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Barbara Davies

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Barbara Davies is Director of Education and Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle upon Tyne. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and regularly reviews applications. Barbara is an Adult Registered Nurse who then qualified as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse. Within clinical practice she has 20 years’ experience of working with children, young people and their families in a variety of roles, her final post was as a Paediatric Rheumatology Nurse Specialist / Clinical Co-ordinator setting up the regional rheumatology service for children and young people. Moving into academia Barbara is involved in both teaching and research. Following collaborative research with the Great North Children’s Hospital and Newcastle University to explore the needs of nurses working with children with inflammatory arthritis pmm.nursing, an on line, free, educational resource, was launched November 2017. Barbara has presented the research findings at national and international conferences and it was at a conference in Denmark that she became acquainted with the concept of Family Nursing and is now a member of the Executive Board of the UK / Ireland Chapter of family Nursing.

Campus Address

D201, Coach Lane Campus (West)
Coach Lane, Benton
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • A realist evaluation of simulated and technology-enhanced learning to assist with practice preparation and assessment, Davies, B., Ford, C., Park, L., Wade, J. 7 Apr 2022, NET conference 2022
  • Exploring the complexity of student nurse relationships with adolescent patients when placing nasogastric tubes, Haskayne, A., Hill, B., Davies, B. 7 Apr 2022, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Globalisation of Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters (PMM), Smith, N., Jandial, S., Wyllie, R., English, C., Davies, B., Khubchandani, R., Chan, M., Munro, J., Ferriani, V., Magalhães, C., Russo, R., Yan, J., Scott, C., Charuvanij, S., Khawaja, K., Vojinovic, J., Rapley, T., Foster, H. 1 Apr 2018, British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference 2018
  • Paediatric musculoskeletal matters (pmm) – collaborative development of an online evidence based interactive learning tool and information resource for education in paediatric musculoskeletal medicine, Smith, N., Rapley, T., Jandial, S., English, C., Davies, B., Wyllie, R., Foster, H. 5 Jan 2016, In: Pediatric Rheumatology
  • What are the educational needs of nurses involved in the care of children and young people with rheumatic disease?, Smith, N., Foster, H., Wyllie, R., English, C., Davies, B., Rapley, T. 30 Apr 2015, In: Rheumatology
  • Student life - Learning from experience, Davies, B., Allan, J. 6 Aug 2014, In: Nursing Standard


  • Education MSc July 31 2010
  • PCAPL July 01 2008
  • Health BSc (Hons) September 01 2001
  • Education PhD
  • Senior Fellow of the HEA
  • Registered Sick Children's Nurse RSCN
  • Registered General Nurse RGN
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2014

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