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Professor Judith Carrier

Professor Judith Carrier

Personal Chair: Primary Care and Public Health Nursing

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
carrierja@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 88690
Campuses
12.07, Eastgate House, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB

Overview

I am a Professor of Nursing at the School of Healthcare Sciences and co-Deputy Director of the Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care, a JBI Centre of Excellence https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/research/explore/research-units/wales-centre-for-evidence-based-care

I took up my first University post in 2001 as a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies, University of Wales College of Medicine with an initial remit of developing practice nurse education in Gwent. Prior to this I worked clinically as a practice nurse, contributing to: practice nurse education as a practice nurse trainer, governance as the practice nurse member and joint clinical governance lead of Newport Local Health Group and to evidence-based practice as practice nurse advisor to TRIP (Turning Research into Practice).

Throughout my academic career I have held a number of senior positions including Programme Manager, 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 researcher and have developed and delivered UG, PGT and PGR curricula at home and overseas. My teaching, research, scholarship and innovation, and engagement activities focus on evidence-based synthesis and evidence implementation and I have an interest in long-term conditions and primary/community care nursing.

Biography

Employer

Department

Job title

From

To

Cardiff University

HCARE

Professor

01/08/21

Present

Cardiff University

HCARE

Reader

01/08/2018

31/07/21

Cardiff University

HCARE

Senior Lecturer

01/08/2014

31/07/2018

Cardiff University

SONMS and HCARE

Lecturer

01/09/2001

31/07/2014

Cardifff University

HCARE

Co-Deputy Director WCEBC

01/02/22

Present

Cardiff University

HCARE

Director Wales Centre for Evidence Based Care-a JBI Centre of Excellence

01/09/2010

31/01/22

Cardiff University

HCARE

Co-Director/Director PGT

02/09/2013

01/09/2016

Cardiff University

HCARE

Programme Manager BSc Community Health Nursing Practice (overseas)

November 2011

December 2016

Cardiff University

SONMS and HCARE

Professional Head Primary Care/Public Health Nursing

2008

02/09/2013

Gwent Health Authority/University of Wales College of Medicine

N/A

Practice Nurse Advisor

2001

2003

Newport Local Health Group

N/A

Nurse Board member/Shared Clinical Governance Lead

1999

2001

TRIP, Gwent Health Authority

N/A

Nurse Advisor

1999

2001

Gwent Health Authority

N/A

Practice Nurse Trainer

1997

2001

Belle Vue Surgery group practice

N/A

Practice Nurse

1989

2001

Royal Gwent Hospital

Coronary Care Unit

Staff Nurse

1984

1988

Honours and awards

I hold an Honorary Senior Lecturer title with the University of Adelaide.

Professional memberships

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Senior Fellow-Higher Education Academy

Publications

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2014

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2012

2011

2010

  • 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.

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

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2003

Teaching

I am a senior fellow with the Higher Education Academy, teach on a range of  UG, PGT and PGR programmes and supervise UG, PGT and doctoral students. I have developed and led several modules including:

  • 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
  • PGR Evidence Synthesis

I have significant 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 was the programme manager for a BSc in Community Health Nursing Practice in Oman 2011-2016.

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, supporting revalidation of the MSc Community Health Studies programme and acting as a University Senior Academic for appeals.

External examination/Advisory roles

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

I have been an external PhD examiner for Aalborg University, Denmark, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen and University of West London in addition to being an internal examiner at Cardiff 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

  • Please see publication tab for the full list. My national and international conference presentations include several plenaries and invited keynotes delivered in the UK (Wales, Scotland and England); Australia; Czech Republic; Portugal; Romania; Spain; South Africa and Thailand, including  the RCN International Research conference in the UK and the inaugural Global Evidence Summit in Cape Town

Methodological expertise and editorial appointments

  • Member of the JBI qualitative and mixed methods review groups, contributing to the international development of these methodologies.
  • Senior Associate Editor JBI Evidence Synthesis
  • Reviewer (BMJ Open, BMC Geriatrics, Women and Birth, Journal of Research in Nursing, NIHR, GW4, South Africa National Research Foundation)

Engagement and research activities

  • Co-applicant ERASMUS+ international credit mobility, Kamuzu College of Nursing, Malawi 2017
  • Co-investigator ERASMUS + international credit mobility  'Developing a practice development unit in Malawi' 2018-2020
  • Exchange participant  ERASMUS + international credit mobility, School of Nursing, University of Zambia 2018
  • Principal investigator Global Challenges Research Funding (GCRF), University of Zambia  'Improving Evidence-Based Critical Nursing Care in Zambia through co-design and use of PDSA model'  2018
  • Principal investigator GW4  'Using realistic review to investigate digital health interventions for long-term-conditions' 2019
  • Co-chief investigator  GCRF 'Evaluation of a Practice Development Unit', Malawi  2019-2022
  • Co-investigator ERASMUS+KA2 'Strategic Partnership in Innovation and Development of Evidence-Based Healthcare (SPIDER)' 2019-2022
  • Co-investigator NIHR CAMHS crisis 2020-2021

WCEBC commissions

As Director of the Wales Centre for Evidence-Based Care I have been senior investigator on several evidence synthesis projects, commissioned from organisations including James Lind Alliance, Welsh Government, and the Schools of Engineering and Psychology at Cardiff University. Our current programme of work is with the Wales Covid-19 Evidence Centre

Wales COVID-19 Evidence Centre | Health Care Research Wales (healthandcareresearchwales.org)

Supervision

Current PhD students

Lead supervisor-Michelle Moseley: An ethnographic evaluation of mandatory safeguarding supervision for health visitors working with vulnerable children and families.

Lead supervisor-Roaa Sroge: The barriers and facilitators when using Digital Health Intervention as a self-management approach by physiotherapists for patients with musculoskeletal conditions in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: An explanatory sequential mixed method study.

Co-supervisor-Suzanne Hardacre: The experience of pregnant women being offered influenza vaccination by their midwife, a qualitative descriptive approach

Past projects

Co-Supervisor for Tina Dennis-  An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis of Midwives’ Experiences of Promoting Normal Birth in an Alongside Midwife Unit in the United Kingdom (awarded 2019)

Co-supervisor for Aisha Al-Mamari- Compliance to gestational diabetes mellitus screening guidelines among healthcare professionals in primary healthcare institutions in Oman (awarded 2021)

Co-supervisor for Alison James-Perceptions and Experiences of Leadership: A Narrative 
Inquiry of Leadership in Undergraduate Nurse Education (awarded 2021)