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Dr Julie-Ann MacLaren

Senior Lecturer Education Development

School of Health Sciences, Division of Nursing

Contact Information

Contact

Postal Address

City, University of London
Northampton Square
London
EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Julie joined City University London as a Senior Lecturer in Education Development in 2008. In this role she led and developed mentorship provision; developing new modules and more flexible approaches to achieving this award for working nurses and midwives. Although Julie still actively contributes to these modules, her role has taken her into a different direction, and she has taken a number of Programme Leaderships in the School of Health, whilst contributing to both the pre- and post-registration nursing curriculum.

Prior to her move into Higher Education, Julie had a successful cancer nursing career at the Royal Marsden Hospital and Institute of Cancer research where she worked as a Lecturer-Practitioner and member of the senior nursing team. Julie completed her doctorate in Education (EdD) in 2012, which focused on the learning needs of registered nurses undertaking their mentorship award.

Qualifications

Registered Nurse (Westminster Hospital)
HE Diploma in Cancer Nursing (Manchester University / Institute of Cancer Research) BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (South Bank University)
MA Health Education and Health Promotion (Dist.) (Southampton Institute / Solent University)
Professional Accreditation of Teaching in Higher Education (M level Certificate) (Institute of Education, London)
Doctor of Education (EdD) (Institute of Education, London)
FHEA - Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards

- 2002 Winston Churchill Memorial Travel Fellowship: Exploration of Methods of Lymphoedema Management in Mainland Europe
- 2006 SCEPTrE Fellowship: Developing online student communities (Surrey Centre for Excellence in Training and Education), Surrey University
- 2008 Seedcorn Grant: Developing online learning materials, CETL (Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Learning) City University and Queen Mary's University.
- 2009 Staff Recognition Award, City University London
- 2011 Nominated for Student Voice Award
- 2012-3 Learning Development Fellowship: Assessment and Feedback, LEaD, City University London.

Administrative roles/Clinical activity

Administrative roles

- Member of Mentorship Advisory Board
- Practice Advisory Board

Clinical activity

Julie is currently a link lecturer for Barts Health NHS Trust, and is based at Newham Univeristy Hospital for this activity.

Memberships of professional bodies

- Nursing and Midwifery Council
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research

Research overview

Julie is involved in a cross-university project as part of her Learning and Development Associate Fellowship. This aims to explore the experiences of first year students of assessment and feedback. Her EdD thesis was entitled "Inside Mentoring Relationships: Influences and impacts on mentorship learning for acute care nurses in the NHS''. This combined social network analysis with documentary analysis and in-depth interviewing to gain a picture of the relationships supporting mentor development within two NHS Trusts.

Research areas

- Advancing workplace pedagogies
- Curriculum design
- Online curriculum design
- Practitioner research
- Qualitative research methodologies
- Supporting colleagues undertaking educational projects
- Analysing educational networks

Research centres

- Health Services Research and Management

Publications

Chapter

  1. MacLaren, J. (2006). Nursing Patients With Cancer. In Kearney, N. and Richardson, A. (Eds.), Nursing Patients With Cancer Churchill Livingstone. ISBN 978-0-443-07288-8.

Journal Articles (6)

  1. Gothard, L., Cornes, P., Earl, J., MacLaren, J., Mortimer, P., Peacock, J., Peckitt, C., Woods, M. and Yarnold, J. (2004). Double-blind placebo-controlled randomised trial of vitamin E and pentoxifylline in patients with chronic arm lymphoedema and fibrosis after surgery and radiotherapy for breast cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 73(2), pp. 133–139.
  2. Gothard, L., Stanton, A., MacLaren, J., Lawrence, D., Hall, E., Mortimer, P., Parkin, E., Pritchard, J., Risdall, J., Sawyer, R., Woods, M. and Yarnold, J. (2004). Non-randomised phase II trial of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in patients with chronic arm lymphoedema and tissue fibrosis after radiotherapy for early breast cancer. Radiotherapy and Oncology, 70(3), pp. 217–224.
  3. MacLaren, J.-.A., Woods, M., Smith, J., Gilbert, J., Dlomo, C. and Villar-Hauser, L. (2002). Reflecting on your expert practice. Nurs Times, 98(9), pp. 38–39.
  4. MacLaren, J.A. (2001). Lymphoedema. Prof Nurse, 17(2), pp. 93–94.
  5. MacLaren, J.A. (2001). Skin changes in lymphoedema: pathophysiology and management options. Int J Palliat Nurs, 7(8), pp. 381–388. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2001.7.8.9009.
  6. MacLaren, J.A. (1996). Rehabilitation through advocacy and empowerment. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 3(9), pp. 492–497. doi:10.12968/bjtr.1996.3.9.14774.

Education

Educational Leadership

Senior Lecturer
Programme Director: BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (Top-Up)
Programme Director: BSc (Hons) HEalth Sciences (Online)
Programme Director (Link): FD Public Service Management (City and Islington College)

Undergraduate Education

NM3272 Supporting and Assessing Learning in Practice Settings
CH3044 Leadership (Online) (Module Leader)
HS1012 Health Societies
Mentor Updates
Sign-off Mentor workshops
Induction sessions: Welcome to Moodle

Postgraduate Education

CHM002 Education in the Workplace (Module Leader)

Research Supervision

MRes
MSc Advanced Practice
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Adult)
BSc (Hons) Nursing (Top-up)

Other Areas of Interest

Educational Development
Online Learning
Workplace learning

Other Activities

Event/Conference

  1. Speech and Language Therapy Conference. City University London (2011).
    Description: Mentorship in the Nursing and Midwifery Professions

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Northampton Square

London EC1V 0HB

United Kingdom

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