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Alexandra Lewandowska-Smith

Health Lecturer, Child Branch, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Alex is a registered adult and children's nurse. Her clinical practice background has been in a variety of children's settings in Sheffield, Leeds, Leicester and finally specializing in paediatric oncology in Nottingham.

Alex has worked at the University since 2002 as a lecturer in children's nursing. Previously she has worked in this capacity at De Montfort University, held an Honorary Research Fellow post at Melbourne University, Australia and carried out research and taught at the Florida Atlantic University, USA.

Expertise Summary

Area of expertise:

  • Families caring for technology dependent children at home

Teaching Summary

Module Convener:

  • Dip/BSc, B72C17/18, Care and Delivery 1 (year 2 child branch)
  • Masters, module 20, Children in Society (year 3 child branch)

Also teaching within other modules:

  • Clinical skills
  • Professional and ethical issues relating to children
  • Children and childhood
  • Families caring for technology dependent children at home
  • Social dimensions of health

Research Summary

Currently writing a PhD research proposal which looks at the process of parents learning clinical skills, the transfer of those skills to home and the development of the expert parent.

Recent Publications

  • LEWANDOWSKA-SMITH, A.K. and SMITH, C.M., 2004. Internal Transport: Blood and Haemostasis. In: Biology of Child Health Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK.
  • LEWANDOWSKA, A., 2001. Community Nursing in South Florida Florence Nightingale Foundation UK.

Past Research

Nurse/parent partnerships. Funding body: De Montfort University.

Total Parenteral Nutrition in the home environment. Funding body: Special Trustees Children's Gastrointestinal fund.

Community Nursing in South Florida. Funding body: Florence Nightingale Foundation Travel Scholarship.

The educational needs of parents learning to administer home parenteral nutrition: A theoretical study applying the process of qualitative meta-synthesis.

  • LEWANDOWSKA-SMITH, A.K. and SMITH, C.M., 2004. Internal Transport: Blood and Haemostasis. In: Biology of Child Health Palgrave Macmillan Ltd, Basingstoke, UK.
  • LEWANDOWSKA, A., 2001. Community Nursing in South Florida Florence Nightingale Foundation UK.

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