Biography

Phil commenced his role as Professor of Nursing at Keele University in 2019.

Phil joined Keele University following a long career at the University of Manchester, where he was promoted to Professor in 2012, and the University of Huddersfield. He has fulfilled a number of senior leadership roles including:

  • Head of Primary Care Division

  • Director of Innovation in Learning and Teaching

  • Professor and Director of Undergraduate Education and 

  • Professor and Director of External Liaison and NHS Educational Contracts, at the University of Manchester

and 

  • Professor and Head of Department of Health Sciences

  • Professor and Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), at the University of Huddersfield.

Phil’s contributions to teaching and learning, research and leadership are underpinned by a clinical career in adult and mental health nursing. He worked in both hospital and community settings prior to embarking on his academic career.

Research and scholarship

Phil has a strong interest in health services and pedagogical research. His health services research focuses on the needs of people experiencing chronic pain. Phil is interested in the development and delivery of novel interventions for people with chronic pain. During the MUSICIAN trial he worked with Professor Karina Lovell to develop telephone-delivered psychological interventions. This work is being continued in collaboration with an interdisciplinary research team led by Professor Gary Macfarlane in the MAmMOTH trial. Both trials were funded by Versus Arthritis. More recently he has been working with Dr Deborah Antcliff and colleagues to develop an activity pacing framework for the management of chronic pain / fatigue.

Pedagogical research has involved evaluations of educational innovations, and service user and carer engagement in educational provision. Phil is a co-investigator for a study examining the impact of prior care experience on retention and progress of student nurses, funded by the Department of Health.

Phil’s research contributions were recognised when he was awarded Fellowship of the European Academy of Nursing Science in 2012.

Teaching

Phil is committed to excellence in teaching and learning and was awarded National Teaching Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy in 2013, prior to that he received a University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Award in 2012. He was a member of the organising committee for the International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference from 2010-2018. This Conference attracts circa 300 health care educators each year. He has been invited to Chair a Theme for the NETNEP Conference due to be held in Sitges, Barcelona in 2020.

Phil has wide experience of delivering and leading innovation in teaching and learning, including the use of online learning and working internationally.

Phil is an experienced supervisor and examiner of doctoral and other post-graduate students.

Further information

Professional qualifications:

Registered Nurse (Adult)

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

Community Psychiatric Nurse

Registered Nurse Tutor

 

Academic qualifications:

PhD in Nursing, University of Manchester

MA Health Care Ethics, University of Manchester

BA Health Studies, Open University

Certificate in Education

CMI Level 7 Certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership

 

Awards

Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (Awarded 2018)

National Teaching Fellow, Higher Education Authority (2013)

Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Science (2012)

University of Manchester Teaching Excellence Award (2012)

Selected Publications

  • Bond C, Stacey G, Field-Richards S, Callaghan P, Keeley P, Lymn J, Redsell S, Spiby H. 2018. The concept of compassion within UK media-generated discourse: A corpus-informed analysis. J Clin Nurs, vol. 27(15-16), 3081-3090. link> doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keeley P, Campbell M, Woby S, Keenan A-M, McGowan L. 2018. Activity pacing: moving beyond taking breaks and slowing down. Qual Life Res, vol. 27(7), 1933-1935. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Lee R, Yeo ST, Rogers SN, Caress AL, Molassiotis A, Ryder D, Sanghera P, Lunt C, Scott B, Keeley P, Edwards RT, Slevin N. 2018. Randomised feasibility study to compare the use of Therabite® with wooden spatulas to relieve and prevent trismus in patients with cancer of the head and neck. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 56(4), 283-291. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Antcliff D, Campbell M, Woby S, Keeley P. 2017. Activity Pacing is Associated With Better and Worse Symptoms for Patients With Long-term Conditions. Clin J Pain, vol. 33(3), 205-214. link> doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keeley P, Campbell M, Woby S, McGowan L. 2016. Exploring patients' opinions of activity pacing and a new activity pacing questionnaire for chronic pain and/or fatigue: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, vol. 102(3), 300-307. link> doi>

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Journal Articles

  • Bond C, Stacey G, Field-Richards S, Callaghan P, Keeley P, Lymn J, Redsell S, Spiby H. 2018. The concept of compassion within UK media-generated discourse: A corpus-informed analysis. J Clin Nurs, vol. 27(15-16), 3081-3090. link> doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keeley P, Campbell M, Woby S, Keenan A-M, McGowan L. 2018. Activity pacing: moving beyond taking breaks and slowing down. Qual Life Res, vol. 27(7), 1933-1935. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Lee R, Yeo ST, Rogers SN, Caress AL, Molassiotis A, Ryder D, Sanghera P, Lunt C, Scott B, Keeley P, Edwards RT, Slevin N. 2018. Randomised feasibility study to compare the use of Therabite® with wooden spatulas to relieve and prevent trismus in patients with cancer of the head and neck. British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 56(4), 283-291. link> doi> link> full text>
  • Antcliff D, Campbell M, Woby S, Keeley P. 2017. Activity Pacing is Associated With Better and Worse Symptoms for Patients With Long-term Conditions. Clin J Pain, vol. 33(3), 205-214. link> doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keeley P, Campbell M, Woby S, McGowan L. 2016. Exploring patients' opinions of activity pacing and a new activity pacing questionnaire for chronic pain and/or fatigue: a qualitative study. Physiotherapy, vol. 102(3), 300-307. link> doi>
  • Macfarlane GJ, Beasley M, Prescott G, McNamee P, Keeley P, Artus M, McBeth J, Hannaford P, Jones GT, Basu N, Norrie J, Lovell K. 2016. The Maintaining Musculoskeletal Health (MAmMOTH) Study: Protocol for a randomised trial of cognitive behavioural therapy versus usual care for the prevention of chronic widespread pain. BMC Musculoskelet Disord, vol. 17, 179. link> doi> full text>
  • Antcliff D, Campbell M, Woby S, Keeley P. 2015. Assessing the Psychometric Properties of an Activity Pacing Questionnaire for Chronic Pain and Fatigue. Phys Ther, vol. 95(9), 1274-1286. link> doi>
  • Beasley M, Prescott G, McBeth J, Lovell K, Keeley P, McNamee P, Woby S, Gkazinou C, Jones EA, Macfarlane GJ, Team MUSICIANS. 2015. Long-term effects of cognitive behaviour therapy and exercise for chronic widespread pain. SCOTTISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol. 60(3), E20. link> doi>
  • Beasley M, Prescott GJ, Scotland G, McBeth J, Lovell K, Keeley P, Hannaford PC, Symmons DPM, MacDonald RIR, Woby S, Macfarlane GJ. 2015. Patient-reported improvements in health are maintained 2 years after completing a short course of cognitive behaviour therapy, exercise or both treatments for chronic widespread pain: long-term results from the MUSICIAN randomised controlled trial. RMD Open, vol. 1(1), e000026. link> doi> full text>
  • Kendal S, Keeley P, Callery P. 2014. Student help seeking from pastoral care in UK high schools: a qualitative study. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, vol. 19(3), 178-184. link> doi>
  • Mulvey MR, Macfarlane GJ, Beasley M, McBeth J, Symmons DPM, Lovell K, Keeley P, Woby S. 2014. Reply: To PMID 23401475. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), vol. 66(3), 496-497. link> doi>
  • Mulvey M, Macfarlane G, Beasley M, Mcbeth J, Symmons D, Keeley P, Woby S. 2013. Reply. Arthritis Care and Research. doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keeley P, Campbell M, Oldham J, Woby S. 2013. The development of an activity pacing questionnaire for chronic pain and/or fatigue: a Delphi technique. Physiotherapy, vol. 99(3), 241-246. link> doi>
  • Beasley M, Prescott G, McBeth J, Scotland G, Lovell K, Keeley P, Hannaford P, McNamee P, Symmons DPM, Woby S, Gkazinou C, Macfarlane GJ. 2013. LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 1057. link>
  • Beasley M, Prescott G, McBeth J, Scotland G, Lovell K, Keeley P, Hannaford P, McNamee P, Symmons DPM, Woby S, Gkazinou C, Macfarlane GJ. 2013. LONG-TERM EFFECTS OF COGNITIVE BEHAVIOUR THERAPY AND EXERCISE FOR CHRONIC WIDESPREAD PAIN. ANNALS OF THE RHEUMATIC DISEASES, vol. 72, 131. link>
  • Mulvey MR, Macfarlane GJ, Beasley M, Symmons DPM, Lovell K, Keeley P, Woby S, McBeth J. 2013. Modest association of joint hypermobility with disabling and limiting musculoskeletal pain: results from a large-scale general population-based survey. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), vol. 65(8), 1325-1333. link> doi>
  • Mairs H, Lovell K, Keeley P. 2012. Carer and mental health professional views of a psychosocial treatment for negative symptoms in psychosis: a qualitative study. Int J Nurs Stud, vol. 49(10), 1191-1199. link> doi>
  • Speed S, Griffiths J, Horne M, Keeley P. 2012. Pitfalls, perils and payments: service user, carers and teaching staff perceptions of the barriers to involvement in nursing education. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 32(7), 829-834. link> doi>
  • Pryjmachuk S, Gill A, Wood P, Olleveant N, Keeley P. 2012. Evaluation of an online study skills course. ACTIVE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, vol. 13(2), 155-167. link> doi>
  • Mairs H, Lovell K, Keeley P. 2012. Clinician views of referring people with negative symptoms to outcome research: a questionnaire survey. Int J Ment Health Nurs, vol. 21(2), 138-144. link> doi>
  • Rigby L, Wilson I, Baker J, Walton T, Price O, Dunne K, Keeley P. 2012. The development and evaluation of a 'blended' enquiry based learning model for mental health nursing students: "making your experience count". Nurse Educ Today, vol. 32(3), 303-308. link> doi>
  • Griffiths J, Speed S, Horne M, Keeley P. 2012. 'A caring professional attitude': What service users and carers seek in graduate nurses and the challenge for educators. Nurse Educ Today, vol. 32(2), 121-127. link> doi>
  • McBeth J, Prescott G, Scotland G, Lovell K, Keeley P, Hannaford P, McNamee P, Symmons DPM, Woby S, Gkazinou C, Beasley M, Macfarlane GJ. 2012. Cognitive behavior therapy, exercise, or both for treating chronic widespread pain. Arch Intern Med, vol. 172(1), 48-57. link> doi>
  • Kendal S, Callery P, Keeley P. 2011. The feasibility and acceptability of an approach to emotional wellbeing support for high school students. CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH, vol. 16(4), 193-200. link> doi>
  • Kendal S, Keeley P, Callery P. 2011. Young people's preferences for emotional well-being support in high school--a focus group study. J Child Adolesc Psychiatr Nurs, vol. 24(4), 245-253. link> doi>
  • Macfarlane GJ, Beasley M, Jones EA, Prescott GJ, Docking R, Keeley P, McBeth J, Jones GT, MUSICIAN Study Team. 2012. The prevalence and management of low back pain across adulthood: results from a population-based cross-sectional study (the MUSICIAN study). Pain, vol. 153(1), 27-32. link> doi>
  • Mairs H, Lovell K, Campbell M, Keeley P. 2011. Development and pilot investigation of behavioral activation for negative symptoms. Behav Modif, vol. 35(5), 486-506. link> doi>
  • Rutherford SJ and Keeley P. 2009. Assessing parenting capacity: are mental health nurses prepared for this role?. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs, vol. 16(4), 363-367. link> doi>
  • Keeley P, Creed F, Tomenson B, Todd C, Borglin G, Dickens C. 2008. Psychosocial predictors of health-related quality of life and health service utilisation in people with chronic low back pain. Pain, vol. 135(1-2), 142-150. link> doi>
  • Bee P, Playle J, Lovell K, Barnes P, Gray R, Keeley P. 2008. Service user views and expectations of UK-registered mental health nurses: a systematic review of empirical research. Int J Nurs Stud, vol. 45(3), 442-457. link> doi>
  • Edberg A-K, Bird M, Richards DA, Woods R, Keeley P, Davis-Quarrell V. 2008. Strain in nursing care of people with dementia: nurses' experience in Australia, Sweden and United Kingdom. Aging Ment Health, vol. 12(2), 236-243. link> doi>
  • Mullarkey K, Keeley P, Playle JF. 2001. Multiprofessional clinical supervision: challenges for mental health nurses. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs, vol. 8(3), 205-211. link> doi>
  • Playle JF and Keeley P. 1998. Non-compliance and professional power. J Adv Nurs, vol. 27(2), 304-311. link> doi>
  • Antcliff D, Keenan A-M, Keeley P, Woby S, McGowan L. 2019. Survey of activity pacing across healthcare professionals informs a new activity pacing framework for chronic pain/fatigue. Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 17(4), 335-345. link> doi>

Other

  • Beasley M, Jones E, McBeth J, Jones GT, Hannaford P, Lovell K, Symmons D, Keeley P, Woby S, Prescott G, Macfarlane GJ. 2016. RECEIVING PREFERRED TREATMENT NOT ASSOCIATED WITH POSITIVE OUTCOME IN A RANDOMIZED TRIAL. RHEUMATOLOGY (vol. 55, p. 127). link>
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