Patricia Turnbull

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education

Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Patricia is a registered nurse and experienced educator in Adult Nursing. She undertakes lead roles in practice assessment, service user involvement, teaching, learning and assessment and is currently leading the development of the RN undergraduate courses for the 2016 – 2021 period.

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patricia.turnbull@anglia.ac.uk

Background

Patricia qualified with a Bachelor of Nursing Degree in 1986 from Glasgow University and has a clinical background in orthopaedic nursing. She has now worked in nurse education for almost 25 years and her experience includes teaching on undergraduate and post graduate nursing courses and course leader roles for Dip He Adult Nursing (Extended course) and MSc Adult Nursing.

Patricia is a University Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

  • The clinical experiences of student nurses with dyslexia
  • The career progression experiences of registered nurses with dyslexia
  • Assessment and feedback
  • The impact of service user involvement on the clinical practice of pre-registration nursing students.
  • The experiences of mentorship from multiple perspectives (mentors, student mentors and lead education managers)
  • Peer coaching in pre-registration nursing

The findings and publications related to research around student nurses and dyslexia have gained national and international recognition. Resources produced to support mentors in providing reasonable adjustments for students in clinical practice are now used locally and internationally.

The work on service user involvement has resulted in students developing innovations in practice to improve the patient experience. This gained recognition of outstanding achievement by the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

Research around experiences of mentorship has resulted in the development of a new framework which is currently being piloted in a number of NHS Trusts and funded by Health Education East of England.

Areas of research supervision

Undergraduate and Post-graduate students undertaking research / literature reviews related to

  • Adult nursing
  • Dyslexia in nursing

Teaching

Teaching experience relates primarily to content within Adult Nursing courses.

Qualifications

  • MSc Nursing Manchester University
  • Bachelor of Nursing Glasgow University
  • Postgraduate Certificate Education Greenwich University
  • Registered General Nurse National Board for Scotland
  • ENB 219 Orthopaedic Nursing English National Board

Memberships, editorial boards

  • FHSCE Faculty Board
  • Anglia Ruskin University Learning, teaching and assessment sub-committee
  • Principal Fellow Higher Education Academy
  • Reviewer for Innovations in Education and Teaching International.
  • Reviewer for Nurse Education in Practice

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Senior Lecturer / Lead investigator, Pilot of Enhanced Support Practice Framework, Sept 14-15 , £50k

Senior Lecturer / Lead investigator, - Exploring mentorship experiences from multiple perspectives (Health Education East of England) Sept 13-14, £40K

Senior Lecturer / Lead investigator –Exploring the impact of service user involvement on pre-registration nurse education 2011-2012 £3K

Selected recent publications

Turnbull, P. and Weeley, F. (2013), Service user involvement: Inspiring student nurses to make a difference to patient care. Nurse Education in Practice 13, 454-458.

Morris, D. and Turnbull, P. (2007) A survey based exploration of the impact of dyslexia on the career progression of registered nurses in the UK Journal of Nursing Management, 15, 97-106

Morris, D. and Turnbull, P. (2007) The disclosure of dyslexia in clinical practice: experiences of student nurses in the United Kingdom Nurse Education Today 27, 35-42

Morris, D. and Turnbull, P. (2006) Clinical experiences of students with dyslexia Journal of Advanced Nursing 54(2) 238-247 ISSN 0309-2402

Recent presentations and conferences

2014 Teaching and Learning Assessment Fiesta, Anglia Ruskin University, Aiming higher- supporting students’ use of assessment feedback (Poster and vodcast)

2013 Anglia Ruskin University / University of Essex NHS Values Conference, Anglia Ruskin University- Making a difference with service user involvement.

2013 RCN Education Conference, Glasgow- Promoting quality and parity of practice assessment in pre-registration nursing courses

2012 Teaching and Learning Conference, Anglia Ruskin University- Making a difference with service user involvement

2011 AHEAD International Conference, Dublin - Supporting nursing students with learning difficulties

2010 One Voice International education conference , Seattle, USA - Supporting nursing students with learning difficulties

2010 One Voice International education conference , Seattle, USA - Supporting students through the development of marking workshops and ‘student friendly’ marking criteria

2010 Inspire Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford - Supporting students through the development of marking workshops and ‘student friendly’ marking criteria.

2010 Inspire Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford. Supporting students through the development of marking workshops and ‘student friendly’ marking criteria