Dr Bethany Taylor
Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
+44 114 222 2625
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Division of Nursing and Midwifery, Health Sciences School
Barber House Annexe
3 Clarkehouse Road
I completed my PhD in the School of Nursing and Midwifery (2013-2017) under the supervision of Dr. Tony Ryan and Dr. Jill Thompson. This explored the experiences of adults with learning disabilities and their families at a time of transition from co-residing with family to living independently in the community.
Since 2016, I have worked as a Research Associate in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. I am currently involved in researching issues related to nursing workforce, education and evaluation, as part of the strategic research alliance between the Royal College of Nursing and the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Alongside this, I work on several research projects centred on patient experience and have a particular interest in living with mesothelioma.
- Research interests
My interests lie in conducting research with patients, family carers and health care professionals to learn from their experiences in order to improve service provision and care delivery. I am interested in a relationship centred approach to care provision. Methodologically, my experience lies in qualitative research, in stand alone and mixed method studies. I endeavour to employ creative and participatory approaches to research.
Current research projects
• A consensus development project exploring safe and effective nursing care in the UK.
• MIMES: Military Mesothelioma Experience Study.
• Being Warm, Being Happy: understanding fuel poverty for people living with a learning disability.
• Mapping the financial support for patients and/ or caregivers of those with a life limiting illness across six countries.
• Zoledronic acid in the management of mesothelioma: qualitative nested study.
- Gender and the experiences of living with mesothelioma: a thematic analysis. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 52. View this article in WRRO
- Impact of COVID-19 on mesothelioma clinical nurse specialists. Lung Cancer, 156, S15-S16.
- Patient and informal carers experience of living with mesothelioma: a systematic rapid review and synthesis of the literature. Lung Cancer, 156, S31-S31.
- The impact of COVID-19 on work, training and well-being experiences of nursing associates in England: A cross-sectional survey. Nursing Open.
- Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with mesothelioma and their carers. Cancer Nursing Practice.
- Factors that optimise the impact of continuing professional development in nursing: A rapid evidence review. Nurse Education Today. View this article in WRRO
- Determinants of nurse job dissatisfaction - findings from a cross-sectional survey analysis in the UK. BMC Nursing, 19.
- What are the psychological effects of mesothelioma on patients and their carers? A scoping review. Psycho-Oncology. View this article in WRRO
- Patient experiences of participation in a radical thoracic surgical trial : findings from the mesothelioma and radical surgery trial 2 (MARS 2). Trials, 20. View this article in WRRO
- Comparison of financial support for family caregivers of people at the end of life across six countries : a descriptive study. Palliative Medicine. View this article in WRRO
- Communication of a mesothelioma diagnosis : developing recommendations to improve the patient experience. BMJ Open Respiratory Research, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Missed care in community and primary care. Primary Health Care.
- Promoting the health of children and young people who migrate: reflections from four regional reviews. Global Health Promotion, 175797591988845-175797591988845. View this article in WRRO
- Living with mesothelioma: a qualitative study of the experiences of male military veterans in the UK. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.
- UK advanced practice nurses’ experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods cross sectional study. BMJ Open.
- Understanding the palliative care needs and experiences of people with mesothelioma and their family carers: An integrative systematic review. Palliative Medicine.
- Addressing current challenges in adult nursing: Describing a virtual consensus development project methodology. Nursing Open.
Conference proceedings papers
- P2.06-26 The military mesothelioma experience study (MiMES) : initial findings and implications for practice. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Vol. 14(10) (pp S765-S765). Barcelona, Spain, 7 September 2019 - 10 September 2019. View this article in WRRO
- P3.07-06 Receiving a Diagnosis Of MESOthelioma (RADIO Meso): Recommendations for Practice to Improve the Patient Experience. Journal of Thoracic Oncology, Vol. 13(10) (pp S935-S935) View this article in WRRO
- Patient experience of extended pleurectomy decortication (EPD) and chemotherapy in the MARS 2 feasibility trial : findings from a longitudinal qualitative sub-study. Lung Cancer, Vol. 115(Suppl_1) (pp S82-S83). Dublin, Ireland, 24 January 2018 - 26 January 2018. View this article in WRRO
- 162: Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma: Improving the patient experience. Lung Cancer, Vol. 103 (pp S74-S74) View this article in WRRO
1/12/17 - 31/05/20. Understanding the impact of mesothelioma for military personnel and veterans. Funded by Mesothelioma UK. (Co-applicant).
1/04/17 - 31/03/20. MesoTRAP feasibility study. NIHR RfPB (Co-applicant).
1/11/17 - 31/4/19. Being Warm: Being Happy. Understanding fuel poverty for people with learning difficulties. Funded by EAGA Charitable Trust. (Co-applicant and lead for the qualitative arm of the study).
1/9/16 - 31/1/18. Receiving a Diagnosis Of Mesothelioma (RADIO MESO): improving the patient experience. Funded by Mesothelioma UK. (Co-applicant).
- Teaching interests
My teaching interests are research methods, relationship centred approaches to support and care provision and sociological approaches to understanding health and illness.
I have been awarded Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).
Doctoral student supervision: I currently supervise Virginia Sherbourne.
I am interested in supervising students in my research areas and would welcome students contacting me.