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Joanne Lymn

Head of School, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom B234 B Floor, Medical School
    Queen's Medical Centre
    Nottingham
    NG7 2UH
    UK
  • work0115 82 30805
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Biography

  • Lord Dearing Award winner in both 2006 and 2011.
  • National Teaching Fellowship awarded by Higher Education Academy 2013.
  • Substantial undergraduate and post-graduate teaching experience including large lecture and small group teaching, the use of seminar, tutorials, problem-based learning and laboratory practicals, and significant PhD/DPhil supervision experience (Oxford University, Imperial College London & University of Nottingham).
  • Excellence in teaching quality as evidenced by consistent positive student feedback.
  • Strong experience of leadership in teaching and curriculum development (Imperial College London & University of Nottingham).
  • Significant experience of the development, introduction and evaluation of novel, innovative and interactive teaching methodologies (Imperial College London & University of Nottingham).
  • Considerable experience of championing the use of evidence-based learning technologies (e.g. podcasting, individual Keepads) both within and outside the School of Nursing at the University of Nottingham, through staff training workshops, peer-reviewed publication and conference presentations.
  • Effective strategic leadership skills have been developed through influencing and effecting changes in staff and student development, while working in collaboration with senior staff in my roles as Deputy Director of Research and Deputy Director of the PhD programme (School of Nursing, Midwifery & Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham).
  • Experience of setting up and participating in a staff mentoring scheme.
  • Experience of coaching and performance review.
  • Evidence of successful grant income generation and high-quality research outputs in education, social science and lab-based science.

Expertise Summary

Non-medical prescribing education and impact on professional boundaries and patient safety.

Novel innovative teaching technologies to encourage deeper learning by means of responsive and innovative strategies. (Reusable learning objects, podcasts, audience response units, buddy/peer support systems)

Mixed methods studies involving the design and use of questionnaires supplemented by focus groups or interviews.

Laboratory based expertise is based around the cell biology and function of smooth muscle cells (vascular and uterine) and includes cell culture, chemotaxis, proliferation, enzyme assays, immunoprecipitation, western blotting etc. Particular interests are the relevance of smooth muscle function phenotypic status to cardiovascular disease and pre-term labour.

Recent Research Supervisees

  • Shireen Quadri (Full-time PhD) An exploration of children's voices in non-medical prescribing consultations.
  • Abd Hasan (Full-time PhD) A comparison of different educational interventions on improving knowledge and reducing care-giver burden for families of schizophrenic patients in Jordan.
  • Matthew Broughton (Part-time PhD) Development of an educational intervention to engage obese men in healthcare.

Teaching Summary

Pharmacology Coordinator for Non-Medical Prescribing Course. Pharmacology and therapeutics teaching for non-medical prescribing students (nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists) at both degree… read more

Research Summary

Non-medical prescribing and the impact of this on patient and healthcare worker satisfaction and safety issues.

Currently supervising PhD/DHSci students;

  • An exploration of the impact of non-medical prescribing on the delivery of mental health services
  • Investigation of the involvement of children in consultations with non-medical prescribers
  • An exploration of the barriers to participation in exercise programmes for obese men
  • Non-medical prescribing in the Emergency Department - professional boundaries and the management of risk
  • The effect of innovative psycheducational programmes for schizophrenia on patient and carer outcomes.

Education developments for teaching pharmacology across a range of student groups, including problem-based learning, reusable learning objects, podcasts, use of audience response units to provide individualised learning, buddy/peer support systems.

The evaluation of outreach nursing services on quality of life in patients suffering from moderate-severe burns.

Recent Publications

  • Pharmacology Coordinator for Non-Medical Prescribing Course.
  • Pharmacology and therapeutics teaching for non-medical prescribing students (nurses, physiotherapists, pharmacists) at both degree and masters level.
  • Supervision of dissertation student s from a number of Masters courses - master of Nursing Science, Master of Arts in Reserach Methods, Masters in Advanced Clinical Practice
  • PhD and DHSci supervision
  • PBL facilitator for Graduate Entry Medicine course.

Past Research

Cell signalling particularly with respect to vascular and uterine smooth muscle and the role of PLC and PI3K isoforms on the regulation of cell phenotype and function. With specific reference to the clinical importance of smooth muscle contractility in cardiovascular disease and pre-term labour.

Future Research

Non-medical prescribing and the impact of this on patient and healthcare worker satisfaction and safety issues.

The use of innovation educational tools/interventions on student and patient outcomes.

School of Health Sciences

B Floor, South Block Link
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

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email: shs-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk