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Sally obtained a PhD from the University of Huddersfield in July 2015. In September of 2015, she moved to the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edgehill University where she took up the position as Lecturer in Nurse Education until April 17th 2018. Subsequently, she moved to the University of Huddersfield where she took up the position of Senior Lecturer (LD) in the Department of Nursing and Midwifery from April 18th 2018 to present. Preceding this, Sally studied at the University of Bradford for the undergraduate and postgraduate nursing courses and subsequently, obtained an MSc in Nursing, which incorporated a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Professional Education in 2009. The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Health Professional Education (Lecturer) has been valiudated and registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). In 2009-2010, she moved to the University of Huddersfield, as an Affiliate lecturer in the undergraduate nursing programmes.
Prior to joining the University of Huddersfield as an Affiliate lecturer, Sally practiced as a senior staff nurse (Registered Learning Disability Nurse) with St Anne's Community Services Huddersfield. She gained experience of working with individuals with complex health needs including palliative and end-of-life care needs and working in partnership with a range of health and social care providerss in order to meet the changing holistic needs of this population. She also worked in the role of Practice education facilitator and NMC signed-off mentor working in collaboration with Higher Educational Institute colleagues and other health care professionals to promote quality standards in the learning disability nursing education and students' practice learning and assessment.
Research Expertise and Interests
- Qualitative methodologies with a particular interest in Hermeneutic phernomenology.
Supportive and Palliative Care
- A long-standing research interest in Complex Health Needs specifically, Supportive and Palliative Care for people living with Long Term Conditions, cognitive impairment, intellectual/learning disabilities, and altered body shapes.
Person Centred Research
- Person Centred Research with a focus on Service users and Carers ebgagement in driving policy initiatives for satisfactory healthcare outcomes.
- Person Centred Research in children, young people and adults with autism or autism spectrum disorders in terms of their social communication, communication difficulties, interpersonal development and holistic welbeing.
Teaching and learning in Nurse Education
- An interest in concept based teaching and learning, and in clinical reasoning simulated learning.
An interest in the application of qualitative methods and the use of reflective learning in personal and professional development and in facilitating post registration training for health and social care professionals.
Sally retains these research interests through collaboration with practice and HEI colleagues. She was part of a Palliative and End-of-Life Care (EoLC) Focus group based at St Anne's Community Services in 2013-2015. The group developed a Palliative and EoLC training package for people with learning disabilities entitled: 'Doing it my Way'. The training package was endorsed by both the North Kirklees Clinical Commissioning Group and Greater Huddersfield. Sally was actively involved in the writing as well as piloting of the training package, which is targeted at health and social care professionals involved in the care of people with learning disabilities and potential mainstream patients with life-limiting conditions. The training package was nominated for innovation in Practice and Service Development and on the 16th of Novemeber 2015, during the Annual Conference of Palliative Care for People with Learning Disabilities in London, Sally and members of the Focus group received the 'Linda McEndhill Award' for making a positive difference in the EoLC of people with learning disabilities.
Sally has, in recent years, had an increasing research interest in concept based teaching and learning, and in clinical reasoning simulated learning. Whilst in Edege Hill University, she played a major role as part of the module team engaged in the development, writing, and facilitation of the Objective Structured Video Exams within the Module: Skills for Nursing Practice.
Research Degree Supervision
Sally has experience of PhD supervision. She was part of PhD supervisory team whilst at Edge Hill University and intends to be involved in supervising both PhD or MSc by research in Huddersfield University.
Please contact the Graduate school if you require PhD or MSc supervision in any of the areas that fall within my research interrests as stated above.
Commentary: Launching ‘Namaste Care’ in Canada: findings from training sessions and initial perceptions of an end-of-life programme for people with advanced dementiaArrey, S. K., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Research in Nursing. 24, 6, p. 418-419 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debate
In search of care strategies for distressed people with communication difficulties and a learning disability in palliative care settings: the lived experiences of registered learning disability nurses and palliative care professionalsArrey, S., Kirshbaum, M. & Finn, V., 1 Sep 2019, In : Journal of Research in Nursing. 24, 6, p. 386-400 15 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article