Dr Helen Aveyard

Senior Lecturer

Helen Aveyard is Senior Lecturer at Oxford Brookes University, in the subject of Adult Nursing where she is involved in the teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Prior to this she held a research scholarship in Health Care Ethics at King's College University of London where she undertook a doctoral study examining the ways in which informed consent is addressed by nurses prior to nursing care procedures. Helen is a registered nurse and has had five years clinical experience caring for people with HIV/AIDS. She has presented and published widely on nursing ethics and health care research, including a series of books; ‘Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care’ (1st and 2nd Edition), ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Evidence Based Practice’ (1st and 2nd Edition) with Pam Sharp and ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing’ with Pam Sharp and Mary Woolliams. which was nominated for a British Medical Association Award in 2012.

Membership of Professional Bodies

Royal College of Nursing
Nursing and Midwifery Council

Teaching

Undergraduate

Helen is involved in the development of research education with the implementation of a systematic linear progression of research education activities across the three year pre-registration programmes. Helen also teaches across the adult nursing programme and is module leader for the research and dissertation module. She is also the co-ordinator for the European Exchange Programme through which students can undertake extended clinical placements with our partner universities in Sweden, Hungary and Spain.

Postgraduate

Supervisor for PhD and MSc dissertation students

Research students

Currently supervising two doctoral students, whose topics are the experience of patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and the experience of people who use illicit drugs in later life.

Teaching/Research interests

The application of /understanding of evidence based practice at novice /beginner level

Informed consent prior to nursing care procedures

The generalisability and diversity of qualitative research methods

Research awards

Researcher: Aveyard H (2002) Project title: Are there core topics of health care ethics that can be taught through inter-professional education? LTSN, Health Sciences mini project award £5000. Nominal group technique workshops were used to explore the concept of core topics for the purposes of inter-professional education.

Researcher: Aveyard H (2008-10) Project title: Review of pre-qualifying research methods teaching. Research as Learning:£10,000. The reinvention centre for Undergraduate research, Oxford Brookes University and Warwick University 2008-2010

Selected Publications

Books

Aveyard, H. and Sharp, P. (2013). A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice (2nd edition). Open University Press.
(Available from: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335236030.html)

Aveyard, H., Sharp, P. and Wooliams, M. (2011). A Beginner's Guide to Critical Thinking and Writing in Health and Social Care. Open University Press.
(Available from: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335243665.html)

Aveyard, H. (2010). Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care (2nd edition). Open University Press.
(Available from: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335238858.html)

Aveyard, H. and Sharp, P. (2009). A Beginner's Guide to Evidence Based Practice. Open University Press.
(Available from: http://www.mcgraw-hill.co.uk/html/0335236030.html)

Aveyard, H. (2007). Doing a Literature Review in Health and Social Care. Open University Press.

Chapters in books

Aveyard, H. and Neale, J. (2009). The Critical Incident Technique Ch. In: Neale, J. (ed.) Research Methods in Health and Social Care. Palgrave Macmillan.

Aveyard, H. and Hawley, G. (2007). How to do ethical health care research. Ch 16 In: Hawley (ed.) (2007) Ethics in Clinical Practice. Harlow: Pearson Education.
(Available from: www.pearsoned.co.uk/Bookshop/detail.asp?item=100000000115201)

Peer reviewed papers

Aveyard, H. and Woolliams, M. (2006). In Whose Best Interests? The use of sedation when a patient cannot consent. International Journal of Nursing Studies 43 (8), pp.929-939.

Aveyard, H., Edwards, S. J. and West, S. (2005). The identification of core topics of health care ethics that can be taught through inter- professional education. Journal of Inter-professional Care 19 (1), pp.63-69.

Aveyard, H. (2005). Informed consent prior to nursing care procedures. Nursing Ethics 12 (1), pp.19-29.

Aveyard, H. (2004). The patient who refuses nursing care. Journal of Medical Ethics 30, pp.346-350.

Aveyard, H. (2003). Nursing care of a patient who cannot consent. International Journal of Nursing Studies 40, pp.697-705.

Aveyard, H. (2002). Implied consent prior to nursing care procedures. Journal of Advanced Nursing 39 (2), pp.201-207.

Aveyard, H. (2002). The requirement for consent prior to nursing care procedures. Journal of Advanced Nursing 37 (3), pp.243-249.

Aveyard, H. (2000). Is there a concept of autonomy that can usefully inform nursing practice? Journal of Advanced Nursing 32 (2), pp.352-358.

Aveyard, H. (1999). Illicit drug use: Information-giving strategies requested by students in higher education. Health Education Journal 58, pp.239-248.

Aveyard, H. (1997). Concept Analysis of Consent; a response. Journal of Advanced Nursing 26, pp.434-435.

Aveyard, H. (1997). Research in progress. The nursing assessment of patient competence to consent to care procedures. Journal of Cancer Nursing 2, pp.99-100.

Aveyard, H. (1996). When, if ever, is it permissible to discharge a patient who uses illicit drugs on hospital premises. British Journal of Nursing 5 (4), pp.234-236.

Other papers

Aveyard, H. and Rickinson, B. (1998). Developing a model approach to illicit drug use in higher education.

Conference presentations

Aveyard, H. and Woolliams, M. (2006). In their best interests? Concurrent session RCN Research conference, York.

Aveyard, H. (2005). Combining qualitative research. Multidisciplinary Health Research Network Oxford Brookes University.

Aveyard, H. (2004). Informed consent prior to nursing care. (invited presentation) An bord Altranais Tullamore, Ireland.

Aveyard, H. (2004). Informed consent prior to nursing care. Concurrent session RCN Research conference, Cambridge.

Aveyard, H. (2002). Implied consent prior to nursing care procedures. RCN Ethics conference Right to Know, Bristol.

Aveyard, H. (2002). Core topics of health care ethics (poster presentation). Inter-professional Education conference. London, 2002.

Publications from RADAR

  • Aveyard, H (2010) Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide (2nd ed.). [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H, Sharp, P (2009) A beginner's guide to evidence based practice. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H, Neale, J (2008) The critical incident technique. Research methods for health and social care [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H, Hawley, G (2007) How to do ethical health care research. Ethics in clinical practice: An inter-professional approach [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H, Woolliams, M (2006) In whose best interests? Nurses’ experiences of the administration of sedation in general medical wards in England: An application of the critical incident technique . International journal of nursing studies, 43 (8). pp. 929-939 . [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2005) Informed consent prior to nursing care procedures. Nursing Ethics, 12 (1). pp. 19-29. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H, Edwards, S J, West, S (2005) Core topics of health care ethics: The identification of core topics for interprofessional education. Journal of interprofessional care, 19 (1). pp. 63-69. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2004) The patient who refuses nursing care. Journal of medical ethics, 30 (4). pp. 346-350. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2003) The patient who is unable to consent to nursing care. International journal of nursing studies, 40 (7). pp. 697-705. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2002) Implied consent prior to nursing care procedures. Journal of advanced nursing, 39 (2). pp. 201-207. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2002) The requirement for informed consent prior to nursing care procedures. Journal of advanced nursing, 37 (3). pp. 243-249. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (2000) Is there a concept of autonomy that can usefully inform nursing practice?. Journal of advanced nursing, 32 (2). pp. 352-358. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (1999) Illicit drug use: Information-giving strategies requested by students in higher education. Health education journal , 58 (3). pp. 239-248. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (1997) Assessment of patient competence to consent to nursing procedures . Journal of cancer nursing, 1 (2). pp. 99-100. [summary page]
  • Aveyard, H (1996) Is it ever permissible to discharge an illicit drug user from hospital?. British Journal of Nursing, 5 (4). pp. 234-236. [summary page]
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