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Dr Anna Sydor

Dr Anna Sydor

Lecturer: Adult Nursing

+44 (0)29 225 11669
1.8, 1st floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN
Available for postgraduate supervision


Teaching and scholarship adult nurse lecturer.  I am involved in teaching throughout the school of healthcare sciences at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

I supervise a range of Doctoral students from professions represented within the school, all these students are undertaking research using interpretative phenomenological analysis.

PhD completed (2010): The lived experiences of young men addressing their sexual health and negotiating their masculinities.


I am currently an adult nurse lecturer; I am also a registered midwife.   I have worked in a variety of adult nursing settings including contraception and sexual health services, accident and emergency and surgical wards.  I qualified as a midwife in 2012 and worked in Oxford as a midwife caring for antenatal, intrapartum and post-natal women and their babies.

I joined Cardiff university in 2015 and since then have held a number of roles within the school of healthcare sciences including Academic misconduct lead and Programme manager for Standalone postgraduate taught students.


I teach research in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.  I also teach midwifery, women’s health and contraception to undergraduate student nurses.

I am available to supervise qualitative projects.  My interests are in women’s health and sexual health.

Sydor, A., 2013. Conducting research into hidden or hard-to-reach populations. Nurse researcher20(3).

Sydor, A.M., 2010. The lived experiences of young men addressing their sexual health and negotiating their masculinities. University of South Wales (United Kingdom).

An interpretative phenomenological analysis of young men’s experiences of addressing their sexual health and the importance of researcher reflexivityA Sydor
Journal of Research in Nursing 24 (1-2), 36-46 10.1177/1744987118818865

Waters, J., Anstey, S., Clouston, T. and Sydor, A., 2021. Exploring teachers’ lived experiences of child-on-child harmful sexual behaviour at school: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. Journal of Sexual Aggression, pp.1-14. 


  • qualitative projects

Past projects