Dr Geraldine Latchem-Hastings

Dr Geraldine Latchem-Hastings

Senior Lecturer, Professional Head: Physiotherapy & Peer Review Lead

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email:
hastingsgm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 206 87729
Location:
Room 3.34, 3rd floor, Ty Dewi Sant, Heath Campus, Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Research Interests

I am a member of the Education and Professional Practice Research team whose aim is to research and contribute to the opportunities & challenges facing the physiotherapy profession today and tomorrow. The research output links with two of the School of Healthcare Studies research themes 1) Promoting & maintaining a healthy lifestyle and 2) Evaluation of healthcare delivery & development of professional practice.

The team's research endeavours to a) contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate learning & teaching content and delivery b) prepare & support students, clinicians & staff in their lifelong development as therapists & members of society and c) explore the impact of changes to service design & delivery on professional/clinical practice. The team aims to achieve this by using an eclectic mix of approaches (e.g. interviews, focus groups, surveys) to understand people's contexts and needs.

Umbrella Themes

  • Personal & professional development e.g. professional socialisation & placement learning
  • Employability & service development e.g. Impact of health & social care policy on physiotherapy practice (individual & service design)
  • Promoting & maintaining a healthy lifestyle e.g. Health promotion policy in practice

My particular research interests are ethics and law in health & social care, health care policy, personal development planning especially portfolio development and interprofessional learning.

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University. My research interests are ethics and law in health & social care, interprofessional education, personal development planning (PDP) including engagement with reflective practice and portfolio development.

My primary research is focused on health care law, ethics and professional socialisation related to physiotherapy as a healthcare profession.

My secondary research focuses on creating digital learning spaces to facilitate allied health professionals, midwives and nurses learning to meet the challenges of modern healthcare practice. I am collaborating with Dr Julie Latchem-Hastings (CTR) to develop the CDoC online training resource for AHPs - particularly exploring its potential for inter-professional continuing professional development (CPD). 

Honours and awards

  • Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award 2018 – Best Personal Tutor Nominee
  • Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award 2017 – Best Personal Tutor Nominee
  • Leading Teaching Teams 2016 Nomination Winner at School and College level
  • Physiotherapy Lecturer of the Year 2014, 2013, 2011 (awarded by physiotherapy students)-Physiotherapy Lecturer of the Year runner-up 2015
  • Cardiff University Enriching Student Life Award 2015 – Enriching Student Life Nominee
  • University of Bristol Faculty of Social Sciences and Law Prize for Excellence in a Thesis 2013 – Nominee 
  • Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon Special Recognition Award for volunteering (Team member) – Year 201
  • School of Healthcare Studies Excellence in Learning & Teaching Award 2012 [with Susan Annetts]
  • Physiotherapy Lecturer Most Considerate of Student Needs 2008 [with Gwyn Owen] (awarded by physiotherapy students)

Professional memberships

Registered with the Health & Care Professions Council         May 2003 to date

[previously Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine August 1994 to May 2003]

Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy               1991 to date

Member of the Critical Physiotherapy Network                      2015 to date

Committees and reviewing

Journal reviewer: Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Respiratory Care; Journal of Health Management

Textbook reviewer: Elservier

My particular research interests are ethics and law in health & social care, health care policy, personal development planning including portfolio development and interprofessional learning.