Dr Elaine Whitton RGN, BA (Hons), PhD, PGCert

Elaine WhittonLecturer/Admissions Tutor

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2069

Email : e.whitton@sheffield.ac.uk


I joined the University of Sheffield in 2009 after working for nine years as a lecturer at the Universities of Nottingham and Leeds. Between 1998 and 2000 I was a research assistant in the Institute of Health Studies at the University of Hull. My nursing background is in acute medicine and cardiology.

Research Interests

My research interests are partnerships in care, nursing roles and inequalities in health.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are social policy – particularly health policy, inequalities in health, partnership working, evidence based practice, research methods, primary care nursing, and long term conditions.

Professional activities

I am a reviewer for a number of academic journals. I am a member of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust´s Evidence Based Council.

Key publications

  1. Manthorpe, J., Alaszewski, A., Motherby, E., Gates, B. and Ayer, S. (2004) ‘Learning disability nursing: a multi-method study of education and practice’ Learning in Health & Social Care 3 (2):92-101 June
  2. Manthorpe, J., Alaszewski, A., Gates, B., Ayer, S. and Motherby, E. (2003) ‘Learning disability nursing: User and carer perceptions’ Journal of Learning Disabilities 7(2): 119-135 1 June
  3. Alaszewski, A., Motherby, E., Gates, B., Ayer, S. and Manthorpe, J. (2001) Diversity and Change: the changing roles and education of learning disability nurses. ENB: London
  4. Alaszewski, A., Gates, B., Motherby, E., Manthorpe, J., and Ayer, S. (2001) Educational Preparation for Learning Disability Nursing: Outcomes Evaluation of the Contribution of Learning Disability Nurses within the Multi-professional, Multi-agency Team. Research Highlights 47 ENB: London