Veronica Swallow

University of Manchester, United Kingdom

Dr Veronica Swallow Veronica’s current position as Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the University of Manchester gives her the opportunity to develop and lead a Programme of research on Family Learning in Childhood Chronic Illness and teach undergraduate and post graduate students from the health professions. Veronica worked previously as a Staff Nurse, Ward Sister, Senior Research Nurse and Senior Lecturer in the NHS in the north of England and the Universities of Newcastle upon Tyne and Northumbria. She works closely with clinical and academic colleagues when developing and conducting her research. With her many years experience of caring for children with long-term conditions (including urinary, renal, cystic fibrosis, asthma, cancer and endocrine) and leading and developing child health care services in the UK, since 1993 Veronica has also undertaken psychosocial research to aid understanding of families’ experiences of home-based management and inform clinical interventions and teaching communications with families. She has presented keynote lectures and seminars, and published book chapters and papers on family/professional learning, and professionals’ family-teaching A Registered Sick Children’s Nurse and Registered General Nurse, she holds a BSc(Hons) Nursing Science, a Master of Medical Sciences and a PhD in the area of family learning in childhood condition management.

Biography Updated on 2 January 2011

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