research student

Claire Agnew van Asch

Postgraduate Research Student

Claire wearing a nurse's uniform sitting, smiling.




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery



I am a Registered Nurse with over 25 years of experience working in an acute inner-city Hospital NHS Trust who has always been passionate about supporting staff to be the best that they can be to deliver high-quality patient care. Most of my career has been in the field of education, training, and practice development; both at the bedside and in the classroom.

My enthusiasm and belief in the positive impact Preceptorship can have on Newly Registered Nurses began in 1998 when I undertook a project to implement the role of Clinical Support Nurse who worked on the wards alongside the new nurses supporting their transition to practice. This began my career-long interest in this area which, as a Senior Nurse continues to this day and will now evolve further as I undertake my PhD research.

Thesis title 

Examining the effect of the role of Clinical Nurse Educator on the transition to practice and confidence of Newly Registered Nurses and Nursing Associates within a large acute teaching hospital in England.