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Evidence-based Practice in Nurse Education: are we practising what we preach?

Inaugural Lecture by Debbie Roberts
Professor in Nurse Education and Clinical Learning, Glyndwr University

Nursing education has been undertaken in university settings for over 70 years, but despite recent commitments by many governments to secure an all-graduate nursing workforce, nursing’s place in higher education may remain insecure.

There are two significant problems. First, nursing academics do not significantly undertake research and second, despite several strong journals such as Nurse Education Today and Journal of Nursing Education devoted to the topic, nursing education in the classroom or practice setting is not significantly underpinned by educational research.

In this inaugural lecture Professor Roberts will explore the relationship between teaching and research, looking at how the profession can practise what it preaches and move towards a research agenda. She will consider the role of the nursing teacher, in particular their ability to ensure that students can identify the scientific source of their nursing knowledge, and the extent to which they can articulate the research underpinning the methods they use in teaching and creating learning opportunities.

Professor Roberts will conclude the lecture with a discussion of the current developments and research strands being undertaken at Glyndwr University to establish the evidence base underpinning nurse education.

Originally from Essex, Professor Roberts has lived in Wrexham for over twenty five years. A graduate of NEWI in 1998, she joined the University of Salford as a lecturer in 2000, achieving a PhD in 2007. She is a Registered Nurse Teacher and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and is Associate Editor of the international peer reviewed journal Nurse Education in Practice. Debbie joined Glyndwr University in 2012 as a Reader with a track record of bridging the teaching research nexus; something she is keen to continue to develop further.

Debbie is Director of the University Research Centre for Psychology, Sport Science and Health. Her research focuses on two complimentary areas: scholarly work exploring the pedagogy of nursing and healthcare professions; and clinically driven work. She has undertaken creative and innovative interdisciplinary work, exploring links between learning to act and learning to be a nurse, and suggesting how nurse educators could learn from the performing arts in matters of assessment.

Our Inaugural and Professorial Lectures are open to all and free to attend. Each lecture is followed by a reception, where attendees will have the opportunity to meet the speaker and discuss the topic in more detail.

Free event. To book your place visit http://glyndwr.eventbrite.co.uk


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Date and Time:

11 June 2015 at 7:00 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Catrin Finch Centre, Glyndwr University
Mold Road
LL11 2AW
01978 293466
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