Research within the School

The School of Nursing and Midwifery is committed to evidenced based practice, and has a developing portfolio of active researchers and supervisors. We have academics from a range of nursing and midwifery backgrounds who are able to support Masters, MPhil and PhD students in a variety of research topics using a range of research methodologies. We usually work in small supervisory teams across the University, to ensure that students receive the best possible supervision at all times. Research in the School is led by Professor Sue Read, and our researchers are members of various Research Institutes within Keele University, which reflect their research interests, activities and outputs.

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The School organizes a monthly research seminar series which include local, national and international speakers around a variety of topics including methodology, linking theory to practice, writing for publication, ethical considerations and personal experiences of undertaking and successfully acquiring a PhD. The seminars are usually the first Wednesday of each month (excluding January), 1.30-4pm, attendance is free, no prior booking is required, and these seminars are open to anyone across the university, local trusts, private organizations and charities. To check out previous presentations, and to view our current programme please visit  web link.

Click here to view our Research Group Meetings for 2017.

Click hereto view our Research Coffee Mornings for 2017.

For further information about research and associated activities within the School, please contact:

Professor Sue Read

Special areas of research activity:

Palliative care, bereavement, loss and learning disability Professor Sue Read & Dr Kate Lillie

Person-centred care Dr Sue Ashby

Respiratory medicine and health psychology Dr Alison Pooler

User and carer involvement Dr Sue Ashby and Professor Sue Read

For information regarding supervision, please contact:

Professor Sue Read
Professor of Learning Disability Nursing
School of Nursing & Midwifery
Keele University
Clinical Education Centre
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Newcastle Road
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, 

Tel: 01782-679 653


Research Institutes

Since 2005/6 research and related enterprise activities has been organised and managed within Research Institutes. The purpose of Research Institutes is to encourage multidisciplinary research and consolidate Keele’s standing as a research-led university with a strong tradition of excellence in research areas. There are currently five Research Institutes at Keele University

More information about the Research Institutes can be found on the Keele website under research.