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@kingston.ac.uk

Members

Lead

  • Professor Ann Ooms, Professor of Higher Education Research, School of Nursing, Kingston University

Core members

Other members

  • Anne Ambridge, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Ingrid Bacon, Senior Lecturer, School Director of Research, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Carmel Blackie, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Mary Brady, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Michelle Carter, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Edwin Chamanga (Also studying PhD), Head of Nursing for Tissue Viability and Continence Care, Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Jacqueline Chang, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Yogini Chokeepermal-NaiduAssociate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Zoe Clark,Associate Professor, School of NursingKingston University
  • Dr Linda Collins, Associate Professor, Southeastern Louisiana University, USA
  • Liz Crighton, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Jane Cronin-Davis, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy, Centre for Allied Health, St Georges, University of London
  • Professor Kathy Curtis, Associate Dean External Engagement, Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education, Kingston University
  • Dr Helena De Rezende, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Jane Dundas, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Shereen El Nabhani-Gebara, Associate Professor in Oncology Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy, Kingston University
  • Dr Simon Fletcher, Honorary Researcher, Global Banking School
  • Judith Francois, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Helen Freedman, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Julia Gale
  • Dr Iris Gault
  • Michelle Grainger, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Jo Gregory, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Clare Grey, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Satu Hakala, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Lynette Harper, Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University (PhD student)
  • Julie Hendry, Centre for Allied Health, St Georges, University of London
  • Louise Howard, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Annie Hughes, Head of the Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre (LTEC), Kingston University
  • Dr Gemma HurleyAssociate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Jessica Inch, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Martyn KeenSenior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Heather Kincaid, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Agnieszka Lewko, Assistant Professor, Coventry University
  • Lucie Llewellyn, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Lee Lui (Also studying PhD), Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Yousif Mahdi, PhD Student, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Lindsey MaouhoubSenior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Suzie Martin, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Stephen McKeever, Lecturer, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Claire Mckellow, Senior Lecturer, Department of Midwifery, Kingston University
  • Gill Mein, Senior Lecturer in Health and Wellbeing, Centre for Allied Health, St Georges, University of London
  • Dr Hannah Moir, Senior Fellow and Senior Scientific Medical Writer at Emergency Medicine Journal
  • Theresa Nash-Patel, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Gillian Pedley, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Elizabeth Pummel, Senior Lecturer Sport and Exercise Psychology, Kingston University
  • Dr Michael Puntis, St George's University Hospitals, NHS Foundation Trust
  • Sally Richardson, Associate Professor in Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Professor Fiona Ross, Emerita Professor of Health and Social Care, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Marina Russ, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Nicola Ryan, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Saima Shah, Senior Lecturer, Institute of Medical and Biomedical Education, St Georges, University of London
  • Siby SikhamoniSenior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Susan Strong, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Theodora Stroumpouki, Senior Lecturer in Nursing Research and Development, School of Nursing, University of London
  • Nicola Swann, University of Surrey
  • Nikoleta Syreti, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Dr Baljit Thatti, Associate Professor Analytical and Forensic Chemistry, Department of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Kingston University
  • Suzan ThompsonSenior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Professor Claire Thurgate, Head of School of Nursing, Kingston University
  • Elizabeth Treadwell, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Allied Health, St Georges, University of London
  • Hilary Wason, Senior Lecturer, Learning and Teaching Enhancement Centre, Kingston University
  • Sarah Waygood, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Allied Health, St Georges, University of London
  • Lihua Wu, Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing, Kingston University

Funded research projects

  • Ramdharry, G. (PI), Hammond, J. A., Walumbe, J., Wright, A. and Adonis, A. (2021).
    Investigation the experiences, barriers and potential future enablers of BAME AHPs achieving Advanced Clinical Practice roles and careers.
    Health Education England, £40,000.
  • Norris, M. (PI), Hammond J.A., Dairo, Y., and Williams, A. (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, £60,000.
  • 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.

Current research students

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
  • Supervisors: Kirstie Coxon and Iris Gault

Yousif Saleh Mahdi

  • Project title: Cultural and Religious Influences on Nurses Attitudes Towards Mental Health Services Users Who Self-Harm: A Cross Cultural Study Between the UK and Qatar
  • Supervisors: Mary Chambers, Iris Gault and Ingrid Bacon

Julie Hendry

  • Project title: Caring in therapeutic radiography: An exploration of academic educator perceptions and experiences
  • Supervisors: Marcus Jackson and John Hammond

Research in the Faculty of Health, Science, Social Care and Education