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 Judith Benbow

Judith Benbow

Senior Lecturer: Adult Nursing & Student Mobility Lead

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
benbowja@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87694
Campuses
3.30, 3rd Floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Currently I am a Senior Lecturer (Adult Nursing), at the School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. I am a Registered Nurse; my clinical experience is in adult and critical care nursing. In 1993, I was awarded a Welsh National Board Scholarship to complete my Bachelor of Education (Special Nurses and Midwives) and Post Graduate Certificate in Education Registered Nurse Tutor, from Cardiff University. In 2005, I obtained my MA in Education from the Open University. I am currently undertaking a PhD examining resilience of frontline nurses in Wales under the supervision of Professor Daniel Kelly, Dr Aled Jones (Healthcare Sciences) and Professor Andrew Smith (School of Psychology). The study is funded by The Royal College of Nursing Wales and The School of Healthcare Sciences Cardiff University.

I have worked in a variety of nurse educational roles since 1995, enabling students and registered nurses to be excellent healthcare practitioners. Currently I lead on International Student Mobility in the School. Nursing is highly rewarding yet demanding. I wish to contribute in some small way to understand how nurses can be better equipped to deal with the current and future health care demands. I see my research contributing to this.

I completed my registered nurse training in South Glamorgan School of Nursing, Cardiff, in 1985. On qualifying, I gained experience in intensive care and ear nose and throat nursing before specialising in adult cardiac and critical care. I then became sister on the regional intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff that cared for adults, children and cardiac patients and subsequently sister on the general adult intensive care unit.

In 1995, I was seconded from the NHS as a lecturer practitioner to specifically develop specialist critical care programmes for registered nurses, to the then South East Wales Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Cardiff, then Cardiff School of Nursing, now the recently formed School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. I have subsequently held a number of roles within the School, for example a two year secondment as an Education Advisor to the Royal College of Nursing Wales, MSc (Nursing) Programme Manager as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies.

I have enjoyed teaching, developing and supporting home and international students in all fields of nursing both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have contributed to a number of School wide projects, Chaired and been an active member of a number of School Committees. As well as representing the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences on the University’s Languages for All project, in 2014.I completed my registered nurse training in South Glamorgan School of Nursing, Cardiff, in 1985. On qualifying, I gained experience in intensive care and ear nose and throat nursing before specialising in adult cardiac and critical care. I then became sister on the regional intensive care unit at the University Hospital of Wales Cardiff that cared for adults, children and cardiac patients and subsequently sister on the general adult intensive care unit. In 1995, I was seconded from the NHS as a lecturer practitioner to specifically develop specialist critical care programmes for registered nurses, to the then South East Wales Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Cardiff, then Cardiff School of Nursing, now the recently formed School of Healthcare Sciences, Cardiff University. I have subsequently held a number of roles within the School, for example a two year secondment as an Education Advisor to the Royal College of Nursing Wales, MSc (Nursing) Programme Manager as well as Director of Undergraduate Studies. I have enjoyed teaching, developing and supporting home and international students in all fields of nursing both undergraduate and postgraduate students. I have contributed to a number of School wide projects, Chaired and been an active member of a number of School Committees. As well as representing the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences on the University’s Languages for All project, in 2014.

Honours and awards

Royal College of Nursing Wales PhD. Fellowship, 2014.

Awarded best paper, at the Royal College of Nursing Critical Care Nursing Conference, Newcastle 2004.

Welsh National Board Scholarship, 1993.

Professional memberships

Registered nurse and nurse tutor with the Nursing and Midwifery Council

Member of the Royal College of Nursing, to include: - the Education, Research and the Critical Care and in Flight nurses Forums

Member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)

Other External Activities

I have been a member of various local and national professional forums for example the Undergraduate All Wales Nursing and Midwifery Initiative, 2009- 2013 and earlier I was Chair/Vice Chair of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses Wales (1999-2004).

I have enjoyed teaching, personal tutoring and supervising nurses at under graduate and post graduate levels with a particular interest in dignity, professional development, leadership, and reflection.

My PhD is a mixed methods study incorporating quantitative and qualitative methods to examine the theoretical concept of resilience applied to front line nurses in Wales.

This study is informed by recent research, UK and Welsh policy in order to enhance the health and wellbeing of nurses and the delivery of nursing care in Wales. Of increasing government and public significance is the supply of nurses’ and their ability to deliver safe person centred care and positively cope with the increasing demands of their work, now and in the future.

This unique study will inform practice, education, policy and research of what works well, what could work better and the nature of what is needed to develop resilience of frontline nurses in Wales to benefit the health and wellbeing of nurses and patients.

My work fits within the Workforce, Innovation and Improvement Research theme in the School of Healthcare Sciences and the Wellbeing Connect research group in the School of Psychology.

Publications

Ward, S. and Benbow, J. 2016. The role of service-user feedback in undergraduate nursing courses. British Journal of Nursing [Online] 25(13). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2016.25.13.752.

Benbow, J. and Snell, K. 2015. Book review: Adult Nursing Acute and Ongoing Care Le Mone and Burke. Cancer Nursing Practice.14 (2):11. Available on line at:- http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/cnp.14.2.10.s11

Benbow, J. and James, G. 2015. Book Review: -Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice- A Handbook for Student Nurses Nursing Standard 29 (26):32. Available on line at:- http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.26.32.s34

Benbow, J. and James, G. 2015. Book Review: Achieving Competencies for Nursing Practice- A Handbook for Student Nurses. Cancer Nursing Practice 14 (2):10. Available on line at:- http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/cnp.14.2.11.s14

Benbow, J. and Snell, K. 2015. Book review: Adult Nursing Acute and Ongoing Care Le Mone and Burke. Nursing Standard 29, (19):32. Available on line at http://dx.doi.org/10.7748/ns.29.19.32.s38

Jones, A, Benbow, J. and Gidman R (2013) The Nursing Standard Provision of training and support for newly qualified nurses. Nursing Standard 28 (i9), pp. 44-50. Available on line at:- 10.7748/ns2014.01.28.19.44.e8191)

Brimble, M. and Benbow, J. (2013) The Recruit Retain Employ Group- An intervention to improve recruitment, retention and employment of undergraduate student nurses and midwives. Higher Education Academy Compendium of Effective Practice in Higher Education 2nd Edition. Available on line at:-

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/resources/detail/retention/Compendium_volume_two

The All Wales Pre-registration Nursing Initiative. 2012. On Going record of Practice Achievement Outcomes. Available on line at:- http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/829/page/65379

The All Wales Pre-registration Nursing Initiative. 2012. Changes to learning disability student nurse education: http://www.learningdisabilitywales.org.uk/llais.php

Conference or workshop items

Benbow, J. 2016. Exploring Resilience of Nurses in Wales. Poster presented at the Aneurin Bevan Health Board Research Conference, June 2016.

Benbow, J. 2016. Exploring Resilience of Nurses in Wales. Poster presented at the British Association of Critical Care Nurses Wales Bi- annual meeting, June 2016.

Benbow, J. 2016 Presented at the RCN International Nurses Day, RCN Wales, May 11th.

Benbow, J. Ward, S. and Barnes R. 2015. The caring and Professional Qualities of Student Nurses as described by service users during practice learning opportunities. Presented at: The Royal College of Nursing Education Forum Conference, Nottingham, March 2015.

Benbow, J. and Rattray, J. 2014. Empowering ward sisters/charge nurses to improve the patients’ experience: a new collaborative work based learning module. Presented at: - The Nurse Education Today Conference, Cambridge, September 2014.

Benbow, J. and Fender, S. 2013.An Evaluation of a work based learning assessment tool: Free-to-Lead, Free-to-Care Leadership Development Programme Reflective portfolios. Presented poster at: - The Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Annual Conference, Cardiff, May 2013.

Benbow, J. and Rattray, J. 2013. Empowering ward sisters/charge nurses to improve the patients’ experience: a new collaborative work based learning module. Poster and paper presented at:- The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Annual Conference, Cardiff September 2013.

Benbow, J. and Williams, L. 2013. Medicines Management in undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes: a partnership evaluation projectPresented poster at:-The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Annual Conference, Cardiff, September 2013.

Benbow, J. and Fender, S. 2013. An Evaluation of a work based learning assessment tool: Free-to-Lead, Free-to-Care Leadership Development Programme Reflective portfolios. Presented at:- The Swansea University’s 13th International Reflective Conference, Swansea, September, 2013.

Benbow, J. and Brimble, M. 2013. Success in Undergraduate Student Nurses and Midwives in One School of Nursing in the UK: The Recruit Retain Employ Group Presented poster at:- The Higher Education Academy Conference What is social mobility in the UK?, York, March 2013.

Benbow, J. and Brimble, M. 2013. - The Recruit Retain Employ Group- An intervention to improve recruitment, retention and employment of undergraduate student nurses and midwives. Poster presented at:-– The Royal College of Nursing International Education Forum Conference:-Beyond the borders, Glasgow, June 2013.

Benbow, J. and Brimble, M. 2013. - The Recruit Retain Employ Group- An intervention to improve recruitment, retention and employment of undergraduate student nurses and midwives. Poster presented at:- The Wales Chief Nursing Officer’s Showcase Conference, Cardiff, May 2013.

Benbow J., Cooper, L., Barnes, R. Greenough, K. and Ward, S. 2012. The Challenges of developing an Integrated Curriculum. Symposium presented at:- The European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE) with The Royal College of Nursing Education Forum International Conference, Cardiff, September 2012.

Benbow J., Johnson, M. Bowyer, A, and Gillen, L. 2012. An educational Innovation: The Development of a Virtual Learning IT and Library site. Poster presented at:- The European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE) with The Royal College of Nursing Education Forum International Conference, Cardiff, September 2012.

The All Wales Pre Registration Group, 2012. The All Wales Nursing and Midwifery Education Initiative. Presented at:- The Royal College of Nursing Education Forum, Harrogate, March, 2012.

Benbow, J, 2006. Role of the RCN Advisor. Presented at:- The Royal College of Nursing Wales Obesity Conference, Cardiff, June 2006.

Benbow, J, 2006. Principles of Reflective Practice. Presented at:- The Royal College of Nursing Wales Cross Infection Conference, Wrexham, May 2006.

Benbow, J, 2006. Principles of Mentorship. Presented at:-The Royal College of Nursing Wales Student Conference, Llandudno, January 2006.

Benbow, J. and Mohay-Ud-Din, R. 2005. Reflection” on the process of “reflection” by a critical care student and lecturer. Poster presented at:-The Royal College of Nursing National Research Conference, York, April 2005.

Benbow, J. and Mohay-Ud-Din, R 2004. Reflection” on the process of “reflection” by a critical care student and lecturer. Presented at:-The Royal College of Nursing Critical Care National Conference. Newcastle, June 2004.

Benbow, J. A., Barnes, R., Hourahane P. G. 2004. Cardiff’s successful approach to curriculum innovation through a Masters Module in Critical Care Nursing. Presented at:- The Royal College of Nursing Annual Education Forum Conference; Bournemouth, March 2003.

Benbow, J. A., Barnes, R., Hourahane P. G. 2004. Cardiff’s successful approach to curriculum innovation through a Masters Module in Critical Care Nursing. Poster presented at:-The British Association of Critical Care Nurses National Conference, Glasgow, September 2003.

Benbow, J. and Mohay-Ud-Din, R. 2003. Reflection” on the process of “reflection” by a critical care student and lecturer. Workshop with Johns, C. at the:- The British Association of Critical Care Nurses National Conference, Glasgow, September 2003.

Benbow, J.  A. Wood, B. 2003.To “present or not to present”: a critical account of the professional development of a nurse lecturer and a senior nurse as first time National Conference Presenters. The British Association of Critical Care Nurses National Conference, Birmingham, September 2003.

Benbow, J. and Barnes, R., 2003. An evaluation of a degree level clinical patient assessment module for nurses. Presented at:- The School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies Conference, University of Wales College of Medicine Conference, Caerloen, June 2003.

Benbow, J. and Wood, B. 2002. A Critical Care Foundation Programme: an Innovative Partnership between Service and Education. Presented at the:- National Assembly for Wales Showcase Conference; Cardiff, September 2002.