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Susan Thompson

Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

Susan Thompson is a lecturer in adult nursing at the University of Nottingham based at the Derby Centre. She is a joint Deputy Director of the Graduate Entry Nursing pathway and also module lead and problem based learning facilitator for GEN.

Prior to joining the University of Nottingham Susan Thompson held a community nursing management position at Mansfield Primary Care Trust and worked as a Health Promotion Specialist for Nottingham PCT, working alongside communities and professionals to tackle health inequalities within inner city Nottingham.

Susan Thompson registered as a adult nurse in 1986 and worked as a staff nurse in the areas of Older People, Gynaecology, General Medicine and Coronary Care.

Expertise Summary

Susan Thompson has expertise within the fields of public health, health promotion, health communication and problem based learning.

Teaching Summary

Deputy Director Graduate Entry Nursing (GEN) Adult Lead GEN Module lead for Graduate Entry Nursing, module 3 , The social context of health care provision and delivery Problem based… read more

Research Summary

Online Learning for International Virtual Exchange (OLIVE) Project. This initiative between the Universities of Nottingham,University College Dublin. New Jersey University and John Hopkins Baltimore… read more

Recent Publications

  • , MCGARRY J, , AUBEELUCK A, and THOMPSON S, 2011. • Symposium paper (iv): Supporting practice learning with graduate entrants to nursing:: the case for PBL in the Nottingham GEN curriculum In: Nurse Education Tomorrow.
  • and THOMPSON S, 2010. The development of multi media imaging for the teaching of public health. In: The UK Public Health Association 18th Annual Public Health Forum.
  • THOMPSON S, MCGARRY J and AUBEELUCK A, 2010. The use of innovative mediated communication and imaging in the development of a problem based learning curriculum In: RCN Conference.
  • CHAMBERS D and THOMPSON S, 2009. Empowerment and its applications in acute care settings: Nurses' perceptions Journal of Advanced Nursing. 65(1), 130 -138
  • Deputy Director and Cohort Lead Graduate Entry Nursing (GEN)
  • Recruitment lead GEN
  • Community PLT responsibilities for Amber Valley PCT, including audit and placement visits
  • Deputy Director Graduate Entry Nursing (GEN)
  • Adult Lead GEN
  • Module lead for Graduate Entry Nursing, module 3 , The social context of health care provision and delivery
  • Problem based learning (PBL)coordinator GEN
  • PBL facilitator GEN
  • Recruitment lead GEN
  • Communication / Interpersonal skills input into Diploma / BSc, Derby Centre
  • Health Promotion and Public Health teaching on the Diploma/BSc, GEN and MNurSc

Current Research

Online Learning for International Virtual Exchange (OLIVE) Project. This initiative between the Universities of Nottingham,University College Dublin. New Jersey University and John Hopkins Baltimore provides students with an awareness of different health care systems and enable them to explore cultural dimensions of health and to challenge ethnocentrism. Various PBL case studies have been developed will be delivered to all students concurrently, allowing them an opportunity to explore issues raised by the case with students of different disciplines from the partner institutions.

Past Research

  • Enhancing problem based learning by use of multi media imaging
  • The development of problem based learning
  • Improving health promotion practice by acknowledging client values and culture
  • Evaluation of exercise referral schemes
  • , MCGARRY J, , AUBEELUCK A, and THOMPSON S, 2011. • Symposium paper (iv): Supporting practice learning with graduate entrants to nursing:: the case for PBL in the Nottingham GEN curriculum In: Nurse Education Tomorrow.
  • and THOMPSON S, 2010. The development of multi media imaging for the teaching of public health. In: The UK Public Health Association 18th Annual Public Health Forum.
  • THOMPSON S, MCGARRY J and AUBEELUCK A, 2010. The use of innovative mediated communication and imaging in the development of a problem based learning curriculum In: RCN Conference.
  • CHAMBERS D and THOMPSON S, 2009. Empowerment and its applications in acute care settings: Nurses' perceptions Journal of Advanced Nursing. 65(1), 130 -138
  • THOMPSON S, MCGARRY J, CHAM, AUBEELUCK A and CHAMBERS D, 2009. •The use of innovative mediated communication and imaging in the development of a problem based learning curriculum In: International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation.
  • , NAIRN S, CHAMBERS D, THOMPSON S and MCGARRY J, Reflexivity and Habitus: Opportunities and constraints in transformative Learning Nursing Philosophy. (In Press.)
  • THOMPSON S and CHAMBERS D, •A strategy to improve the effectiveness of nurse health promotion practice by using a lived experience model of education In: Nurse Education Tomorrow.
  • THOMPSON S, •An evaluation of the Ashfield Exercise Referral Scheme: target effectiveness In: Trent Regional Research Conference 2005 University of Nottingham Public Health Conference 2006.

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