PhD Education University of Birmingham - 1997
MSc (Nursing) University of Manchester - 1985
Diploma in Nursing (University of London) - 1977
State Registered Nurse - 1973
Nurse Teacher - 1984
Collette Clifford is Professor of Nursing at the School of Health & Population Sciences at the University of Birmingham. In this role she has contributed to the development of nursing from undergraduate to PhD studies.
Her main clinical research interest in end-of-life care has evolved from a clinical background in which this has always been an area of concern. Opportunity to work with clinical and academics in this field of study have led to a range of service evaluation studies in aspect of end of life care management in care homes, hospital and community settings. Work in end of life care in the group now focuses on care homes, the acute care sector, especially the critical care environment and hospice care and supports studies into children’s end of life care needs.
The end of life care academic grouping has included a number of nurses undertaking PhD studies in end of life care. This, alongside close collaborative working with health care professionals, supports the translation of research outcomes into practice.
Collette has published widely in professional journals. Initially this profile reflected her interest in nurse education and in developing research applications in nursing practice. This led to the publication of several textbooks for nurses and health care professionals as a means of supporting nurse bridge the gap between theory and practice. She continues to promote this agenda in an advisory capacity given the opportunity to do so.
Collette is interested in supervising doctoral research students in the following areas:
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Generic End of Life care specifically in relation to service delivery in both community and acute health care sectors.
Trustee and Vice Chair: Birmingham St Marys Hospice
Trustee: Birmingham and District Charitable Trust
Member of Macmillan Primary Care Research Group
Member of Advisory Board (Nursing) Cyprus University Technology (2005-10)
Lillie K, Clifford C, Metcalfe A (2011) Caring for families with a family history of cancer: Why concerns about genetic predisposition are missing from the palliative agenda Palliative Medicine 2011 Mar;25(2):117-24..
Thomas K & Clifford C: (2010) Measuring quality improvements in end-of-life care: the ADA audit tool European Journal of Palliative Care 17(5) 232-236
Shaw K, Clifford C., Thomas K., Meehan H (2010) Improving end-of-life care: a critical review of the Gold Standards Framework in primary care. Palliative Medicine 24(3) 317-329 Metcalfe A, Pumphrey R & Clifford C (2009) Hospice nurses’ and genetics: implications for end-of-life care’. Journal of Clinical Nursing 19, 192–207
Jefferies H Clifford C, (2009) Searching: the lived experience of women with cancer of the vulva Cancer Nursing 32(6) E30-6
Metcalfe A, Werrett J, Burgess L, Chapman C & Clifford C (2009) Cancer Genetic Predisposition: Information Needs of Patients Irrespective of Risk Level. Familial Cancer 8 403-412
Badger F, Clifford C, Hewison A, Thomas K (2009)Evaluation of the implementation of a programme to improve end-of-life care in nursing homes for older people. Palliative medicine 23: 502-511
Metcalfe A, Pumphrey R, Clifford C (2009) Children affected by genetic conditions in end of life care Part 2: findings and discussion International Journal of Palliative Care Nursing 15 (1) 22-28
Hewison A, Badger F, Clifford C & Thomas K (2009) Delivering 'Gold Standards' in end-of-life care in care homes; A question of teamwork. Journal of Clinical Nursing 18: 1756-1765