Carin is a Lecturer in Health Services Research in the School of Health and Social Care. Her research interests are healthcare organisation and culture, including training, student retention and professional preparation. She has a particular interest in patient safety and issues of governance and accountability across healthcare organisations. This includes questions around how healthcare performance, quality and safety is regulated and monitored at all levels of the healthcare care system.
Principal Investigator on the AaRK Project (Academic award and Recontextualising/Re-using Knowledge), which is exploring how newly qualified nurses use the knowledge learnt in university to allow them to organise, delegate and supervise care on the wards when working with and supervising healthcare assistants.
Research methods and design.Qualitative methods and data analysis.Module leader: policy, politics and power.Research Governance.Ethnography.Case study methods.Patient Safety.
Teaching and supervisionAll aspects of research projects:Grant proposal writingLiterature reviewsRecruitment and negotiating site accessData collection and analysisReport writingWriting for peer review journalsDissemination of research findings, presentation at conferences and funding bodies
Selected conference presentations
Magnusson C, Systems of Accountability for Patient Safety: The Case of Healthcare Associated Infections in NHS Acute Care, RCN Research Conference, Belfast, March 2013.
Magnusson, C, 'Organisational Governance: Accountability for Health Care Associated Infections' Poster, Patient Safety Congress, Birmingham, May 2010.
Magnusson, C, 'Organisational Governance: Accountability for Health Care Associated Infections', National Patient Safety Agency, London, Dec 2009.
Magnusson C, 'Governing for Patient Safety'. Workshop: Critical Perspectives on Governance. 15-17 April 2009. University of Bath. Full paper available at: http://www.bath.ac.uk/soc-pol/documents/GovernanceWorkshop09/group1-magnusson.pdf
Magnusson C, 'Organisational Governance and Patient Safety: Case of Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI)'. 7th Annual Meeting of the Quality Improvement Research Network, 23 March 2009. Mannheim, Germany.
Magnusson, C & Horton, K, Student Retention in Higher Education: role and process of student exit interviews. Athens Institute for Education and Research, 26-29 May 2008, Athens.
Magnusson C, Volante M & Smith P, 'Supporting Student Nurses from Diverse Backgrounds'. RCN Joint Education Forums 1st International 'Beyond the borders' Conference, 5-7 July 2007 Brighton.
Smith P, Knibb W, Magnusson C & Bryan K, 'Health care assistant work: is it nursing?' Part of Symposium: What is nursing in the new millennium? 2007 RCN International Research Conference, 1-4 May 2007.
Smith P, Magnusson C, 'Emotions at Work: The Case of the British National Health Service (NHS). Royal College of Nursing Annual International Nursing Research Conference, 8-11 March 2005, Belfast.
Magnusson C, Finnerty G, Pope R, 'Methodological Triangulation in Midwifery Educational Research'. Hawaii Conference on Education, 3-6 January 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Magnusson C, Crockford K, 'Mapping Clinical Placements: Putting meaning into data'. Developments in Nurse Education Conference, 10 June 2004, University of Salford.
Magnusson C, O'Driscoll M & Smith P (2007) New Roles to Support Practice Learning - Can they Facilitate Expansion of Placement Capacity. Nurse Education Today 27 (6) 643 - 650
Finnerty G, Graham L, Magnusson C, Pope R (2006) Empowering midwife mentors with adequate training and support. British Journal of Midwifery, 14 (4), 187-190
Magnusson C, Finnerty G, Pope R (2005) Methodological Triangulation in Midwifery Educational Research. Nurse Researcher, vol. 12 (4), pp. 30-39
Finnerty G, Pope R, Graham L, Magnusson C (2005) Do we value our midwife mentors? MIDIRS, 15 (2), pp. 158-162
Project reports/other publications
Pearson P, Howe A, Smith P, Steven A, Magnusson C, et al (2009) Patient safety in health care professional educational curricula: examining the learning experience, Report to the Patient Safety Research Portfolio/Department of Health. http://www.haps.bham.ac.uk/publichealth/psrp/documents/PS030_PSRP_Report_FINAL_0609.pdf
Fulop N, Chamberlain J, Baeza, Humphrey C, Magnusson C, Rothstein H (2008) Governing for Safety. King's Patient Safety and Service Quality Research Centre. Organisational Governance Programme. Working paper 1.
Horton K, Magnusson C (2008) Reducing attrition: a review of exit interview processes. Fund for Widening Participation Initiatives. University of Surrey.
Magnusson C, Smith P, Volante M (2006) Widening Participation: Supporting Student Nurses from Diverse Backgrounds. Fund for Widening Participation Initiatives. University of Surrey.
Knibb W, Smith P, Magnusson C, Bryan K (2006) The Contribution of Healthcare Assistants to Nursing. Report for the RCN (Royal College of Nursing).
Smith P, O'Driscoll M, Magnusson C, Axelrod L (2003) Higher Education Institutions Mapping Clinical Placements. University of Surrey.
Pope R, Finnerty G, Graham L, Magnusson C (2003) An investigation of the preparation and assessment for midwifery practice within a range of settings. To the funder: Hospital Savings Association. University of Surrey. ISBN: 1844690016
Graham L, Magnusson C, O'Driscoll M, Pope R, Robinson R (2003) Evaluation of Pre-Registration Nursing and Midwifery Curricula (1999).