Professor of Critical Care Nursing LYVONNE TUME

    Accepting PhD Students

    PhD projects

    Should focus on 1) assessing and improving nutrition in critically ill children, 2) weaning from mechanical ventilation and preventing extubating failure 3) preventing delirium or 4) optimising and making care safer for neonates and children after heart surgery or 5) challenging historical care practices and 6) Getting evidence into clinical practice and EBP in general


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    Lyvonne Tume is Professor of Critical Care Nursing at Edge Hill University. She holds an honorary clinical and research contract in PICU at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital. She is the editor of Nursing in Critical Care and on the editorial board for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. She is a PICU nurse with over 25 years’ experience both in Australia and in the UK (dual British and Australian citizenship) and continues to maintain some clinical practice. She has over 130 peer reviewed publications and has held several NIHR research grants, including a new multicentre trial, one of the few nurses to have led a trial of this size and one of only two in intensive care.  Her main research interest focuses on improving nutrition in critically ill children, particularly around enteral feeding, but she also focuses on respiratory critical care: making endotracheal suctioning safer, weaning mechanical ventilation and preventing extubation failure, often with a focus on children after cardiac surgery. She is a visiting professor for the School of Health Sciences in Geneva and is a member of the NIHR HTA funding panel. She is a co-investigator on 4 other current NIHR HTA studies. She currently supervises 4 PhD students and is an ESPNIC mentor.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Nursing, PhD, The effect of nursing interventions on the intracranial pressure in severe head injured children, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 1 Mar 2010

    Health Education, PGDip, University of West London

    Award Date: 30 Jul 2001

    Nursing, MSc, Masters Clinical Nursing in Critical Care, Griffith University Queensland

    Award Date: 19 Dec 1994

    Nursing, BSc, Bachelor of Nursing, Queensland University of Technology

    Award Date: 15 Dec 1990

    Other positions

    Honorary Visiting Professor, Geneve haute ecole de sante

    2020 → …


    • R Medicine
    • Intensive Care
    • Children and young people's voices
    • Neonates

    Research Institutes

    • Health Research Institute

    Research Centres

    • Cardio-Respiratory Research Centre

    Research Groups

    • Children and Young People Research Network


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