Dr Mark Limb PhD, BSc (Hons), RGN

Mark LimbSenior University Teacher

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

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2051

Email : m.k.limb@sheffield.ac.uk

Biography

I joined the University of Sheffield in 1995 having previously worked for a number of years in the Sheffield and North Trent College of Nursing and Midwifery. The main focus of my involvement with the University has centred on the delivery of Post-registration Education for Health Professionals in the field of Orthopaedics along with Research Appreciation and Application and Pre-registration Adult Nursing.

During my time at the University I have undertaken the following key roles:

  • Programme Leader Pre-registration Adult Nursing
  • Director of Learning and Teaching within the School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Faculty Officer for Quality and Standards: Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • NMC Official Correspondant

Professional Activities

  • I am a member of the Royal College of Nursing.
  • I am on the editorial board of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.
  • I am a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing, the Journal of Evidence Based
  • Practice and the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.
  • I was the official correspondent for the NMC between 2013 1nd 2016 and led a number of successful monitoring and approval events during this time.

Research Interests

My research interests are centred on the Psycho-social Impact of Limb Reconstruction.

Teaching Interests, Innovation and Development

My teaching interests are around Orthopaedics and Trauma, Adult Nursing, Professional Issues, Teaching and Learning Quality and Research Appreciation/Evidence Based Practice.

I have led the development and delivery of professionally accredited programmes as well as standard learning beyond registration programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

I have a particular interest in quality assurance in education and have had numerous roles within the School, Faculty and University.

Previous University Roles

With regard to the university I sat on the Quality and Scrutiny Committee as the representative for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health. Work included:

  • Chairing/membership of periodic review panels
  • Representing QSC on the Faculty of Arts Learning and Teaching Committees
  • Member of University Student Engagement group

Previous Faculty Roles

With regard to faculty I sat on the Learning and Teaching Committee as director of learning and teaching for the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and chaired the faculty quality and Scrutiny Committee as Officer for Quality and Standards. Work included:

Previous School Roles

With regard to the school I chaired the Learning and Teaching Committee, The Board of examiners, the Extenuating Circumstances Board, the Taught Programmes Advisory Group and Boards of Study, please see: www.sheffield.ac.uk/snm/current/governance

Current committee membership

  • University Discipline Committee
  • Senate Appeals Committee
  • Chair of Periodic Review Panels
  • School Examinations Board
  • School Extenuating Circumstances Board
  • School Learning and Teaching Committee
  • School Student Staff Committee
  • School Senior Management Team

Current Projects

  • Chairing group set up for the development of proofreading guidelines on behalf of University Quality and Scrutiny Committee
  • Member of group set up by the Quality and Scrutiny Committee for the development of external examiner guidelines and policies
  • Developing resources for faculty officers regarding the management of student appeals and progress reviews
  • Leading development of undergraduate pre-registration Nursing programme
  • Working with a local business on the development of a unit relating to chronic pain management
  • Member of School Panel for Athena Swan Silver

Previous Projects

  • Member of group formed to consider the university response to the OIA changes to the management of appeals and complaints.
  • Member of School Panel for Athena Swan Bronze.

Teaching Materials

  • HEA funded project via LeTS to define the key characteristics of a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • Limb, M. (2001) Orthopaedic Surgery 9. In/ Hibbert, C. et al (Eds) Surgical Unit Interactive Packages 6-10. Sheffield, University of Sheffield, School of Nursing and Midwifery. p. 19-29.

Refereed Journal Articles

  1. Limb, M.K. (2001) Literature Reviews: Osteo-arthritis and Quality of Life. The Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing . 16(2): 100-103
  2. Limb, M.K. (2003) Psycho-social issues related to external fixation of fractures. Nursing Times. 99(4): 28-30
  3. Limb, M.K. (2004) An evaluation survey of self-concept issues in adult clients undergoing limb reconstruction procedures. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing. 8(1): 34-40
  4. Limb, M.K. (2004) The relationship between body-image self-esteem and behaviour in adult clients undergoing limb reconstruction procedures. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing 8. 164-170
  5. Limb, M. K. (2006) A study investigating the relationship between body-esteem and self-esteem in adult males and females undergoing limb reconstruction procedures Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing 10(1):15-20
  6. Limb, M.K. (2006) Short term disability: a career pathway undertaken by adult clients undergoing limb reconstruction procedures. Journal of Orthopaedic Nursing. 19(2):73-79

Book Chapters

  1. Limb, M.K. (2001) Understanding Published Research. In Nursing Research (Bassett, C.C. Ed.). Whurr Publications, London.
  2. Limb, M.K. (2004) Using grounded theory in qualitative health care research. In Bassett, C.C. (Ed.) Using qualitative research in health care. Whurr Publications, London.
  3. Limb M K and Davies, P (2014) “Undertaking literature reviews” in Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing. An evidence based approach to musculoskeletal Care. Wiley-Blackwell (Editor Julie Santy)

Completed Projects

  • Overcoming short-term disability: a career pathway undertaken by adult clients undergoing limb reconstruction procedures.
  • Does the sense of self influence social behaviour in adult clients undergoing limb reconstruction procedures?
  • Self, body and control in the adult client undergoing limb reconstruction procedures.