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Dr Judith Carrier

Dr Judith Carrier

Reader: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

+44 (0)29 206 88690
12.07, 12th Floor, EastGate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff CF24 0AB
Available for postgraduate supervision


I am a Reader in Primary Care/Public Health Nursing at the School of Healthcare Sciences and Director of the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, a Joanna Briggs Institute Centre of Excellence

I took up my first University post in 2001 in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine, prior to this I worked clinically as a practice nurse, contributing to practice nurse education.

Throughout my academic career I have held a number of senior positions within the school including Professional Head Primary Care/Public Health Nursing, Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies(PGT) and Chair Undergraduate Exam Board. I participate in a range of international activities in my capacity as Director WCEBC and as an academic. I am an experienced nurse educator and have developed and delivered modules and curricula at BSc, MSc and doctoral level and I have taught at home and overseas. My teaching, research, scholarship and innovation and engagement activities focus on evidence-based practice, specifically systematic reviews, long-term conditions, and primary/community nursing.














  • Carrier, J. A. K. 2010. Practice nursing. In: Watkins, S. and Cousins, J. eds. Public Health and Community Health Nursing - Frameworks for Practice (3rd ed.).. Elsevier, pp. 177-189.









Teach on a range of programmes including undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes. I supervise undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. I have specific expertise in long-term conditions and evidence synthesis, particularly systematic reviews. I am module lead for:

  • Research methods and health improvement in health and social care for community nurses and specialist community public health nurses
  • MSc Dissertation Module: Systematic Review of the Literature
  • Doctorate in Advanced Healthcare Practice: Systematic Reviewing of Evidence

I have experience in curriculum design, module and programme management at home and overseas, and have participated in, and led numerous validation events including programmes for NMC validation. I developed and managed a BSc in Community Health Nursing Practice in Oman.

As Director of PGT I had substantial involvement in planning, governance and academic management of PGT within the school, including chairing approval panels, improving international recruitment, overseeing quality, leading on the first stage of a review of the school’s PGT provision and supporting revalidation of the MSc Community Health Studies programme. 

I have been an external examiner for the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing, King’s College, London and have participated as a panel member for external curriculum events for the Open University and Liverpool John Moores University.

Research interests

  • Evidence synthesis and implementation and long term condition management.
  • My PhD, completed in 2014, focused on the social mobilisation of practice nurses' knowledge use.

Conference presentations

  • Presented at national and international conferences including  RCN International Research conference and Tackling Long-Term Conditions conference, UK.
  • International presentations: Chiang Mai, Thailand; Madrid, Spain; Aberdeen, Scotland; Adelaide, Australia and the inaugural Global Evidence Summit in South Africa where I presented on systematic review methodologies as a recognised specialist. Conference presentations include plenaries and invited keynotes.
  • Invited Keynote Speaker to The Order of Nurses, Midwives and Medical Assistants in Romania National Conference 2018 

Systematic review methodologies

  • Member of the JBI qualitative and mixed methods review groups, contributing to the international development of these methodologies.
  • Associate Editor JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports.

International engagement

  • Participated in a successful bid for ERASMUS+ funding in 2017 working with Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi, co-applicant on a further successful ERASMUS + bid in 2018 to extend this work.
  • Visited University of Zambia (UNZA) in 2018 as part of an ERASMUS plus exchange and secured Global Challenges Research Funding to work with the School of Nursing, UNZA on an evidence implementation project.