Dr Stephen McKeever


I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing / Children's Nursing Team and a Registered Nurse Teacher. Most of my clinical experience has focused on caring for critically ill children and their families. This experience has been gained across the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia. In 2012, I graduated with a PhD from The University of Melbourne. I am Chair of the Royal College of Nursing's Children and Young People's Acute Care forum. In addition, I am the Journal of Child Health Care's,  Editor in Chief.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing, Deputy Director of Post Graduate Research


  • Registered General Nursing (RGN)
  • Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing (Child Health) (RN - Child)
  • Diploma in Tropical Nursing
  • Paediatric Intensive Care Course – ENB 415
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Professional Nursing Practice
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Teaching and learning

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught



Number of items: 19.


Parker, Roses, Houghton, Sarah, Bichard, Elizabeth and Mckeever, Stephen (2020) Impact of congenital heart disease on siblings : a review. Journal of Child Health Care, 24(2), pp. 297-316. ISSN (print) 1367-4935

Parker, Roses, Mckeever, Stephen, Twycross, Alison and Wiseman, Theresa (2020) Understanding the toolbox : a mixed methods study of attitudes, barriers and facilitators in parental intervention of children's cancer pain at home. Journal of Child Health Care, ISSN (print) 1367-4935 (Epub Ahead of Print)

McKeever, Stephen (2020) New decade, new beginnings. Journal of Child Health Care, 24(1), pp. 3-4. ISSN (print) 1367-4935

Krooupa, Anna-Maria, Vivat, Bella, Mckeever, Stephen, Marcus, Elena, Sawyer, Joseph and Stone, Paddy (2020) Identification and evaluation of observational measures for the assessment and/or monitoring of level of consciousness in adult palliative care patients : a systematic review for I-CAN-CARE. Palliative Medicine, 34(1), pp. 83-113. ISSN (print) 0269-2163

McKeever, Stephen (2019) Caring for more than 'our bastard children' in hospitals. Journal of Child Health Care, 23(4), pp. 509-511. ISSN (print) 1367-4935

McKeever, Stephen (2019) Legal disputes about care with a high media profile. Nursing Children and Young People, 31(3), p. 12. ISSN (print) 2046-2336

McKeever, Stephen, Whiting, Lisa, Anderson, David and Twycross, Alison (2018) Causes of ATtrition in CHIldren's NursinG (CATCHING) : an exploratory mixed method study. Nurse Education in Practice, 32, pp. 44-51. ISSN (print) 1471-5953

Parker, Roses, McKeever, Stephen, Wiseman, Theresa and Twycross, Alison (2018) An integrative review of interventions to support parents when managing their child's pain at home. Pain Management Nursing, 19(2), pp. 139-156. ISSN (print) 1524-9042

Larson, Grace E. and McKeever, Stephen (2018) Nurse titrated analgesia and sedation in intensive care increases the frequency of comfort assessment and reduces midazolam use in paediatric patients following cardiac surgery. Australian Critical Care, 31(1), pp. 31-36. ISSN (print) 1036-7314

McKeever, Stephen (2016) Brexit : an uncertain journey. Evidence-Based Nursing, 19(4), pp. 97-98. ISSN (print) 1367-6539

McKeever, Stephen, Kinney, Sharon, Lima, Sally and Newall, Fiona (2016) Creating a journal club competition improves paediatric nurses' participation and engagement. Nurse Education Today, 37, pp. 173-177. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

McKeever, Stephen, Twomey, Bernadette, Hawley, Meaghan, Lima, Sally, Kinney, Sharon and Newall, Fiona (2016) Engaging a nursing workforce in evidence-based practice : introduction of a nursing clinical effectiveness committee. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 13(1), pp. 85-88. ISSN (print) 1545-102X

McKeever, Stephen, Johnston, Linda and Davidson, Andrew J (2014) Sevoflurane-induced changes in infants' quantifiable electroencephalogram parameters. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 24(7), pp. 766-73. ISSN (print) 1155-5645

McKeever, Stephen, Johnston, Linda and Davidson, Andrew (2012) A review of the utility of EEG depth of anaesthesia monitors in the paediatric intensive care environment. Intensive and Critical Care Nursing, 28(5), pp. 294-303. ISSN (print) 0964-3397

Kinney, Sharon, Lima, Sally, McKeever, Stephen, Twomey, Bernadette and Newall, Fiona (2012) Employing a clinical governance framework to engage nurses in research. Journal of Nursing Care Quality, 27(3), pp. 226-231. ISSN (print) 1057-3631

Mckeever, S, Johnston, L and Davidson, A J (2012) An observational study exploring amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram and spectral edge frequency during paediatric anaesthesia. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 40(2), pp. 275-284. ISSN (print) 0310-057X

Davidson, Andrew J, Sale, Steven M, Wong, Connie, McKeever, Stephen, Sheppard, Suzette, Chan, Zeke and Williams, Chris (2008) The electroencephalograph during anesthesia and emergence in infants and children. Paediatric Anaesthesia, 18(1), pp. 60-70. ISSN (print) 1155-5645

Conference or Workshop Item

Bichard, Elizabeth, Parker, Roses, Houghton, Sarah and McKeever, Stephen (2019) Impact of congenital heart disease on siblings - a review. In: Joint Paediatric Critical Care International Meeting; 20 - 22 Nov 2019, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Krooupa, A.-M., Stone, P., Mckeever, S. and Vivat, B. (2019) Are palliative care inpatients willing to be recruited to a study exploring the use of a technical device to assess level of consciousness? An observational study for I-CAN-CARE. In: 16th World Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care; 23 - 25 May 2019, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

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