Dr Patricia Owen

Title: Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Phone: 01782 679664
Email: p.a.owen@keele.ac.uk
Location: CEC - SF54
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Pat Owen

My career in nursing and nurse and healthcare education has spanned over 35 years and I am committed to supporting students and colleagues in the development of their own roles in nursing to enhance evidence based compassionate patient and client centred care and to promote the health of families, groups and communities. My clinical career centred on older people's nursing and health visiting and the public health aspect of health care is of great interest to me. I have been facilitating the education of nurses, midwives and health professionals at pre-registration; post registration and under and post -graduate levels over the last three decades and have developed my own practice and research interests over that time. These focus on transitions in nursing especially supporting newly qualified nurses; health visiting policy and practice and scholarship in nursing. I have in the past been a member of the Royal College of Nursing's national forum committee for health visiting and public health and have worked in partnership with NHS Trusts on educational and practice projects as well as being a representative on different Trust Boards and committees.

I achieved my PhD in April 2014.

My PhD focused on education policy development and implementation in health visiting- Professional Education Policy, Intention and Process: Policy Analysis in the Case of Health Visiting. The aim was to determine social, political and professional factors , discourses and tensions affecting health visiting education policy. I took a trajectory and critical discourse analytical approach to the policy analysis.

I have also completed work with colleagues from a local Trust in the East Midlands studying preceptorship in nursing and another funded project has enabled me to consider the meaning and practice of scholarship in nurse and AHP education.

With colleagues from Keele, Worcester and Coventry Universities, I  have been involved in studying the teaching of leadership in the pre-registration curricula which has been published as a report. 

In the School of Nursing and Midwifery I am also working with colleagues reviewing the development of resilience in student nurses.