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The Warwick Research In Nursing is based in the Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School at the University of Warwick.

We do research about Understanding and Improving Care through the themes of:

Warwick Research In Nursing is committed to staying on the leading edge of research in their specialist areas via national and international inter-disciplinary collaboration.

Warwick Research In Nursing aims to:

  • Produce high quality research that improves knowledge, patient care and impacts on policy

  • Increase research capacity relevant to nursing by providing high quality research environment and tailored staff training and development

  • Contribute towards the University of Warwick delivering on their strategic objectives

The latest RCNRI Annual Report for 2016 can be found here.

Warwick Research In Nursing Staff Research Interests are shown below:

Prof Kate Seers - research interests include pain and its management, evidence based health care and knowledge translation and complex interventions. Her research in these areas has used quantitative and qualitative systematic reviews, randomised controlled trials, qualitative methodologies and often use mixed methods.

Dr Sophie Staniszewska - leads the Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) and Patient Experiences Programme and led a systematic review of the impact of patient and public involvement on health and social care research. Currently working with EQUATOR to develop the first international guidance to enhance the quality of PPI reporting. Also led the POPPY Project which examined parents experiences of having a pre-term baby (www.poppy-project.org.uk).

Dr Kirstie Haywood - research interests embrace the range of practical, methodological and theoretical challenges relating to the development, application and evaluation of patient reported outcomes (PRO) across a range of conditions and settings including: long-term conditions, recovery from episodes of ill-health or injury and using PRO-measures in routine practice and clinical trials. Her research in these areas has used quantitative and qualitative approaches.

Dr Liz Tutton - Research interests include: clinical issues; exploring patient and staff experiences of care, recovery and treatments; and core concepts such as comfort, participation and hope.

Dr Stephanie Tierney - whose work at the Warwick Research In Nursing centres on compassionate care, a key aspect of nursing and health provision. Her most recent research has sought to understand the meaning of compassion in healthcare from the perspective of professionals working with patients who have type 2 diabetes, and medical students.

Applications from potential PhD students wishing to work in these areas are welcome.

Information about PhD research within Warwick Medical School