Professor Sarah Neill is a Professor in Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Faculty of Health at the University of Plymouth.
Sarah is a children’s nursing academic with over 20 years’ experience in higher education, initially focussed on teaching and learning for the next generation of children’s nurses, then gradually more focussed on research.
Sarah’s research is focussed on acute childhood illness in children under five years of age, predominantly in the home and in first contact health services, such as primary care and urgent and emergency care.
She works collaboratively with parents and health care professionals to understand patient and professionals experiences, their decision making and to develop interventions to improve access to care for acutely ill children.
Sarah leads the Acutely Sick Kid Safety Netting Interventions for Families (ASK SNIFF) research programme www.asksniff.org.uk and is the Chief Investigator on the Before Arrival at Hospital (BeArH) NIHR RfPB funded project https://www.northampton.ac.uk/research/before-arrival-at-hospital-bearh/ Sarah is a qualitative researcher with a specific interest in Glaserian grounded theory.
Internationally Sarah co-Chairs the International Network for Child and Family Centred Care.
2011- PhD Nursing - University of Lisbon
1995 - Master in Nursing Sciences - Catholic University of Lisbon
1990 – Specialist in Medical-Surgical Nursing -Madeira Nursing School
2005-2007 Summer Course for PhD students, promoted by the European Academy of Nursing
Science, at the Universities of Manchester and York, England and Maastricht, Netherlands.
1997- Postgraduation in Bioethics from the Institute of Higher Studies of the Cine-Forum of
Funchal and Center for Bioethics Studies of Coimbra- Portugal.
-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the São José de Cluny School of Nursing (ESESJC)
-Chairman of the Technical-Scientific Council of ESESJC
-Chairman of the Pedagogical Council of ESESJC
Dr Mandie Jane Foster advances research on child and family centred care from a multi- cultural international lens.
Mandie Jane Foster, PhD, is a lecturer and research scholar at Edith Cowan University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Joondalup, Perth, Australia. Her research focuses on child and family centred care and the experiences, perceptions and needs of children, parents, families and staff within various healthcare settings globally. Her earlier doctoral work developed the Needs of Children’s Questionnaire (NCQ), a 16-item 4 category tool that measures the self-reported psychosocial emotional and physical needs of school-aged children in hospital. Her present research projects include children’s participation in shared decision-making in hospital, further psychometric testing and implementation studies using the NCQ, developing an NCQ Tool-Kit, international nursing clinical practicums and co-chair of the International Network on Child and Family Centred Care. In addition, she teaches child and adolescent health for undergraduate and post graduate students and is a course coordinator for 2 higher degree by research accredited programs, providing a child and family nursing lens to advanced paediatric education.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mandie_Jane_Foster2
“Gudrún Kristjánsdóttir is a Professor of Nursing and chair of Children‘s nursing at the University of Iceland and the National University Hospital at Landspitali in Reykjavik.
Her main research areas are the health and well-being of children and parents. She is currently working on a project with a research group on the impact of intensive care on children and their parents focusing on a variety of risk factors.
Stress and wellbeing being a special focus in developing clinical interventions to promote wellbeing and prevent post-traumatic stress and distress. She has published research e.e. on pain in children, bullying in school-children and needs and sleep of parents in hospitals.”
Maja Söderbäck is researcher in health care science at Mälardalen university in Sweden. Her research has focused on children's health care and nursing. Her special focus is children's rights in health care and nursing situations and thus how to practice child centred care. She has supervised PhD theses and published a several publications in the area.
Duncan has over 20 years of experience as an educator and researcher in children’s nursing.
In 2016 he published the 1 st children’s nursing theory designed for children and their childhoods (see www.pragmaticchildrensnursing.com). His research includes studies that focus on children’s views of community nursing and various aspects of children’s palliative care. He has published studies using Q methodology and other mixed and qualitative methods.
He regularly presents at national and international conferences. Duncan currently leads children’s nursing at Bournemouth University as well as engaging with, and leading, professional communities in children’s palliative care and research in the UK and in international networks.