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Dr Mandy Brimble

Dr Mandy Brimble

Uwch-ddarlithydd: Nyrsio Plant a Phobl Ifanc

Ysgol y Gwyddorau Gofal Iechyd

+44 (0)29 206 87701
Ystafell 2F16, Tŷ Aberteifi, Ysbyty Athrofaol Cymru, Parc y Mynydd Bychan, Caerdydd, CF14 4XW


August 2015 - present   Lecturer primary care and public health nursing School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

November 2012 – July 2015   Lead Practitioner for Education and Research at Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice, Vale of Glamorgan

June 2003 – November 2012   Lecturer in children’s nursing and Admissions Tutor, School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, Cardiff University

September 1999 – June 2003   Health Visitor, Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust, Primary Care Directorate

September 1998- September 1999   Post Registration Student (Public Health Nursing/Health Visiting) at University of Wales College of Medicine School of Nursing Studies

April 1996 – June 1997   Staff Nurse, Paediatrics, Llandough Hospital, Vale of Glamorgan.

July 1997 – September 1999 Senior Staff Nurse, Children’s Centre (Outpatients), Llandough Hospital, Vale of Glamorgan


I have worked in pre and post registration nurse education since 2003, primarily in pre-registration child nursing and the Specialist Community Practitioner Health Nurse (Health Visiting) programme. I also worked as the lead for education and research at the local children’s hospice ‘Ty Hafan’ from November 2012 till July 2015. I am interested in management of change and nurse leadership. I am currently undertaking a Professional Doctorate and will be undertaking research into multi-disciplinary teams working with life limited and life threatened children in the hospice setting.

Aelodaethau proffesiynol

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

Community Practitioner and Health Visitors Association CPHVA [Executive Committee Member]

Institute of Health Visiting

Palliative Care Research Society

National Association of Palliative Care Educators (NAPCE).

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

23rd February 2006 : ‘Using video to assess competency in the Paediatric Clinical Skills Laboratory – Student and Lecturers’ views at 8th RCN Joint Education Forums’ conference – Partners in Practice, Cardiff.

20th June 2007 : ‘The use of video analysis in simulated skills teaching’ at New Challenges, New Horizons:  The Emergence of Simulated Clinical Skills Teaching in Children and Young People’s Nursing, Caerleon, Gwent.

2nd September 2014 : The role of the Lead Practitioner for Education and Research in a children’s hospice: Using the Advanced Practitioner Framework to evaluate the impact of the role. At Networking for Healthcare Education Conference, Churchill College, Cambridge.

14th October 2014: ‘Out of the wilderness: An exploration and evaluation of Tŷ Hafan Dads group’ at Journeys and Destinations: Research and innovation in caring for children and young people with life limiting and life threatening illness. (Tŷ Hafan in partnership with Cardiff University) Vale Hotel and Resort, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan. (Jointly with Hannah Williams, Community Care Services Team Leader Tŷ Hafan)

Pwyllgorau ac adolygu

Editor of Insight: Sharing best practice in paediatric palliative care


Book Chapters

Brimble MJ (2007) Chapter 5:Empowering Children, Young People and their Families, in Lowes, L & Valentine, F (2007). Nursing Care of Children and Young People with Chronic Illness. Oxford.  Blackwell.


Brimble MJ (2008) Skills assessment using video analysis in a simulated environment : an evaluation.  Paediatric Nursing, Vol 20, No 7, p26-31.

Brimble MJ (2009) Diagnosis and management of ADHD: a new way forward?  Community Practitioner, Vol 82, No 10, p34-37.

Brimble, MJ (2012) Recruit, Retain and Employ Project Group (Case Study C2, Page 115) in Higher Education Academy (2012) Future Directions for Higher Education in Wales: Learning for Employment.  Cardiff. Higher Education Academy Wales.

Howell, R & Brimble, M (2013) Dental health management for children with special healthcare needs.  Nursing Children and Young People, Vol 25, No 5, p19-22.

Brimble, MJ & Benbow, JA (2013) The Recruit Retain Employ Group:

An intervention to improve recruitment, retention and employment of undergraduate student nurses and midwives (pages 181-184) in Higher Education Academy (2013) Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education: Volume 2.  York. Higher Education Academy.

Fisher, P & Brimble, MJ (2013) Tŷ Hafan Dads’ Group. RELAY:A practice magazine for Together for Short Lives members.  Issue 2, p5-7.

Brimble, MJ (2013) Does entry route really affect academic outcome? Academic achievement of traditional versus non traditional entrants to BN (Hons) pre-registration nursing programmes.  Journal of Further and Higher Education. DOI: 10.1080/030987XX.2013.858675.

Brimble, MJ (2014) Duchenne muscular dystrophy: should newborn screening be reintroduced? Insight:sharing best practice in paediatric palliative care. Volume 1, Issue 1, p4-5

Conference Poster Presentations

19th June 2006: Brimble, MJ Using video equipment to assess competency in the Children’s Nursing Clinical Skills Laboratory – Student and Lecturers Views at Cardiff & Vale NHS Trust and Cardiff University School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies National Children and Young People’s Conference, "Fitting the pieces together: Meeting the holistic needs of children and young people with chronic, physical and mental illness and complex health care needs". Cardiff.

26th March 2013: Brimble MJ & Benbow JA. Success in Undergraduate nurses and midwives in one School of Nursing in the UK: The Recruit, Retain and Employ Group at Higher Education Academy Conference 26 and 27 March 2013: What can higher education contribute to improving social mobility in the UK? Manchester.

23rd April 2013: Malpiedi E, Brimble MJ & Thompson C.  Pharmacological Interventions for Chronic Muscle Pain in Children Receiving Palliative Care: A Literature Review. RCN Pain and Palliative Care Forum at RCN Congress 2013. Liverpool. (1st prize in Chronic pain category)

23rd April 2013: Tucker A & Brimble MJ. Using M technique to manage symptoms in a child with Sanfilippo syndrome: A case study. RCN Pain and Palliative Care Forum at RCN Congress 2013. Liverpool.

20th May 2013:  Brimble MJ, Benbow JA & Bill S.  The Recruit, Retain and Employ Group- An intervention to improve recruitment, retention and employment of undergraduate student nurses and midwives. Chief Nursing Officer Wales Conference 2013: Together for Care- Pushing the Boundaries. Cardiff.

10th – 11th March 2015:  Brimble MJ.  The role of the lead practitioner for education and research: using the advanced practitioner framework to evaluate the impact of the role. RCN Education Forum national conference and exhibition: Partners in Practice. Nottingham.