Nursing & Allied Health Professions - Fellows' Story Collection

Author: Helen Aherne
Nursing & Allied Health Professions - Fellows' Story Collection

Read more about some of our Fellows' achievements in this area.

Catherine Lowenhoff embarked on her Fellowship in 2012 to learn more Maternal Early Childhood Sustained Home-visiting (MECSH), a structured programme of sustained nurse home visiting for families at risk of poorer maternal and child health and development outcomes. Read more...

Kate Whiting applied for her Fellowship when working as a junior Occupational Therapist. In 1989 she travelled to the USA and Canada to investigate support services for children and their families following a burn injury. Read more...

Jose Spring is Research and Development Co-ordinator and therapeutic gardening researcher at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in London. She visited 14 therapeutic gardens across Europe, in 2014, to investigate how gardening research for neuro-disability therapy was being developed and implemented in this trail-blazing region of Sweden, Norway and Denmark. Read more...

Andrew Smith is a Community Psychiatric Nurse and is the Northern Ireland Team Lead at Combat Stress, the UK's leading Veterans' mental health charity. His Fellowship in 2014 to Canada explored various models of community mental health care offered to veterans abroad, with a specific focus on the function of operational stress injury clinics. Read more...

Richard Brown is a Horticultural Therapist from South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. His Fellowship in 2013, took him to Canada and the USA, to explore the use of horticultural therapy as a medicinal treatment. Read more...

Donna Marsh was a Mental Health Nurse working in a Maximum Security Prison, where she was responsible for assessing and supporting adults with severe and enduring mental health problems. She travelled to the USA in 2010, to research why people join street gangs, why they are drawn to this lifestyle, and what keeps them in the gang. Read more...

Helen Lee-Savage and Anne EmburyFellows of 2014, both undertook Fellowships with a focus on suicide prevention and support for people bereaved by suicide. They have since been working together to improve the experience families have when bereaved by the suicide of a loved one who has been receiving mental health services in Cornwall. Read more...

Anne-Maria Olphert is Director of Nursing and Quality at Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Her Fellowship in 2015 saw her travel to New Zealand to explore approaches to end of life care. Read more...

Janey Sewell was an HIV Specialist Nurse at the Royal Free Hospital, London, when she undertook her Fellowship in 2013. She travelled to Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa to investigate access to HIV testing services. She now teaches on a nurse education programme specifically for HIV and Infectious Disease nurses. Read more...

Zoe Barber travelled to the USA in 2015 to research the role of food delivery in supporting terminally ill people. She spent time observing the work of Project AngelFood, a not-for-profit organisation who provide more than 10,000 meals per week. Read more...

Joanne McPeake travelled to the USA in 2011 to investigate how to improve outcomes for patients recovering from a period of critical illness. Her Fellowship led to the creation of a number of new programmes, including one exploring the role of peer support as a mechanism for rehabilitation for critical care patients and their families. Read more...

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