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I am an Associate Professor in Nursing and the Founder of the Heritage2Health(H2H) Buddy Scheme. The scheme enables student nurses, and student teachers to Buddy with young people with learning disabilities to undertake drama and therapeutic projects and host community 'get connected' days in heritage spaces. H2H Buddy Project ' Nana Xmas' exploring the life of a student nurse from the 1950s won the Student Nursing Times 2019 Teaching Innovation of the Year Award for the impact on pupils, students and practice. Since the pandemic we are working with stakeholders to create virtual projects, supported by an accessibleAPP. My passion is to enable students to gain the relational abilities to attune to, advocate and activate for health services that are accessible to all, through working with creative sector. I have a background in public health nursing, education innovation, adolescent research , primary care service development, and social entrepreneurship. I teach across a range of undergraduate programmes, support the inclusion of nursing in multidisciplinary Hackathons ( with animation and computing students). I am an Associate Fellow and member of the Royal Society of Medicine General Practice with Primary Care Council. I have authored three children's plays, and am due to publish my first children's book in partnership with young people with profound disabilities, student nurses and our H2H team. I am a founder member of The Collective - which supports the sharing of emerging contemporary artists/art in the home.
Associate Professor Nursing
Whilst I have a background in undertaking adolescent research my most recent collaborative research was the Heritage Lottery Fighting For Our Rights Project which collected and shared the oral histories of the Disabled Activist from 1950-1990 in Kingston (http://www.kingstonfightingforourrights.co.uk/
Currently my focus is understanding the impact of the Heritage2Health Buddy Scheme for all stakeholders and expanding this programme collaboratively to other university-communities in the UK. Through this work I am exploring the philosophical underpinning of professionalism as a relational concept in order to better prepare the becoming nurse for the uncertainties of practice.
Paliokosta, Paty and Nash, Theresa (2019) Fighting for our rights : perceived gains from transforming the curriculum through a narrative of activism. International Journal for Cross-Disciplinary Subjects in Education, 10(2), pp. 4041-4047. ISSN (online) 2042-6364
Nash, Theresa, Cierach, Kasia and Forte, Denise (2011) Pilot results: production of a multimedia resource to develop entrepreneurial learning within health and social care students: the h2hconnection workshop. In: Linsey, Tim, (ed.) Quality enhancement in learning and teaching: How Kingston University is improving the student experience. Kingston University Academic Development Centre. pp. 20-22. (Unpublished)
Forrest, Simon and Nash, Theresa (2007) Difference and diversity as determinants of health: ethnicity, gender and disability. In: DeBell, Dianne, (ed.) Public health practice & the school-age population. London, U.K. : Hodder Arnold. pp. 37-56. ISBN 9780340907207
Paliokosta, Paty and Nash, Theresa (2018) ‘Fighting for our Rights’, Transforming the curriculum through engagement with real-life experiences. In: World Congress on Special Needs Education (WCSNE-2018); 10-13 Dec 2018, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Nash, Theresa (2009) Outcomes from a cross sector knowledge transfer partnership: Heritage2Health. In: Innovation through knowledge transfer 2009: research with impact; 02 Dec 2009, East Molesey, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Nash, Theresa (2007) 'Heritage2Health': a new cross-generational, pan-disability, cross-disciplinary approach to shared learning: preliminary results. In: Unhealthy professional boundaries? Working together in health and social care; 04 - 05 Dec 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
McCutcheon, Dominic [Contributor], Nelson, Jackie [Contributor], Maxwell, Jan [Contributor], Nash, Theresa [Contributor] and de Sousa, Marcelle [Contributor] (2013) Adolescence: boundaries and connections: an RCN guide for working with young people. (Manual) London, U.K. : Royal College of Nursing.
Nash, Theresa, Needham, John, Greenwood, Nan, Forrest, Simon and Towell, Tony (2007) Adolescence: boundaries, connections and dilemmas. The report of an RCN survey into how nurses support young people in health care settings. (Project Report) London, UK : Royal College of Nursing. 52 p. ISBN 9781904114888