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Dr Clare Bennett

Dr Clare Bennett

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
bennettc13@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 225 10818
Campuses
3.26, 3rd floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff. CF14 4XN
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

I am currently a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University.  I am a Registered Nurse (Adult Nursing) and have a clinical background in HIV, Sexual Health and Immunology.  I teach across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes on Public Health, Patient Safety, Leadership, Quality Improvement and Research Methods.  I also supervise PhD and Prof Doc candidates.

My career in nursing began in the early 1990s. After having worked in a variety of surgical and medical settings I developed an interest in HIV, first working with children and babies who were HIV positive in Romania and later with adults, at the West Midlands Regional Centre for HIV.  I then went on to work in sexual health before becoming a Research Nurse at Birmingham University and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Immunology. In 1999 I moved to London where I continued to practice clinically and commenced my career as a Lecturer.  My first post was with Middlesex University, followed by the Royal College of Nursing Institute, the Open University and, more recently, the University of Worcester.

Honours and awards

Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship 2017

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2018

Professional memberships

RN 1 and Teacher Status with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Academic positions

Date

Employer

Post

From

To

01/17

Present

Freiburg University

Visiting Lecturer

09/16

03/18

Cardiff University

Honorary Tutor

09/14

03/18

University of Worcester

Senior Lecturer / Research Fellow

08/08

09/14

University of Worcester

Senior Lecturer; Pathway Lead MSc Advancing Practice: Leading and Managing in Healthcare; Course Leader: BSc(Hons) Health Sciences.

05/07

08/08

University of Worcester

Visiting Lecturer

06/03

08/08

Royal College of Nursing

Senior Lecturer

11/03

02/12

Open University

Associate Lecturer

05/99

11/02

Middlesex University

Senior Lecturer

2020

2019

2018

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999

1998

1997

1996

Throughout my career I have continued to develop my clinical interests in HIV and sexual health through teaching and research.  My areas of teaching span Sexual Health and HIV, Health Promotion, Research Methods, Leadership, Change Management and Quality Improvement.  I also supervise students who are undertaking research at Degree, Masters and Doctoral levels.  I am experienced in curriculum design, module and programme leadership and I am a Senior Fellow of the HEA.  I have also carried out leadership related consultancy and have published a textbook in the field.

My research interests mirror my teaching in that they are primarily focused on Sexual Health Promotion, Leadership, Change Management and Quality Improvement.  I have been Principle Investigator for a number of Health Education England commissioned studies and I have also been commissioned by the RCN to carry out research.  I completed my Doctorate in 2016 and since then I have been fortunate enough to undertake post-doctoral research in the Netherlands by securing a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship.

I am interested in supervising PhD and Prof Doc students in the areas of:

  • Sexual health
  • Health Promotion
  • Family Studies
  • Leadership and quality improvement
  • Methods – Qualitative Research, Mixed Methods, Realist Evaluation.

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