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 Amanda Holland

Amanda Holland

Lecturer: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email:
hollanda4@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 225 10684
Location:
510, Floor 5 Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0AB

I am a lecturer and Programme Manager of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme. I am also a registered Health Visitor and adult nurse. I joined Cardiff University in 2015 as a lecturer, part of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing team. I teach and support the learning of undergraduate and postgraduate student nurses and student health visitors.

I qualified as an adult nurse in 2008 having gained a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Cardiff University. I worked as a community nurse before undertaking a full-time PgDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Cardiff University. On completion of the programme I became a registered Health Visitor and gained a post in South Wales, where I practiced for a number of years. During this time, I successfully completed a MSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

I qualified as an adult nurse in 2008 having gained a Bachelor of Nursing degree at Cardiff University. I worked as a community nurse before undertaking a full-time PgDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing at Cardiff University. On completion of the programme I became a registered Health Visitor and gained a post in South Wales, where I practiced for a number of years. During this time, I successfully completed a MSc in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing. As a health visitor working in practice I co-developed the all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI). This became a key intervention within the Healthy Child Wales Programme, launched by the Welsh Government in 2016 and is implemented by all health visitors in Wales.

I joined Cardiff University’s School of Healthcare Sciences as a lecturer in September 2015 and became Programme Manager of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme in May 2018. I held a School wide role as Unfair Practice Lead for nearly three years. I strive to enhance students’ learning experiences through innovative and creative teaching and learning strategies, for which the SCPHN team have received nomination and awards.

Along with my primary responsibilities of teaching and programme management, I engage in other UK wide and global activities related to teaching, learning, public health and research. I am an External Examiner for the SCPHN programme at Greenwich University and undertake the role of External Panel member for the revalidation of SCPHN programmes. I have volunteered at a children’s refuge in India and written an article and spoken at a conference about this incredible experience. I have taught international student nurses in Oman. I have been invited to speak at Global public health conferences about my research which currently involves exploring health visitor practice relating to the HOAI. My advice is sought on professional matters relating to SCPHN teaching, learning and practice. I have held the role of Deputy Chair representing Wales with the UK’s CPHVA-Unite Executive Committee for three years and will be taking over as Chair in January 2020. I write articles and book chapters for publication and am currently Lead Editor of the SCPHN team writing project aimed at developing a text book relating to public health, with Sage publishing.

Honours and awards

2019 – Student Nursing Times Nurse Education Provider of the Year Award (Post-registration) SCPHN team award

2019 – Cardiff University Excellence Awards in Teaching and Scholarship - SCPHN team finalists

2017 – Cardiff University Excellence Awards – SCPHN team nominated

2017 – CPHVA Research Poster Winner at the UK CPHVA – Unite Annual Professional Conference

2016 – Cardiff University Excellence Awards – SCPHN team finalists

Professional memberships

  • January 2020 – Chair for Wales with CPHVA-Unite Executive Committee
  • Member of the Association of Infant Mental Health
  • 2016 -2019 Deputy Chair for Wales with CPHVA - Unite Executive Committee
  • NMC registrant, Health Visitor and Adult Nurse
  • SCPHN team membership with the UKSC

Speaking engagements

2018 – Speaker at the CPHVA-Unite Annual Professional Conference

2017 – Presented research poster at the CPHVA Annual Professional Conference

2016 – Launched the All Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) approach at the CPHVA Health Visitor Celebration Event

2016 – Speaker at the Global Network of Public Health Nurses Annual Conference Denmark

2015 – Co-developer of Wales’ Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI)

2014 – Speaker at the CPHVA-Unite Annual Professional Conference

I am a lecturer and Programme Manager of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme. This is my specialist subject for which I hold primary responsibility for developing and delivering curriculum. I lead the Contemporary Approaches to Specialist Community Public Health Nursing module and teach across all modules of the programme, supporting the learning and development of postgraduate nurses and midwives towards gaining the award of PgDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing and becoming NMC registered health visitors. I also teach and support the learning of undergraduate student nurses and midwives in subjects such as the role of the health visitor, public health, health promotion and safeguarding children. I have taught international student nurses and midwives in Oman. I supervise BN dissertation student nurses and MSc dissertation students. I am a personal tutor to undergraduate and postgraduate students.

I lead a research project in Wales which aims to develop an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) tool. I am working in collaboration with a local health board and a HOAI advisory group. Phase one of the research study has been completed and a paper has been published;

Holland, A. 2019. Development of an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant tool. Journal of Health Visiting. 7 (11) 542 – 551.