Nursing, Health and Wellbeing

We welcome applications for research degrees aligned to Nursing, Health and Wellbeing in each of the areas listed below. Potential supervisors are shown with a summary of their areas of research expertise. Further details can be found on their staff profile page which also links to their publications. You are welcome to contact a potential supervisor for an informal discussion before submitting your application.

Current research student projects in this area are listed below.

Dr Gulen Addis (nursing; nursing education; dignity in care)

Dr Marianthi  Alexandropoulou (school nursing; community nursing; questionnaire development/reliability)

Dr Sharon Edwards (nursing education; use of simulation and story in nursing education)

Dr Sanj Nathoo (nursing education; adult nursing)

Dr Julia Williams (stoma/bowel care; nursing; practice nursing)

Kevin Campbell-Karn (sport therapy; knee injuries)

Dr Ben Clayton (sport and masculinities; community sport; collegiate sport; use of creative nonfiction for academic research; disability coaching)

Dr Dearbhla Gallagher (concussion; sport and rehab therapy)

Dr Keiran Henderson (exercise science; physiology; cardio/blood pressure; education)

Dr Maria Konstantaki (exercise science; healthy ageing)

Dr Alexandra Krukowska-Burke, (sport psychology; resilience; transformational leadership)

Dr Fiona McCormack (sport volunteering; young offenders)

Dr Paul Morgan (sport psychology; resilience; elite team sport; psychology of sporting excellence)

Dr Maria Ansbro (social work; assessment and management of risk; multi-agency child protection work; application of attachment theory)

Dr George Clerk (mental capacity; child abuse; social care)

Prof Margaret Greenfields (marginalised communities; Gypsy/Roma/traveller health and justice; mental health in minority; migrant workers)

Dr Pat Mahon-Daly (areas of the body in Society; deviance and social control; citizenship; culture; media; social exchange mechanisms in Society)

Dr Charles Mugisha (social change; bridging the gap between social work practice and research)

Dr Carol Rogers (bereavement; Gypsy/Roma/traveller communities; early years education)

Dr Ken Smith (social class; capitalism; philosophy of the social sciences; classical sociology; criminology)

Dr Jane Wright (school nursing; public health; leadership; alcohol in HE)

Dr Sena Agbo-Quaye (non-verbal auditory affects; sex education and relationships; academic career narratives)

Dr Anne Chappell (active ageing and resilience; social justice)

Dr Genevieve Cseh (psychology of creativity and the arts; flow; positive psychology)

Dr Howard Keelin (social media and mental health)

Dr Barbara Kingsley (aspects of cognition on student experience; teaching and learning of Research Methods in HE)

Dr Nicola Mallowan

Dr Ciaran O’Keefe (paranormal psychology; restorative justice; offender reform)

Dr Cheryl Pitt (family and child psychosocial wellbeing and health; adaptation to chronic illness in childhood;  lifespan and adult development; career development and lifelong learning)

Dr Julia Robertson (evolutionary psychology; faciometrics in research related to masculinity/ femininity; teaching and learning of Research Methods in HE)

Dr Ceri Sims (coaching; inclusive leadership; positive psychology; personality)

Dr Matthew Smith (positive psychology; restorative justice)

Dr Elaine Welsh (student mental health; active ageing and resilience)

Dr Piers Worth (positive psychology; restorative justice; resilience in sport)

Dr Anne Chappell (active ageing and resilience; social justice)

Dr Ciaran O’Keefe (paranormal psychology; restorative justice; offender reform)

Dr Ken Smith (social class; capitalism; philosophy of the social sciences; classical sociology; criminology)

  • Re-examining the out-of-body-experience as a transpersonal process: Seeking empirical evidence of the mind outside the body; investigating the psychological framing and impact.
  • An exploration of the experiences; perceptions; and beliefs of UK nurses and midwives about responding to "out of work" situations where first aid may be required.
  • How do organisations facilitate creativity through embracing polarity; paradox and tension?
  • Enhancing the well-being of young autistic people using positive psychology approaches.
  • Evaluation of a local authority family support service: victims of domestic violence; service users’ perspective.
  • How do family caregivers maintain their relative’s personhood?: a qualitative study.
  • Survivorship in Patients Following Primary percutaneous coronary intervention: a qualitative study.
  • An Investigation into Central and Peripheral Fatigue using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) in a Professional Football Academy.
  • To explore the perceptions and experiences of patients and clinicians in anal cytology.
  • A Study into the Interplay Between Anger and Identity in Elite Female Football Coaches.
  • Can Increased Mental Toughness Improve Job Satisfaction Amongst Child Protection Workers?
  • The Impact On Grit Of Year 12 Boys When Developing And Delivering Grit Interventions For Use With Year 7 Students.