Research funding success in the School of Nursing and Midwifery

Staff within the School of Nursing and Midwifery have had a number of research grant successes in recent months, including:

Sharron Hinchliff  (Senior Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery) is co-applicant on the following projects:

IntimAge: Developing health promotion materials that focus on intimacy and sexuality in the third age
Erasmus+. €255,407. Sharron Hinchliff and Tony Ryan lead the UK arm of this European Consort.

Combating rising sexually transmitted infections among older Australians
Australian Research Council. $321,950. PI Anthony Lyons, La Trobe University

Identifying and managing perinatal mental health in male partners using the Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) cohort: A White Rose Collaboration in Gender and Perinatal Health
White Rose University Consortium. £10,190. PI. Zoe Darwin, University of Leeds

Parveen Ali  (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery) has received the RCN Mary Seacole Leadership Award for the project ‘Reducing communication barriers through Language concordant communication among patients and nurses from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community’ and was awarded £12,500.

Parveen Ali receiving her award
Parveen Ali receiving her award

The project aims to explore current communication practices of nurses from BME background when dealing with patients with shared linguistic background and to identify barriers and facilitators to language concordant communication among BME nurses and patients across ethnic groups. Such knowledge may help in developing effective communication approaches, policies and guidance allowing BME nurses to communicate with patients from shared linguistic background in their own language.

Hannah Fairbrother (Lecturer in Nursing and Midwifery) and co-investigator Abi Hackett (Department of Sociological Studies), is currently working on the Eureka project, securing £12K from the University’s IIKE fund:

All About Me: making sense of health messages in a hands-on exhibition space

This collaborative research project between the Centre for the Study of Childhood and Youth (CSCY) and Eureka Children’s Museum uses a specific, real-world setting, Eureka’s new exhibition space ‘All About Me’, to explore how children go about constructing understandings of health and their own and others’ bodies. They are working with young children attending Eureka’s on-site nursery. The children visit the museum regularly and  ethnographic and participatory methods are used to explore the topic. In the spirit of co-production, staff from the Eureka nursery and museum are working alongside university researchers to generate and analyse the data.

Together they have identified the following research questions:

  1. How do children engage with the exhibition and how does their engagement inform both their propositional and tacit understandings of health of their own and others’ bodies?
  2. What do children take from the museum into other spaces and contexts?
  3. To what extent is the meaning children make from the exhibition collective or influenced by the context of children’s visit (with family / friends)?

A further £2K has also been secured

from the RESS co-producing impact fund to create a publication detailing the collaborative research process between the university and Eureka.