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PhD, MPhil, BN, RN, NDN Cert, PGCE


Main teaching areas:

  • Pre-registration nursing,
  • BSc Community Health Studies,
  • Diabetes Care.



Medicine, Surgery, ITU and Community; Development of Diabetes services and care delivery.


Curriculum development, Management of people, Teams and the subject area of community and Primary Health Care.


Since 2000

Davis R.E. (2001) Improving your practice using research and/or audit. Journal of Diabetes Nursing Vol 5 No 1 10-13.

Davies M, Dixon S, Currie CJ, Davis RE and Peters JR (2001) Evaluation of a hospital diabetes specialist nursing service:Randomized controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine 18, 301-7.

Davis RE, Dolan G, Thomas S, 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(3) 198-207.

Townsend D and Davis R E. (2004) The evidence for lipid lowering: Type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease risk. Professional Nurse 19 (10): 38-40.

Davis RE, Morrissey M, Peters JR, Wittrup-Jensen K, Martin-Kennedy T, Currie CJ. (2005) Impact of hypoglycaemia on quality of life and productivity in type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Current Medical Research and Opinion 21(9): 1477-1483.

Davis R, Wittrup-Jensen K, Peters JR, Morrissey M, Currie CJ (2005) The impact on health-related quality of life (EQ5D index) in people with type 1 diabetes who experience severe hypoglycaemia. Diabetologia 48(Supplement 1) PS68, 804. Poster at EASD, Athens Sept 10-15th 2005.

Turner E, Davis R, Hicks D, Tipson M. (2005) Launch of the integrated career and competency framework. Journal of Diabetes Nursing 9(9): 339-341.

Davis RE, Lowes L, Cradock S, Dromgoole P, McDowell J. on behalf of the United Kingdom Insulin Initiation Study Group (2006) Insulin initiation among adults and children with diabetes in the United Kingdom. Practical Diabetes International 23(4): 171-174.

Bilous M, Brown F, Coates V, Davis R, Dromgoole P, Lowes L, McDowell J, Turner E (2006) Promoting Research Capacity in Diabetes Nursing Poster presentation at Federation of European Nurses in Diabetes (FEND) September 2006, Denmark.

Health Group (2006) Chapter 2 ‘Health and Social Care’ in Time to Deliver, the Third Term and Beyond, Policy Options for Wales. P66-97 Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cardiff.

Davis RE, Hicks D, Turner E and Tipson M (2007) Developing an integrated career and competency framework for diabetes nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing………
McDowell J.R.S., Coates V., Davis R., Brown F., Dromgoole P., Lowes L., Turner E.V. & Thompson K. (2009) Decision-making: initiating insulin therapy for adults with diabetes. Journal of Advanced Nursing 65(1), 35–44.

Lowes L., and Davis R on behalf of the UK Insulin Initiation Study (UKIIS) Group (2009). A UK wide survey of insulin initiation in children with diabetes and nurses’ perceptions of associated decision-making. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18; 1287-1294.

Coates, V.E, Dromgoole, and P., Turner E. on behalf of the UKIIS Study Group (2009) Insulin Initiation in Adults: Evidence Based or Context Driven? Journal of Nursing and Healthcare of Chronic Illness 1(1) p105-12


  • RCN
  • IWA
  • DUK
  • FEND


External examiner University of York 2011-
University Representative on Cwm Taf Health Board Education Committee 2010-
External Examiner BSc Health and Social Care, Swansea Metropolitan University 2007- 2011
University of Glamorgan representative on the Nursing and Midwifery Committee of Cwm Taff Health Board 2011-


Insulin initiation practices.

Research Interests

Diabetes and nursing, shared decision-making.

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