dr sue ashby

Sue has been employed by Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery as  a Lecturer since 2005. Sue teaches on both pre and post registration courses. Her teaching expertise includes Qualitative Research specifically Case Study design, Clinical Leadership, the development of Hospital at Home services and Post-acute Intermediate Care and the involvement of patient and public experience in education, research and clinical practice.

Sue's clinical background is Adult General Nursing. She has worked in Primary Care since 1994 within the District Nursing and Rapid Response Nursing Service. Her most recent practice as Clinical Lead Intermediate Care involved the development of the Community Intermediate Care Service within North Staffordshire working closely with the Fit for the Future Department developing care routes across the interface of Primary and Secondary Care. Sue holds an honorary contract with Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust supporting students in District Nursing and Intermediate Care clinical placements.

Sue completed an Early Research Management Programme in 2006 and a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Leadership. Sue has an interest in patient and public involvement in education, research and clinical practice. From 2005-2007 Sue researched person-centred care for older people exploring the benefits of interprofessional education funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Sue's PhD explored the patient's experience entitled: From health crises to home: an embedded multi-case study of the experiences and perceptions of older people which involved being the locality lead researcher in a national project funded by the NHS Service Delivery Organisation exploring the unplanned hospital admissions for older people over the age of 75..

Sue is currently a Research Fellow funded by the School of Nursing and Midwifery and Institute for Primary Care and Health Sciences. Current research explores the involvement of patients and members of the public in the transfer of research findings into clinical practice with a focus on patient narrative. Sue has a lead role in the development of a lay member implementation group and works with the Implementation Teams and Patient and Public Involvement Team to achieve this.

Top 10 in Nursing for The Complete University Guide 2020 Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 finalist Bronze Athena Swan Award