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Dr Amie Hodges

Dr Amie Hodges

Senior Lecturer: Children and Young People, Programme Manager MSc Advanced Practice/Advanced Clinical Practice & HCARE Student Disability and Wellbeing Manager

Email
hodgesas@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 225 10686
Campuses
Room 613, Eastgate House, Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People in the School of Healthcare Sciences. As a Sociologist with a clinical background in both child and adult nursing, I have a long standing interest in improving health and wellbeing outcomes. My research focuses on the lived experiences and social worlds of children, young people and families in relation to chronic illness trajectories.

My Doctoral research was supported by The Florence Nightingale Foundation. The study focused on The family centred care experiences of child siblings living in the context of cystic fibrosis. I used visual, creative and participatory methods and drew on dramaturgy to highlight sibling performance, social interactions and places and spaces encountered in family life. My work challenged the perspective of the 'well' sibling in the field of chronic illness.

I have received funding and scholarship awards from The Florence Nightingale Foundation, The Band Trust, GNC, The Royal College of Nursing, The Brocher Foundation,Sociology of Health and Illness, Cardiff University and GlaxoSmithKline.

I have presented my research to representatives from WHO, Red Cross and The UN and have conducted a Travel Scholarship Study which focused on The impact of an Asthma Camp on the quality of life of children in Nova Scotia.

In clinical practice I pioneered service improvement in children's respiratory and allergy care in hospitals and communities and this work was recognised in a nomination for Welsh Woman of The Year.

I was nominated for Enriching Student Lives Awards for Teaching in the School of Healthcare Sciences and I have successfully co-supervised two PhD students through to completion.

My publications reflect my research interests in child, family and sibling wellbeing, I have written for Wiley Blackwell, Brill and Emerald publishers.

Publications

2021

  • Hodges, A., Kelly, D. and Tod, J. 2021. Impact on Siblings. In: Brimble, M. and McNee, P. eds. Nursing Care of Children & Young People with Long Term Conditions. Wiley Blackwell, pp. 81-94.

2020

2016

2009

2008

2007

Teaching

Current doctoral students

Abeer Jamal (International student: Saudi Arabia) : The Physical Therapists' and Parents lived experience of Family Centred Care for children with disabilities in Saudi Arabia. A Qualitative Phenomenological Approach.

Fatmah Saigh (International student: Saudi Arabia) : Mothers' involvement in their child's post - operative pain management in Saudi Arabia.

Aisha Salim Al-Mamari (International student: Oman) : The implementation of gestational diabetes mellitus screening in Oman.

Supervision

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Children and young people's health and illness
  • Siblings
  • Family Centred care
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Complex care
  • Social Interaction

Past projects

Current doctoral students

Abeer Jamal (International student: Saudi Arabia) The Physical Therapists' and Parents lived experience of Family Centred Care for children with disabilities in Saudi Arabia. A Qualitative Phenomenological Approach.

Fatmah Saigh (International student: Saudi Arabia) Mothers' involvement in their child's post operative pain management in Saudi Arabia.

Aisha Salim Al Mamari (International student: Oman) The implementation of gestational diabetes screening in Oman.