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Professor Molly Courtenay

Professor Molly Courtenay

Professor of Health Sciences

School of Healthcare Sciences

Email
courtenaym@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 (0)29 206 88566
Campuses
13.09, 13th Floor, Eastgate House, 35-43 Newport Road, Cardiff, CF24 0AB

Molly is a nurse by background who specialised in intensive care. Prior to taking up her post at Cardiff University, she worked as a Professor at Reading University and the University of Surrey. Molly was the Royal College of Nursing national prescribing adviser between 2003 and 2008, and has roles on various international and national working groups and project advisory committees concerned with the development of the education and research agenda in the area of prescribing and medicines management by nurses. Molly’s area of research is concerned with the impact of prescribing by nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals on service delivery. Molly lived in the United States between 2012 and 2014, and during this time, held a Visiting Professor post at the University of California, Davis.

I am nurse by background who specialised in intensive care. Prior to coming to Cardiff University, I worked as a Professor at Reading University and the University of Surrey. I was the Royal College of Nursing national prescribing adviser between 2003 and 2008, and I have roles on various international and national working groups and project advisory committees concerned with the development of the education and research agenda in the area of prescribing and medicines management by non-medical healthcare professionals. I lived in the United States between 2012 and 2014; during this time I held a visiting professor post at the University of California, Davis.

Speaking engagements

Courtenay, M, Nancarrow, S, Dawson, D. Interprofessional Teamwork in the Trauma Setting: A Scoping Review. 1st Global Conference on Emergency Nursing and Trauma Care, 18-21 September 2014, Crowne Plaza, Dublin, Ireland

Courtenay, M., LaRagione, R., Wilkes, M., Conrad, P. The extent and nature of the initiatives in response to One Medicine-One Health: A scoping review. Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) Annual Conference, March 14-16th, Alexandria, Virginia, USA

Magic in Teaching Annual Conference, California Institute for Nursing and Health Care. November 12-14, 2013 Irvine Marriott, Irvine, California. Enhancing interprofessional working

Collaborating Across Borders IV, June 12-14, 2013, Hyatt Regency Vancouver, Vancouver, BC Canada.  Interprofessional consensus on pain management competencies for pre-licensure health care providers.

The 2010 International Nursing Research Conference, Newcastle, 11-13 May, Implementing nurse prescribing: the views and experiences of stakeholders (Symposia Lead M.Courtenay)

14th Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) Annual Conference, Vienna, 25th-26th September 2009, 'How nurse prescribing effects the care patients receive: A case study in diabetes'

Diabetes UK: Annual Professional Conference, Glasgow, 11th-13th March 2009.
Nurse Independent Prescribing in the care of people with diabetes.

RCN International Nursing Research Conference, 24 - 27 March 2009, Cardiff, Wales, Nurse prescriber patient consultations: A case study in dermatology

Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland). Decision Support – Focusing on the evidence. The Royal Society of Medicine, London. February 2009. An evaluation of the role of the diabetes specialist nurse prescriber

RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool, 8th-11th April 2008. An exploration of stakeholder views of nurse prescribing (Symposia Lead M.Courtenay)

RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool, 8th-11th April 2008. An exploration of stakeholder views of nurse prescribing (Symposia Lead M.Courtenay)

RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Liverpool, 8th-11th April 2008.The role of teams and relationships in nurse prescribing in acute and chronic pain

ISQUA 24th International Conference, Boston, 2008, 'An evaluation of a diabetes specialist nurse prescriber on the system of delivering medicines to patients with diabete'

Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND), Amsterdam, 2007, 'A national evaluation and evaluation of specialist nurse prescriber'

Drug Utilisation Research Group (UK and Ireland). Decision Support – Focusing on the evidence. The Royal Society of Medicine, London. February 2007. An evaluation of the role of the diabetes specialist nurse prescriber

RCN Nurse Practitioner International Conference. 7th & 8th September, Majestic Hotel, Harrogate, 2007. Independent Extended and Supplementary Nurse Prescribing for Patients with Skin Conditions: A national questionnaire survey

American Association of Diabetes Educators 33rd Annual Conference. Los Angeles. 9th-12th August 2006. An evaluation of the role of the diabetes specialist nurse prescriber.

British Dermatological Nursing Group 16th Annual Meeting. Independent extended and supplementary nurse prescribing for patients with skin conditions: a national questionnaire survey. 4th – 7th July, 2006. Manchester International Convention Centre and GMEX

British Association of Dermatologists (BAD) 86th Annual Meeting. Extended and supplementary prescribing in dermatology: A national survey. 4th – 7th July, 2006. Manchester International Convention Centre and GMEX

First European Nursing Forum. Role of Nurses and the Prescription. 28th-30th June, 2006. Eurexpo-Lyon-France.

International Council of Nurses International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing network Conference. A national evaluation of extended and supplementary nurse prescribing. Sandton Convention Centre, South Africa 28th-30th June 2006.

RCN International Nursing Research Conference. York. 21st-24th March 2006. A national evaluation of extended and supplementary nurse prescribing.

RCN International Nursing Research Conference. York. 21st-24th March 2006. A national evaluation of extended and supplementary nurse prescribing in dermatology.  RCN International Nursing Research Conference. York. 21st-24th March 2006. The role of the diabetes specialist nurse prescriber on diabetes service delivery in secondary care.

Second European Diabetes Nursing Congress. 13-15th October, 2005. Baykomm, Leverkusen, Germany. Nurse prescribing in the UK

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My area of research is concerned with the impact of new roles (specifically the adoption of prescribing by nurses, pharmacists and allied health professionals) on service delivery. Much of my work has been undertaken in primary care and has involved diabetes service delivery, dermatology and pain services. I have also undertaken some work which has examined interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice in healthcare teams. Current research studies include research with community nurse prescribers and the support required to expand their scope of prescribing practice, antimicrobial stewardship competencies for undergraduate healthcare professional education, and the development of an intervention for nurse and pharmacist prescribers that will support the choice and use of antibiotics.

Research

Watson, MC, Payne, R, Britten, N, Courtenay, M. A multi-stakeholder approach to medicines optimization. GW4 Initiator Funding, 2018-2019 (£20,000)

Snell, H, Budge, C, Courtenay, M. Nurse prescribing in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. The New Zealand Society of the Study of Diabetes, 2018-2019 ($20,000 NZD)

Courtenay, M, Reid, N, Hodgson, K, Gillespie, D, Hodson, K, Deslandes, R, Thomas, N. An intervention for primary care prescribers to support the choice and use of antibiotics. ESRC IAA Funding, 2017-2018 (£19, 865)

Sakellariou, D, Anstey, S, Courtenay, M, Knight, G, Polack, S .The Challenges of Cancer and Disability Study (CoCaDS). Tenovus Cancer Care i Grant. 2017-2018 (£26,342.)

Courtenay, M Khanfer, R. The prescribing needs of community nurse prescribers. Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, 2017-2018 (£36,000)

Carey, N, Stenner, K, Gage, H, Courtenay, M, Moore, A, Otter,S, , Brown, J: Evaluation of Physiotherapist and Podiatrist Independent Prescribing, Mixing of Medicines, and Prescribing of Controlled Drugs Policy Research Programme, Department of Health, 2014-2016 (£229,343)

Courtenay, M, Carter, S, Peters, S., Rowbotham, S. The prescription of antibiotics for acute respiratory tract symptoms: Patient expectations, management by non medical prescribers and patient satisfaction, Industrial grant, 2015-2016 (£38,791).

Courtenay, M, Carey, N, Stenner, K. The value of nurse prescribing in chronic disease management, Industrial grant, 2010-2014 (£210,000)

Courtenay, M., Anderson, G., La Ragione, R., MCcarthy, D., John, M., Warburton, S. Feasibility Study: Recognising the links between human and animal. abuse: A One Health approach, Collaboration Surrey 2014 (£3,072)

Courtenay, M., Carey, N., Stenner, K: Developing multi-professional prescribing East of England SHA, 2009-2012 (£150,00).

Stewart, D, McLay, J, Hughes, C, Courtenay, M: Pharmacovigilance and non medical prescribers: Are they fulfilling their potential? Medicines and Healthcare product Regulatory Agency, 2010-2011 (£40,000)

Courtenay, M., Carey, N., Stenner, K. A national evaluation of nurse prescribing in dermatology, Industrial grant , 2005-2010 (£400,000)

Courtenay, M., Carey, N., Stenner, K: The role of the non medical prescribing lead, South East Coast Strategic Health Authority (SHA), 2010 (£20,10)

Courtenay, M., Carey, N., Stenner, K: A national evaluation of nurse prescribing in diabetes, Industrial grant, 2006-2009 (£300,000)

Courtenay, M., Carey, N., Stenner, K: An evaluation of nurse prescribing in acute and chronic pain, Industrial grant, 2009-2011 (£90,000).

Courtenay, M, Carey, N: The educational preparation of paediatric nurse prescribers, Great Ormond Street Hospital, 2005-2006 (£15,000)

Courtenay, M, Carey, N. An evaluation of the role of the diabetes specialist nurse prescriber in secondary care, Association for Nurse Prescribing, 2005-2006 (£20,000)

Latter, S., Courtenay, M, Maben, J., Myall, M., Young, A., Dunn: N A national evaluation of extended independent nurse prescribing, Department of Health, 2003-2005 (£175,000)

Courtenay, M: The administration and prescription of medicines (by nurses) in dermatology, Hope Charitable Trust, 2003-2004 (£20,000)

Courtenay, M. & Castro-Sanchez, E. eds.  (2020). Antimicrobial stewardship for nursing practice. UK: CABI

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