You will need to submit a research proposal as part of the admission process. At this stage we are looking for the potential of your project and your ability to complete it, as well as our capacity to supervise. The proposal form is here. Informal inquiries are welcomed by any of our supervisors or the course leader, Dr Kerry Gaskin Please do click on the links to our supervisors so that you can see their areas of expertise and publications.
Dr Jackie Bentley Expertise: child health; children and families; nursing; pain. Qualitative methods.
Dr Melody Carter Expertise: Arts for health; Nursing practice; Sociology of health and illness; Care of Older People; Philosophy of Nursing. Qualitative methods.
Dr Kerry Gaskin Expertise: Congenital Heart Disease; Cardiac Surgery; Cardiology; Parents’ biopsychosocial experiences of having an infant with lifelong/life limiting conditions; Families and siblings; Resilience; Transition; Advanced clinical practice; Mixed Methods: Service Evaluations.
Self-funded project: Pain Levels and Pre-Operative Anxiety within Cardiac Care
Self-funded project: Supporting the psychological needs of parents of newborn infants diagnosed with complex congenital heart disease, using a storytelling based intervention.
Dr Frances Howie Expertise: Public health; public health professional training; health inequalities; health improvement; leadership and management; sociology.
Dr Martin Lipscomb Expertise: realism; critical realism; professional and healthcare philosophy.
Associate Professor Theresa Mitchell Expertise: qualitative methodologies including interpretive phenomenology, feminist phenomenology, Grounded Theory, ethnography (including organisational ethnography) and action research; service evaluation.
Dr Kay Norman Expertise: Nursing Practice; The Image of Nursing; Community Care; Mentorship and supervision; Qualitative methods.
Dr Brian Nyatanga Expertise: palliative care research; burnout; death anxiety. Qualitative methods.
Dr Paul Snelling Expertise: healthcare ethics; public health ethics; professional regulation.