Department:School of Nursing & Midwifery
Sharon’s primary research focus is long-term health conditions and patient experience. Other areas include workforce, leadership, education. She's internationally recognised for expertise in mixed methods research.
Professor Sharon Andrew RN PhD is Professor of Nursing and Co-Chair of the Anglia Ruskin Nursing Research Unit. She has expertise in academic leadership and research, doctoral and Masters student supervision, and mentorship of staff and students. She conducts research projects with university staff, students and external organisations. Her clinical research is broadly focused around long-term conditions, patient experience and models of care.
Professor Andrew has published widely with over 70 publications including journal articles, and book chapters. She co-authored a book on mixed methods. She is Methods Editor for the journal Contemporary Nurse.
Professor Andrew’s clinical research interest centre on individuals with Long term Conditions (LTC) in the primary or secondary setting. These conditions include (but are not limited to): respiratory and cardio-vascular conditions and diabetes. She is particularly interested in capturing and improving the patient experience and development of models of patient care. Other areas of interest include healthcare and nursing management and leadership, nursing workforce issues and nursing education.
Professor Andrew has expertise in quantitative methods (experimental, surveys, scale development), qualitative methods (phenomenology, case study, narrative inquiry) and mixed methods for which she is internationally recognised.
Current supervision as 1st, 2nd or 3rd supervisor
Workforce, leadership and education
Andrew, S., and Mansour, M. (2014). Safeguarding in medication administration: understanding pre-registration nursing students’ survey response to patient safety and peer reporting issues. Journal of Nursing Management, 22: pp311-321.
Hodson, M., and Andrew, S. (2014). PREMS and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary disease: Capturing the patient experience. Nursing Times, 110(16): pp12-14.
Jackson, D., Hickman, L.D., Hutchinson, M., Andrew, S., Cleary, M., Smith, J., Potgieter, I. & Peters. (2014). Whistleblowing: an integrated review of data-based studies involving nurses. Contemporary Nurse, 48: pp240-252.
McVicar, A., Andrew, S., and Kemble, R. (2014). Biosciences within the pre-registration (pre-requisite) curriculum: an integrative literature review of curriculum interventions 1990-2012. Nurse Education Today, 34: pp560-568.
Hodson, M., Andrew, S., and Roberts, CM. (2013). Towards an Understanding of Patient Reported Experience Measures (PREMS) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMS) in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Breathe, 9: 358-364.
Maharaj, R., O’Brien, L., Gillies, D., and Andrew, S. (2013). Police referrals to a psychiatric hospital: Experiences of nurses caring for police-referred admissions. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 22, pp313-321.
Andrew, S., Cleary, M., and Jackson, D. (2012). Editorial: Facing a new frontier: Safety in cyberspace and challenges for nursing. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50: pp4-5.
Andrew, S., and Halcomb, E.J. (2012). Mixed Method research. In: Borbasi, S., Jackson, D., and Langford, R.W. (Eds.). Navigating the maze of nursing research (3nd ed.). Sydney, NSW: Mosby Elsevier, pp147-167.
Andrew, S., Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Halcomb, E.J., and Davidson, P.M. (2011). Beyond the ceiling effect: Using a mixed methods approach to measure patient satisfaction. International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches, 15: pp139-143.
Davidson, P. M., Salamonson, Y., Rolley, J., Everett, B., Fernandez, R., Andrew, S., Newton, P. J., Frost S., and Denniss, R. (2011). Perception of cardiovascular risk following a percutaneous coronary intervention: A cross sectional study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 48: pp973-978.
Andrew, S., Salamonson, Y., and Halcomb, E.J. (2009). Nursing students’ confidence in medication calculations predicts math exam performance. Nurse Education Today, 29: pp217-223.
Andrew, S., and Halcomb, E.J. (Eds.) (2009). Mixed method research in nursing and the health sciences. UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Andrew, S. and Ma’louf, H. (21 Jan. 2015). Long-term conditions and the patient experience: Through the lens of COPD patients. Anglia Ruskin Nursing Research Unit Launch, Chelmsford, UK.
Andrew, S. (29 April 2014). Measuring the patient experience. Sigma Theta Tau International Business and Scholarly Meting Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.
Hodson, M., Roberts C.M., Andrew, S. and Jones, P. (8 Sept 2014). The development of a Patient Reported Experience Measure in COPD (PREM-COPD Stage 2). European Respiratory Society International Congress 2104, Germany.
McVicar, A., Andrew, S. and Clancy J. (24-26 Sept. 2014). The bioscience problem in undergraduate nurse education: resolvable or unsolvable. FINE Xxth European Conference for Nurse Educators. Nancy, France.
Walker, S., Andrew, S. and Page, P. (16 Jan. 2014). Impact of continuing professional development upon the clinical workforce, Annual Research Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford.
Andrew, S. (5-7 June, 2013). The STREAM project: Building leadership capacity in nursing academic. RCN Education Forum International Conference & Exhibition: Beyond the borders, Glasgow, UK.
Andrew, S. (20 March, 2013). Learning to listen: Overview of methods. RCN International Research Conference, Belfast, UK.
Andrew, S. Mitchell-Inwang, C., Swan, K., and Smolen, S. (21 March, 2013). The research nurse: Two steps ahead of the role. RCN International Research Conference, Belfast, UK.
McVicar, A. and Andrew, S. (June 18, 2013). Biosciences: A chronology of issues and a review of interventions. Biosciences in Nursing Education Forum. London.
McVicar, A., Andrew, S., Henderson, N. Evangelinos, G., and Spurling, R. (20 June 2013). Using a self-learning programme on the VLE to support student learning of core concepts. Anglia Ruskin University’s 14th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Chelmsford, UK.