Dr Alison Pooler

Title: Lecturer, Adult Nursing & Director for Learning & Teaching
Phone: 01782 679659
Email: a.pooler@keele.ac.uk
Location: CEC - SF15
Role: Director of Learning and Teaching, Lead for Prescribing education, Lead for IPE 1 across the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and Lecturer in adult nursing.
Contacting me: via e mail
Pooler Alison

RGN, RNT, PhD (respiratory medicine), MSc(Health) (distinction), BSc(Hons), PGCHPE (distinction), ENB 998, ENB 100, V200 and V300 non-medical prescriber. 

  • Senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • Affiliate member of the research institute for primary care sciences and health service research unit. 
  • Member of the British Thoracic Society 
  • NMC quality reviewer

Alison is a lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and teaches across both pre and post registration courses, post graduate education and supervises at PhD/Professional doctorate level. Her specialist area is acute care, mainly focusing on cardiac and respiratory medicine and on pharmacology and prescribing. She also has an interest in health psychology, which has close links with the many chronic conditions she has worked with in her clinical role.
Since graduating from Edinburgh University with her nursing degree in 1992, her clinical background has mainly been acute and critical care, as well as managing chronic diseases, especially from the respiratory and cardiac areas. She has worked at in advance autonomous clinical roles within respiratory medicine, where she also worked across the interface between primary and secondary care to ensure quality care for her patients. Respiratory medicine is now her main focus of research interest and development.

Alison is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy, an affiliate member of the institute of primary care and health sciences and member of the health service research unit. She has a particular interest in research which focuses on respiratory medicine with asthma and COPD being her main focus, but also the psychological and social side of care as well as the physiological aspects.

Alison completed her MSc project on the implications of the under diagnosis rates of COPD and her PhD on the psychological and sociological aspects associated with exacerbations of severe asthma. Her PhD gained her the runner up prize for the RCN’s Akinsanya Prize for doctoral studies in 2009.

Alison has been involved in many clinical trials whilst working in respiratory medicine, ranging from small local studies to large international multicentre studies. Her current focus is on smaller studies which have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.

She is a reviewer for the RfPB strand of NIHR bids and also for many journals including Nurse Education, Journal of Health Psychology and Nurse Researcher.

Selected Publications

  • Levett-Jones T, Burdett T, Chow YL, Jönsson L, Lasater K, Mathews LR, McAllister M, Pooler A, Tee S, Wihlborg J. 2018. Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries. J Nurs Scholarsh. link> doi>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2018. Chronic venous leg ulcer care: Putting the patient at the heart of leg ulcer care. Part 1: exploring the consultation. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 23(Sup3), S30-S38. link> doi> full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2017. Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?. Wounds UK, vol. 13(1), 30-37. full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2014. The impact of chronic venous leg ulcers: a systematic review. J Wound Care, vol. 23(12), 601-612. link> doi> full text>
  • Pooler A and Beech R. 2013. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION TO EXACERBATIONS OF COPD RESULTING IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS; A NARRATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. THORAX (vol. 68, pp. A202-A203). link> doi>

Full Publications List show

Books

  • Campbell P, Longbottom A, Pooler A. 2007. Nursing in General Practice; the toolkit for nurses and health care assistants. Radcliffe Publishing.

Journal Articles

  • Levett-Jones T, Burdett T, Chow YL, Jönsson L, Lasater K, Mathews LR, McAllister M, Pooler A, Tee S, Wihlborg J. 2018. Case Studies of Interprofessional Education Initiatives From Five Countries. J Nurs Scholarsh. link> doi>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2018. Chronic venous leg ulcer care: Putting the patient at the heart of leg ulcer care. Part 1: exploring the consultation. Br J Community Nurs, vol. 23(Sup3), S30-S38. link> doi> full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2017. Chronic venous leg ulcer care – are we missing a vital piece of the jigsaw?. Wounds UK, vol. 13(1), 30-37. full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2014. The impact of chronic venous leg ulcers: a systematic review. J Wound Care, vol. 23(12), 601-612. link> doi> full text>
  • Pooler A and Beech R. 2014. Examining the relationship between anxiety and depression and exacerbations of COPD which result in hospital admission: a systematic review. Int J Chron Obstruct Pulmon Dis, vol. 9, 315-330. link> doi> full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2013. Nurse-patient consultations in primary care: do patients disclose their concerns?. J Wound Care, vol. 22(10), 534-539. link> doi> full text>
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A. 2013. Patient perspectives of their leg ulcer journey. Journal of Wound Care, vol. 22(2), 58-66. doi> full text>
  • Pooler A and Campbell P. 2006. Identifying the development needs of community matrons. Nurs Times, vol. 102(37), 36-38. link>
  • POOLER A. 2005. Nurse-led management of severe asthma. Airways Journal, vol. 3(2), 92-97.
  • Green J, Jester R, McKinley R, Pooler A, Mason S, Redsell S. 2015. A new quality of life consultation template for patients with venous leg ulceration. J Wound Care, vol. 24(3), 140-142. link> doi> full text>

Other

  • Pooler A and Beech R. 2013. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION TO EXACERBATIONS OF COPD RESULTING IN HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS; A NARRATIVE SYSTEMATIC REVIEW. THORAX (vol. 68, pp. A202-A203). link> doi>
  • Pooler A and Caress A. 2010. PSYCHOSICAL FACTORS AND THE MORBIDITY OF SEVERE ASTHMA. THORAX (vol. 65, p. A84). link> doi>

Lead for prescribing studies

Teach many areas including anatomy and physiology, pharmacology and medicine management, respiratory medicine and nursing, health psychology and evidence based practice and research