Dr Helena De Rezende


Helena is a Senior Lecturer in  Nursing Research at Kingston University. She holds a PhD in Fundamentals and Practices of Management in Nursing, area of concentration in Patient Safety and Quality, from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. Helena also has a Master's Degree in Management of Health Services from Lisbon University Institute, Portugal and a Post-graduation in Critical Care from Unileya Faculty in Sao Paulo, Brazil. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Helena has 25 years of experience as a nurse and has worked in different settings of acute care, such as Surgical, Nephrology, and Intensive Care; and also taught for about 10 years as a lecturer in three different countries: England, Brazil and Portugal.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer


  • BSc Nursing
  • Msc Management of Health Services
  • Post-Graduation in Critical Care
  • PhD in Sciences

Teaching and learning

Senior Lecturer: Research Methods (Module Leader) and Research Project (part of module team).

Qualifications and expertise

  • Acute care
  • Critical Care
  • Quality and Patient Safety
  • Research Methods
  • Systematic Reviews

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


Helena has a number of publications which includes articles, book chapters, poster presentations and guest speaker participation at International Conferences. Also grants awards that are listed below:

  • Kingston University First Grant as Principal Investigator. £6,000 to the research project: Perceptions of patient safety competence among pharmacy and nursing students: a comparative cross-sectional study. Project will take place from April-July 2023.
  • Jordan, P.J., Argenbright, C., Jiménez-Herrera, M., Moriyama, M., Mayumi, K., De Rezende, H. & Mangrio, E. (2022). The Use of Virtual Learning Spaces to Cultivate Cultural Competency and Leadership for Global Citizenship in nursing. The International Network of Universities Seed Grant. $10,000. https://www.inunis.net/seed-money-funding-awarded-to-inu-nursing-collaborative/
  • Research mobility Grant from the International Network of Universities. $2,000 to visit James Madison University – USA from 1st until 15th of October 2022.

Qualifications and expertise

  • Evidence Based Research
  • Systematic Review
  • Quantitative Research
  • Quality of health services
  • Patient Safety

Areas of specialism

  • Nursing
  • Management and Leadership
  • Quality and Patient Safety

Scholarly affiliations

  • Kingston University
  • School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Number of items: 17.


De Rezende, Helena, Freedman, Helen and Grainger, Michelle (2022) The use and value of learning technologies to improve academic literacy skills. Journal of Nursing Education, 61(4), p. 223. ISSN (print) 0148-4834

De Rezende, Helena, Vitorio, Aline Mirema F., Souza Morais, Alexandre, Garzin, Ana Claudia A., Garcia Nicole, Andressa, Sevilla Quadrado, Ellen Regina, Campos de Andrade Lourenção, Daniela and Santini Martins, Maristela (2022) Effectiveness of educational interventions to develop patient safety knowledge, skills, behaviours, and attitudes in undergraduate nursing students : a systematic review protocol. BMJ Open, 12(3), e058888. ISSN (online) 2044-6055

Lisboa, Daniela Gomes de Freitas, Piccolo, Josiane and de Rezende, Helena (2022) Ações de saúde desenvolvidas em escolas de educação infantil sob a perspectiva dos professores = Health actions developed in early childhood education schools from the perspective of teachers = Acciones de salud desarrolladas en las escuelas de educación infantil desde la perspectiva de los docentes. Revista Eletrônica Acervo Saúde, 15(3), e9945. ISSN (print) 2178-2091

De Rezende, Helena and Melleiro, Marta Maria (2022) Towards safe patient identification practices : the development of a conceptual framework from the findings of a Ph.D. project. The Open Nursing Journal, 16, ISSN (online) 1874-4346

De Rezende, Helena, Melleiro, Marta M., Marques, Paulo A. O. and Barker, Timothy H. (2021) Interventions to reduce patient identification errors in the hospital setting : a systematic review. The Open Nursing Journal, 15, pp. 109-121. ISSN (online) 1874-4346

De Rezende, Helena (2021) Using instant messages to support first-year undergraduate nursing students. Nurse Educator, 46(4), p. 260. ISSN (print) 0363-3624

De Rezende, Helena Aparecida, Melleiro, Marta Maria and Shimoda, Gilceria Tochika (2019) Interventions to reduce patient identification errors in the hospital setting : a systematic review protocol. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 17(1), pp. 37-42. ISSN (online) 2202-4433

de Rezende, Helena Aparecida and Cocco, Maria Inês Monteiro (2000) A utilização de fitoterapia no cotidiano de uma população rural [The phytoterapy utilization in the rural population routine]. Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 36(3), pp. 282-288. ISSN (print) 0080-6234

Book Section

Argenio-Haines, Suzanna, De Rezende, Helena Aparecida and Liewelyn, Rhiannon (2020) Patient comfort and supporting personal hygiene. In: Lister, Sara , Hofland, Justine and Grafton, Hayley, (eds.) The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures. 10th ed. Chichester, U.K. : Wiley Blackwell. pp. 394-445. ISBN 9781119510970

Silva, Magda Aparecida dos Santos, de Rezende, Helena Aparecida and de Macedo, Renata Soares (2019) Curativo de cateter peridural [Epidural catheter dressing]. In: de Barros, Alba Lucia Bottura Leite , Lopes, Juliana de Lima and Morais, Sheila Coelho Ramalho Vasconcelos, (eds.) Procedimentos de enfermagem para a prática clínica [Nursing procedures for clinical practice]. Porto Alegre, Brazil : Artmed Editora. pp. 317-326. ISBN 9788582715710

de Rezende, Helena Aparecida and Duarte, Alzira da Conceição Silva (2017) A influência da liderança na promoção de comportamentos de cidadania organizacional entre enfermeiros [The influence of leadership in the promotion of organizational citizenship behaviours among nurses]. In: Parreira, Pedro , Mónico, Lisete and Carvalho, Carla, (eds.) Liderança e seus efeitos [Leadership and its effects]. Coimbra, Portugal : Escola Superior de Enfermagem de Coimbra. pp. 27-48. ISBN 9789899942660

Conference or Workshop Item

Grainger, Michelle, Ooms, Ann, Ryan, Nicola, Brown, Mark, De Rezende, Helena and Newcombe, Sophie (2022) Nursing students' experiences with national elective placements during the Covid-19 pandemic in the United Kingdom. In: NETNEP 2022 : 8th International Nurse Education Conference : From Education to Impact : Transforming Nursing and Midwifery Education; 19-22 Oct 2022, Sitges, Spain. (Unpublished)

De Rezende, Helena (2019) The role of simulation and clinical skills in pre qualifying nursing education : a case report. In: 25th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference : Current Challenges and Innovations in Nursing Education and Healthcare; 11-12 Jul 2019, Vienna, Austria. (Unpublished)

Galaverna, Renato Jose, Rezende, Helena Aparecida and Garzin, Ana Claudia Alcantara (2017) Absenteismo entre trabalhadores de enfermagem em unidades de pronto atendimento [Absenteeism among nursing workers in emergency care units]. In: QualiHosp - Congresso Internacional de Qualidade em Serviços e Sistemas de Saúde [QualiHosp - International Congress of Quality in Healthcare Services]; 20-22 May 2017, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Rezende, Helena, Piccolo, Josiane, Yano, Kare and Ferreira, Ana Carolina (2016) Percepção dos acadêmicos de enfermagem sobre a segurança do paciente [Perceptions of nursing undergraduate students about patient safety]. In: II Congresso Nacional Científico dos Enfermeiros – CONCE [2nd National Scientific Congress of Nurses - CONCE]; 20-23 Sep 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Unpublished)

de Rezende, Helena Aparecida and Piccolo, Josiane (2016) Saúde do trabalhador e dimensionamento de pessoal em enfermagem : uma reflexão [Occupational health and size of nursing team : a reflection]. In: II Congresso Nacional Científico dos Enfermeiros – CONCE [2nd National Scientific Congress of Nurses - CONCE]; 20-23 Sep 2016, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Unpublished)

de Rezende, Helena Aparecida and da Silva, Rosilene (2015) A enfermagem em um mundo globalizado : relato de experiencia [Nursing in the global world : report of experience]. In: 67º CBEn : Congresso Brasileiro de Enfermagem [67th CBEn : Brazilian Nursing Congress]; 27-30 Oct 2015, Sao Paulo, Brazil. (Unpublished)

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Business, knowledge transfer and international

Member of the Nursing Collaborative on International Network of Universities (INU).

Visting Professor at School of Nursing, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Areas of interest

  • Patient Safety
  • Systematic Reviews

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