I am a Registered General Nurse (RGN),MSc, Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGC/AP), and am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
I hold the Practice of Family Planning & Reproductive Sexual Health qualification and work in collaboration with the Greater Manchester Sexual Health Network.
In 2015 I was awarded the Exemplary Researcher award at the MMU RIHSC Conference
My background of nursing in the NHS spans over 25 years in both primary and secondary care settings including Accident and Emergency and General Practice Nursing.
I am a member of the Ageing & Long Trem Conditions Research Group
Here at MMU we provide a wide portfolio of CPD opportunities for Primary and community care staff from short courses and workshops to modules and full undergraduate and post graduate programmes leading to BSc and MSc qualifications. Students tell us they really enjoy their studies, like the balance of academic and practice input and want to come back!
I am a Senior Lecturer on the Specialist Practitioner/ Community Health General Practice Nursing programme.
I currently teach on and support the following units/programmes:
I am an External Examiner for the University of Central Lancashire
I have completed the MSc Professional Practice Development and my dissertation is entitled: What barriers and challenges affect teachers engagement with technology in adult education?
From 1st September 2014 – 31st August 2015 I worked a s a Research assistant on a research study entitled: Nurses’ knowledge and awareness of glaucoma management in care home settings
The purpose of this study is to explore what nurses working in care homes understand about glaucoma and how this long-term condition can affect the health and wellbeing of older people. As there is little evidence about glaucoma management in long-term care settings, this study will generate baseline knowledge of formal carers’ knowledge of this condition and their everyday practice in relation to the care of people with this long-term condition
The study will be an explorative, mixed methods study in which 24 nurses will be interviewed using a semi-structured interview schedule. Findings from the interviews will be used to develop a glaucoma knowledge, understanding and attitudes questionnaire.
In 2015 I was awarded Exemplarary Researcher award at the RIHSC Conference.
In 2016-17 I was research assistant on a sudy looking at Wearable technology for people living with dementia to reduce social isolation. People living with dementia and their carers are susceptible to experiencing social isolation and loneliness: 40% of the half a million people living with dementia in UK reported feeling lonely, and 8 out of 10 carers reported feeling lonely or socially isolated because of their caring role. Despite walking being a free and activity with physical and mental health benefits, only about half of people living with dementia go out daily. There are challenges for people living with dementia because of memory issues and confusion that can lead to getting lost or confused even in familiar surroundings; and because of concerns related to wanderwalking. Wearable and mobile technologies could provide additional support for people with dementia. The findings focused on the acceptability and suitability of the technology to the research participants, as well as the challenges they encountered. The study also highlighted how family carers can assess these technologies to decide on their suitability, and how people living with dementia can be supported to learn to use new technology and to make it part of their everyday life routines.
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Davenport, D (2006) Agenda for change- A Personal experience. Nursing In Practice (27) 58-60.
Falconer, M, Baxter, D, Davenport, D (2007) Health Care Assistants and Flu Vaccination. Part 1 Nursing In Practice (39); 52-54
Falconer, M, Baxter, D, Davenport, D (2008) Health Care Assistants and Flu Vaccination- results of a pilot study. Part 2. Nursing In Practice (40);
Samangaya, M, Baxter, D, Davenport D (2008) The Experiences of a Mass Immunisation Exercise. Nursing In Practice (43) 2-5
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Davenport D, Spencer S (2011) A Guide to Structuring your Professional Portfolio. Nursing in Practice (62) 27-29
Davenport D (2012) Being a Senior Lecturer. Nursing in Practice (66) 33-35
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sI Chair the annual Nursing in Practice Conference at a arange of venues including Manchester and Birmingham
2013 Knowledge Exchange & Innovation Fund (KEIF) awarde £5K to develop a Community of general Practice Nursing: http://gpnnwcop.ning.com/
2013 MMU Knowledge Exchange Project awards Runner Up for Collaboration with Pennine Care Foundation NHS Trust to develop and implement Clinical Supervision training for nurses and other health care professionals in clinical practice.
In 2014 i was appointed as Care Quality Commission (CQC) Specialist advisor (Nurse) in General Practice
2013 Knowledge Exchange project Award runner Up
2013 Progression within the MMU Contribution Zone. The Contribution Zone Scheme is designed to reward those individuals whose contribution on a sustained basis, significantly exceeds that normally expected in the post or role and thereby shows evidence of particular success and effectiveness.
2015 Exemplary Researcher award at RIHSC Conference
2016 Nominated for the HEA Teaching Fellow award
Editorial Advisory panel member for Nursing In Practice (NIP)
Royal College of Nursing (RCN)