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Barbara Davies

Associate Professor

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.

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

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  • A Mixed Method Study: Defining the Core Learning Needs of Nurses Delivering Care to Children and Young People with Rheumatic Disease to Inform Paediatric Musculoskeletal Matters, a Free Online Educational Resource, Smith, N., English, C., Davies, B., Wyllie, R., Foster, H., Rapley, T. 7 Jun 2022, In: Children
  • A realist evaluation of simulated and technology-enhanced learning to assist with practice preparation and assessment, Davies, B., Ford, C., Park, L. 7 Sep 2022, NET2022 Conference
  • A realistic evaluation of an innovative simulation and skills programme to replace placement hours, Davies, B., Ford, C., Park, L. 5 Dec 2022, RCN education conference 2023
  • 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
  • Medicines Management and the Role of the Healthcare Provider Working with Children, Young People and Families, Davies, B., English, C. 3 Jan 2022, Fundamentals of Pharmacology for Children's Nurses, Chichester, West Sussex, Wiley
  • Survey nurses’ attitudes towards families in the UK and Ireland using the ‘Families’ Importance in Nursing Care–Nurses’ Attitudes’ (FINC-NA) questionnaire, Davies, B., Carr, S., Swallow, V., English, C., Forrester, T., Kirk, S. 28 Jun 2021, Survey nurses’ attitudes towards families in the UK and Ireland using the ‘Families’ Importance in Nursing Care–Nurses’ Attitudes’ (FINC-NA) questionnaire
  • In the child’s best interests: should life be sustained when further treatment is futile?, Marland, E., Davies, B. 7 Nov 2019, In: Nursing children and young people
  • 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

  • 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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