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PhD, PGCEd, MSc, BSc Econ (Sociology),


Chair- Faculty Research Programmes Committee
Research student QAA issues and the research student experience
Research student recruitment and admissions
Manage annual monitoring process for research students
Supervise research students
Contribution to research and scholarly activity


Parsons, G. Dolan, G. Todd, S. (2016) Using a Learning community to Manage Pain: A participatory Action Research Study. British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Harrogate ASM, 10-12th May.

Gill, P, Dolan, G (2015) Originality and the PhD: what is it and how can it be demonstrated? Nurse Researcher. 22, 6, 11-15

Tigwell, J. Lipp, A. Iredale, R. Gill, P. Dolan, G. Thornton, M. (2015) The lived experience of breast cancer survivors: returning to work and post treatment support NCRI Cancer Conference, Liverpool, 6-9th November.

Shaw, C. Logan, K. Dolan, G. et al. (2010) Self-Management in Women with Urinary Symptoms United Kingdom Continence Society Annual Scientific Meeting, Torquay, UK.

Longley M. Shaw C. Dolan G. (2007) Nursing towards 2015: Alternative Scenarios for Healthcare, Nursing and Nurse Education in the UK in 2015. London, Nursing and Midwifery Council. ISBN 978-1-84054-180-9.

Dolan G. (2007) Evaluation of the Fitness for Practice All Wales Initiative. Cardiff, Welsh Assembly Government.

Iredale, R. Dolan, G. McDonald, K. Kirk, M. (2004) Public Attitudes to Human Gene Therapy: A Pilot Study in Wales Community Genetics 6:139-146

Dolan. G. Iredale, R. Williams, W R, Ameen, J. (2004) Consumer use of the Internet for health information: a survey of primary care patients. International Journal of Consumer Studies 28 (2) 147-153.

Dolan, G. Fairbairn, G. Harris, S. (2004) Is our student portfolio valued? Nurse Education Today 24 (1) 4-13.

Dolan, G. (2003) Patients use of health‐related information from the internet International Journal of Consumer Studies 27(3):241 – 242.

Davis R.E. Dolan G. Thomas C. Atwell C. Mead D. Nehammer S. Moseley L. Edwards A. Elwyn G. (2003) Exploring doctor and patient views about risk communication and shared decision-making in the consultation. Health Expectations 6, 198-207.

Dolan G. (2003) Assessing student nurse clinical competency: will we ever get it right? Journal of Clinical Nursing 12: 132-141.

Lewith, G.T. Watkins, A.D. Hyland, M.E. Shaw, S. Broomfield, J.A. Dolan, G. Holgate S.T. (2002) Use of ultramolecular potencies of allergen to treat asthmatic people allergic to house dust mite: double blind randomised controlled clinical trial. BMJ; 324: 520.

Harris, S, Dolan, G, Fairbairn, G. (2001) Reflecting on the use of student portfolios Nurse Education Today 21, 278–286

Dolan, G. Broomfield, J. Lewith, G. Watkins, A. (1999) Operational and resource management of an RCT: some of the pitfalls and lessons learned. Journal of Clinical Nursing 8 (4):389-95

Dolan,G. Lewith, G. T (1999) The practice of complementary medicine outside the National Health Service The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine 5(3):297-300.


Member of the British Healthcare Internet Association

Member of the Royal Society of Medicine Telemedicine and eHealth Forum


Member – Research Scrutiny Committee, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (2008- present)
Member – Research Risk Review Committee, Cwm Taf university Health Board (2013- present)

Reviewer for a variety of journals, including the Journal of Advanced Nursing and Journal of Clinical Nursing, International Journal of Consumer Studies


QSR Nvivo, Research Methods and qualitative research


Gina has always had a keen interest in health and related areas. Gina joined the University (then Glamorgan) in 1998 as a researcher on nurse education projects and later consolidated her research in her PhD on patient’s use of the internet for heath information in primary care. Gina is currently the Research Student Coordinator in the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education. Her role includes managing the quality assurance process and the student experience for postgraduate research students, and Chair of the Faculty Research Programmes Committee. Gina’s personal research interests centre on the patient experience, and self management of health. Recent projects are on cancer care, young parents experiences and pain management. Gina is also a registered QSR Nvivo trainer. A consistent feature of her work is to nurture and inspire new researchers to make a real impact on professions and practice.


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