bradley is a chartered health psychologist (CPsychol) and associate fellow of the British Psychological Society (AFBPsS)

Awards

Under the leadership of Professor Bradley, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was shortlisted for the HSJ award for Progressive Research Culture (2012).

Publications

Publications

Younas M, Holmes N, Bradley E, Sud D, Maidment I (in press) Mental health pharmacists views on shared decision-making for antipsychotics in serious mental illness, International Journal of Clinical Pharmacy

Walklet E, Taylor C, Bradley E, Mahoney B, Scurlock-Evans L, O’Hickey S (in press) “Because it kind of falls in between, doesn’t it? Like an acute thing and a chronic”: the psychological experience of anaphylaxis in adulthood" Journal of Health Psychology

Supporting health and promoting exercise (SHAPE) final report http://www.health.org.uk/programmes/shine-2014/projects/supporting-health-and-promoting-exercise-shape-programme-young-people

Fanneran T, Brimblecombe N, Bradley E, Gregory S (2015) Using workload measurement tools in diverse care contexts: the experience of staff in mental health and learning disability inpatient settings, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 22: 764 – 772

Bradley E (2015) Carers and Co-Production: Enabling Expertise through Experience? Mental Health Review 20 (4): 232 - 241

Doos L, Bradley E, Satchithananda D, Davies S, Rushton C, Kadam U (2015), Heart Failure and COPD Multimorbidity at Hospital Discharge Transition: A Study of Patient and Carer Experiences Health Expectations 18 (6): 2401 - 2412

Bradley E, Lucas R, Pover K, Dobel-Ober D (2014) Implementing a Clinical Psychology Inpatient Service: Expected and Actual Benefits Journal of Psychological Therapies in Primary Care 3(1) 1 - 33

Bradley E and Riley C (2013) The Role of Nurse Prescribers in the Multi-Disciplinary Team: Being Confident and Competent, Nurse Prescribing

Boath E, Henshaw C, Bradley E (2013) Meeting the challenges of teenage mothers with postpartum depression: Overcoming stigma through support, Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 31 (4): 352-369

Fanneran T, Kingston P, Bradley E (2013) A national survey of adult safeguarding in NHS mental health services in England and Wales, Journal of Mental Health 22 (5): 402-411

Dobel-Ober D, Bradley E, Brimblecombe N (2013) An Evaluation of Team and Individual Formularies to Support Independent Nurse Prescribing in Mental Health Care, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 20: 35-40

Holley C, Horton R, Knight L and Bradley E (2012) Self injury and harm minimisation on acute inpatient wards: increasing awareness and reducing incidence, Nursing Standard May 26 (38) 51-56

Besenius C, Bradley E and Nolan P (2012) Attitudes of psychiatrists, nurses and service users towards prescribing and administrating depot antipsychotic medication, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice 7 (1): 9-19

Bradley E and Lewington T (2012) Partnerships of Care in Care in Nursing (Eds Mc Sherry, McSherry and Watson), Oxford University Press

Nolan P, Bradley E and Brimblecombe N (2011) Disengaging from Acute In-Patient Psychiatric Care: A description of service-users’ experiences and views, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 18(4): 359-367

Nolan P, Bradley E and Brimblecombe N (2011) Service Users’ beliefs about acute in-patient admission, The Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice 6 (3): 142-149

Bradley E (2011) Mixed methods evaluation of in-hospital nurse prescribing finds similar care standards and provision between nurses and doctors: Commentary, Evidence-Based Nursing

Dobel-Ober D., Brimblecombe N and Bradley E (2010) Nurse prescribing in mental health: national survey, Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 17(6): 487-493

Bradley E., McSherry W., McSherry R (2010) Disseminating research: how joint NHS and university post can support this process Nursing Times 106 (44): 20-22

Bradley E (2009) Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurse Prescribing as an Example of New Ways of Working: An Evaluation of Practice to Date, Mental Health and Learning Disability Research and Practice 6(2): 121-129

Rana T, Bradley E and Nolan P (2009) Survey of psychiatrists' views of nurse prescribing Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 16 (3): 257-262

Nolan P and Bradley EJ (2008) Evidence Based Practice: Implications and Concerns Journal of Nursing Management 16: 388-393

Bradley EJ, Wain P and Nolan P (2008) Putting mental health nurse prescribing into practice Nurse Prescribing 6(1): 15-19

Bradley E and Nolan P (2008) Non-Medical Prescribing: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Cambridge University Press

Hall J, Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2007) Mental Health Staff Attitudes Towards Exercise Programmes Nursing Times 103 (30): 30-31

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2007) A qualitative study to investigate the impact of nurse prescribing in the UK Journal of Advanced Nursing 59(2): 120-127

Nolan P and Bradley EJ (2007) The Role of the Nurse Prescriber: The views of mental health
and non-mental health nurses Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 14; 258-266

Bradley EJ, Hynam B and Nolan P (2007) Nurse Prescribing: Reflections on Safety in Practice Social Science and Medicine, 65(3): 599-609

Bradley EJ, Burgess J, Ring M and Nolan P (2006) Comparison of classroom and e-learning prescriber courses Nursing Times 102 (43); 32-33

Bradley EJ, Blackshaw C, Nolan P (2006) Nurse lecturers’ observations on aspects of nurse prescribing training Nurse Education Today 26: 538 - 544

Skingsley D, Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2006) Neuropharmacology and mental health prescribers Journal of Clinical Nursing 15 (8): 989-997

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2006) Addressing the concerns of the trainee nurse prescriber Nursing Times 102 (11): 36 – 39

Bradley EJ, Campbell P, Nolan P (2005) Nurse prescribers: Who are they? How do they perceive their role? Journal of Advanced Nursing 51 (5): 439 - 448

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2005) Non-medical prescribing and mental health nursing: Prominent issues. Mental Health Practice Feb: 8 (5): 16 - 19

Boath E, Bradley EJ and Henshaw C (2005) The prevention of postnatal depression: a narrative systematic review Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 (3): 185 - 192

Howard LM, Hoffbrand S, Henshaw C, Boath E and Bradley E (2005) Antidepressant prevention of postnatal depression The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews Issue 2

Nolan P and Bradley EJ (2005) Drugs and Mental Health Care: an historical perspective. Mental Health Practice July: 8 (10): 26 – 29

Henshaw C, Boath E, Bradley E (2005) The prevention of postnatal depression: a narrative systematic review Archives of Women’s Mental Health 8: S68

Boath E, Bradley EJ and Henshaw C (2004) Women’s views of antidepressants in the treatment of postnatal depression Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology 25 (3/4) September / December: 221 -233

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2004) The Progress of Nurse Prescribing: A Commentary Nurse Prescriber 2 (4) pp 148 - 151

Nolan P., Bradley E., Carr N (2004) Nurse Prescribing and the enhancement of mental health services. Nurse Prescriber 15 Nov; 1 (11) [www.nurse-prescriber.co.uk]

Hay A., Bradley EJ., Nolan P (2004) Supplementary Nurse Prescribing Nursing Standard 18 (41) pp33-39

Bradley E.J (2004) The impact of nurse prescribing on healthcare delivery in the West Midlands. Supplementary Prescribing in Practice 1 (2)

Bradley EJ, Mackenzie M and Boath E. (2004) The experience of first-time fatherhood: a brief report Midwifery Digest 14 (2): 237 – 238 (reprinted with permission from Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology).

Bradley E.J and Nolan P (2004) Waking up to complementary therapies Mental Health Practice 7 (9) pp10 - 11

Bradley E.J., Boath E.H., Chambers R., Monkman J., Luck A., and Bould E. (2004) The impact of involuntary job loss on those disabled by society: a pilot study to encourage effective participation. Disability and Society 19 (2): 245 - 258

Boath.E., Bradley.E.J., and Anthony.P. (2004) Users views of two alternative approaches to the treatment of postnatal depression. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 22 (1): 13-24

Jinks.A., and Bradley.E.J. (2004) ‘Angel, handmaiden, battleaxe or whore?’ A study that examines changes in newly recruited student nurses’ attitudes to gender and nursing stereotypes. Nurse Education Today. 24 (2): 121-127

Bradley E.J, Mackenzie.M and Boath. E. (2004) The experience of fatherhood: A brief report. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology 22 (1): 45-47.

Westhead. J., Cobb. S., Boath. E., and Bradley. E.J. (2003) Constant observation: A view from inside. Mental Health Nursing 23 (1) pp4 - 8.

Bradley E.J., Pitts M.K., Redman C.W.E., Calvert E. (2001) Illness identity and the self-regulatory model in recovery from early stage gynaecological cancer. Journal of Health Psychology Vol. 6 , No. 5 (September) pp511- 522.

Pitts M. and Bradley E.J. (2000). Gynaecological Cancer. In Ussher J.M, (Ed.), Women’s Health : Contemporary International Perspectives. BPS books.

Bradley E.J., Pitts M.K., Redman C.W.E., Calvert E., Howells R., Wafai C. (2000) What are the factors associated with the follow-up preferences of women in long-term remission from gynaecological cancer? Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Vol.20, No. 4 (July) pp 408 – 411

Bradley E.J., Pitts M.K., Redman C.W.E., Calvert E. (1999) The experience of long-term follow-up for women who have suffered early stage gynecological cancer: a qualitative interview study. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer Vol.9, pp 491-496

Howells R.E.J., Bradley E.J., Pitts M., Calvert E., Redman C.W.E. (1999) Audit of the views of gynaecological cancer patients regarding follow-up. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Vol. 19, No. 2, pp 167 – 168.

       

Books and Book Chapters

Bradley E and Nolan P (2008) Non-Medical Prescribing: Multidisciplinary Perspectives, Cambridge University Press

Bradley E and Lewington T (2012) Partnerships of Care in Care in Nursing (Eds Mc Sherry, McSherry and Watson), Oxford University Press

Pitts M. and Bradley E.J. (2000). Gynaecological Cancer. In Ussher J.M, (Ed.), Women’s Health : Contemporary International Perspectives. BPS books.

 

Reports

Bradley E, Dobel-Ober D and Dhir S (2011) Towards Defining Quality Standards in Acute In-Patient Settings, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Dobel-Ober D and Bradley E (2009) Developing Independent Nurse Prescribing to improve care and support service development: Preliminary survey of nurse prescribing in mental health services in England, West Midlands Strategic Health Authority and South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Nolan P, Besenius C and Bradley E (2009) Attitudes of Mental Health Professionals and Service Users Towards Depot Antipsychotic Medication South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2006) Towards Implementing the Role of Advanced Practitioner in Mental Health: Consensus Conference Report. South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2006) An Evaluative Study of Nurse Prescribing in South Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

 

Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

Sumapithala A, Chew-Graham C and Bradley E (2015) ‘Beyond the RCT: The added value of qualitative research within modern scientific research’ Symposium including: Bradley E Eliciting carers views and facilitating input to decision making within mental healthcare RCPsych International Congress, 1st July 2015, ICC Birmingham, UK

Neech S, Eccleston G, Smith K, Tweed A, Bradley E (2014) ‘Involvement in a trainee clinical psychologists’ thesis: What can service users and carers contribute as researchers and participants, and why should we listen?’ Division of Clinical Psychology 3-5th December, Glasgow

Smith J, Williams B, Brand M, Hickman D, Bradley E, Richardson J, Burton C et al (2014) SHAPE (Supporting health and promoting exercise) project for young people with psychosis, IEPA Conference – 8th Conference on Early Psychosis, September, Padua, Italy

Bradley E (2014) Developing New Researchers, Mental Health and Learning Disability Research Conference, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Doos L, Bradley E, Davies S, Kadam U (2013) Multi-morbidity of health failure and COPS: Patient and carers’ experiences at hospital discharge, International Conference of quality and safety in population health and healthcare, October 13th, Edinburgh

Bradley EJ (2012) Engaging Nurses in Research: Clinical relevance and practical implications, Celebrating Nursing Conference, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bradley EJ (2012) Concordance and Mental Health: Non-medical prescribing, shared decision-making and illness perceptions, Non-Medical Prescribing Conference, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Bradley EJ (2011) Functionalisation in Adult Acute Psychiatry, Director of Nursing Conference, November, Warwick University

Bradley EJ (2011) Creating Functional Teams in Adult Acute Psychiatry, International Health Dilemmas Conference, September, London.

Bradley EJ (2009) Mental Health Nurse Prescribing: Future Challenges and Opportunities, Manchester University

Bradley EJ and Hardware K (2008) Reflective Debate: To Prescribe or not to Prescribe, Annual Meeting of MS Specialist Nurses, York

Courtenay M, Carey N, Bradley EJ, Nolan P et al (2008) Benefits and Challenges of Mental Health Nurse Prescribing, RCN Conference, Liverpool

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2007) Non-Medical Prescribing: Implications and Risks Dementia Academy Conference, Warwick University

Bradley EJ and Nolan P (2007) Non-Medical Prescribing: Selection, Implementation and Support Conference for Non-Medical Prescribing Leads, Bolton PCT

Bradley EJ (2006) Implementing Mental Health Nurse Prescribing King’s Fund, Department of Health, London.

Bradley EJ (2005) ‘An Overview of Nurse Prescribing Across the West Midlands’ Promoting Choice: Non-Medical Prescribing Conference. South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Bradley EJ & Nolan P (2005) ‘Personality differences between nurse prescribers and non-prescribing nurses’: Workshop. Promoting Choice: Non-Medical Prescribing Conference. South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Bradley EJ & Nolan P (2004) Non-medical prescribing: themes and issues: Workshop. ‘Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health’ South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Bradley EJ (2003) Nurse Prescribing: What will it achieve? ‘Dicing with my mental health?: Medication management and supplementary prescribing in mental health care’ South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Bradley.E.J. and Boath.E. (2002). Patient satisfaction, communication and postnatal depression. AUDGP meeting.

Bradley.E.J. (2001) Why are interventions for the prevention of postnatal depression failing? ‘Preventing Postnatal Depression’ conference. Organised by the North Staffordshire Medical Institute and Marce Society.

Bradley.E.J., Pitts.M.K., and Redman.C.W.E. (2001) Symptom appraisal, illness identity and psychosocial recovery from early-stage gynaecological cancer. International Health Psychology Conference: Changing Behaviour, Health and Healthcare. St Andrews University, Scotland.

 

 

 

 

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Professor Bradley works closely with South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation where she is the Associate Director for Research and Development. She represents Worcester University at the West Midlands Academic Health Science Network.

Eleanor is a full member of the Division of Health Psychology, British Psychological Society and is a Chartered Psychologist.