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Prof Daniel Kelly  -  PhD (Goldsmiths, London), MSc (Surrey), BSc (Edinburgh), RN, NDN Cert, PGCE, FRSA.


My research interests have developed primarily out of an interest in the needs and experiences of certain (often under-researched) patient groups, such as men with prostate cancer or the nature of specialist care for young adults with cancer. I am also interested in a range of related topics such as the scope of nursing, workforce development research and the relationships between the social, physical and emotional dimensions of illness & care. I collaborate with colleagues in other settings and disciplines and have worked with a variety of research funders. I have employed a diverse range of methods but my main interests these days reflect my roots in the social sciences including naturalistic/qualitative/ethnographic approaches.

Current/Recent Research Includes:

Resilient Leadership in a Time of Crisis: Experiences of Executive Directors of Nursing in the wake of the Francis Report'. (December 2013-January 2015). PI, with Dr Aled Jones & Professor Dinah Gould. Funder: GNC Trust.

'Psychosexual support following prostate cancer surgery: feasibility and outcomes of a couple-based intervention' (Oct 2012- Jul 2015). Co-applicant with Dr Liz Forbat et al, Stirling University. Funder: Prostate Cancer UK.

Perceptions of prostate cancer risk in African and Carribean men in South Wales: implications for health policy and supportive care. Part-time PhD Studentship. RCBC, Welsh Government. (Co-supervisor Prof Jane Hopkinson, Student - Sarah Fry.

'Transition from active treatment to palliative care - drawing on the experiences of parents of children with cancer'. Lothian Health Board, Royal Sick Children's Hospital and Nursing Studies, Edinburgh University (with Professor Pam Smith and Rachel McAndrew).

'Contributing to an evidence base in workforce research'. National Leadership and Innovation Agency for Healthcare. (PI with Prof Billie Hunter, Prof P Donnelly, Prof Z Radnor, Dr A. Jones, Dr A McDermott, C O'Brien, Dr S Pratt, and Dr D Watkins)

‘Whistle blowing in relation to older person’s care in Wales: A stakeholder analysis.’ The Older Person’s Commissioner, Wales. (With Dr Aled Jones).

Dying at the wrong age’: provision of emotional care of teenagers and young adults dying from cancer.’ (Australian-UK collaboration during Winston Churchill Fellowship to Sydney University in 2012/13)

Talking with children with cancer about their disease and treatment: an ethnographic study’.

The Olivia Hodson Cancer Fund (with Prof F Gibson, S Kumpunen, M Hortsman, Prof M Blubond-Langer)

‘Widening participation to Hospice services through community engagement’. Peace Hospice, Grove House, St Francis Hospice & Middlesex University:  (with Prof R Papadopoulos)


 ‘Facilitating the establishment and evaluation of the Nurse Consultant role in Teenage Cancer’, The Teenage Cancer Trust. 2009-2012. (with Prof Faith Gibson)


 ‘The Training Needs of European Nurses to care for men with Prostate Cancer: priorities and comparisons with patients' views. European Oncology Nursing Society. 2009-2012 (with Prof Sara Faithfull & colleagues)


COUPLES’ Facing Prostate Cancer Togethe'r, Prostate Cancer Charity 2008-2010