CRNME Completed Projects

AFRESh: A study on FosteRing Empathy between Students and older people - a practical approach.
Collaboration between Ann Emery (Age UK West Sussex) and Khim Horton and Anne Arber (University of Surrey) 

The aim of this project, led by older people is to explore how empathy and understanding between student nurses and older people can be developed through a collaboration involving the creation of a radio play.

Final project report:  available here

Nursing Standard article by student participant Owen Davies - Sound Approach to Empathy


An Action reSearch on SUpeRvision of Disserations (ASSUREeD)
Khim Horton (PI) (with Prof Helen Allan, Alison Rhodes and Sharon Markless)
A project supported by FHMS, University of Surrey

Promoting the improvement of elderly ICT skills and well-being by the inter-generational and multi-sectoral education (PRIMER-ICT)
Khim Horton, Pam Smith, University of Maribor - Slovenia & University of Dublin
Funded by: EU Lifelong learning: transversal
January 2009 to December 2010

Cyber training a research-based training manual on cyber bullying
Helen Cowie & Pat Colliety
Leonardo da Vinci Project
Funded by: EU (LLP)
November 2009 to October 2010

The CyberTraining two-year project was completed in 2011. The UK team, Helen Cowie and Pat Colliety, contributed to the research-based training manual which contains information on cyberbullying, its nature and extent in Europe, current research findings, initiatives and approaches, as well as the latest ideas on how to tackle the problem. The UK team wrote Module 4 ‘Tackling cyberbullying’ – an overview of the situation - and Module 7 ‘Working with young people’ – an experiential training package for trainers to use in schools and youth centres. Target groups in this manual are children and young people, parents and trainers. 
For more information, please go to:

The virtual anti-violence campus at second life (AVC@SL)
Lifelong Learning Programme, Leonardo da Vinci Project
Helen Cowie & Pat Colliety
Funded by: EU (LLP)

AVC@SL – the Virtual Anti-Violence Campus at Second Life Project – is now complete. The UK team based at UniS consisted of Helen Cowie, Pat Colliety and Nabil Asif. The team ran a series of lectures on bullying and cyberbullying and delivered a virtual six-week course on the prevention and reduction of school violence. These events were took place in the virtual classroom in the Adult Education Centre where Helen, Pat and Nabil, using their virtual avatar personas, gave lectures and facilitated role plays, discussions and problem-solving groups. The students – also in their virtual avatar identities - came from a wide range of countries, including Brazil, Australia, US, UK, Spain, Finland, Germany and Romania. The AVC addresses the topic of school bullying, violence, discrimination and xenophobia. The students also had access to film displays, lectures from experts in the field, a virtual resource centre and exhibitions. 
To visit the AVC go to

GEROM – Joint development of an online gerontological masters degree programme
Khim Horton & Pam Smith in collaboration with European Partners
Funded by: Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency. Education & Culture, Lifelong learning Programme (EU)
October 2007 to September 2010

Understanding and responding to care concerns.
Funded by: Ted Adams Trust
Helen Allan & Ann Gallagher
July 2010 – December 2010

Talking with UK Centenarians
Tina Koch, Pam Smith, Nimmi Hutnik & Rose Turner
Leverhulme Trust
Timescale:  September 2009 to July 2010

Research for Patient Benefit (RfPB) - Thomas Pocklington
Khim Horton & Biomedical Engineering (University of Surrey)
Funded by: Thomas Pocklington Trust
May 2008 to July 2010

How can the University use e-learning to improve the non-traditional student experience?
Mike O'Driscoll, Lee-Ann Sequeira & Vicki Simpson
The Access Agreement Funds (University of Surrey)
Timescale: 1 August 2009 to 1 September 2010

Sexual abuse and cervical screening training: Supervision of Judith Walker    
Helen Allan
Quality Assurance Reference Centre

Grassroots - developing students' mentoring skills to provide peer support and become 'grassroot ambassadors'
Liz Rockingham, Sid Carter & Pam Smith
The Access Agreement Funds (University of Surrey)
Timescale:  July 2008 to July 2009

Patient Safety in Health Care Professional Educational Curricula: examining the learning experience
In collaboration with Universities of Newcastle, East Anglia, Edinburgh and Manchester
Researchers: Pam Smith, Carin Magnusson
Timescale: April 2006 - December 2008
Funded by: Department of Health/Patient Safety Research Programme

Improving Student Assessment and Feedback in Biosciences (ISFAB)
Researchers: O'Driscoll M & Sanders P
Timescale: 2008
Funded by: Fund for The Strategic Development of Learning & Teaching (University of Surrey)

ESRC Research Seminar Series: Social Science Approaches to the Study of Mental Health
Researchers: Larsen J A (and partners at the Universities of Durham, Essex, Manchester and Royal College of Psychiatrists)
Timescale: November 2006 to March 2008
Funded by: ESRC

Working, teaching and learning; the mentor map
Researchers: Volante M with Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Trust
Funded by: University of Surrey learning and teaching scholarship

The Mirror Project: creating a reflective toolkit to support mentors in practice
Researchers: MacLaren J A, Booth H & Volante M
Timescale: September 2006 – September 2007 (extended to February 2008)
Funded by: SCEPTrE (UniS)

An Investigation into changes in nursing leadership roles and their impact on how student nurses learn in practice in the new NHS
Survey Report
Researchers: Allan H, Smith P & O'Driscoll M
Timescale: January 2006 – February 2008
Funded by: General Nursing Council Trust

Acute Care Partnerships in Mental Health
Researchers: Larsen J A & Volante M
Timescale: September 2006 to November 2007
Funded by: South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

Improving in-patient care: patient and staff views on implementing the Tidal Model of person-centred psychiatric nursingResearchers: Larsen J A & Acott K
Timescale: May 2006 to October 2007
Funded by: Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS)

Supporting the Transition from Doctorate to Post Doctoral Employment: developing and piloting a tool for training needs analysis and personal development
Researchers: Allan H, Anderson J, Horton K, O'Driscoll M & Knibb W
Timescale: September 2006 – August 2007
Funded by: Fund for Researcher development (FRD)


Researching equal opportunities for internationally recruited nurses and other healthcare professionals
Researchers:  Maureen Mackintosh (OU), Pam Smith,  Helen Allan, John Larsen & Leroi Henry (OU)
Timescale:  January 2004 to June 2006
Funded by:  European Social Fund (ESF)

Promoting a deep approach professional education in the field
Researchers: Volante M, Finnerty G, O'Driscoll M, MacLaren J & Rockingham L
Timescale: July 2006 to May 2007
Funded by: UniS FSDLT

Supervision of practice in gynaecological nursing
Researcher: Allan H
Timescale: September 2006 – September 2007
Funded by: Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS)

Assessment for postgraduates in medicine and nursing
Researchers: Allan H & Ballard K
Timescale: September 2006 – August 2007
Funded by: FSDLT

The student passport – assessment and feedback
Researchers: Volante M, McDonnell J & pre-registration teachers
Timescale: August 2006 – July 2007
Funded by: University of Surrey Fund for the Strategic Development of learning and Teaching

Projects completed prior to 2006

Horton K, Gray R (RSCH), Lawrenson R (PGMS) Lovell D (PGMS) & Williams J (PGMS)(2005) A Case Control Study of Osteoporosis Screening in Women.
Final report: A Case Control Study of Osteoporosis Screening in Women

Smith P, Bryan K & Asmussen K (2004) Evaluation of six Sure Start Local Programmes

Horton K, Bryan K, Knibb W (HWRC) & Daly T (2004) An Evaluation of the Assessment and Treatment Centre at Ashford Hospital
Final report: An Evaluation of the use of fall detectors and bed occupancy sensors in responding to falls in older people

Smith P, O'Driscoll M & Magnusson C (2004) Evaluation of the Diploma of Higher Education in Nursing Studies (Adult) with Professional registration (part-time)
Final report: An evaluation of the diploma in higher education nursing studies (adult) pre-registration part-time programme

Smith P, O'Driscoll M, Magnusson C & Axelrod L (2004) Higher Education Institutions Mapping Clinical Placements
Final report: Higher Education Institutions Mapping Clinical Placements

Allan H, Clawson L, Bryan K, Smith P & Pope R (2003) Evaluation of the Multi-disciplinary Learning Project at the Townend Medical Practice
Final report: 'It's stepping out of the box a bit and surprising ourselves'; a retrospective evaluationi of phase one of the multi-disciplinary learning project at Townend Medical Practice

Pope R, Finnerty G, Graham L & Magnusson C (2002) An Investigation of the Preparation and Assessment for Midwifery Practice within a range of hospital and community settings
Final report: An Investigation of the Preparation and Assessment for Midwifery Practice within a range of hospital and community settings

Pope R, Graham L, Magnusson C, O'Driscoll M & Robinson A (2002)Evaluation of Pre-registration
Final report: Evaluation of Pre-registration Nursing & Midwifery Curricula

Pope R, Graham L, O'Driscoll M & Clawson L (2002) Evaluation of the Implementation of the ENB Quality Assurance Framework for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting Education
Final report: Evaluation of the implementation of the quality assurance framework and standards for approval of higher education institutions and programmes

Arber S & Horton K (2001) International Review of Interventions in falls among older people
Final report: International Review of Interventions in falls among older people

A Study into the Feasibility of 'stepping on' and 'stepping off' points in Pre-registration Midwifery Education Programmes and the role of the Maternity Support Worker
Final report: The Results of a A Study into the Feasibility of 'stepping on' and 'stepping off' points in Pre-registration Midwifery Education Programmes and the role of the Maternity Support Worker

Evaluation of the Implementation of the Quality Assurance Framework and Standards for Approval of Higher Education Institutions and Programmes. English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting - February 2002 (ENB Highlights No.50)

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