Dr Obrey Alexis

Senior Lecturer [Acute Hospital Care]


Dr. Obrey Alexis has worked in the NHS for a number of years. He subsequently became a senior lecturer within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Department of Clinical Health Care where he teaches on a number of undergraduate modules. Obrey's PhD focused on the experiences of overseas nurses in the NHS and he obtained this from the University of Surrey. He subsequently conducted a study that explored the mental heath needs of black men which was funded by both the Department of Health and the University of Lancaster. Obrey belongs to an advisory group to the Chief Nursing Officer for England. In 2011, Obrey was a visiting scholar at New York University and his focus was to develop a better understanding of internationalisation of the healthcare curriculum. In 2013 Obrey was awarded a Santander scholarship to explore global health at the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University and the Johns Hopkins University.


Teaching and Research Interests

  • Research Awareness
  • Dissertation
  • Global/Transcultural care
  • Workforce issues
  • Culture, ethnicity and multiculturalism
  • Overseas nurses/migrants health
  • Black men's health and prostate cancer


National Committees

Advisory Group to the Chief Nursing Officer for England


Selected Publications

Alexis, O. and Shillingford A. (2014) Internationally recruited neonatal nurses experiences in the NHS in London. International Journal of Nursing Practice [Accepted for publication].

Alexis, O. (2013). Internationally educated nurses’ experiences in an English hospital in England: An exploratory study. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, 27(4): 962-968.

Alexis, O. (2013) Administration of Medicines – The nurse’s role in ensuring patient safety. British Journal of Nursing, 22(1):32-35.

Alexis, O. and Shillingford, A. (2012). Exploring the perceptions and work experiences of internationally recruited neonatal nurses: A qualitative study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21(10): 1435-1442.

Alexis, O. (2011) Managing sickness absence in the NHS. British Journal of Nursing, 20 (22), 1437-1442.

Alexis, O. (2011) Health and cultural sensitivity in a diversifying society. British Journal of Health Care Assistants, 5(6): 297-298.

Alexis, O. (2010). A guide to understanding and measuring a patient's pulse. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 4 (5): 241-245.

Alexis, O. (2010). Providing best practice in manual pulse measurement. British Journal of Nursing, 19 (4): 228-234.

Alexis, O. (2010). Manual blood pressure knowledge. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 4 (2): 75-79

Alexis, O. (2009). Overseas trained nurses' perception of UK nurses caring attitudes: A Phenomenological study. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 15 (4): 265-270.

Alexis, O. and Vydelingum, V. (2009). Experiences in the UK National Health Service: The overseas nurses' workforce. Health Policy, 90: 320-328.

Alexis, O. (2009). Providing best practice in manual blood pressure measurement. British Journal of Nursing, 18 (7): 410-415.

Alexis, O., Vydelingum, V. and Robbins, I. (2007). Engaging with a new reality: experiences of overseas minority ethnic nurses in the NHS. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 16, 2221 - 2228.

Alexis, O. and Vydelingum, V. (2007). Migrating registered nurses in the United Kingdom: Black and minority ethnic overseas nurses' perspectives. International Journal of Health and Quality Assurance, 20 (5): 441-452.

Alexis, O., Vydelingum, V. and Robbins, I. (2006). Overseas nurses' experiences of equal opportunity in the NHS in England. Journal of Health Organisation and Management, 20 (2): 130-139.

Alexis, O. and Vydelingum, V. (2005). Overseas black and minority ethnic registered nurses in an English hospital: a phenomenological study. Journal of Research in Nursing, 10 (4): 459-472.

Alexis, O. and Vydelingum, V. (2005). Overseas black and minority ethnic nurses: a systematic review. Nurse Researcher, 12 (4): 42-56.

Alexis, O. and Vydelingum, V. (2004). The lived experience of overseas black and minority ethic nurses in the National Health Service in the South of England. Diversity in Health and Social Care, 1 (1): 13-20.

Alexis, O. and Chambers, C. (2004). Creating an inclusive and diverse environment for black and minority ethnic nurses in the NHS. British Journal of Nursing, 13 (22): 1355-1358.


Conference Presentations

33rd International Transcultural Conference. Moving into a new world: the lived experiences of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses in the NHS in the UK. Bournemouth University: Bournemouth, 19th-21st September 2007.

Qualitative Health Research Conference. The experiences of overseas nurses in the NHS in the south of England. Oxford Brookes University: Oxford, 14th June 2007.

Qualitative Health Research Conference. The experiences of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses in the NHS in the south of England. REOH Project, Open University, London, 10th June 2005.

Qualitative Health Research Conference. Alexis model on the recruitment and retention of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses. Oxford Brookes University: Oxford, 9th July 2003.


Poster Presentations

Alexis, O. (2004). A phenomenological study on the experiences of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses in the South of England. University of Surrey, 15th and 16th June 2004.

Alexis, O. (2005). The experiences of overseas black and minority ethnic nurses in the NHS in the south of England. University of Surrey, 21st and 22nd June 2005.

Obrey Alexis

CONTACT DETAILS

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