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Aspects of genetics/genomics are increasingly being integrated into medicine. To transform healthcare through genomic nurses can play a crucial part because they are central to the public's health through health promotion, prevention and improvement of ill-health. Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients and are best placed to communicate with patients and families. Nurses coordinate multiple services and agencies involved in care. My PhD aims to investigate this area and facilitate the implementation and translation of genomics to nursing practice; patients' bedside; and healthcare service. I am utilising implementation research frameworks to shape and guide my project, employing both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
I am a PhD student in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education. I am investigating the implementation of genomics in nursing practice taking a mixed-method approach. I hold a master's degree in nursing and Healthcare from the University of West London and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the Azad University of Tonekabun - Iran. I worked for many years as a Brain Injury and Neurological Condition Care Manager in the community in the UK and as a Nurse in Iran, where I am originally from. I have also designed and implemented a Brain Injury and Neurological Condition Care Service for a domiciliary care agency in 2016.