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Professor Stephen Timmons

BA (Cambridge), MA (York), MSc (Glasgow ), PhD (Anglia Ruskin), PGCAP (Nottingham)
Professor of Health Services Management

Division: Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management
Centre/Institute: Centre for Health Innovation, Leadership and Learning
Tel: +44 (0) 115 8466635
Location: C04 (North Building, Jubilee Campus)

I read Social and Political Sciences at Queens' College, University of Cambridge, and then went to the University of York to do an M.A. in the Sociology of Contemporary Culture.

I worked in several parts of the NHS, and then went to the University of Glasgow to do an M.Sc. in Health Informatics. After that, I worked at Anglia Ruskin University, where I did my PhD, and in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham.

I joined NUBS in September 2014.

Research Interests
Sociology of Health & Illness; Science and Technology Studies; Sociology of Professions; Service Improvement/Patient Safety; Emergency Care

Administrative Roles
CHILL - Director of the Centre for Health Innovation Leadership & Learning
Director of the Executive Healthcare MBA
I am currently teaching on Designing and Managing Organisations, and Public Services Management. I am module convenor for the ESRC DTC module Philosophy of Social Science.


Doing Ethnography (2) (N14F08)
Research Design and Philosophy (N15F06)

Details of all modules can be found on MyNottingham

I am currently supervising the following Research Students:

Charlotte Overton
Eleanore Lucy Alice Dring
Emily Laura Gartshore
Judith Robinson
Katherine Louise Kirk

Publications prior to 2005

Publications prior to 2005

Journal Articles

Timmons, S. (2003), "A failed panopticon: surveillance of nursing practice via new technology", New Technology, Work and Employment, Vol.18 (2), pp. 143-153.

Timmons, S. (2003), "Resistance to computerised care planning systems by qualified nurses working in the UK NHS", Methods of Information in Medicine, Vol.42, pp. 471-476.

Tannock, J.; Timmons, S. (2000), "Back-Stage in the theatre", Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol.32 (4), pp. 975-981.

Publications from 2005 to the present day

Journal Articles

Clarke, J.; Waring, J.; Timmons, S. (2018), "The Challenge of Inclusive Coproduction: the importance of situated rituals and emotional inclusivity in the coproduction of health research projects", Social Policy and Administration: an international journal of policy and research, forthcoming 2018.

Ekezie, W; Timmons, S; Myles, P; Siebert, P; Bains, M; Pritchard, C. (2018), "An audit of healthcare provision in internally displaced population camps in Nigeria", Journal of Public Health, 1-10.

Gartshore, E., Waring, J. and Timmons, S. (2018), "Patient safety culture in care homes for older people: a scoping review", BMC Health Services Research, forthcoming 2018.

Padoveze, MC; Nogueira Junior, C; Tanner, J; Timmons, S. (2018), "What are the main drivers for public policies to prevent healthcare-associated infections?", Journal of Hospital Infection, forthcoming 2018.

Sako, M; Felix, A.; Kawagoe, J; Padoveze, M-C; Ferreira, S; Zem-Mascarenhas, S; Timmons, S; Dias Passos, I; Moralez de Figueiredo, R. (2018), "Conhecimento sobre precauções na atenção primária em saúde: validação de instrumento", Revista Brasileira de Enfermagem, forthcoming 2018.

Carpenter, H; Audsley, S; Coupland, C; Gladman, J; Kendrick, D; Lafond, P; Skelton, D; Timblin, C; Timmons. S; Ward, D; Orton E. (2017), "Physical activity implementation study in community-dwelling adults (PHISICAL): study protocol", Injury Prevention, forthcoming 2017.

Maroldi, M, A, C; Felix, A.M.S; Dias, A, A, L; Kawagoe, J, Y; Padoveze, M, C; Ferreira, S, A; Zem-Mascarenhas, S, H; Timmons, S; Figueriedo, R, M. (2017), "Adherence to precautions for preventing the transmission of microorganism in primary health care: a qualitative study", BMC Nursing, Vol.16 (1).

Scott, A. Timmons, S. (2017), "Tensions within management roles in healthcare organisations", Nursing Management, Vol.24 (1), 31-37.

Timmons, S. Vezyridis, P. (2017), "Market-driven production of biospecimens and the role of NHS hospital-led biobanks", Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol.39(7), 1242-1257.

Vezyridis, P. and Timmons, S. (2017), "Understanding the conundrum: New information flows for economic growth", Big Data and Society, Vol.4(1), 1-12.

Timmons, S., Nair, S., Evans, C. (2016), "The development of the nursing profession in a globalised context: A qualitative case study in Kerala, India", Social Science and Medicine.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S. (2016), "Evolution of primary care databases in UK: a scientometric analysis of research output", BMJ Open, Vol.6(10), e012785.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons. S. (2016), "Dissenting from an analysis of opt-out forms", Journal of Medical Ethics, Vol.42, 792-796.

Hobson-West, P.; Timmons, S. (2015), "Animals and anomalies An analysis of the UK veterinary profession and the relative lack of state reform", Sociological Review, Vol.64, pp. 47-63, DOI: 10.1111/1467-954X.12254.

Nairn, S.; Evans, C.; Timmons, S. (2015), "Private sector health care in India: any lessons learnt from the nurses' strikes in recent years", Indian Journal of Gender Studies, forthcoming 2015.

Tsuchiya, K.; Coffey, F.; Timmons, S.; Baxendale, B.; Adolphs, S. (2015), "Simulated Patients vs Manikins in Acute Care Scenarios", The Clinical Teacher, forthcoming 2015.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S. (2015), "On the Adoption of Personal Health Records: some problematic issues for patient empowerment", Ethics and Information Technology, Vol.17 (2), pp. 113-124.

Dainty, A.; Fox, M.; Lewis, N.; Hunt, M.; Holtham, E.; Timmons, S.; Kinsella, P.; Wragg, A.; Callaghan, P. (2014), "A mixed methods feasibility study to evaluate the use of low-intensity, nurse delivered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for the treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Study Protocol", BMJ Open.

Edgley, A.; Timmons, S.; Meal, A.; Stickley, T. (2014), "Critical Realist Review: exploring the real, beyound the empirical", Journal of Further and Higher Education, forthcoming 2014.

Moffatt, J.; Timmons, S.; Martin, P. (2014), "Constructing notions of health care productivity the call for a new professionalism?", Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol.36 (5), pp. 686-702.

Timmons, S.; Baxendale, B.; Buttery, A.; Miles, G.; Roe, B.; Brownes, S. (2014), "Implementing Human Factors in Clinical Practice", Emergency Medicine Journal.

Timmons, S.; Coffey, F.; Vezyridis, P. (2014), "Implementing lean methods in the Emergency department: the role of professions and professional status", Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol.28 (2), pp. 214-228.

Timmons, S.; Crosbie, B. (2014), "Why do organisations implement automated external defibrillators?", Health, Risk & Society, forthcoming 2014.

Timmons, S.; Edgley, A.; Meal, A.; Narayanasamy, A. (2014), "Being Human: transdisciplinarity in nursing", Journal of Further and Higher Education, forthcoming 2014.

Timmons, S.; Nairn, S. (2014), "The development of the specialism of Emergency Medicine: media and cultural influences. Health: An Interdisciplinary", Journal of the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, forthcoming 2014.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S. (2014), "National targets, process transformation and local consequences in an NHS emergency department (ED): a qualitative study", BMC Emergency Medicine.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S. (2014), "Implementing an Emergency Department Information System (EDIS): an Actor-Network Theory case study", International Journal of Actor Network Theory and Technological Innovation, Vol.6 (1), pp. 17-30.

Timmons, S.; Vernon-Evans, E. (2013), "Why do people join First Responder groups ?", Emergency Medicine Journal, Vol.30.

Bowskill, D.; James, V.; Timmons, S. (2012), "How do nurse prescribers integrate prescribing in practice: case studies in primary and secondary care", Journal of Clinical Nursing.

Howard, A.; Timmons, S. (2012), "Emotional exhaustion: An analysis of the response of paediatric oncology nurses to emotionally challenging situations.", Nursing Children and Young People, Vol.24 (5), pp. 14-18.

Timmons, S.; Meal, A. (2012), "Reclaiming Craftsmanship in Nursing", Nurse Education Today, Vol.32, pp. 479-841.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S.; Wharrad, H. (2012), "Implementation of an Emergency Department Information System (EDIS): a qualitative study of nurses' attitudes and experience.", Computers, Informatics, Nursing, Vol.30 (10), pp. 540-546.

Timmons, S. (2011), "Professionalisation and its discontents.", Journal of the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine, Vol.15 (4), pp. 337-52.

Timmons, S. (2011), "Fallible humans in resuscitation. Ea", Journal of medical humanities and social studies of science and technology, Vol.2 (3).

Timmons, S.; East, L. (2011), "Uniforms, status and professional boundaires in hospital", Sociology of Health and Illness, Vol.33 ( 7), pp. 1035-49, This paper was eatured on BBC Radio 4 "Thinking Allowed".

Timmons, S.; Narayanasamy, A. (2011), "How do religious people navigate a secular organisation ? Religious nursing students in the UK National Health Service.", Journal of Contemporary Religion, Vol.26 (3), pp. 449-463.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S.; Wharrad, H. (2011), "Going paperless in the Emergency Department: a socio-technical study of an information system for patient tracking.", International Journal of Medical Informatics, Vol.80 (7), pp. 455-465, shortlisted for the Diana Forsythe Award of the American Medical Informatics Association..

Walker, W.; Porock, D.; Timmons, S. (2011), "The importance of identity in falls prevention.", Nursing Older People, Vol.23 (2), pp, 21-28.

Crosbie, B.; Timmons, S.; Harrison-paul, R. (2010), "Displacing death; the AED in public space", Health and Place, Vol.16 (2), pp. 365-370.

Harley, S.; Timmons, S. (2010), "Patient monitoring technology in children's nursing: Does it facilitate or hinder nursing care?", Paediatric Nursing, Vol.22 (8), pp. 14-20.

Nairn, S.; Timmons, S. (2010), "Scientific uncertainty and the creation of resuscitation guidelines.", Social Theory and Health, Vol.8 (4), pp. 289-308.

Shaw, K.; Timmons, S. (2010), "Pre-registration nursing students' views on uniform: a qualitative study", Nursing Times, Vol.106 (10), pp. 21-23.

Tanner, J.; Khan, D.; Timmons, S. (2010), "Risk assessment tools to prevent the spead of Clostridium Difficile infection in acute care", Nursing Times, Vol.106 (36).

Timmons, S.; Harrison-paul, R.; Crosbie, B. (2010), "This consumer good could save your life: the defibrillator at home. Ea:", Journal of medical humanities and social studies of science and technology, Vol.2 (2).

Crocker, C.; Timmons, S. (2009), "The role of technology in critical care nursing", Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol.65 (1), pp. 52-61.

Edgley, A.; Timmons, S.; Crosbie, B. (2009), "Desperately seeking sociology : student nurses' perceptions of the relevance of sociology", Nurse Education Today, Vol.29, pp. 16-23.

Russell, C.; Timmons, S. (2009), "Biographical narrative: life story work with nursing home residents with dementia", Nursing Older People, Vol.21 (4), pp. 28-34.

Timmons, S. (2009), "Using E-learning to teach philosophy to non-philosophy students", Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Vol.9 (1), pp. 183-195.

Timmons, S.; Morgan, A.; Edgley, A.; Park, J. (2009), "What impact does studying Philosophy of Social Science have on post-graduate students' learning ?", Discourse: Learning and Teaching in Philosophy and Religious Studies, Vol.9 (1), pp. 195-211.

Ebbs, N.; Timmons, S. (2008), "Inter-Professional working in the RAF Critical Care Air Support Team (CCAST)", Vol.24, pp. 51-58.

Rhodes, C.; Timmons, S. (2008), "An RCT of Verbal information v Verbal information and leaflet in children with daytime enuresis.", Paediatric Nursing, Vol.20 (5), pp. 38-42.

Timmons, S.; Harrison-paul, R.; Crosbie, B. (2008), "How do lay people come to trust the automatic external defibrillator?", Health, Risk & Society, Vol.10 (3), pp. 207.220.

Triggy, D.; Timmons, S.; Pynegar, C. (2008), "An audit of staff knowledge and attitudes on MRSA", British Journal of Infection Control, Vol.9 (1), pp. 30-34.

Holmes, H.; Timmons, S. (2007), "Rehabilitation Assistants' perception of their role in medicines management in Intermediate Care : A qualitative study.", Journal of Community Nursing, Vol.21 (12), pp. 15-19.

Timmons, S.; Crosbie, B.; Harrison-paul, R. (2007), "How useful is AED training as a determinant for the utilisation of AEDs by lay people?", Journal of Emergency Primary Health Care, Vol.Vol 5 (4).

Chapters in Books

Kash, B.; Kline, K.; Timmons, S.; Miller, T. (2015), "International Comparison of Preoperative Care Protocols, Coordination, and Best Practices Opportunities for Learning", in Advances in Healthcare Management, International Best Practices in Health Care Management, (17), Emerald.

Vezyridis, P.; Timmons, S.; Wharrad, H. (2015), "Lessons Learned from the Implementation of an Emergency Department Information System", in Iyamu, T.; Tatnall A (ed) Maximizing Healthcare Delivery and Management through Technology Integration,, Hershey, Pa: IGI Global, forthcoming 2015.

Timmons, S.; Wharrad, H.; Vezyridis, P.; Randle, J.; Lymn, J.; Bath-hextall, F. (2010), "Building and sustaining collaboration in e-learning development", in Bromage, A.; Clouder, L.; Gordon, F. (ed) Interprofessional e-learning and collaborative work: Practices and Technologies, pp. 166-175, Hershey, Pa: IGI Global.



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