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Dr Clare Hawker

Dr Clare Hawker

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing & Director of Technology and Simulation

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
hawkercl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29 206 87810
Campuses
Room 2.12, 2nd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Overview

I have a clinical background in medical nursing, in particular cardiac and gastroenterology.

My passion and expertise is in clinical skills education and simulation based education. I currently hold the role of Director of Technology and Simulation, leading the School's vision and strategy for technology enhanced learning and simulation based education. 

I teach a range of subjects including nutrition, infection prevention, cardiac and medical care and conditions and various clinical skills in the undergraduate nursing programme. I also teach on postgraduate programmes and supervise professional doctorate and PhD students. 

Biography

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Teaching

I teach a range of different subjects including nutrition, infection prevention, cardiac and medical care and conditions and various clinical skills in the undergraduate nursing programme. I also teach on postgraduate programmes and supervise professional doctorate and PhD students. 

My research interests are around undergradaute nurse education, clinical skills education and simulation based education.  

My PhD study was a mixed methods, sequential explanatory study exploring undergraduate nursing students’ education and training in aseptic technique in the United Kingdom. In phase one, a national survey was conducted to establish when, what and how aseptic technique is taught and assessed in undergraduate nursing programmes. Phase two consisted of an embedded, multiple case-study which explore, students, nurses educators’ infection prevention nurses’ and mentors’ understanding of aseptic technique and the contextual factors that influence learning in the university and clinical practice setting. Recommendations for practice, education and policy about how undergraduate nursing students’ education and training in aseptic technique might be enhanced were made.

I am trained to conduct Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) systematic reviews. In collaboration with others I have conducted a systematic review exploring interventions to assist the transition from nursing student to newly qualified nurse.