Healthcare Educational Research and Evaluation (HERE)

Established in January 2018, HERE is a multi-disciplinary research group, made up of academics and healthcare professionals from our faculty and beyond.

Its members share an interest and expertise in research and evaluation related to healthcare education and professional development across the entire lifespan of the career of healthcare professionals. Our research and evaluation projects aim to make sure that medical and healthcare students and professionals receive the most engaging, efficient and effective leaning opportunities while enhancing their knowledge, skills and practices.

Members of our research group are well-connected with NHS Trusts and employers and work in close partnership with commissioners.

We are academics, surgeons, doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers, rehabilitation scientists, occupational therapists, paramedics, pharmacists, and share a passion for education.

Contact us

Professor Ann Ooms
a.ooms@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Members

Lead

Core members

Other members

  • Dr Ingrid Bacon, Senior Lecturer, School Director of Research, School of Nursing
  • Mary Brady, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Edwin Chamanga (Also studying PhD), Head of Nursing for Tissue Viability and Continence Care, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Karen Chandler, Associate Professor, School of Nursing (Also studying EdD)
  • Zoe Clark, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Dr Linda Collins, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Liz Crighton, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Dr Jane Cronin-Davis, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Deputy Dean for Students
  • Professor Kathy Curtis, Associate Dean External Engagement, Department of Education, Department of Midwifery, Department of Paramedic Science, Department of Radiography, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, Department of Social Work and Social Care
  • Dr Helena De Rezende, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Jane Dundas, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Jennifer Egbunike, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Karen Elcock, Head of Programmes: Pre-registration Nursing / Deputy Head of School, School of Nursing
  • Dr Simon Fletcher, Honorary Researcher, Centre for Applied Health and Social Care Research
  • Judith Francois, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Associate Dean for Access and Participation
  • Dr Iris Gault, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Michelle Grainger (Also studying PhD), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Jo Gregory, Director/Associate Professor, Learning & Teaching, School of Nursing
  • Lynette Harper (PhD student)
  • Julie Hendry, Associate Dean for Student Outcomes, Associate Professor, Course Director Therapeutic Radiography, Department of Radiography
  • Louise Howard, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Dr Annie Hughes, Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre (LTEC)
  • Gemma Hurley (Also studying EdD), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Jessica Inch, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Professor Andy Kent, Dean, FHSCE
  • Dr Agnieszka Lewko, Senior Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Lucie Llewellyn, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Lee Lui (Also studying PhD), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Yasmeen Malik, Senior Lecturer, Department of Radiography
  • Suzie Martin, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Gill Mein, Senior Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Ricarda Micallef (Also studying PhD), Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy
  • Dr Hannah Moir, Associate Professor, Department of Applied and Human Sciences
  • Theresa Nash-Patel, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Dr Michael Puntis, St George's University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sally Richardson, Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Professor Fiona Ross, Emerita Professor of Health and Social Care, Centre for Health and Social Care Research
  • Nicola Ryan, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Dr Saima Shah, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education
  • Ben Spillane, Senior Lecturer, Department of Midwifery
  • Susan Strong, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Dr Theodora Stroumpouki, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing
  • Elizabeth Treadwell, Senior Lecturer, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Hilary Wason, Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre

Projects

  • Hammond, J. (2021).
    Investigation the experiences, barriers and potential future enablers of BAME AHPs achieving Advanced Clinical Practice roles and careers.
    Health Education England, £40,000.
  • Hammond, J. (2021).
    Development of a Practice education training programme for AHP educators (clinical and university based) to enhance awareness, understanding of race and racism and its impact and develop strategies in order to supervise without prejudice.
    Health Education England, £40,000.
  • Ooms, A. (PI), Ponto, M., & Gale, J. (2019-2020).
    Embedding and Enabling the Trainee Nursing Associate Programme between Higher Education Institutions and Employers.
    Health Education England (HEE) grant of £55,991.
  • Ponto, M. (PI), Ooms, A., & Gale, J. (2019-2020).
    Delivering the Nursing Associate Workforce across Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) Footprints.
    Health Education England (HEE) grant of £55,934.
  • Ross F. (2019).
    Research Consultancy for Chinese University of Hong Kong – working with senior staff in the School on their Research Assessment submission and development of impact case studies.
  • Ooms A. (2019).
    Evaluation Workshops. Health Education England (HEE)
    Grant, £4,000.
  • Drennan, V. (2019).
    Advanced Clinical Practitioner Census for London: support and evaluation. Health Education England (HEE) Grant £16,666.Drennan, V. (2019). Scoping the Advanced Practice Role and Workforce Planning for KCH NHS Foundation Trust.
    Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, £8267.
  • Fletcher, S. (2019).
    Understanding key mechanisms of leading integrated team based services in health and social care.
    NIHR grant, £118,647.
  • Harper, L. (PI), Stanley, R., Lakin, M., Cheek, L., & Ooms, A. (2018-2019). Dietary Approaches for Metabolic Syndrome, Obesity and improved Nutrition in people with a Learning Disability: the DAMSON project. Health Education England, £33,534.
  • Ooms, A. (PI) & Pedley, G. (2018-2019).
    Evaluation of the first year's Nursing Associates students' experience.
    St George's Hospital Charity, £4,881.
  • Ooms, A. (2018-2019). Developing Leadership and Supervisor Skills in the Non-Clinical Workforce. Our Healthier South East London, NHS, £6,000.
  • Brady, M. (2018). RAPT project – Rights and Participation Team for children and adolescents' mental services and special educational needs and disability. DARE funding for £825.
  • Ooms, A. (PI), Blackie C., & Powell J. (2018). Facilitated Workshops regarding the Primary Care at Scale project. GP Wandsworth Federation Grant, £4,258.
  • Treadwell, E. (2018).
    Evaluation of the Macmillan Surgery School Pilot.
    Macmillan Cancer Support grant, £16,200

Publications and presentations

Please see each member's KU profile for journal publications, evaluation reports and conference presentations by members of this research group.

Research students

Michelle Grainger

  • Project title: Promoting the sustainable development goal for health in Uganda through the development of effective and sustainable partnerships
  • Supervisor: Ann Ooms

Lynette Harper

  • Project title: The impact of a nutritional intervention to improve sleep in people who have an intellectual disability.
  • Supervisor: Ann Ooms

Suchita Hathiramani

  • Project title: A comparison of exercise training with relaxation intervention in lymphoma patients post-chemotherapy
  • Supervisor: Ahmed Younis

Gemma Hurley

  • Project title: An exploration of nurse educators' meaning of compassion in pre-registration nursing education within a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in the United Kingdom (UK).
  • Supervisors: John Hammond and Kathy Curtis

Lee Lui

  • Project title: The relationship between emotional intelligence and compassion in trainee nursing associates.
  • Supervisors: Ann Ooms and Kathy Curtis

Eva Said

  • Project title: Improving practice through the collaborative development of a clinical nursing education model for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq
  • Supervisor: Kirstie Coxon

Katerina Belogianni

  • Project title: Metabolic syndrome characteristics in overweight/obese young adults in the UK: The current status and effect of an educational intervention
  • Supervisors: Ann Ooms and Hannah Moir

Ricarda Micallef

  • Project title: The optimum model for further education and training of Pharmacy Professionals
  • Supervisors: Reem Kayyali and Ann Ooms

Research in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education