I have worked in Higher Education for over 20 years in a variety of roles, having previously worked in the health service within health promotion / public health and in education as a science teacher. The focus of my academic work whether research, teaching or other activity is – and has always been – on practice-focussed inquiry. What has varied over time has been the nature of the practice upon which inquiry has focussed. At the beginning of my research career (whilst in a Faculty that included education) there was a strong focus on the substance misuse field (across inter alia education, health and probation). More recently these interests have broadened so that my expertise can be seen to be in practice-focussed inquiry within health and social care more generally, this focus has in fact always been a strong element of my teaching responsibilities at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels.
I have had various changing responsibilities over my career in HE initially in course management, subsequently in research and research development before taking on a role as Faculty Research Degree lead. I am currently responsible for developing research in relation to health and social care.
Social Research Methodologies for Professional Practice
I teach research methods on a number of courses across the faculty, predominantly on the MA in Health and Social Care and the MSc in Professional Practice Development. I also teach on the MA in Academic Practice (Research Degree Supervision and examination).
I am an experienced Research Degree Supervisor and co-teach on the unit relating to research degree supervision on the University's MA in Academic Practice. I have some twenty completions including the following PhDs:
• Narrative study of how non-qualified volunteers and ex-drug users make the transition to paid employment in the substance misuse field (PhD) S. Wilson (DoS).
• Diagnosing Acute Heart Failure in the Emergency Department (PhD) C. Ferguson (Sup).
• Can the Libyan Health System Provide a Quality Health Services? (PhD) M. El-Fallah 2014 (Sup).
• A scale for assessing the vulnerability to psychotic illness among Cannabis users: correlates and discriminating factors (PhD) R.Morris 2014 (Sup).
• Narratives of being: a longitudinal study of physiotherapy students. (PhD) C. Hamshire 2014 (DoS).
• Investigating access to and use of maternity health-care services in the UK by Palestinian women. (PhD) E. Alshawish (Sup)
• Advanced Nursing Practice (PhD by publication) J. Marsden 2012 (DoS)
• Cannabis, Identity and the Male Teenage Friendship Group (PhD) J. Lamb 2012 (Sup)
• Emotional Nurse Being: a Heideggerian Hermeneutical Analysis (PhD) K. Jack 2011 (DoS)
• Evaluation of an Anticoagulation Service for Injecting Drug Users with Deep Vein Thrombosis (PhD) D. Thomas 2011 (DoS)
• The "treatability" of Personality Disorder in a Special Hospital setting (PhD) T. Wilkins 2010 (DoS)
• Clinical decision rules to enable exclusion of acute coronary syndromes in the emergency department (PhD) R. Body 2009 (DoS) • Women's heroin use: chronicling narratives (PhD) A. Cotton (DoS)
• High-Risk Sexual Behaviours Between Men who have Sex with Men in Public Sex Environments and Venues(PhD) A. Slater 2007 (DoS) •
• Continuing Nurse Education: the case of military nurses in Jordan (PhD) R. Al-Shudifat 2006 (Sup)
• Interaction mechanisms and group dynamics among amphetamine users (PhD) L Van Baelen 2004 (Sup)
• Quality Policy in Specialist Health Promotion Services (PhD) S. Connor 1997 (DoS)
My research interests currently include:
I have previously been interested particularly in illicit drug use amongst young people; the needs of people with problematic drug use. This interest has broadened out more recently to practice-focussed inquiry generally.
WE. Harris, AM. Langan, N. Barrett, K. Jack, C. Wibberley, et al. (2018). A case for using both direct and indirect benchmarking to compare university performance metrics. Studies in Higher Education. pp.1-12.
D. Harris, K. Jack, C. Wibberley (2018). The Meaning of Living with Uncertainty for People with Motor Neurone Disease. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 27(9-10), pp.2062-2071.
K. Jack, C. Hamshire, WE. Harris, M. Langan, N. Barrett, et al. (2018). "My mentor didn't speak to me for the first four weeks": Perceived Unfairness experienced by nursing students in clinical practice settings. Journal of clinical nursing. 27(5-6), pp.929-938.
CH. Hamshire, C. Wibberley (2017). Fitting in with the team: facilitative mentors in physiotherapy student placements’. Teaching & Learning Inquiry. 5(2), pp.80-88.
C. Hamshire, N. Barrett, C. Wibberley, W. Harris, AM. Langan (2017). Students’ perceptions of their learning experiences: A repeat regional survey of healthcare students. Nurse Education Today. 49, pp.168-173.
NA. Murphy, C. Wibberley (2017). Development of an academic identity through PhD supervision - an issue for debate. Nurse Education in Practice. 22, pp.63-65.
AM. Langan, WE. Harris, N. Barrett, CH. Hamshire, C. Wibberley (2016). Benchmarking factor selection and sensitivity: a case study with nursing courses. Studies in Higher Education. 43(9), pp.1586-1596.
C. Wibberley, N. Murphy (2016). The influence of the media on practice in mental health: a bricolage of a single case study. Reflective Practice. 17(5), pp.557-569.
S. Wilson, M. King, G. Yeowell, C. Wibberley (2016). Disclosure decisions within transition narratives: How ex-drug users decide what information to share when working toward employment in the substance misuse field. Journal of Substance Use. 21(6), pp.575-580.
CH. Hamshire, A. Prowse, K. Jack, C. Wibberley (2015). Maria’s story – the narrative of a mature international student. Journal of Learner Development in Higher Education.
JM. Wright, K. Heathcote, C. Wibberley (2014). Fact or fiction: Exploring the use of real stories in place of vignettes in interviews with informal carers. Nurse Researcher. 21(4), pp.39-43.
C. Hamshire, TG. Willgoss, C. Wibberley (2013). Should I stay or should I go? A study exploring why healthcare students consider leaving their programme. Nurse Educ Today. 33(8), pp.889-895.
NA. Murphy, F. Fatoye, C. Wibberley (2013). The changing face of newspaper representations of the mentally ill. J Ment Health. 22(3), pp.271-282.
C. Hamshire, TG. Willgoss, C. Wibberley (2013). What are reasonable expectations? Healthcare student perceptions of their programmes in the North West of England. Nurse Educ Today. 33(2), pp.173-179.
K. Jack, C. Wibberley (2013). The meaning of emotion work to student nurses: A Heideggerian analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies.
E. Alshawish, J. Marsden, G. Yeowell, C. Wibberley (2013). Investigating access to and use of maternity health-care services in the UK by palestinian women. British Journal of Midwifery. 21(8), pp.571-577.
O. Price, C. Wibberley (2012). An exploratory study investigating the impact of the procedures used to manage patient substance misuse on nurse-patient relationships in a medium secure forensic unit. J Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs. 19(8), pp.672-680.
R. Body, S. Carley, G. McDowell, AS. Jaffe, M. France, et al. (2012). Erratum: Rapid exclusion of acute myocardial infarction in patients with undetectable troponin using a high-sensitivity assay (Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2011) 58 (1332-1339)). Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 60(12),
C. Hamshire, TG. Willgoss, C. Wibberley (2012). 'The placement was probably the tipping point' - the narratives of recently discontinued students. Nurse Educ Pract. 12(4), pp.182-186.
C. Wibberley (2012). Getting to grips with bricolage: A personal account. Qualitative Report. 17(25),
R. Body, S. Carley, G. McDowell, AS. Jaffe, M. France, et al. (2012). Reply. Journal of the American College of Cardiology. 59(17), pp.1571-1572.
R. Body, S. Carley, G. McDowell, AS. Jaffe, M. France, et al. (2012). The D-Dimer Approach for Troponin in the Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction Is it Really Useful? Reply. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF CARDIOLOGY. 59(17), pp.1571-1572.
R. Body, S. Carley, G. McDowell, AS. Jaffe, M. France, et al. (2011). Rapid exclusion of acute myocardial infarction in patients with undetectable troponin using a high-sensitivity assay. J Am Coll Cardiol. 58(13), pp.1332-1339.
R. Body, G. McDowell, S. Carley, C. Wibberley, J. Ferguson, et al. (2011). A FABP-ulous 'rule out' strategy? Heart fatty acid binding protein and troponin for rapid exclusion of acute myocardial infarction. Resuscitation. 82(8), pp.1041-1046.
R. Body, S. Carley, C. Wibberley, G. McDowell, J. Ferguson, et al. (2010). The value of symptoms and signs in the emergent diagnosis of acute coronary syndromes. Resuscitation. 81(3), pp.281-286.
A. Roy, C. Wibberley, J. Lamb (2005). The usual suspects: Alcohol, tobacco and other drug use in 15- to 16-year-old school pupils - prevalence, feelings and perceived health risks. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 12(4), pp.305-315.
DC. Wibberley (2003). Drugs for Dancing?. Addiction Research & Theory. 11(3), pp.207-208.
C. Wibberley, LMF. Dack, M. Smith (2002). Research-minded practice in substance (mis)use services. Journal of Substance Use. 7(1), pp.19-23.
KP. Obe, C. Wibberley (2002). Young Asians and drug use. J Child Health Care. 6(1), pp.51-59.
C. Wibberley (2001). Alcohol and young people: Youth narratives. ADDICTION RESEARCH & THEORY. 9(1), pp.87-89.
C. Wibberley, J. Price (2000). Patterns of psycho-stimulant drug use amongst 'social/operational users': Implications for services. Addiction Research and Theory. 8(1), pp.95-111.
C. Wibberley, JF. Price (2000). Young People's Drug Use: Facts and feelings - Implications for the normalization debate. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 7(2), pp.147-162.
C. Wibberley, JF. Price (1998). Young people's drug use: facts and feelings. J Child Health Care. 2(3), pp.138-142.
C. Wibberley (1997). Young people's feelings about drug use: a cause for reassurance or panic?. Journal of Child Health Care. 1(2), pp.60-64.
C. Wibberley (1997). Young people's feelings about drugs. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 4(1), pp.65-78.
T. Bottomley, T. Carnwath, J. Jeacock, C. Wibberley, M. Smith (1997). Crack Cocaine–Tailoring Services to User Need. Addiction Research. 5(3), pp.223-234.
C. Wibberley (1996). Psychosocial disorders in young people: Time trends and their causes - Rutter,M, Smith,DJ. HEALTH CARE ANALYSIS. 4(1), pp.86-87.
C. WIBBERLEY (1995). HEALTH AND HEALTH-CARE IN BRITAIN - BAGGOTT,R. HEALTH CARE ANALYSIS. 3(1), pp.81-82.
C. Wibberley, C. Kenny (1994). The case for interactive interviewing. Nurse Res. 1(3), pp.57-64.
C. Wibberley (2016). Bricolage Research Methods. A. Glasper. In: Nursing and Healthcare Research at a Glance. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, pp.102-103.
CH. Hamshire (2014). The listening project: Physiotherapy students narratives of their higher education experiences. In: Understanding and Developing Student Engagement. Routledge, pp.47-63.
J. Bennett, C. Wibberley, L. Dack (2008). The Evidence and Research Base for Practice. In: Mentorship in Community Nursing: Challenges and Opportunities. Blackwell Science Ltd, pp.103-110.
S. Chan-Braddock, PC. Goodwin, C. Wibberley (2017). Does a physiotherapy-led cognitive-behavioural chronic low back pain programme alter patients’ health locus of control? A pragmatic cohort study. Cape Town, South Africa, 2/3/2017.
CH. Hamshire, C. Wibberley (2012). Mind the gap - Healthcare students' experiences of Student Services. Cambridge, UK, 4/9/2012.
R. Body, SD. Carley, G. Mcdowell, M. Nuttall, C. Wibberley, et al. (2010). Use of low level high sensitivity troponin to rule out acute myocardial infarction in the emergency department. In: EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL SUPPLEMENTS. Copenhagen, DENMARK, 2010. pp.F111-F112.
Hamshire, C. and Wibberley, C. (2012) "Mind the gap - Healthcare students' experiences of Student Services", NET Conference, Cambridge, 4-6 September
Hamshire C. & Willgoss T. & Wibberley C. 2012. "Are we setting reasonable student expectations?" 4th International Nurse Education Conference, Baltimore, USA
Hamshire C. & Willgoss T. & Wibberley C. 2012 "Why do students leave? Learning from the narratives of discontinued students" HEA conference: What Works? Student Retention and Success, York, UK
Wibberley C. Hamshire C. & Murphy N. 2008. "Mission impossible: is mixed methods possible at Master's level?" International Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge, UK
Wibberley C. 2007. "Do I Wanna Be in Your Gang: A Reflection on the Mixed Methods Community" at: 3rd International Mixed Method Conference. Cambridge, UK.
Wibberley C. 2002. "Promoting Research in Practice in the substance misuse field" at: ANSA. York, UK.
Wibberley C. 2002. "Workshop leader: Developing a research culture in practice" at: Addictions Forum. Durham, UK.
I have acted as peer reviewer over the last two years for: