• Who am I?

    Who am I?

    Professor in Nursing. Research interests include pain management, social media and health and technoogy for health. Faculty Head of Ethics so a useful person to talk to if you are applying for ethical review. Memeber of National Institue for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and on other ethics committees

    Why do I teach?

    I love it

    How I’ll teach you

    Socratically - by asking questions and helping yui wok out the answers

  • Academic Biography

    Academic and professional qualifications

    2005 PhD University of Salford

    2000 MSc Practice Development (Pain Management) University of Central Lancashire

    1998 MSc Biomedical & Forensic Egyptology

    1997 MSc European Environmental Policy & Regulation Lancaster University

    1992 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies (First Class Honours) University of Central Lancashire

    1988 Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies (Distinction) Preston Polytechnic

    Previous Employment

    I qualified as a nurse in the 1980's and worked in orthopaedic trauma until moving into nurse education.

    Other academic service (administration and management)

    • Faculty Head of Ethics
    • Memeber of Local Research Ethics Committee (Preston)
    • External memeber Edgehill UNiversity ethics committee
    •  Member of Technology Appraisals Committee. National Institute of Clinical Excellence
  • Teaching & Research Supervision

    Postgraduate teaching

    I have developed and taught a Masters in Pain Management and also contributes to teaching research methods and healthcare ethics. 

    Postgraduate supervision (completed/in progress)

    I am particularly involved in supporting postgraduate development and is interested in how social media can be used to support education and learning. 

  • Research Expertise, Publications & Grants

    Research expertise

    My research has focussed upon patient experience and service delivery. I have carried out a number of evaluation projects in acute care and mental health. My research interest centre upon:

    • Social media and health
    • Pain Management
    • End-of-life decision making
    • Publications

      • Books (authored/edited/special issues)

        CA. Haigh (2003). Utilising Chaos Theory in the Management of Nursing Services.

      • Refereed journal articles

        E. Ibekwe, C. Haigh, F. Duncan, F. Fatoye (2017). Economic impact of routine opt-out antenatal human immune deficiency virus screening: A systematic review. Journal of clinical nursing.

        E. Ibekwe, C. Haigh, F. Duncan, F. Fatoye (2017). Clinical outcomes of routine opt-out antenatal human immunodeficiency virus screening: a systematic review. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 26(3-4), pp.341-355.

        F. Fatoye, C. Haigh (2016). The cost-effectiveness of semi-rigid ankle brace to facilitate return to work following first-time acute ankle sprains. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 25(9-10), pp.1435-1443.

        D. Davys, D. Mitchell, C. Haigh (2016). Adult Siblings Consider the Future: Emergent Themes. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities. 29(3), pp.220-230.

        L. Culley, C. Haigh (2016). Board Editorial: LGBT equality and nursing research. Journal of Research in Nursing. 21(3), pp.155-158.

        C. Haigh (2015). Review: Psychometric properties of the farsi version of the myocardial infarction dimensional assessment scale. Journal of Research in Nursing. 20(8), pp.696-697.

        D. Davys, D. Mitchell, C. Haigh (2015). Futures planning - adult sibling perspectives. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 43(3), pp.219-226.

        C. Haigh, G. Smith, L. Gelling, S. Barnason, D. Jackson (2015). Editorial: Nursing research in the 21st century - who sets the agenda?. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 24(7-8), pp.889-890.

        GD. Smith, C. Haigh, D. Jackson (2015). Editorial: Ensuring standards in publication ethics. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 24(1-2), pp.1-3.

        G. Witham, A. Beddow, C. Haigh (2015). Reflections on access: too vulnerable to research?. Journal of Research in Nursing. 20(1), pp.28-37.

        C. Haigh (2015). Review: Nurses’ Patient Education Questionnaire – development and validation process. Journal of Research in Nursing. 20(3), pp.201-202.

        L. Wilkes, J. Cummings, C. Haigh (2015). Transcriptionist saturation: Knowing too much about sensitive health and social data. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 71(2), pp.295-303.

        GD. Smith, C. Haigh, D. Jackson (2014). Editorial: Coping with publication ethics. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23(23-24), pp.3293-3295.

        M. Howarth, T. Warne, C. Haigh (2014). Pain from the inside: Understanding the theoretical underpinning of person-centered care delivered by pain teams. Pain Management Nursing. 15(1), pp.340-348.

        L. Yarwood-Ross, C. Haigh (2014). As others see us: What PhD students say about supervisors. Nurse Researcher. 22(1), pp.38-43.

        G. Witham, C. Haigh, S. Foy (2014). The challenges of health professionals in meeting the needs of vulnerable patients undergoing chemotherapy: A focus group study. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 23(19-20), pp.2844-2853.

        C. Haigh (2014). How to be a pioneer in your chosen field: Carol Haigh tells Leslie Gelling about the joy of being the first to possess knowledge gleaned from a piece of research. Nurse Researcher. 21(4),

        F. Duncan, R. Day, C. Haigh, S. Gill, J. Nightingale, et al. O. O'Neill, D. Counsell. (2014). First Steps Toward Understanding the Variability in Acute Pain Service Provision and the Quality of Pain Relief in Everyday Practice Across the United Kingdom. PAIN MEDICINE. 15(1), pp.142-153.

        I. Duncan, L. Yarwood-Ross, C. Haigh (2013). YouTube as a source of clinical skills education. Nurse Education Today. 33(12), pp.1576-1580.

        M. Hayter, C. Haigh, D. Jackson (2013). Editorial: Representations of sexuality: A snapshot of 5 years of scholarship in the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(23-24), pp.3237-3238.

        F. Duncan, C. Haigh (2013). Measuring and improving the quality of postoperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery using statistical process control charts. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(19-20), pp.2748-2757.

        C. Haigh, C. Costa (2013). Information about assisted dying: An evaluation of web-based information resources. Journal of Research in Nursing. 18(5), pp.471-480.

        M. Hutchinson, D. Jackson, C. Haigh, M. Hayter (2013). Editorial: Five years of scholarship on violence, bullying and aggression towards nurses in the workplace: What have we learned?. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(7-8), pp.903-905.

        L. Yarwood-Ross, C. Haigh (2013). Editorial: Leg ulcer care in the 21st century - a major problem with minor recognition. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22(3-4), pp.301-302.

        G. Witham, A. Beddow, C. Haigh (2013). Reflections on access: too vulnerable to research?. Journal of Research in Nursing.

        M. Howarth, T. Warne, C. Haigh (2013). Pain from the Inside: Understanding the Theoretical Underpinning of Person-Centered Care Delivered by Pain Teams. Pain Management Nursing.

        M. Howarth, T. Warne, C. Haigh (2012). Let's stick together A grounded theory exploration of interprofessional working used to provide person centered chronic back pain services. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 26(6), pp.491-496.

        C. Haigh, C. Costa (2012). Reconsidering the role of participatory media in nursing research and knowledge dissemination. Journal of Research in Nursing. 17(6), pp.598-607.

        L. Yarwood-Ross, C. Haigh (2012). Managing a venous leg ulcer in the 21st century, by improving self-care. British Journal of Community Nursing. 17(10), pp.460-465.

        C. Haigh, T. McCance, A. Bradshaw, J. Paley (2012). 'This house believes that caring can and should be measured'. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 26(41), pp.22-23.

        C. Haigh (2012). Exploring the case for assisted dying in the UK. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 26(18), pp.33-39.

        C. Haigh (2011). In older adults with chronic non-cancer pain, short-term use of opioids reduces pain and physical disability but does not benefit mental health, and 25% discontinue due to adverse effects. Evidence-Based Nursing. 14(4), pp.111-112.

        T. Ryan, G. Nambiar-Greenwood, C. Haigh, C. Mills (2011). A service evaluation of a community-based mental health crisis house in inner city Liverpool. Mental Health Review Journal. 16(2), pp.56-63.

        C. Haigh, P. Hardy, F. Duncan (2011). Six stages of doctoral study: a new model for PhD students. Nurse researcher. 18(4), pp.46-47.

        D. Davys, D. Mitchell, C. Haigh (2011). Adult sibling experience, roles, relationships and future concerns - a review of the literature in learning disabilities. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 20(19-20), pp.2837-2853.

        J. Yorke, AM. Russell, J. Swigris, C. Shuldham, C. Haigh, et al. N. Rochnia, J. Hoyle, PW. Jones. (2011). Assessment of dyspnea in asthma: Validation of the dyspnea-12. Journal of Asthma. 48(6), pp.602-608.

        C. Haigh (2011). Quick fix or citable source?. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987). 25(38),

        C. Haigh, P. Hardy (2011). Tell me a story - a conceptual exploration of storytelling in healthcare education. Nurse Education Today. 31(4), pp.408-411.

        C. Haigh, P. Ormandy (2011). Evaluation of the organisation and delivery of patient-centred acute nursing care. Contemporary Nurse. 37(2), pp.253-263.

        CA. Haigh (2011). Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students. Nurse Educ Today. 31(2), pp.135-139.

        D. Davys, D. Mitchell, C. Haigh (2010). Futures planning, parental expectations and sibling concern for people who have a learning disability. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities. 14(3), pp.167-183.

        D. Jackson, C. Haigh (2010). Nursing workforce and workplaces: Contemporary concerns and challenges. Contemporary Nurse. 36(1-2), pp.003-005.

        C. Haigh (2010). Legality, the web and nurse educators. Nurse Education Today. 30(6), pp.553-556.

        D. Jackson, C. Haigh (2010). Nursing workforce and workplaces: Contemporary concerns and challenges. CONTEMPORARY NURSE. 36(1-2), pp.3-5.

        CA. Haigh (2010). Reconstructing nursing altruism using a biological evolutionary framework. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 66(6), pp.1401-1408.

        AM. Borneuf, C. Haigh (2010). The who and where of clinical skills teaching: A review from the UK perspective. Nurse Education Today. 30(2), pp.197-201.

        C. Haigh, L. Neville (2009). Editorial: A time to live, a time to die? An exploration of the arguments surrounding the legalisation of assisted suicide. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 18(23), pp.3213-3215.

        C. Haigh (2009). Commentary: Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches. Evidence-Based Nursing. 12(2),

        C. Haigh (2009). Acupuncture reduced frequency and pain intensity of primary migraine or tension-type headaches. Evidence-based nursing. 12(2),

        R. Kneafsey, C. Haigh (2009). Moving and handling rehabilitation patients: A survey of nurses’ views. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. 16(8), pp.431-440.

        C. Haigh (2009). Editorial: Embracing the theory/practice gap. Journal of clinical nursing. 18(1), pp.1-2.

        J. Gregory, C. Haigh (2008). Multi-disciplinary interpretations of pain in older patients on medical units. Revista Espanola de Cirugia Ortopedica y Traumatologia. 52(4), pp.249-257.

        CA. Haigh (2008). Exploring the evidence base of patient involvement in the management of health care services. Journal of Nursing Management. 16(4), pp.452-462.

        CA. Haigh (2008). Using simplified Chaos Theory to manage nursing services. J Nurs Manag. 16(3), pp.298-304.

        D. Davys, C. Haigh (2008). Older parents of people who have a learning disability: Perceptions of future accommodation needs. British Journal of Learning Disabilities. 36(1), pp.66-72.

        M. Howarth, R. Kneafsey, C. Haigh (2008). Centralization and research governance: Does it work?. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 61(4), pp.363-372.

        C. Haigh (2008). Editorial: This might hurt… a reflection on pain management in the 21st century. Journal of clinical nursing. 17(15), pp.1961-1962.

        C. Haigh (2008). Research governance and research ethics. Nursing Research: Designs and Methods.

        R. Kneafsey, C. Haigh (2007). Learning safe patient handling skills: Student nurse experiences of university and practice based education. Nurse Education Today. 27(8), pp.832-839.

        C. Haigh, N. Jones (2007). Techno-Research and Cyber-Ethics: Challenges for Ethics Committees. Research Ethics. 3(3), pp.80-83.

        C. Haigh, M. Johnson (2007). Attitudes and values of nurse educators: An international survey. International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. 4(1),

        M. Johnson, C. Haigh, N. Yates-Bolton (2007). Valuing of altruism and honesty in nursing students: a two-decade replication study. J Adv Nurs. 57(4), pp.366-374.

        CA. Haigh (2007). Peacocks and Jellyfish: Steps and strategies for successful conference chairing. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 27(2), pp.91-94.

        M. Johnson, C. Haigh, N. Yates-Bolton (2007). Valuing of altruism and honesty in nursing students: A two-decade replication study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 57(4), pp.366-374.

        F. Duncan, C. Haigh (2007). The realities of a nurse led Randomised Control Trial (RCT). Nurse Education in Practice. 7(1), pp.1-3.

        M. Louise Howarth, C. Haigh (2007). The myth of patient centrality in integrated care: the case of back pain services. International journal of integrated care. 7,

        C. Haigh (2006). Introduction - NET/NEP 2006 special edition. Nurse Education in Practice. 6(6), pp.303-305.

        C. Haigh (2006). Introduction - NET/NEP 2006 special edition. Nurse Education Today. 26(8), pp.611-613.

        CA. Haigh (2006). The art of the abstract. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 26(5), pp.355-357.

        F. Duncan, J. Cupitt, C. Haigh, P. Vernon, J. Marshall, et al. A. Nield. (2005). A prospective randomized pragmatic double-blinded comparison of 0.125% and 0.0625% bupivacaine for the management of pain after operation in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery. Acute Pain. 7(2), pp.85-93.

        C. Haigh (2005). Where are the keynote debates in nurse education?. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 25(5), pp.341-343.

        C. Haigh, NA. Jones (2005). An overview of the ethics of cyber-space research and the implication for nurse educators. Nurse Education Today. 25(1), pp.3-8.

        C. Haigh, A. Neild, F. Duncan (2005). Balance of power--do patients use researchers to survive hospital?. Nurse researcher. 12(4), pp.71-81.

        C. Haigh (2005). PBL, viral spread and the role of nurse education. Nurse Education Today. 25(1), pp.1-2.

        L. Neville, C. Haigh (2003). A response to Martin Johnson's editorial "Research ethics and education: A consequentialist view". Nurse Education Today. 23(8), pp.549-553.

        F. Duncan, C. Haigh, S. Bailey (2003). An analysis of epidural related pressure sores in a specific patient population. Acute Pain. 5(1), pp.11-15.

        C. Haigh (2003). An evaluation of a judgmental model of assessment for assessing clinical skills in MSc students. Nurse education in practice. 3(1), pp.43-48.

        C. Haigh (2002). Using chaos theory: the implications for nursing. JOURNAL OF ADVANCED NURSING. 37(5), pp.462-469.

        L. Storey, C. Haigh (2002). Portfolios in professional practice. Nurse Education in Practice. 2(1), pp.44-48.

        C. Haigh (2001). Contribution of multidisciplinary team to pain management. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 10(6), pp.370-374.

        F. Duncan, C. Haigh, J. Marshall, P. Wriggley (2001). The management of ischaemic and periampuation pain. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 10(16), pp.1034-1039.

        C. Haigh (2000). Partnering patients to manage pain after surgery (video and teaching and learning guide). NURSE EDUCATION TODAY. 20(4), pp.336-336.

        JP. LeBourgeois, CJ. McKenna, B. Coster, P. Feyer, L. Franzen, et al. L. Goedhals, Z. Marzecki, L. Souhami, A. Stewart, F. Tonnessen, C. Haigh, T. Mitchell, JR. Wilkinson, E. Graham. (1999). Efficacy of an ondansetron orally disintegrating tablet: A novel oral formulation of this 5-HT3 receptor antagonist in the treatment of fractionated radiotherapy-induced nausea and emesis. CLINICAL ONCOLOGY. 11(5), pp.340-347.

        C. HAIGH (1993). Sick role and the cancer patient. European Journal of Cancer Care. 2(1), pp.21-23.

      • Chapters in books

        CA. Haigh What really matters to patients? Digital storytelling as qualitative research. In: A celebration of Patent Voices.

        C. Haigh, N. Jones, T. Long, M. Johnson (2007). Techno-research and cyber-ethics: Research using the Internet. Edinburgh, UK: Churchill Livingstone Elsevier, pp.157-174.

        C. Haigh (2007). Getting ethics approval. pp.123-38.

      • Conferences

        N. Cox, E. Miller, C. Haigh, K. Wright Who am I, and who are you? Identity, engagement and colloboration in the era of online nursing research. University of Oxford, 5/4/2017.

        J. Yorke, S. Moosavi, C. Shuldham, C. Haigh, M. Lau-Walker, et al. P. Barnes, PW. Jones. (2007). Multi-dimensional assessment of clinical dyspnoea. In: THORAX. London, ENGLAND, 5/12/2007. pp.A93-A93.

        S. Vasireddy, C. Haigh, JE. Adams, T. Jalava, E. McCloskey (2003). Digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) of the metacarpals in the prediction of vertebral fracture and monitoring bone density in a study of Clodronate therapy. In: OSTEOPOROSIS INTERNATIONAL. BATH, ENGLAND, 23/6/2003. pp.S6-S6.

        S. Vasireddy, C. Haigh, L. Reaney, J. Adams, PL. Selby, et al. SK. Bal, R. Ashford, D. Charlesworth, JA. Kanis, T. Jalava, M. Beneton, EV. McCloskey. (2002). Digital X-ray radiogrammetry indices,particularly MCI, can predict vertebral fracture risk in osteoporotic women. In: JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 20/9/2002. pp.S186-S186.

        C. Haigh, L. Reaney, J. Adams, M. Davies, PL. Selby, et al. J. Robinson, R. Francis, A. Dey, JA. Kanis, J. Bostock, C. Horvath, J. Kenrali, T. Jalava, E. McCloskey. (2002). Digital X-ray radiogrammetry indices are sensitive to clodronate treatment in women with osteoporosis. In: JOURNAL OF BONE AND MINERAL RESEARCH. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, 20/9/2002. pp.S231-S231.

  • Awards, Honours & Distinctions

    Editiorial Board membership

    I am one of the editors of the Journal of Clinical Nursing

    Membership of professional associations

    I sit on a National Institute of Health and Care Excellence appraisal committee.