Oxford Brookes University is hosting a lunchtime lecture at their Swindon Campus on Tuesday 26 April about the value of research in clinical nursing practice.
Guest speaker, Professor Kate Seers is a Professor of Health Research at the University of Warwick and Director of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Research Institute at Warwick Medical School.
The lecture is one of a series of lectures Oxford Brookes is hosting this year in Swindon and Oxford, as it celebrates 125 years of nursing education. The celebrations launched in January and include further lectures events, exhibitions and fundraising activities.
In her lecture Professor Kate Seers will explore how and why research fits or does not fit into clinical nursing practice, and also consider how research and its use has developed in nursing. She will explore barriers to using research and factors that make it easier to use and challenge audience members to think about the point of
Professor Kate Seers said: “I am really looking forward to coming to Swindon as part of the special celebrations around 125 years of nurse education at Oxford Brookes. I hope to challenge the audience to think about the point of research, and why it is so important to everyday nursing practice so that we can provide the best possible care.”
Kate trained as a nurse at Charing Cross Hospital in London. She became interested in research while working in intensive care, and wondering about the pain experience of patients. She undertook a study about pain, anxiety and recovery and since then has been carrying out research relevant to pain management for over 30 years.
Kate is on the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Health Services and Delivery Research Board, and is Chair of the Scientific Programme Committee of the British Pain Society.
The lecture will take on Tuesday 26 April at 12 noon at Oxford Brookes’ Ferndale Campus in Swindon. A buffet lunch will be served following the lecture.
More information about the University’s nursing celebrations can be found on the Department of Nursing’s webpages at http://nursing.brookes.ac.uk/125-years