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Dr Geraldine Latchem-Hastings

Dr Geraldine Latchem-Hastings

Senior Lecturer: Physiotherapy

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
hastingsgm@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 87729
Campuses
Room 3.34, 3rd floor, Ty Dewi Sant, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN

Overview

I am a Senior Lecturer in physiotherapy education with over 17 years experience as an academic. Within HCARE, I have made substantial contributions to curricula development, assessment, quality assurance and programme validation where I have held various school leadership and programme roles and responsibilities.

Throughout my professional career (academic and clinical), I have developed a successful and sustained approach to knowledge transfer through the development and delivery of research led CPD programmes and courses at local, national and international levels.  My research has contributed towards the advancement of knowledge and pedagogy in professional practice, through scholarly outputs, clinical mentorship and research led curricula development and delivery.

University and Professional Roles and Responsiblities: summary

  • School Research Ethics Committee Member 2014-2017; 2021 - current
  • Education Lead for the Coma & Disorders of Consciouness Research Centre UK 2018 - current
  • Professional Lead: Physiotherapy Cardiff University 2015-2018
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in Wales Board member 2015-2018
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Learning Champion 2014-2020
  • Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Patient Story Champion 2011-2020
  • School Peer Review of Learning and Teaching Lead 2014-2017
  • College of Biomedical & Life Sciences Peer Review of Learning and Teaching Network Member
  • Postgraduate Certificate University Teaching and Learning Programme - Mentor and Educator 2014-2017
  • Physiotherapy Programmes Library Representative 2005-2015

Biography

I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Healthcare Sciences at Cardiff University.

My academic career spans 17 years where I have made a significant contribution to teaching and scholarship. I have an established UK wide reputation as someone with expertise in physiotherapy education; continuing professional development and ethics and law in relation to paediatric physiotherapy practice. I also have a growing international profile; evidenced by a range of scholarly outputs such as professional guidance, professional journals and conference papers including several international and national keynote addresses.

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

School of Healthcare Sciences Ethics Committee

  • Member and Lead Reviewer

Journal reviewer:

  • Association of Chartered Physiotherapist in Respiratory Care;
  • Journal of Health Management

Textbook reviewer:

  • Elservier

Publications

2018

2016

2014

2013

2012

  • Hastings, G. and Annetts, S. 2012. We need to talk about..your assignment!. Presented at: Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference 2012, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 3-4 July 2012.

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2002

Teaching

I teach across both UG and PG programmes on topics such as qualitative research, professional and personal development & practice including reflective practice.

I am the module lead for personal, professional and communication module at Level 6 which is an interprofessional education module and co-module for the Level 4 Physiotherapy Practice in Health and Society. I am also the qualitative research lead for the BSc programme. I am currently developing a new Level 6 online module Physiotherapy Practice for Employment for the academic year 2021-22.

During my career I have developed a particular expertise in digital education, the following are a summary of key projects and digital e-learning platforms.

Key Education and Innovation Digital /e-learning Projects

Coma and Disorders of Consciousness Research Centre UK

  • Kitzinger, J. Latchem-Hastings, J and Latchem-Hastings, G. 2018 to date.

Supporting and accelerating change through an online 'best interests' training resource and toolkit.

  • Latchem-Hastings, J. Latchem-Hastings, G. Kitzinger, J. and Kitzinger C 2018 - to date

Caring for PDoc patients: improving healthcare professionals communication and practice

  • Latchem-Hastings, G. Latchem-Hastings, J. Kitzinger, J. and Kitzinger C 2018 - to date

Caring for PDoc patients: improving healthcare students communication and practice

Connolly, M. Latchem-Hastings, G. Kirkup, J and Harries, N. 2017-2018. Developing Resources and a Community of Best Practice in the use of Audio Feedback within Grademark at Cardiff University

Clouston, T. Hastings, G. Paul-Taylor, G and Ferriday, R. 2017 to date; Becoming a Caring and Compassionate Practitioner in Health and Social Care Practice: an e-learning hub for healthcare professional students.

Research Interests

  • Digital education
  • Interprofessional education and learning.
  • Personal and professional development planning especially (e)portfolio development
  • Ethics and law in health and social care

Research Dissertations and Thesis

Level

Institution

Name of work

Date

Doctor of Philosophy (Law)

University of Bristol

Researching the values of paediatric physiotherapists working in the community

2013

Master’s Degree in Legal Studies

University of Bristol

Bending your arm: The refusal of physiotherapy treatment in adolescents. [Dissertation attained distinction]

2001

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

University of Wales, Cardiff School of Physiotherapy

A pilot study to determine the physiological and psychological effects of slow and fast stroke back massage in healthy female subjects.” [Dissertation attained first class classification]

1994

Detail of internal and external funding

Funding Body and amount

Applicants & Study Title

Date

Economic Social Research Council Impact Accelerator Account

£21,939

Kitzinger, J. Latchem-Hastings, J and Latchem-Hastings, G.

Supporting and accelerating change through an online 'best interests' training resource and toolkit

January 2018

Centre for Education Innovation, Cardiff University

£22,790

Connolly, M. Hastings, G. Kirkup, J and Harries, N

Developing Resources and a Community of Best Practice in the use of Audio Feedback within Grademark at Cardiff University

July 2017

Centre for Education Innovation, Cardiff University

£3,000

Clouston, T. Hastings, G. Paul-Taylor, G and Ferriday, R.

Becoming a Caring and Compassionate Practitioner in Health and Social Care Practice  

January 2017

Higher Education Academy Learning and Teaching Enhancement Fund for Wales

£1,800

Annetts, S. and Hastings, G.

A Scoping Exercise Investing the Efficacy and Efficiency of Audio Feedback

July 2011

Cardiff University Learning and Teaching Fund

£5,000

Hastings, G. and Owen, G.

PDP e-portfolio pilot project

January 2006

Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists

£7,000

Hastings, G.

Ethical Conflicts in Paediatric Physiotherapy: a study of theory and practice

January 2005