Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Edward Wallis-Redworth commenced his nursing career in 1972 and apart from undertaking research for his PhD, he has been associated with the profession since then either as a clinician or educator.
Edward Wallis-Redworth has been associated with the NHS from first training and qualifying as a nurse from 1972. Following general training he then moved into forensics and qualified as a mental health nurse at Broadmoor Hospital. He had the pleasure of joining the first group to train males in midwifery practice at the Whittington in London. He has experience in Adult Nursing within the Brecon Beacons and other hospitals during which he has introduced patient allocation and Nursing Process into the Wards. Educationally he has been associated with Mental Health and Adult Nursing student across a number institutions.
Research at different levels led to Edward finally gaining his PhD at the University of Surrey in 2003. This was a quantitative research project exploring the impact diet had on growth and psychomotor development in infants transitioning from milk to solid feeding. A particular interest was the impact on the potential for anaemia development during this progression.
Research interests stem from the holistic approach to the person and therefore will cover aspects of bio-psycho-socio-spiritual compartments. Particular interests in the growth and psychomotor development of infants and relation to trace element provision and anaemia. Spirituality covers development in the child and comparative religion in the adult. The meeting of these needs in practice is important and this will also impinge on ethics as an expression of a person’s belief system and morality together with how these may cause dissonance in professional practice.