Dr Charlie Whiffin

Position: Lecturer in Pre Qualifying Health Care

College: College of Health and Social Care

Department: Health Care Practice

Subject area: Pre Qualification Health Care

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Senior Lecturer in Pre Qualifying health care

Teaching responsibilities

I am a senior lecturer in nursing and programme leader for the PGDip/MSc Nursing (Adult).  I predominantly teach on pre-registration modules and my specialist interests lie in research and evidence-based practice. 

I am module leader for ‘Research methods for practice’ (level 5) and regularly contribute to ‘evidence-base for practice’(level 4).  However I also contribute to modules across the pre-registration programmes including interprofessional learning activities.

Professional interests

 I hold a PhD in nursing entitled “A study of family transition in the first year post-head injury: perspectives of the non-injured members”.

I also have a professional interest in evidence based practice and how students develop research skills to inform this.

Research interests

Current research interests include:

The impact of head injury on the family

Use of narrative inquiry to inform and support healthcare practice

Pre-nursing care experience

Membership of professional bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy


BA (Hons) Adult Nursing

PGCert Interprofessional Healthcare


Recent publications

CJ Whiffin, C Bailey, C EllisHill, N Jarrett, PJ Hutchinson (2015) Narratives of family transition during the first year posthead injury: perspectives of the noninjured members Journal of Advanced nursing 71 (4), 849-859

CJ Whiffin, C Bailey, C Ellis-Hill, N Jarrett (2014) Challenges and solutions during analysis in a longitudinal narrative case study.  Nurse researcher 21 (4), 20-26

CJ Whiffin, A Hasselder (2013) Making the link between critical appraisal, thinking and analysis British Journal of Nursing 22 (14), 831-835

C Clark, J Brown, C Bailey, P Hutchinson (2009) Supporting families in the context of adult traumatic brain injury British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 5 (5), 216-220, 2009

H Hollinworth, C Clark, R Harland, L Johnson, G Partington (2005) Understanding the arousal of anger: a patient-centred approach Nursing standard 19 (37), 41

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