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BERNIE CARTER

Prof, Professor of Children's Nursing

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  • 162 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
20122019
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Biography

Bernie is a children’s nurse who trained at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street, London. Post-qualification she worked clinically within children’s surgery, neonatal intensive care, children’s high dependency and children’s intensive care settings in various hospitals in the North West of England. Whilst in practice she found she had more questions than answers; this was the start of a research career, although she did not know this at the time. She undertook her undergraduate degree and her PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). After leaving clinical practice she worked in Higher Education at MMU and the University of Central Lancashire.


Bernie moved to Edge Hill University in February 2016 to contribute to and lead the rapidly growing Children, Young People and Families Research Group. As part of her Professorial role, she is the Director of the Children’s Nursing Research Unit (CNRU) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust. A core aim of the CNRU is to foster a supportive environment in which clinical nurses and allied health professionals can develop and undertake robust research studies, implement research findings and establish integrated clinical-academic careers. Bernie is also the Director of ‘Circle’, an international collaboration of children’s nurses whose mission is ‘making things better for children and families’ through research. Key partners in ‘Circle’ are based in child health research units in New Zealand and Tasmania, offering fantastic opportunities for joint research and scholarship.

Bernie absolutely believes that research can be fun and is good for the soul, not least because it provides many challenges and opportunities for problem-solving. She tries to pass on this passion about research to ‘her’ doctoral students, who are undertaking a wide range of child and family related projects both in the UK and abroad. Bernie sees her role as Director of Studies as extremely rewarding and she loves providing guidance and support to her students and seeing them and their research projects develop. She is firmly committed to ensuring that students have a good experience of undertaking their research. She has 20 successful PhD completions with more students completing in the next 12 months.

Bernie has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and more than 60 editorials. She has written or edited books on pain and children’s nursing and contributed chapters to books. She was the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Child Health Care (Sage Publications) for 23 years and stepped down from the role in 2018. Bernie is a Fellow of the Royal College of Nursing and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Bernie’s research focuses on children and young people whose lives are disrupted by pain, illness, disability, complex health care needs and disadvantage, and the ways in which this affects their parents, brothers and sisters and family life. Her work aims to explore issues of importance to children, young people and their families to improve their everyday lives and the treatment provided and services they receive. Bernie’s research interests also encompass interventions that aim to promote best practice such as paediatric early warning scoring.

Much of Bernie’s research is qualitative; in particular her work is narrative, appreciative, participatory and arts/activities-based. She utilises a range of data-generation techniques consonant with children’s ways of expression, including visual art-based techniques and photography as well as interviews, focus groups and workshops. She works closely with children and families at all stages of the research process to ensure that her work is not only robust but is also grounded in the lives of the participants.

She is passionate about undertaking, implementing and disseminating research as she believes it can and does contribute to making things better for children and their families. She is interested in using innovative ways of disseminating work including the use of dance, performance, animation and the power of the written and spoken word.

Bernie’s current work includes studies addressing: holding children for procedures; friendship and loneliness of young people with IBD (Crohn's and Colitis); sepsis and pathways to hospital; early warning systems for critical deterioration of children in hospital; somatic practice and chronic pain; childrne's health literacy; rolandic epilepsy and its management; and postural care for children and young people who have disabilities.

Education/Academic qualification

PGCE Postgraduate Research Supervision, PGCert

… → 2004

PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University

… → 1995

PGCE Education (Further Education) & RNT, Other

… → 1991

Nursing Studies, BSc

… → 1989

External positions

Adjunct Professor, Auckland University of Technology

2018 → …

Clinical Professor, University of Tasmania

2011 → …

Director of the Children’s Nursing Research Unit (CNRU), Alder Hey Children's Hospital

1 Sep 2008 → …

Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University

19892000

Professor of Children's Nursing, University of Central Lancashire

19892000

Keywords

  • RT Nursing
  • Pain

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 162 Citations
  • 8 h-Index
  • 49 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Book
  • 1 Project report
4 Downloads (Pure)

Being ‘at-home’ on OPAT: A qualitative study of parents' experiences of paediatric Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT): Being ‘at-home’ on OPAT

CARTER, BERNIE., Fisher-Smith, D., Porter, D., Lane, S., Peak, M., Taylor-Robinson, D., Bracken, L. & Carrol, E., 27 Sep 2019, In : Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Outpatients
Parents
Pediatrics
Therapeutics
Nursery Schools

Coming ‘Home’: place bonding for parents accessing or considering hospice based respite.

Dunbar, H., Carter, B. & Brown, J., 22 Apr 2019, In : Health & Place. 57, p. 101-106

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hospice
parents
caregiving
grounded theory
interview
11 Downloads (Pure)

Core Health Outcomes in Childhood Epilepsy (CHOICE): Development of a core outcome set using systematic review methods and a Delphi survey consensus.

Crudgington, H., Rogers, M., Bray, L., Carter, B., Currier, J., Dunkley, C., Gibbon, F., Hughes, D., Lyle, S., Roberts, D., Gringras, P., Pal, D. & Morris, C., 31 May 2019, In : Epilepsia. 60, 5, p. 857-871

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
File
Rolandic Epilepsy
Epilepsy
Consensus
Parents
Health
Open Access
File
Critical Care
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Hospitalized Child
Pediatrics
Technology
4 Downloads (Pure)

Exercise and Physical Therapy Interventions for Children with Ataxia: a systematic review

Hartley, H., Cassidy, E., Bunn, L., Kumar, R., Pizer, B., Lane, S. & CARTER, BERNIE., 7 Aug 2019, In : Cerebellum. 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Exercise Therapy
Ataxia
MEDLINE
Sample Size
Publications