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Dr Claire Ford


Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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

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

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Co-Founder of Skills for Practice Website, PhD student and Lecturer at Northumbria University.

Interested in simulation, TEL, clinical skills, pain, perioperative care and women's health. 


Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Assessing and managing nausea and vomiting in adults, Ford, C., Park, L. 12 May 2020
  • Care of the surgical patient: At a glance Part 1, Robertson, M., Ford, C. 10 Jun 2020
  • A critical ethnographic view of preoperative pain planning and management for day surgery patients, Ford, C. 3 Sep 2019
  • Adult pain assessment and management, Ford, C. 11 Apr 2019
  • An evaluation study of a blended learning approach to teaching neurological observations using Kirkpatricks model, Derbyshire, J., Ford, C., Stephenson, S. 21 Mar 2019
  • Cannulation in adults, Ford, C. 11 Jul 2019
  • Does virtual reality have a place within healthcare education? A focus group exploration of 360-degree videos to teach non-technical skills, Ford, C., Park, L., Melling, A. 3 Sep 2019


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