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 Mandy Brimble

Mandy Brimble

Senior Lecturer Children and Young People Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
brimblemj@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87701
Campuses
2F16, Cardigan House, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XW

Overview

September 2018 - present Senior Lecturer, Children and Young People's Nursing, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

September 2017 - August 2018 Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

September 2016 - September 2017   Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University

August 2015 - September 2016   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

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

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

Biography

I am a Senior Fellow of Advance HE. 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 how nurses manage long term relationships with parents of life limited and life threatened children in the hospice setting.

Professional memberships

Nursing and Midwifery Council Registrant

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

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

Institute of Health Visiting

Palliative Care Research Society

Speaking engagements

18th November 2016: Out of the wilderness: The value and meaning of a group for fathers of children with life-limiting conditions’ at Hospice UK Conference: People, Partnerships and Potential,  16th-18th November 2016, ACC, Liverpool. (Jointly with Hannah Williams, Community Care Services Team Leader, Tŷ Hafan)

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)

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.

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.

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.

Committees and reviewing

Editor of Insight: Sharing best practice in paediatric palliative care

Member of the Editoral Advisory Board for Community Practitioner Journal

Publications

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 and Reddington-Bowes, S (2017) Chapter 14: Universal screening and the role of the Health Visitor in Price, J and McAlinden, O (2017) Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People. London. Sage.

Articles

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

Brimble, MJ and Williams, H (2016) ‘Out of the wilderness: The value and meaning of a group for fathers of children with life-limiting conditions.  BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, November 2016, Volume 6, Supplement 1, p A8.

Brimble, M and Jones, A (2017) Using systems thinking in patient safety: a case study on medicines management.  Nursing Management, 24, No 4, pp. 28 – 33.

Moseley, M, Taylor, J, Haycock Stuart, E, Brimble, M, Powell, J, Toner, S, Dacey, S. 2019. Interview Survival Guide.  Community Practitioner, May 2019, pp. 32-33.

Brimble, MJ, Anstey, S, and Davies, J. (2019) Long-term nurse–parent relationships in paediatric palliative care: a narrative literature review. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 25 (11), pp. 542-550.

Smith, A. and Brimble, M. (2020) Use of subcutaneous fluids in palliative care with children: a case study. Nursing Children and Young People,  doi: 10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1277

Conference Presentations

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).

18th November 2016: Out of the wilderness: The value and meaning of a group for fathers of children with life-limiting conditions’ at Hospice UK Conference: People, Partnerships and Potential, 16th-18th November 2016, ACC, Liverpool. (Jointly with Hannah Williams, Community Care Services Team Leader, Tŷ Hafan)

10th April 2019: Using new technologies to collect data at Optimising Healthcare Research Quality: Post Graduate Research Symposium.  Cardiff University School of Healthcare Sciences, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff.

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.

19th May 2017: Brimble MJ. Does prolonged emotional labour lead to blurred boundaries between nurses and parents in the children’s hospice setting? Protocol for a systematic review.  Joanna Briggs Collaboration European Symposium, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

21st September 2018: Brimble MJ. How do children’s nurses working in hospices manage emotional labour and professional integrity? The Martin House Research Centre 1st Biennial Research conference. York University, York.

10th April 2019: Brimble MJ. How do children’s nurses working in hospices manage emotional labour and professional integrity? Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences, Post Graduate Research Symposium, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park Cardiff.

 3rd May 2019: Brimble MJ. Does prolonged emotional labour lead to blurred boundaries between nurses and parents in the children’s hospice setting? Protocol for a systematic review.  Joanna Briggs Institute Symposium - Think Globally, Act Locally, Cardiff, U.K.

11th June 2019.  Brimble MJ. Long term nurse-parent relationships in the children’s hospice: A pilot study.  Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Research and Development Conference: How Research Can Deliver Clinical Futures, Newport, South Wales.