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Qualifications

PhD, MSc (Health), PGCE, BSc (Hons) Open, ILM diploma, RGN, FHEA
Group Concept Mapping (Global Systems Max & GroupWisdom TM ) 2014, Facilitator Training, Ithaca, USA
Realist Review & Evaluation (20 credits level 7- Dr Geoff Wong), 2017, Oxford University, England.


About

Carolyn Wallace is a Professor in Community Health and Care Services at USW and PRIME Centre Wales www.primecentre.wales
Community Health and Care Services focusses on the improvement of services in the community, including services in statutory health and social care, primary care, third sector, independent sector and the workforce, Carolyn has a specific interest in integration (across health and social care) and social prescribing. Her background as a nurse, NHS Manager and currently chair of Age Cymru Gwent has been key to understanding the context of both health and care community working environments.

In 2017, Carolyn founded the All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network and is now Director of the new Wales School for Social Prescribing Research which is funded by Health and Care Research Wales infrastructure fund. She works closely with Dr Sally Rees at the Wales Council for Voluntary Action(WCVA) and other partners across Wales to build the critical evidence for social prescribing in Wales.

In 2011, Carolyn became the first nurse to win a place on the award winning Welsh Crucible leadership programme for researchers in Wales. In 2014 she developed the concept of family resilience for public health nurses working in Wales and leads the FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument and Tool) team at USW. The FRAIT supports health visitors in their decision making, care planning and planning for further interventions and resources. All health visitors in Wales have been trained to use FRAIT since October 2017. Welsh Government are collecting the FRAIT data as part of their Healthy Child Wales Programme policy (WG, 2016). www.frait.wales.

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Experience

Currently: Professor Community Health & Care Services November 2019 to date, Associate Professor/Reader Integrated Care 2013-November 2019, Secondment to PRIME Centre Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff 0.6wte from August 2013 to date to develop research capacity in community nursing, and as Director of the Wales School for Social Prescribing Research.

Principal Lecturer 2007-2013

Senior Lecturer University of Glamorgan 2005-2007

Associate lecturer University of Glamorgan 2004-2005

Intermediate Care Development Manager 2003-2004

Blaenau Gwent Community Re-ablement Team Project Manager 2001-2003 (Joint post GHCT, LHB, SSD)

PAMs Business Support Manager (Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust) 2000-2001

Clinical Services Support Manager (Gwent Healthcare NHS Trust)1999-2000

Development Officer-Joint Health and Social Services Day Care Project (Secondment 6 Months-1999)

Previous posts prior to 1999 included ward sister and staff nurse posts (Wales and England) within Medicine and Care of the Older Person.

Publications

Gwenllian Moody; Katy Addison; Rebecca Cannings-John; Julia Sanders; Carolyn Wallace; Michael Robling (Accepted for publication 04.12.2019) Monitoring adverse social and medical events in public health trials: assessing predictors and interpretation against a proposed model of adverse event reporting. Trials TRLS-D-19-00228R3
Wallace, C., Elliott, M., Thomas, S., Davies-McIntosh, E., Beese, S., Roberts, G., Ruddle, N., Groves, K., Rees, S., Pontin, D., (accepted for publication 09.12.2019) “Using consensus methods to develop a Social Prescribing Learning Needs Framework for practitioners in Wales.” for publication in Perspectives in Public Health. RSH-19-0186.R1
Elliott, M., Jones, S., Wallace, C., (accepted for publication 25.9.19) A geographical case study of two primary care nurse triage systems in Wales. Primary Healthcare. PHC1607R1
Dunlop, S., Pontin, D., Wallace, C (accepted for publication July 2019) Using group concept mapping to explore the complexities of managing children’s continuing care packages. Primary Healthcare. NR1696.
Pontin, D, Thomas, M, Jones, G, O’Kane, J, Wilson, L, Dale, F, Whitcombe, D & Wallace, C (2019) ‘Developing a family resilience assessment tool for health visiting/public health nursing practice using virtual commissioning, high-fidelity simulation and focus groups.’ Journal of Child Health Care. DOI: 10.1177/1367493519864743
Wallace, S., Wallace, C., Kenkre, J., Brayford, J. & Borja, S. (2018) ‘An exploration of the needs of men experiencing domestic abuse: an interpretive phenomenological analysis’. Partner Abuse. Ms. No. PA-D-18-00004R1
Wallace, S., Wallace, C., Kenkre, J., Brayford, J. & Borja, S. (2018) ‘Men who experience domestic abuse: a service perspective’. Journal of Aggression, Conflict and Peace Research 10.1108/JACPR-03-2018-0353. Accepted for publication 01-Sep-2018
Wallace, C., Dale, F., Jones, G., O’Kane, J., Thomas, M., Williams, L., Pontin, D., (2018) ’Developing the health visitor concept of family resilience in Wales using Group Concept Mapping. Rural and Remote Health. https://doi.org/10.22605/RRH4604
Davies, F., Wood, F., Bullock, A., Wallace, C., Edwards, A., (2018) Shifting mindsets: a realist synthesis of evidence from self-management support training. Medical Education. MED-2017-0638.R2 https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/medu.13492
Wallace, C., Pontin, D., Dokova, 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. journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2374373517721516
Davies, F., Wood, F., Bullock, A., Wallace, C., Edwards, A., (2017) Interventions to improve the self-management support health professionals provide for people with progressive neurological conditions: Protocol for a realist synthesis. BMJ OPEN. 7:e014575. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014575 http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/7/3/e014575
Thomas, S., Wallace, C., Jarvis, P., Davis, R., (2016) Using Group Concept Mapping in a mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district nurses. Nurse Researcher. 23(4)9-13

Wallace, C., Elliott, M., Thomas, S., Roberts, G., Ruddle, N., Groves, K., Rees, S., Pontin, D., (2019) Social Prescribing Learning Needs for Education and Training in Wales. Final Report 26/04/19. University of South Wales, p29.
Wallace, C., Elliott, M., Powell, E., Jones, A., (2019) A Report: Reducing Loneliness in the Community. PRIME Centre Wales. Age Cymru Gwent. University of South Wales, p12.
Wallace, C., Stone, J., Beeckman, L., Davies, E., Davies, F., Evans, R., Griffiths, M., Kenkre, J., Llewellyn, M., Lynch, M., Pontin, D., Powell, D., Roberts, G., Smith, S., Thomas, S., Vinnicombe, S., Wallace, S., Elliott, M., Rees, S., (2018) All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network. What does good look like? Setting its outcome principles and Framework for Wales. Consultation Report. October 31st. University of South Wales. PRIME Centre Wales. REC Cymru. Wales Council for Voluntary Action, p7.
Wallace, C., Stone, J., Beeckman, L., Davies, E., Davies, F., Evans, R., Griffiths, M., Kenkre, J., Llewellyn, M., Lynch, M., Pontin, D., Powell, D., Roberts, G., Smith, S., Thomas, S., Vinnicombe, S., Wallace, S., Elliott, M., Rees, S., (2018) Final Report on the All Wales Social Prescribing Research Network. Setting its Research Priorities for Wales. University of South Wales. PRIME Centre Wales. REC Cymru. Wales Council for Voluntary Action, p14.
Wallace, C., Wallace, S., (2018) The Compass Programme. A participatory review and the development of a support programme for men who experience domestic abuse. Final Report 31st August. Calan DVS.

North, R., Anderson, P., Harris, S., Kenkre, J., Wallace, S., Wallace, C., (2018) Wet Age Related Macular Degeneration Services in the Community- pathfinder evaluation- Final Report. January 31st. Welsh Government.
Wallace, C., (2017) Report (2) on the Gwent Carers Project: The Views and Experiences of Carers. University of South Wales, DEWIS CIL.

Wallace, C., Dale, F., Jones, G., O’Kane, J., Thomas, M., Wilson, L., Pontin, D., (2017) FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument and Tool). Phase two: validation of a child and family assessment and instrument for use by health visitors to identify and measure family resilience. Final Report. March 31st 2017. University of South Wales, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board, Hywel Dda University Health Board.

Richardson, M., Jones, O., Wallace, C., Williams, S., (2017) Universities and third sector working in partnership to co-deliver accredited, community mental health training. Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning. 19(1) DOI:https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.19.1.1x

Thomas, S., Wallace, C., Jarvis, P., Davis, R., (2016) Using Group Concept Mapping in a mixed-methods study to develop a patient complexity assessment instrument for district nurses. Nurse Researcher. 23(4)9-13

Haggman, H., Kenkre, J., Wallace, C., (2016) Occupational Health for Humanitarian Aid Workers in Ebola Outbreak. Journal of Research in Nursing. 21(1)22-36

Wallace, C., Kenkre, J., (2015) A Consensus for the Priorities for Public Health in Wales. Public Health Wales.

Dacey, B., Wallace, C., Culwick, M., Llewellyn, M., (2014) Maximising the sustainability and effectiveness of practice learning opportunities in the social work degree. Care Council for Wales: Cardiff [online] http://www.ccwales.org.uk/library/?letter=M

Kenkre, J., Wallace, C., Davies, R., Bale, S., Thomas, S., (2013) Developing and implementing the community nursing research strategy for Wales. British Journal of Community Nursing 18(11) 485-491

Barber, K., Wallace, C., (2012) “Happily independent” – configuring the Gwent frailty support and wellbeing worker. Journal of Integrated Care 20 (5) 308-322

Jones, G., Wallace, C., Kenkre, J., Khanna, P., Prosser, M., (2012) Pilot study protocol: Developing a frailty index An investigation to define the physiological, cognitive and social factors associated with pre-frail and frail people. GSTF Journal of BioSciences. 2(1) 98-103

Shakesby, A., Wallace, C., (2012) Domestic Violence Top Tips for support worker practice in Wales. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants 6 (1)17-23

Wallace, C., Chandler, L., Rogers, A., Crosby, K., Joshi, N., Spriggs, T., Hill, C., (2012) Caring for frail patients: best practice. Nursing Standard. 26 (28) 50-56.

Davies, M., Wallace, C.,(2012) Inter-professional working and Learning Disability in Littlechild, B., Smith R., (eds.) Inter-professional and inter-agency practice in the human services: learning to work together. Pearson.

NHS Wales (2011) Multidisciplinary working : A Framework for practice in Wales. Continuing NHS Healthcare National programme. [authors Matt Wyatt & Dr Carolyn Wallace] http://www.complexcarewales.org/Content.aspx?SitePageContentID=884&SitePageID=205

Wallace C., (April 2011) ’An exploration of health and social care service integration in a deprived South Wales area. PhD thesis. Generations Review [online] http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/generations-review/phd-abstracts-2.html

Wallace C, (2011) An exploration of health and social care service integration in a deprived South Wales Area. PhD abstract. Generations Review. April [online] http://www.britishgerontology.org/DB/gr-editions-2/april-2011.html

Longley M., Boutall T., Fisk M., Gould N., Llewellyn M., Parker H., Wallace C., (2010) ‘Care at home: Challenges, possibilities and implications for the workforce in Wales. Care Council for Wales: Cardiff

Wallace C, Black DJ, Fothergill A (2010) Integrated assessment of older adults who misuse alcohol. Nursing Standard. 24 (33) 51-56.

Wallace C., Davies M., (2009) Sharing Assessment in Health and Social Care: A practical handbook for inter-professional working. London. Sage Publications

Longley M., Beddow T., Bellamy A., Davies M., Griffiths G., Magill J., Scowcroft A., Wallace C., Warner M (2008) Independent Review of Delayed Transfers of Care in Wales . Commissioned by Welsh Assembly Government on behalf of National Assembly Government.

Wallace, C., Black, D., Fothergill, A., (2008) WIISMAT (Wales In-depth Integrated Substance Misuse Assessment Tool) Commissioned by Welsh Assembly Government. [online] http://new.wales.gov.uk/topics/housingandcommunity/safety/publications/wiismat/?lang=en

Memberships

Membership of professional bodies
RCN; MinstLM;

Awards
Welsh Crucible 2011
Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship Award 2007- standardised assessment frameworks and long term conditions- how does nursing fit in? –Visits to Scotland, England and Italy undertaken in 2007

Highly Commended Community Hospital Association 2003 for Innovative and Creative Practice.-Blaenau Gwent Joint day care project

Queen’s Nursing Institute Innovative and Creative Practice Award 2001.- Blaenau Gwent Community Reablement Team evaluation


External

Chair of the Board of Trustees Age Cymru Gwent 2016 to date; Trustee since 2013
Co-chair (with WCVA) Wales Social Prescribing Research Network since April 2018

Academic Advisor Gwent Frailty Programme ‘Happily Independent’ http://www.gwentfrailty.torfaen.gov.uk/ 2009 to 2011
External Examiner Birmingham University 2014-2018
External Examiner Angla Ruskin University 2008-2012
External Examiner Southampton University 2010-2012

RCN Wales Designed for Life Advisory Group 2008
Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) Empowering Ward sister/charge nurse Ministerial Task and Finish Group 2008
WAG/ NLIAH Unified Assessment/ Discharge Liaison/ Intermediate Care Communities of Practice member 2007- date
Launch Nursing Needs Decision Record conference presenter (The Office of the Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Assembly Government 2007)
Unified Assessment Advisory Group (Welsh Assembly Government) 2004 to 2006
RCN Forum ‘Rehabilitation & Intermediate Care’ elected Committee Member 2004 to 2009
Unified Assessment and Care Management Regional Workshop Presenter (Office Chief Nursing officer November/December, 2004)
NNPR Free Nursing Care Task & Finish Group Office of the Chief Nursing officer, WAG 2004 to 2006
CRT (Community Rehabilitation Team) Network UK’ (Wales) Chair 2001-2004


Consultancy

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board /Bridgend CBC (2013/2014) Integrated Care for senior and middle managers.

NHS Wales (2011) Multidisciplinary working: A Framework for practice in Wales-DVD. Continuing NHS Healthcare National programme.

NLIAH (2009) Passing the Baton. DVD.

Longley M., Boutall T., Fisk M., Gould N., Llewellyn M., Parker H., Wallace C., (2010) ‘Care at home: Challenges, possibilities and implications for the workforce in Wales. Care Council for Wales: Cardiff

Longley M., Beddow T., Bellamy A., Davies M., Griffiths G., Magill J., Scowcroft A., Wallace C., Warner M (2008) Independent Review of Delayed Transfers of Care in Wales . Commissioned by Welsh Assembly Government on behalf of National Assembly Government.

Lipp A, Kenkre J, Wallace C (2006) Torfaen evaluation of the management of a chronic disease team.

Prof Joyce Kenkre, Prof. Tony Beddoe, Carolyn Wallace, Christalla Pithara (2005) Delayed Transfers of Care commissioned by Caerphilly LHB

Informing healthcare- Nursing information Needs Project 2005/2006; Welsh Assembly Government – Wales Integrated Substance Misuse Assessment Tool (WISMAT) 2005/2006/2007- tool development, launch and evaluation; Delayed Transfers of Care Project- Caerphilly LHB 2005; Unified Assessment training in Gwent healthcare NHS Trust, Torfaen LHB, Blaenau Gwent LHB and Pontypridd & Rhondda NHS Trust; NHS Continuing Healthcare training Torfaen LHB.


Research

Wales Social Prescribing Research Network 2018
The Compass Programme: A participatory review and the development of a support programme for men who experience domestic abuse 2018
FRAIT (Family Resilience Assessment Instrument Tool) www.frait.wales
Welsh Government 2016-2018 Evaluation Wet Ageing Macular Degeneration
Family Skills Evaluation 2017. SEWRE
ABMU (2014) Family Resilience study
CCW (2013) Maximising the sustainability and effectiveness of Practice learning opportunities in the social work degree.
KESS (2011)‘‘PhD studentship-An investigation to define the physiological, cognitive and social factors associated with pre frail and frail people.- Partner Invacare . No. 02118 K930
KESS (2011)‘‘Integrated working: A study of individual professional perception of identity and decision making’ KESS No 10688. Partner-Torfaen Local Service Board
KESS (2011)‘Public Sector Integration: an exploration of reciprocal interdependence and organisational culture.’ KESS Phd Scholarship No. 10675 Partner- Torfaen Local Service Board
Aneurin Bevan Health Board(2012)Research to coordinate a NISCHR RfPPB Wales bid with 3 HBs and Cardiff University, Maths and Business schools.
Wales School of Primary Care Research (2011) Post- doctoral fellowship- Dr Carolyn Wallace to develop the Frailty programme research proposals for 2010-11.
NLIAH (2011).Multidisciplinary working in the NHS- consultancy and co-authorship or All Wales Guidance.
Care Council for Wales (2008)“Care at Home”-Experiences of Older People in Wales Receiving Home Care- research
Wallace, C., (2009)An exploration of health and social care service integration in a deprived South Wales area. PhD Thesis. University of Worcester with University of Coventry.

Wallace C & Wiggin (2007) Lunch Clubs- The role and function of lunch clubs for older people. New Ideas Fund. Welsh Assembly Government

Areas of Expertise

Integrated Care, health and care service/workforce, social prescribing, community nursing, family resilience

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