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Dr Claire Ford

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Claire graduated from Northumbria University with a first-class honours degree in adult nursing, and a distinction in midwifery (postgraduate diploma). Claire received an academic achievement award for both her nursing and midwifery studies and received the ‘Heath medal’, which was awarded for both academic and clinical excellence in nursing. In 2016, she, alongside her colleague Laura Park, was a finalist for the student ‘Nursing Times Award – Teaching Innovation of the Year’, for their ‘Skills 4 Practice Website’.

Claire’s role as Lecturer includes contributing to the delivery of a range of modules across preregistration healthcare programmes, both nationally and internationally. This has incorporated involvement in a simulation-training programme for Thailand Nurse Educators, simulated clinical skills sessions for medical students from St George’s University and participation in the delivery of nursing modules to undergraduate students in Malta. Teaching activities include demonstrating clinical skills, undertaking lectures, facilitating seminars and workshops, supporting students independent learning, conducting placement visits, and providing tutorials and pastoral guidance.  Claire’s interests are centred on clinical skills, perioperative care, gynaecology and women’s health and pedagogical teaching methods, which encourage learning through a variety of media, including those methods that employ more technological interventions.

Claire Ford

Campus Address

H214, Coach Lane Campus
Benton
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE7 7XA

0191 215 6345Phone

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Claire is involved in several research projects. Her PhD study examined perioperative care and pain planning using both qualitative and quantitative data collection methods and was underpinned by a critical ethnographic methodology. She is also involved in research projects, which explore the use of technology-enhanced learning and virtual reality to augment undergraduate students learning experiences of clinical skills.

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Analgesics, Ford, C., Robertson, M. 25 Feb 2021, Fundamentals of Pharmacology: For Nursing & Healthcare Students, Hoboken, NJ, Wiley-Blackwell
  • An evaluation of online examinations and remote proctoring for pre-registration nursing students, Ford, C., Park, L., Leader, C. 26 Apr 2021, NET 2021 Conference
  • Oxygen therapy in a hospital setting, Ford, C., Robertson, M. 28 Jan 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Unconscious bias: the hidden culture underpinning preoperative pain planning and day surgery practices, Ford, C. 8 May 2021, BADS Virtual Conference
  • Assessing and managing nausea and vomiting in adults, Ford, C., Park, L. 11 Jun 2020
  • Care of the surgical patient: part 1, Robertson, M., Ford, C. 10 Sep 2020, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Care of the surgical patient—part 2: oral anticoagulants, Ford, C., Robertson, M. 26 Nov 2020, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • ‘Myth or reality?’ Preoperative pain planning and management: A critical ethnographic examination and exploration of day surgery preoperative practices, Ford, C. 26 Jun 2020
  • A critical ethnographic view of preoperative pain planning and management for day surgery patients, Ford, C. 3 Sep 2019, The RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2019
  • Adult pain assessment and management, Ford, C. 11 Apr 2019

Professional Activity

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Invited talk: An evaluation of online examinations and remote proctoring for pre-registration nursing students 2021
  • Participating in a conference, workshop, ...: Postgraduate Conference Northumbria University 2019 2019
  • Oral presentation: A critical ethnographic view of preoperative pain planning and management for day surgery patients. 2019
  • Oral presentation: Does virtual reality have a place within healthcare education? A focus group exploration of 360-degree videos to teach non-technical skills 2019
  • Oral presentation: Evaluation of VR as a teaching pedagogy in Nurse education 2019
  • Oral presentation: The strengths and limitations of using virtual reality to support the teaching of nursing undergraduates 2019
  • Oral presentation: Interprofessional bariatric training: - Safe manual handling techniques for healthcare students. 2019
  • Oral presentation: A focus group exploration of using virtual reality to support the teaching of nursing undergraduates 2018
  • Oral presentation: Preoperative pain planning and management: A critical ethnographic examination and exploration of day surgery practices 2018
  • Oral presentation: A mixed methodological approach to exploring students' views of the 'skills for practice' website, to assist with the learning of practical skills 2018

Further Information

2020 Winner of NSU Teaching Awards - Outstanding Staff Member for Health and Life Sciences

Co-creator and Leader for Skills for Practice Website - Finalist Student Nursing Times Award (SNTA) – Teaching Innovation of the Year 2016

Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Member of the British Association of Day Surgery (BADS)

Member of the IFNA UK and Ireland

Qualifications

  • Philosophy PhD June 26 2020
  • Midwifery PGDip June 25 2012
  • Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) September 02 2009
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2009


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