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Dr Valerie Thurtle

Programme Director BSc/ Graduate Diploma/ PG Diploma Public Health (district nursing, health visiting and school nursing)

School of Health Sciences, Division of Health Services Research & Management

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Northampton Square
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EC1V 0HB
United Kingdom

About

Background

Val is is qualified in adult nursing and health visiting. She commenced her career undertaking an integrated programme which led to a nurse and health visiting qualification with a degree in Sociology and Social Administration. She worked as a health visitor and practice teacher in Southampton and Suffolk. She went on to do an MA in Sociology and Health Studies at Essex University and Doctorate in Healthcare at King’s College London.

Val has worked at a variety of universities most recently the University of Hertfordshire and she was previously Course Leader for school nursing and health visiting at the University of Reading.

Qualifications

Doctorate in Healthcare
MA Sociology and Health Studies
BSc (Hons) Sociology and Social Administration
Registered Nurse
Specialist Community Public health Nurse ( health visiting)
Certificate of Education

Qualifications

  1. Doctorate in Healthcare, King's College London, United Kingdom

Fellowships

  1. Fellow, Institute of Health Visiting, 2015 – present
  2. (FHEA), Higher Education Academy

Memberships of Professional Organisations

  1. Member, Community Practitioners and Health Visitors’ Association
  2. Member, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  3. Member, UK Standing Conference on Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Education
  4. Fellow, Institute of Health Visiting

Research

Research Overview

Val completed her Doctorate in Healthcare looking at the Professional Identity of those on the third part of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register.
She is interested in career trajectories of nurses and midwives coming community practice.

Publications

Books (2)

  1. Thurtle, and Wright, J. (Eds.), (2008). Promoting the Health of School Age Children. London: Quay Books.
  2. Thurtle, and Wright, J. (Eds.), (2008). Promoting the Health of School Age Children.

Chapters (8)

  1. Thurtle, V. (2014). Contributions. In Drennan, V. and Goodman, C. (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Community Nursing.
  2. Jameson, M. and Thurtle, V. (2009). School Nursing. Community Health Care Nursing: Fourth Edition (pp. 172–184). ISBN 978-1-4051-8340-6.
  3. Thurtle, (2008). Children and young people: what are they like? In Thurtle, V. (Ed.), Promoting the Health of School Age Children London: Quay.
  4. Thurtle, (2005). Growth and Development. In Taylor, J. and Woods, M. (Eds.), Early Childhood Studies: An Holistic Introduction. Second edition. London: Hodder Arnold..
  5. Thurtle, (2005). The Child in Society. In Taylor, J. and Woods, M. (Eds.), Early Childhood Studies: An Holistic Introduction. Second edition, London: Hodder Arnold..
  6. Taylor, J. and Thurtle, (2005). Child Health. In Taylor, J. and Woods, M. (Eds.), London: Hodder Arnold..
  7. Thurtle, and Taylor, J. (2005). The Ill Child. In Taylor, J. and Woods, M. (Eds.), Early Childhood Studies: An Holistic Introduction. Second edition. London: Hodder Arnold..
  8. Penn, H. and Thurtle, (2004). Hoping for Health. In Penn, H. (Ed.), Understanding Early Childhood. Issues and Controversies Berks: Open University Press..

Journal Articles (27)

  1. Jay, A., Thurtle, V. and Hardyal, R. (2016). Changing times: why direct-entry midwives are retraining as health visitors and how this affects their professional identity. MIDIRS Midwifery Digest, 26(2), pp. 171–177.
  2. Thurtle, V. and Horsfall, J. (2016). The lecturer–practitioner role in the public health nursing team. Journal of Health Visiting, 4(1), pp. 6–6. doi:10.12968/johv.2016.4.1.6.
  3. Thurtle, V. and MacKenzie, K. (2015). School nursing and local authority commissioning. British Journal of School Nursing, 10(10), pp. 514–515. doi:10.12968/bjsn.2015.10.10.514.
  4. Thurtle, V. (2014). Looking at the effect of the Health Visiting Implementation Plan on school nursing. British Journal of School Nursing, 9(9), pp. 462–462.
  5. Thurtle, V. (2011). Being a part of it. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 84(9), pp. 40–41.
  6. Lindley, P.J., Sayer, L. and Thurtle, V.J. (2011). Current educational challenges for specialist community public health nurses following a health-visiting pathway and the consequences of these challenges for public health. Perspectives in Public Health, 131(1), pp. 32–37. doi:10.1177/1757913910369091.
  7. Hardy, S., Lowe, A., Unadkat, A. and Thurtle, V. (2010). Mini-MEND: an obesity prevention initiative in a children's centre. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 83(6), pp. 26–29.
  8. Yvonne, C. and Thurtle, V. (2010). Using general nurses to fill health visitor gaps puts children at risk. Nursing times, 106(4), p. 11.
  9. Foxton, J., Thurtle, V. and Ames, M. (2009). Selling health. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 82(2), pp. 32–33.
  10. Lindley, P. and Thurtle, V. (2008). Post-registration report lacks clear recommendations. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 23(6), p. 33. doi:10.7748/ns.23.6.33.s42.
  11. Thurtle, V. (2007). All for one, one for all. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 80(12), pp. 44–45.
  12. Thurtle, V. (2007). Challenges in health visitor prescribing in a London primary care trust. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 80(11), pp. 26–30.
  13. Thurtle, V., Nichols, C. and Gatt, B. (2007). Working with parents who have a learning disability. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 80(9) .
  14. Thurtle, V. (2007). Talking on a youth challenge. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 80(7), p. 18.
  15. Thurtle, V. (2006). Faithful cities. Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association., 79(7), p. 207.
  16. Thurtle, V. (2006). Timetable overload. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 20(41), pp. 32–33.
  17. Thurtle, V., Saunders, M. and Clarridge, A. (2006). Advancing practice by developing a primary care nursing programme. British journal of community nursing., 11(4), pp. 167–173.
  18. Thurtle, V. (2005). Why do nurses enter community and public health practice? Community practitioner : the journal of the Community Practitioners' & Health Visitors' Association, 78(4), pp. 140–145.
  19. Thurtle, V., Cordle, D. and Phillips, N. (2003). Evaluation of a child development centre in a rural area. British journal of community nursing, 8(1), pp. 28–35.
  20. Thurtle, V. (2000). An audit of drug incidents in learning disability group homes. British journal of community nursing, 5(4), pp. 170–174.
  21. Thurtle, V. (2000). Keeping kids healthy: a school nursing strategy. British journal of community nursing, 5(12), p. 588.
  22. Thurtle, V. and Hammond, S. (1998). The experience of students in a gender minority on courses at a college of higher and further education. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 50(4), pp. 629–645. doi:10.1080/13636829800200069.
  23. Thurtle, V. (1995). Post‐natal depression: the relevance of sociological approaches. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 22(3), pp. 416–424. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2648.1995.22030416.x.
  24. Thurtle, V. (1994). Complementary medicine. Viable alternative? European Quality Assurance Network newsletter / EuroQuan, 8(24), pp. 52–53.
  25. Thurtle, V.J. and Cuff, D. (1993). When to withhold resuscitation: Nurses are excluded from decision making [7]. British Medical Journal, 307(6899), p. 322.
  26. Thurtle, V. and Gillow, J. (1986). Health visiting: doctor in the house. Community outlook pp. 26–29.
  27. Thurtle, V. (1985). Infant feeding. Nursing mirror, 160(19), pp. 44–45.

Education

Module involvement

NM3209 An Introduction to Research Methods Module leadership, teaching, marking and moderation
NMM700 Introduction to Research Methods Module leadership, teaching, marking and moderation
PH3001 Health Policy and Politics Module leadership, teaching, marking and moderation
PHM005 Health Policy and Politics Teaching, marking and moderation
PH3006/PHM010 Early Intervention for working with children, young people and families Assessment
PH3002/PHM006 Exploring Public Health Teaching, marking and moderation
PH3007/PHM001 Safeguarding the Health and Wellbeing of Children Yung People and Families. Teaching, marking and moderation
PH3005/PHM009 Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (V100)Assessment
CH3001/CHM013 Work Based Project Module leadership, teaching, marking and moderation
PH3004/PHM008 Professional Practice. Module leadership, teaching, marking and moderation
HS3061 BSc Dissertation Supervision
APM002 M level dissertation

Other Activities

Editorial Activities (3)

  1. Journal of Health Visiting, Peer Reviewer, 2015 – present.
  2. Peer Reviewer Community Practitioner 2000 to date.
  3. Peer Reviewer Primary Health Care Research & Development 2012 to date.

Events/Conferences (4)

  1. The 4th International Global Network of Public Health Nursing Conference Billund, Denmark. Billund, Denmark. (2016).
    Paper: ‘Direct-Entry Midwives moving into Health Visiting: a mixed method study’.
    Author: Thurtle, V.,
    Co-authors: Jay, A.; Hardyal, R.
  2. Audit of Health Visitor Programmes. London (2012).
    Description: United Kingdom Standing Conference on Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Education. UK
  3. Shifting Identities of Specialist Community Public Health Nurses: the part of education. UK (2011).
    Description: Unite/ CPHVA Annual Conference
  4. Care in the Community for Children and Families. Masaryk University, Bruno, Czech Republic (2010).
    Description: Conference for Nurses

Other

  1. Professional Advisor Committee MacQueen Award

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