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 Amanda Holland

Amanda Holland

Senior Lecturer: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing

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

Overview

I am a senior lecturer and programme manager of the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 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 am the Community Practitioner and Health Visitors chair for Wales. 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.

Biography

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. In 2021 I received an academic promotion to senior lecturer and was awarded a senior fellowship with the Higher Education Academy. I hold additional roles as SCPHN programme admissions lead, programme development lead and practice placement lead. I have held a School wide role as Unfair Practice Lead for nearly three years. I am an external examiner with Greenwich University. I strive to enhance students’ learning experiences through innovative and creative teaching and learning strategies, for which I and the SCPHN team have received nomination and awards. In 2019 the SCPHN academic team was awarded the Student Nursing Times Nurse Education Provider of the Year Award (Post-registration). In 2021 I was awarded joint runner up for the RCN Wales Nurse Educator Award. 

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 spoken at national and international conferences on my research exploring health visitor practice relating to the HOAI, SCPHN education and professional issues. 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 became Chair in January 2020. I am the CPHVA executive lead for regulation, I contributed to and influenced the development of the NMC SCPHN standards  I write articles and book chapters for publication. I am Lead Editor of the book Fundamentals in Public Health Practice with Sage Publishing, due to be published in October 2022.

Publications 

Holland, A. Phillips, K. Joomun, L. Moseley, M. (Eds). 2022. Fundamentals of Public Health Practice. Sage Publishing.

Holland, A. 2022. Introduction: Overview of Global Health Policy and Health Policy Across the Four UK Nations. In Holland, A. Phillips, K. Joomun, L. Moseley, M. (Eds). Fundamentals of Public Health. Sage Publishing.

Holland, A. and Phillips, K. 2022. The Influence of Relationships on Child Development. In Holland, A. Phillips, K. Joomun, L. Moseley, M. (Eds). Fundamentals of Public Health. Sage Publishing.

Holland, A. 2022. Child Development. 2022. In Holland, A. Phillips, K. Joomun, L. Moseley, M. (Eds). Fundamentals of Public Health. Sage Publishing.

Coull, K. and Holland, A. 2022. Emotional mental health Wellbeing in Infants and Children.2021. In Burrows, P. and Cowie, J. Health Visiting. London: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone.

Holland, A. 2022. Showcasing health visiting in Wales: Part two. Community Practitioner. 2022. (July-August).

Holland, A. 2022. Showcasing health visiting in Wales: Part One. Community Practitioner. 2022 (May-June)

Holland, A. 2019. Development of an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant tool. Journal of Health Visiting 7, pp. 542-550. (10.12968/johv.2019.7.11.542).

Holland, A. 2019. Everyday heroes. Community Practitioner. 2019 (May).

Holland, A. 2018. Educating student health visitors about the importance of positive parent-infant relationships: a reflective approach to critically explore the planning and delivery of a teaching workshop. Pedagogy in Health Promotion 4(4), pp. 294-300. (10.1177/2373379917747888).

Holland, A. 2018. CPHVA Executive Annual Report. October 2018. CPHVA/Unite in Health.

Holland, A. 2017. Spreading Smiles. Community Practitioner 2017(Feb).

Holland, A. 2017. HV Week 2017. CPHVA Annual Report, October 2017. CPHVA/Unite in Health.

Holland, A. 2016. What is a Health Visitor? Community Practitioner 2016 (September).

Holland, A., and Watkins D 2015. Flying Start Health Visitors Views of Implementing the Newborn Observation of Behaviour System: Barriers and facilitating Factors. Community Practitioner 88(6), pp. 33-36. http://orca.cf.ac.uk/91080/

 

 

Honours and awards

2022 - CPHVA Advocate of the Year - Highly Commended

2022 - Personal Tutor of the Year Enriching Student Life Awards - Nominated

2021 - CPHVA Education and Development Award - MacQueen Bursary

2021 - Cardiff University Excellence Awards - SCPHN team nomination

2021 - RCN Wales Nurse Educator Award - Joint runner up

2021 - RCN Nurse Educator - SCPHN team nominated

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

  • 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
  • Associate member of the Institute of Health Visiting
  • RCN Wales member 
  • SCPHN team membership with the UKSC

Academic positions

2015 - 2021 Lecturer, Cardiff University, School of Healthcare Sciences.

Speaking engagements

Holland, A. 2022 Assessing the risk of postnatal depression (PND) in parents receiving the health visiting service in Wales: A Best Practice Implementation Project. Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association Annual Professional Conference. Bristol. November 2022.

Holland, A. 2022. Assessing the Risk of Postnatal Depression in Parents Receiving the Health Visiting Service in Wales. A Best Practice Implementation Project. Joanna Briggs Institute Evidence Implementation in Clinical Practice Conference. July 2022.

Holland, A. Phillips, K., and Smillie I. 2022. Improving Outcomes and Client Experiences in Health Visiting. Preparing Student Health Visitors and Education Psychologists for Partnership Working through Pedagogical Practices of Interprofessional Simulation. RCNi Simulation based education in nursing: The Art of the possible. Conference. June 2022.

Holland, A. 2022. Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant. Research Project Phase One Findings. 6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nurses. January 2022.

Holland, A. 2022. Delivering the SCPHN Programme in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nurses. January 2022.

Holland, A. 2022. Symposium Speaker. Actual Situation and Perspective of Public Health Nursing Activities to Respond to COVID-19 in Each Country. 6th International Conference of Global Network of Public Health Nurses. January 2022.

Holland, A., and Beach, J. 2021. NMC SCPHN Standards Consultation. Unite CPHVA National One Day Conference. June 2021.

Holland, A. 2020. Development of an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant tool. Global Network of Public Health Nurses Professional Conference. Nairobi. 2019 (May). Abstract accepted.

Holland, A. 2019. Development of an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant tool. CPHVA Annual professional Conference. Harrogate. 2019 (November).

Holland, A., and Watkins, D. 2017. Flying Start Health Visitors Views of Implementing the Newborn Observation of Behaviour System: Barriers and facilitating Factors. Global Network of Public Health Nurses Annual Professional Conference. Denmark. 2017 (September).

Holland, A. 2016. Introducing the Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI). Launch of healthy Child Wales Programme Conference. Cardiff. 2016.

Holland, A. 2015. BBC Wales News Television Channel – Interviewed about a new initiative to support families affected by poverty.

Holland, A. 2015. Interviewed on BBC Radio Wales – Invited to talk about the effectiveness of the Flying Start programme in Wales as part of ‘NHS week’.

 Holland, A. and Watkins, D. Flying Start health visitors’ views of implementing the Newborn Behavioural Observation System. CPHVA Annual professional Conference. Birmingham. 2014.

 

Committees and reviewing

2022 - Trustee CPHVA Educational and Development Fund MacQueen Bursaries

2018 - Journal reviewer: Journal of the Community Practitioner 

2018 - External Examiner Greenwich University

Publications

Teaching

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 Safeguarding Children in Health Visiting Practice module. I 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 led a research project in Wales which aimed to develop an all Wales Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) tool. I worked in collaboration with a local health board and a HOAI advisory group. Phase one of the research study was completed and a paper was 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.

In 2021, I received an award from the Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association Education and Development fund towards PhD studies. I commenced PhD studies in 2021. My research is exploring the integration of the Health Visitor Observation and Assessment of the Infant (HOAI) in health visitor practice in Wales. It is a qualitative study investigating the implementation of a standardised intervention.

Supervision

Past projects