Currently I am the Partnership Academic Lead for the Foundation degree Professional Practice in Health and Social Care. This involves working in partnership with a number of local and regional colleges to deliver a course which enables access into our health and social care professional courses. My professional background is in paediatric nursing, in particular in critical care environments. My research interests include interprofessional learning, widening access through apprenticeships and Physician Associate education.
I work closely with a team of honorary professors and medical partners in designing, developing and delivering an excellent learning experience for the students in postgraduate medical and health professional education. This had culminated recently in the launch of the Physician Associate course in the College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences. I am also responsible for showcasing the department of Nursing and Midwifery outside of the university through new initiatives and conference planning.
I have published in the area of interprofessional learning and presented my work in clinical interprofessional learning at a number of international conferences.
I work with colleagues across the College to deliver the FdSc and to ensure consistent quality provision.
PGDip Physician Associate Studies
My research interests lie in the evaluation of Physician Associate education as this profession grows in number across the UK.
My research interests are in interprofessional education and widening access through apprenticeships.
Hanney, N., & Karagic, H. (2019). Responding to the NHS and social care workforce crisis: the enhancement of opportunities through collaborative partnerships. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning. http://doi.org/10.1108/HESWBL-10-2018-0107
Furness, P., Armitage, H., & Pitt, R. (2012). Qualitative evaluation of three practice-based interprofessional learning initiatives : application of the 'contact hypothesis. International Journal of Medical Education, 3, 83-91. http://doi.org/10.5116/ijme.4f94.8831
Furness, P., Armitage, H., & Pitt, R. (2012). Establishing and facilitating practice-based interprofessional learning: experiences from the TUILIP project. Nursing Reports.
Furness, P., Armitage, H., & Pitt, R. (2011). An evaluation of practice-based interprofessional education initiatives involving service users. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 25 (1), 46-52. http://doi.org/10.3109/13561820.2010.497748
Jinks, A.M., Armitage, H., & Pitt, R. (2009). A qualitative evaluation of an interprofessional learning project. Learning in Health and Social Care, 8 (4), 263-271. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1473-6861.2009.00219.x
Armitage, H., Pitt, R., & Jinks, A. (2009). Initial findings from the TUILIP (Trent Universities Interprofessional Learning in Practice) Project. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 23 (1), 101-103. http://doi.org/10.1080/13561820802379938
Armitage, H., Connolly, J., & Pitt, R. (2008). Developing sustainable models of interprofessional learning in practice – The TUILIP project. Nurse Education in Practice, 8 (4), 276-282. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2007.10.004