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Paula Dawson

Assistant Professor, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

Contact

  • workRoom 404 Derby Education Centre
    Royal Derby Hospital
    Uttoxeter Road
    Derby
    DE22 3DT
    UK
  • work01332 724 929
  • fax01332 724 960

Biography

Paula trained as a general nurse at the Nightingale School, St. Thomas' Hospital in London, and as a children's nurse at the Nottingham School of Nursing. She has held a range of clinical, managerial and practice development roles both in the UK and overseas in a career which spans over 25 years.

She has been a nursing lecturer at Nottingham since 2005. She is committed to the pursuit of excellent, person-centred, and evidence-based care with a focus on the unique and essential role of the nurse in the multi-disciplinary team.

Expertise Summary

Teaching Summary

  • Graduate Entry Nursing - all elements of nursing children and young people
  • Year 3 of BSc Nursing, with specific focus on nursing children and young people
  • Years 3 and 4 MNSci Child Nursing
  • Theory and Practice of advanced nursing
  • Learning in practice

Dissertation supervision and support for BSc Nursing, MSc Nursing and Master of Advanced Nursing

Recent Publications

  • DAWSON P, COOK L, HOLLIDAY L AND REDDY H (EDS.), 2012. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children and Young People's Nursing Oxford University Press.
  • DAWSON P, 2010. Knowledge transfer within the general paediatric setting. In: PFUND R AND FOWLER-KERRY S, ed., Perspectives on palliative care for children and young people: a global discourse Radcliffe Publishing.
  • DAWSON P, 2008. Creative tapestry of learning: challenging and advancing practice In: International Practice Development Conference, Verdhoven, The Netherlands.
  • DAWSON P, 2007. Supporting and developing practice learning through a Practice Learning Team In: International Practice Development Conference, Melbourne, Australia.

Admin Responsibilities

  • Lead for Child Graduate Entry Nursing
  • Deputy Director, MSc in Advanced Nursing
  • Joint module lead for Care Delivery and Management 2 - Year 3 BSc/Diploma in Nursing
  • Module Lead for Complex Child Health Needs - Year 2 Post-Graduate Diploma in Nursing
  • Child Branch representation at Derby Centre
  • Personal tutor to Derby-based Child Branch students

Other Responsibilities

  • Derby Child PLT.
  • Educational link for clinical placement areas in children's acute and community health care services in Derbyshire.
  • Founder member Derbyshire Practice Learning Partnership.
  • DAWSON P, COOK L, HOLLIDAY L AND REDDY H (EDS.), 2012. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children and Young People's Nursing Oxford University Press.
  • DAWSON P, 2010. Knowledge transfer within the general paediatric setting. In: PFUND R AND FOWLER-KERRY S, ed., Perspectives on palliative care for children and young people: a global discourse Radcliffe Publishing.
  • DAWSON P, 2008. Creative tapestry of learning: challenging and advancing practice In: International Practice Development Conference, Verdhoven, The Netherlands.
  • DAWSON P, 2007. Supporting and developing practice learning through a Practice Learning Team In: International Practice Development Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
  • DAWSON P, 2006. What is the role of the mentor in supporting child branch student nurses?: A qualitative exploration of the perceptions of current mentors, student nurses and education staff In: Royal College of Nursing Joint Education Forums Conference, Cardiff.
  • DAWSON P, 2005. Clinical competence: getting it right from the start In: Royal College of Nursing International Conference for Nurses working with Children and Young People, Belfast.
  • PFUND R, DAWSON P, FRANCIS R AND REES B, 2004. Learning how to handle emotionally challenging situations: the context of effective reflection Nurse Education in Practice. 4(2), 107-113

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