Community Nursing Research - PhD Studies 

Known PhD studies conducted by community nursing researchers are listed below, as a resource for researchers, as well as to help identify research gaps for future PhD projects.

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Name: Paul Brownbill
Title: Caring for people who have dementia in Community Hospitals: 'A longitudinal ethnographic study of healthcare workers’ everyday decision-making'.
Date awarded: In progress, started October 2014.

Name: Judith Carrier, Cardiff University
Title: Utilisation of evidence based clinical guidelines by general practice nurses.
Date awarded: 2013

Name: Neil James, University of South Wales
Title: 'Family carers’ experience of the need for admission of their relative with a learning disability to an Assessment and Treatment Unit – A qualitative exploratory study'.
Date awarded: December 2013

Name: Robert Jenkins, University of South Wales
Title: Meeting the health needs of older people with learning disabilities: the role of nurses.
Date awarded: 2011

Name: Janice Lewis, Swansea University
Title: An exploration of health visitors’ understanding of the principle of ‘Influencing policies affecting health’ and its realisation in practice.
Date awarded: In progress

Name: Eryl Maunder, Swansea University
Title: Exploration of the emotion management of children’s nurses providing palliative care for children/young people living with life-limiting conditions and their families.
Date awarded: 2013

Name: Stacey Rees (RCB Fellow), University of South Wales
Title: 'An exploratory study to investigate how community learning disability nurses (CNLD’s) support adults with learning disabilities in Wales to access secondary healthcare'.
Date awarded: In progress

Name: Nesta Roberts
Connecting Care Plans: Improving the care and discharge of people with dementia from acute hospital care to care homes – a participatory action research study.
Date awarded: In progress

Name: Sue Thomas, PhD Student, University of South Wales
Title: Evaluating ANGEL used by community nurses to identify patient complexity.
Date awarded: In progress