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Dr Geraldine Hastings 


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Position:Lecturer

Telephone:+44 (0)29 206 87729
Extension:87729
Location:Room GF1/1, Tŷ Dewi Sant, Heath Park Campus, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Research Interests

I am a member of the Education and Professional Practice Research team whose aim is to research and contribute to the opportunities & challenges facing the physiotherapy profession today and tomorrow. The research output links with two of the School of Healthcare Studies research themes 1) Promoting & maintaining a healthy lifestyle and 2) Evaluation of healthcare delivery & development of professional practice.

The team’s research endeavours to a) contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate learning & teaching content and delivery b) prepare & support students, clinicians & staff in their lifelong development as therapists & members of society and c) explore the impact of changes to service design & delivery on professional/clinical practice. The team aims to achieve this by using an eclectic mix of approaches (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys) to understand people’s contexts and needs.

Umbrella Themes

  • Personal & professional development e.g. professional socialisation & placement learning
  • Employability & service development e.g. Impact of health & social care policy on physiotherapy practice (individual & service design)
  • Promoting & maintaining a healthy lifestyle e.g. Health promotion policy in practice

My particular research interests are ethics and law in health & social care, health care policy, personal development planning especially portfolio development and interprofessional learning.