Joanne Lidster

Dr Joanne Lidster PhD, RGN, Dip HE, BSc (Hons), MSc, PGCert, RNT

Principal Lecturer


As Research and Knowledge Transfer (RKT) Lead, I am responsible for leading the Department's RKT agenda including building the capacity for related activities and outputs, preparing colleagues for the Research Excellence Framework (2020), enhancing our research-informed teaching and knowledge transfer activities, coordinating grant activity, promoting consultancy, working with partners to engage in collaborative service innovations and scholarly activities.


I support the Deputy Head of Nursing and Midwifery as well as colleagues within the Centre for Health and Social Care Research to ensure our RKT activity is of the highest standard.


I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate students in the areas of adult nursing, research methods and evidence based practice, health care education and mentorship.


My doctoral thesis title is 'Becoming tech-savvy: the nurse academics’ experience of using technologies within higher education'. My research interests include staff transitions, changing workforce, service delivery and re organisation, e-learning and e-technologies, integrated care, inter-professional and multi-disciplinary education and new ways of working. My methodological interests are qualitative and in particular Grounded Theory and 'insider' research.

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