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Qualifications

RN Adult, RN Child, RSCPHN (Health Visiting)
BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science, MSc Social Research Methods, PhD. PGDE Higher Education (Nursing)

Experience

I am an experienced MPhil/doctoral supervisor (PhD and Prof. Doc) with over 21 completions and have expertise in supervising candidates for doctorates by publication. I have 8 years experience as Director of Post-graduate Research Studies and have been an Independent Chair for more than 20 PGR vivas. I have been internal and external examiner for doctorates and MPhils in the UK.

I have over 20 years of experience working in English and Welsh academic nursing departments and have teaching/educational management experience at undergraduate, post-graduate and post-graduate research level. I have also taught in Europe & N.America.

My recent clinical experience centres on supporting children and families in the community where children have life limiting, life threatening and long term conditions.

Responsibilities

Member of Faculty Research & Innovation Committee
Director – Care Sciences Research Unit
Module Teacher – MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner; MSc Public Health; Research Methods
Co-chair – Community Health & Care Cognate Group FLSE; HSDR Group, AHSC, SEWAHSP

Publications

Books/Chapters:
Dowling S, Pontin D & Boyer K (2018) Introduction, IN: Dowling S, Pontin D & Boyer K [eds] (2018) Social experiences of breastfeeding: building bridges between research, policy and practice. Bristol, Polity Press.
Dowling S, Pontin D & Boyer K (2018) Conclusion, IN: Dowling S, Pontin D & Boyer K [eds] (2018) Social experiences of breastfeeding: building bridges between research, policy and practice. Bristol, Polity Press.
Dowling S, Pontin D & Boyer K (2018) Social experiences of breastfeeding: building bridges between research, policy and practice. Polity Press, Bristol
Snelling I, Havard C & Pontin D (2017) Management and Leadership. In Becoming a Nurse: Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing.Sellman, D. & Snelling, P. (eds.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, p. 145-175
Pontin D, MacNeela P, Scott PA, Clinton G &Sellman D (2017) Judgment and Decision MakingIn: Becoming a Nurse: Fundamentals of Professional Practice for Nursing.Sellman, D. & Snelling, P. (eds.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, p. 327-349
Pontin D, Gerard K, Bray I &Albarran J (2016) Family Witnessed Resuscitation: focus group inquiry into UK student nurse experiences of simulated resuscitation scenarios. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2(3) 73-77
Dowling S, Naidoo J & Pontin D (2012) ‘Breastfeeding in public: Women’s bodies, women’s milk’ in Smith, P.L.; Hausman, B.; Labbok, M. (eds) Beyond Health, Beyond Choice: Breastfeeding Constraints and Realities. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press
Scott PA, MacNeela P, Clinton G & Pontin D(2009) Judgement & Decision Making in Becoming a Nurse: A Textbook for Professional Practice, Sellman D & Snelling P (eds) Pearson Education
Snelling I, Havard K & Pontin D (2009) Management & Leadership in Becoming a Nurse: A Textbook for Professional Practice, Sellman D & Snelling P (eds) Pearson Education
Pontin D(2006) Exploring the issues of risk and freedom for parents of children with life limiting and life threatening conditions and chronic health problems. in Risk & Nursing, Godin P (eds) Palgrave

Research Reports:
Ingram J, Blair P, Powell J, Pontin D, Manns S, , Burden H, Redshaw M, Rose C & Fleming P (2015) Report: Preparing for home: increasing parental knowledge, understanding and confidence in caring for their preterm infant before and after discharge home. Funded by NIHR Health Services & Delivery Research Programme grant (11/1015/09)

Peer Reviewed Papers:
Wallace C, Dale F, Jones G, O’Kane J, Thomas M, Wilson L & Pontin D (2018) Developing the health visitor concept of family resilience in Wales using Group Concept Mapping. Rural and Remote Health. https://www.rrh.org.au/journal/early_abstract/4604
Coad J, Smith J, Pontin D & Gibson F (2018) Consult, negotiate and involve: evaluation of an advanced communication skills program for healthcare professionals. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing JOPON-16-08-0070.R3
Weeks K, Coben D, Lum G& Pontin D (2017) Developing nursing competence: Future proofing nurses for the changing practice requirements of 21st century healthcare. Nurse Education in Practice, doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2017.08.020. [Epub ahead of print]
Wallace C, Pontin D, Dakova K, Mikkonen I, Savage E & Koskinen L (2017) Developing and translating a new model for teaching empowerment into routine chronic care management: An international patient-centred project. Journal of Patient Experience.1-9, 2017 DOI: 10.1177/2374373517721516
Gerard K, Bray I, Pontin D, Jefferies R &Albarran J (2017) A Randomised Controlled Trial of Student Nurse Performance of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in a Simulated Family-witnessed Resuscitation Scenario. Nurse Education in Practice. 24, 21-26
Wallace C, Dale F, Jones G, O’Kane J, Thomas M, Wilson L & Pontin D (2017) FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument and Tool). Phase 2: Validation of a child and family assessment and instrument for use by health visitors to identify and measure family resilience. Final Report to Welsh Government.University of South Wales. 56 p.
Pontin D & Temple M (2017) A critique of the National Clinical Strategy for Scotland. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 47, 1
Temple M & Pontin D (2017) The case for using an evolutionary professional protocol for improving care (EPPIC): Act local, think global. Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. 47, 10-12
Pontin D, Ingram J, Redshaw M, Manns S, Beasant L, Johnson D & Fleming P (2017) “Giving us hope”: Parent and neonatal staff views and expectations of a planned family-centred discharge process (Train-to-Home) Health Expectations. 1-9
Weeks K, Pontin D, Coben D &Lum G (2017) Developing competence: Responding to changing practice requirements of 21st century healthcare. Nurse Education in Practice.
Pontin D, Gerard K, Bray I &Albarran J (2016) Family Witnessed Resuscitation: focus group inquiry into UK student nurse experiences of simulated resuscitation scenarios. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. 2(3) 73-77
Bray I, Gerard K, Pontin D, Williams R &Albarran J (2016) Family presence during resuscitation: validation of the risk-benefit & self-confidence scales for student nurses. Journal of Research in Nursing. 21, 4, p. 306-322
Ingram JC, Powell JE, Blair PS, Pontin D, Redshaw M, Manns S, Beasant L, Burden H, Johnson D, Rose C & Fleming P (2016)Does family-centred neonatal discharge planning reduce healthcare usage?: A before and after study in South West England. BMJ open. 6, 3, e010752
Roberts D & Pontin D (2016) The health risks of incense use in the home: an underestimated source of indoor air pollution? Community Practitioner89(3): 36-41
Dowling S & Pontin D (2015) Using liminality to understand mothers’ experiences of long-term breastfeeding: ‘Betwixt and between’, and ‘matter out of place’. Health accepted, in publication
Weeks K, Hutton BM, Young S, Coben D, Clochesy JM, Pontin D (2013) Safety in numbers 2: Competency modelling and diagnostic error assessment in medication dosage calculation problem-solving. Nurse Education in Practice January 2 doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.10.013
Weeks K, Hutton BM, Coben D, Clochesy JM, Pontin D (2012) Safety in numbers 3: Authenticity, Building knowledge & skills and Competency development & assessment: The ABC of safe medication dosage calculation problem-solving pedagogy. Nurse Education in Practice. November 22 doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.10.011
Weeks K, Sabin M, Pontin D & Woolley N (2012) Safety in numbers: An introduction to the nurse education in practice series.
Nurse Education in Practice. July 16 doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2012.06.006
Maddox C & Pontin D (2012) Paid carers’ experiences of caring for mechanically ventilated children at home: implications for services and training. Journal of Child Health Care (in press)
Pontin D & Jordan N (2012) Issues in prognostication for hospital specialist palliative care doctors and nurses: A qualitative inquiry. Palliative Medicine. 27, 2, 166 – 172
Pontin D & Lewis M (2009) Maintaining the continuity of care in community children’s nursing caseloads in a service for children with life limiting life threatening or chronic health conditions a qualitative analysis. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18, 1199–1206
Lewis M & Pontin D (2008) Caseload Management The Development of a Caseload Management tool to support Children’s Community Nursing Practice. Paediatric Nursing 20 (3) 18-22
Pontin D & Lewis M (2008) Managing the caseload a qualitative action research study exploring how Community Children’s Nurses deliver services to children living with life limiting life threatening and chronic conditions. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing 13 (1) 26-35
Pontin D & Jones S (2007) Children’s nurses and nurse prescribing a case study identifying issues for developing training programmes in the UK. Journal of Clinical Nursing 16(3) 540-8
Pontin D, Emmett P, Steer C & Emond A (2007) Patterns of breast feeding in a UK longitudinal cohort study. Maternal & Child Nutrition 3 (1) 2-9

Conference papers:
Weeks K, O’Neil D & Pontin D (2018) Future-proofing nurses for 21st century healthcare practice – a proposed integrated competence development model NETNEP18, Banff, May 9-11
Wallace C, Pontin D, Thomas M, Jones G Wilson L & O’Kane J (2017) Developing and Validating the FRAIT (Family Assessment Instrument and Tool) for Health Visitor practice in Wales.Welsh Public Health Conference, Celtic Manor, Newport 26-27 Oct
Wallace C, Pontin D, Thomas M, Jones G Wilson L & O’Kane J (2017) Poster: Developing and Validating the FRAIT (Family Assessment Instrument and Tool) in Wales. International Conference Community Health Nursing Research. Johannesburg, RSA 20 Sept
Gauci J, Coll A-M, Parsons G, Attard J & Pontin D (2017) Managing Chronic Pain: A Comparative Descriptive Study between Malta, London and South Wales, U.K. SIP Symposium, Valleta, Malta7 – 9 June.
Wallace C, Pontin D, Thomas M, Jones G Wilson L & O’Kane J (2017) Working together across the NHS and Universities to develop and test the FRAIT in practice Chief Nursing Officer for Wales Conference. Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff 10 May
Wallace C, Pontin D, Thomas M (2017) Demonstration of FRAIT. Welsh Government, Cathays, Cardiff 26 Apr
Weeks K, Pontin D & Weeks A (2017) Nursing Numeracy Taxonomy. NMC Thought Leadership Group, London 20 Apr
Dunlop S, Pontin D, Richardson R, Thomas S, Devonald Morris M, Lewis N, Wallace C (2017) Poster: An exploration of the complexities of managing children’s continuing care packages, using group concept mapping methodology. FLSE Spring Research Conference USW 12 Apr
Albarran J, Bray I, Pontin D, Kenny G, Jefferies R, Bastow F (2017) Effects of a simulated resuscitation with a relative member present on the public’s views of family witnessed resuscitation. EfCCNA, Belfast 16 Feb
Pontin D, Wallace C, Thomas M, Jones G, Wilson L & O’Kane J (2016) Family Resilience Instrument & Tool. Hywell Dda UHB Children’s Public Health Nursing & Partnerships Conference Carmarthen 1st December
Jones G, Pontin D, Wallace C, Thomas M, Wilson L, O’Kane J (2016) Poster: Partnership Working to Develop a Family Resilience Assessment Instrument & Tool (FRAIT) RCN Centenary Conference, London 22 Nov
Thomas M, Wallace C, Pontin D, Jones G, O’Kane J, Wilson L (2016) Celebrating Health Visiting: delivering improved outcomes. CPHVA Conference, Cardiff 26 Sep
Weeks K & Pontin D (2016) Poster: Use of Technology Enhanced boundary objects (TEBOs) to support sense making & competence development & assessment in drug dosage calculation & measurement. FLSE Research Conference USW 6 Sep
Bray I, Albarran J, Kenny G & Pontin D (2016) Student nurses self-confidence and perceptions of the risk and benefits associated with family-witnessed resuscitation – a cross sectional survey. Poster presentation. South West Public Health Scientific Conference. Bristol UK, 16 March
Wallace C, Pontin D, Kenkre J, Davies R, Bale S, Thomas S, Jarvis P, Davis R, Koskinen L, Mikkonen I, Dokova K, Toncheva S, Hartigan I, Burton A & Flynn A (2015) Symposium: Using Consensus methods to build research capacity within Community Nursing in Wales. RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham UK 21 April
Albarran J, Kenny G, Bray I, Pontin D, Williams R (2015) Family witnessed resuscitation: student nurses’ attitudes and BLS performance during family member presence or absence.
6th EfCCNa Congress, Palacio De Congresos, Valencia, Spain; 30 January
Williams R, Kenny G, Albarran J, Pontin D, Bray I (2014) Family Witnessed Resuscitation: A mixed methods study of student nurses views and perspectives. ASPiH Annual Conference, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham UK, 11-13 Nov
Weeks K, Pontin D, Coben D, Clochesy JM, Sabin M, Wooley N, Hutton BM, Young S (2014) Translational research in nursing: mapping the field and developing strategies using a case study of authentic learning environments addressing global medication dosage calculation error. RCN International Nursing Research Conference, Glasgow, UK 4 April Symposium – 5 papers
Pontin D & Manns S (2013) Excavating the evidence – reviewing the notion of ‘catch up’ for pre-term babies. Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health/Paediatric Nursing Assoc of Europe International Conference, Glasgow, UK 8 June. Invited Key note speaker.
Pontin D, Boyer K, Condon L, Dowling S & Brown A (2012) Keep on keeping on? Issues relating to duration in women’s breastfeeding practice. RCN International Research Conference, London, UK 25 April
Coad J, Smith J, Pontin D & Gibson F (2012) Application of the framework approach across data sets in a study that evaluated an Advanced Communication Skills Training programme. RCN International Research Conference, London, UK 25 April
Pontin D & Jordan N (2011) Issues in prognostication for hospital specialist palliative care doctors and nurses: A qualitative inquiry. Paper presented at the RCN International Research Conference, Harrogate, UK
Dowling S, Naidoo J & Pontin D (2010) Breastfeeding in public: Women’s bodies and the public control of sexuality. Paper presented at the Symposium Breastfeeding and Feminism 2010: Informing Public Health Approaches, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, United States, 20 March
Pontin D, Kenny G, Maddox C & Feetham J (2006) Poetry & Work-based Learning in an Undergraduate Children’s Nursing Curriculum. Paper presented at the RCN Practice Development, Action Research and Reflective Practice 6th International Conference, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK 19 October
Pontin D (2006) Patterns of breastfeeding in a UK longitudinal cohort study, Paper presented at the RCN International Research Conference , York, UK, 24 March
Pontin D, Albarran J, Scott S & Younker J (2006) Bridging the gap to advanced practice education at masters level: The 3 + 3 UWE model. Paper presented at the 8th RCN Joint Education Forums’ conference, The Macdonald Holland House Hotel, Cardiff 24 February

Other:
Pontin D (2007) Children who commit acts of serious interpersonal violence: Messages for best practice. Health Risk & Society 9(3) 346-347(2)
Manns S, Eaton N & Pontin D (2006) Centile charts: a measure of mothering? bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/eletter

Memberships

Member – RCN Research Society; RCN Children’s & Young People Forum
Associate Member – Avon Longitudinal Study Parents & Children
Member – Int. Council of Nurses Independent Nursing Practice/Advanced Practice Nursing Network
Member – MetaPH (Complexity & Public Health)
Member: Holi – Co-production Inquiry Wales
Member of Welsh Government Safer Staffing initiative: health visitor acuity tool development
Member – Health & Care Research Wales R&D Division Stakeholder Strategy Group
Member – Health & Care Research Wales PhD Studentship Committee

External

External Examiner – Professional Doctorate, Northumbria University (2012-2017)
External Examiner – MSc Collaborative Health Care Practice, Salford University (2006-2010)
External Validator & Examiner MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, U. Central Lancashire (2006-2009)
External Validator Community Children’s Nursing Swansea University 2011
Examiner for doctoral degrees – Oxford Brookes, Northumbria University, Bournemouth University, Brighton University, UWE Bristol, Kings College London, Swansea

Reviewer: Journals J. Advanced Nursing, J.Clinical Nursing, International J. Nursing Studies, Evidence Based Nursing, Clinical Effectiveness, J. Risk, Health & Society, Paediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology, J. Child Health Care, British J. Nursing, Nursing Times

Editorial Board member J. Multidisciplinary Health

Reviewer: Research Proposals NHS Health Technology Assessment Programme
Cwm Taf University Health Board Research Ethics Committee

Consultancy

Visiting Professor University of New England, New South Wales
Visiting Professor University of Jaen, Spain

Research

Community health, complexity, child health, nursing practice, action research/qualitative research

I welcome enquiries from prospective candidates and I am happy to discuss possible avenues of inquiry.

Current projects include:
Family Resilience Assessment [www.frait.wales] – developing tool/instrument for HV practice. Funded by Welsh Government, USW, ABMUHB, Hywell Dda HB. In partnership with Dr Carolyn Wallace & Michelle Thomas (USW), Georgina Jones & Jane O’Kane (ABMU), Liz Wilson (HDd) and Fran Dale (Independent HV).
Health Visitor Acuity – developing a tool for establishing HV caseload/workload. In partnership with Dr Carolyn Wallace & All Wales Leads for HV & School Nursing
All-Wales Social Prescribing Research Network – developing the evidence base for social prescribing. In partnership with Dr Carolyn Wallace (USW)

Recent projects include:
Preparing for Home – supporting parents to care for the babies at home: Neo-natal Discharge https://www.journalslibrary.nihr.ac.uk/news/preparing-parents-with-preterm-infants-for-discharge-home-from-hospital/20374
Social Experiences of Breastfeeding [ESRC Seminar Series] – http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/hls/research/healthandclinicalresearch/seminarseries.aspx
ESSI – Empowered service user through support and involvement in chronic illness management. Funded by Erasmus Intensive Programme . Partnered with Savonia University Finland, Medical University Varna Bulgaria, University College Cork, Ireland. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313650572_ESSI_-Evaluating_the_Module_Empowering_Service_Users_through_support_involvement_in_chronic_care_management_ESSI-an_international_study
Evaluation of Paediatric Advanced Communication Skills Training Programme (Connected) – funder West Midlands SHA. In partnership with Prof. Jane Coad, Coventry University, & Prof. Faith Gibson, LSBU/Great Ormond St Hospital.https://matrix.rcn.org.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/515360/Joanna_Smith_1.2.2.pdf

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