Professor David Clarke

Personal details

A children’s nursing academic who has substantial experience of working in a Russell Group/research intensive universities and who has undertaken a number of senior roles including Deputy Head of School for Education and Students, Associate Director of Undergraduate Nursing and Professional Head for Children’s Nursing. A strategic thinker who has a proven record of leadership and innovation in Higher Education. Appointed to the University of Leicester in the role of Foundation Professor of Nursing, a role underpinning the formation of their new School of Allied Health Professionals and our flagship programme: MSci Nursing with Leadership dual registration (adult and mental health nursing/child and mental health nursing), an undergraduate, pre-registration programme.

Visiting Professor Cardiff University School of Allied Health Professionals

Qualifications

  • PhD, Cardiff University, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University
  • MA Further and Higher Education, University of Wolverhampton
  • Post-graduate Diploma in Education (Healthcare Professionals), University of Wolverhampton
  • BSc (Hons) Advanced Professional Studies (Nursing), University of Derby
  • Registered Nurse Teacher, Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (NMC), Charles Frears School of Nursing and Midwifery Leicester
  • ENB 100 Intensive Care Nursing and ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing (NMC), Charles Frears School of Nursing and Midwifery Leicester
  • Registered General Nurse (NMC), Charles Frears School of Nursing and Midwifery Leicester

Teaching

Dave has experience of facilitating learning for large students groups, seminar groups and using online resources and social media. Dave’s main teaching relates to:

  • Clinical simulation
  • Children’s critical care
  • Equality and diversity
  • Sexuality and masculinity
  • Social sciences

Research

Current Projects

Article submitted to Nurse Education Today for review: Clarke D, Anstey A, O’Brian M, Davies S, Ellis C. (2017) Developing culturally-responsive inclusive healthcare curricula to improve Lesbian Gay and Bisexual health and social care: an evaluation of a pilot training programme in collaboration with Stonewall. (under review)
 
Cardiff University Centre for Innovation Education: The Stonewall and Cardiff University Inclusive Curriculum Project £22,000 to move from pilot stage to a sustainable business model and delivery across the University.

Awards and Nominations

  • 2016 - Cardiff University Achieving Excellence Awards: winner of the Contribution to Equality and Diversity category for leading an inclusive curriculum project with Stonewall.
  • 2015 - Royal College of Nursing Nurse of the Year awards in Wales: nominated and interviewed for the Education category.
  • 2004 - Royal College of Nursing Education Award:  development of online learning material to support undergraduate students - £5,000.
  • 2001 - Florence Nightingale Foundation:  travel scholarship to examine clinical simulation in Australia - £6,000.
  • 1997 - Smith and Nephew Travel Scholarship:  use of Comfort Scoring in PICU project - £2,400.

External Roles

  • 2009-2017 - Nursing and Midwifery Council. 
    Member of the Fitness to Practice Committee with experience of the Investigating Committee and the Conduct and Competence Committee.
  • 2015–2017 - Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health. 
    Co-chair of the Royal College of Nursing conference stream at the RCPCH annual conference.
  • 2014–current - Royal College of Nursing. 
    Chair of the CYP Acute Care Forum.

Editorial Board and Reviewer Experience

  • RCNi Journals*
    Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer for Nursing Standard, 2016–current
  • Nursing Children and Young People
    Editorial Board Member and Peer Reviewer, 2006–current
  • Journal of Research in Nursing - a research led journal with international standing
    Peer Reviewer, 2016–current

I have also peer reviewed for the following journals and book publishers: Gender and Education, Feminist Review, Oxford University Press, M&K Publishing.

*RCNi journals consist of twelve professional journals, including Evidence Based Nursing - which is published jointly with the BMA. The journals have a distribution of up to 220,000 copies a year (Nursing Standard) and are distributed in six countries. The Editorial Board also advises on the RCNi Awards and the online CPD portfolio

Periodic Reviewer and External Examiner Experience

  • University of Bedfordshire 
    Periodic review: The School of Nursing and Midwifery: Invited Periodic Reviewer, 2016
  • The Open University 
    Periodic Review: Health and Social Care Programmes: Invited Periodic Reviewer, 2016
  • Edinburgh Napier University
    External Examiner for pre-registration Masters in Children’s Nursing, 2016-current  
  • Oxford Brookes University
    External Examiner for post-registration undergraduate programmes, 2014-current
  • Kings College London
    External Examiner for post-registration undergraduate programmes, 2008-2012
  • Birmingham City University
    External Examiner for Masters in Advanced Practice, 2008-2013
  • Glasgow Caledonian University
    External Examiner for post-registration undergraduate programmes, 2003-2017

Research Supervision

PhD supervision interests:

  • Ian Williams completing 2018. Professional Doctorate in Nursing. 
    Thesis Title: 'Quality of life following an acute head injury in Wales in children aged 8-14 years'
  • March 2016. Mrs Sian Bill. Professional Doctorate Student. Cardiff University
    Thesis Title: 'The experience of transition between healthcare services for young people in Wales with cystic fibrosis'
    Examiners: Dr Sally Anstey and Dr Dave Clarke
    Internal mock.
  • March  2018: Mr David Widdas. Coventry University.
    Thesis Title: TBC
    Examiners: Professor David Clarke and Dr Geraldine Brady
    External Examiner.

Media

NIHR Signal: General hospital care for children with learning disabilities has scope for improvement

Article in Krankenpflage magazine in German (PDF) and French (PDF)

Article in Gryphon the University of Leicester Alumni magazine Pages 14/15

Nursing Standard: 60 Seconds with Professor Dave Clarke (subscribers only)

Midirs: Innovative midwifery and nursing programme development at University of Leicester, UK.

Publications

Clarke D (2016) Invited Editorial: Can the use of social media contribute towards Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation? Evidence Based Nursing 2016;19:65 doi:10.1136/eb-2016-102398.

Clarke D (2016) Review: Co-producing knowledge about lesbian and bisexual women with breast cancer:  Messages for nursing professionals from a knowledge exchange project. Journal of Research in Nursing, 21 (3), 240-241.

Clarke D, Carter B, Crawford D, Smith F (2015) Generic training will not prepare nurses of right calibre to care for children and families. Nursing Children and Young People 27(6), pp. 8-9. (10.7748/ncyp.27.6.8.s8).

Nathan M, Davies J, Clarke D (2012) An evaluation of a complex simulated scenario with final year undergraduate children's nursing students. Collegian (Australia). Vol. 19 (3), P131-138. Invited submission for a special issue.

Hull K, Clarke D (2011) Are Paediatric Oncology Nurses Acknowledging the Effects of Restraint? A review of the current policy and research. The European Journal of Oncology Nursing. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2011.02.001.

Clarke D, Davies J, Stead P (2010) Inter-professional simulation: the experience of occupational therapy and child branch nursing students participating in a two-week problem based learning and simulation activity. International Journal of Clinical Skills. 4 (2) 96-100.

Hull K, Clarke D (2010) Restraining Children for Clinical Procedures: A review of the issues that continue to challenge children’s nursing. British Journal of Nursing. Vol:19 (6), Pp346-50.

Solomon J, Clarke D (2009) Safe transport from a specialist paediatric intensive care unit to a referral hospital. Paediatric Nursing. Vol 10, Pp 30-34.

Clarke D (2009) Invisible Boundaries: addressing sexualities equality in children's worlds: Book Review.  Gender and Education. In press for Nov 09 edition.

Clarke D, Davies J. (2009) Learning to practise: 20 years of change in children's nursing education. Paediatric Nursing 21 (2) 15-17. (Commissioned piece)

Clarke D, Taulke-Johnson R (2008) Book Review: Transforming Masculinities: men, culture, bodies, power, sex and love. Feminist Review, 89, 149-151.

McNee P, Clarke D, Davies J. (2005) The teaching of clinical skills in the context of children’s nursing: a UK survey. Journal of Child Health Care 9 (3) 208-221.

Clarke D, Davies J. (2004) Clinical skills acquisition in children's nursing: An international perspective.  Paediatric Nursing. Vol 16, No 2. Pp 23-26.

Clarke D, Davies J. McNee P. (2002) The case for a children's nursing skills laboratory. Paediatric Nursing.  Vol 14, No 7. Pp 36-39.

Book Chapters and Proposals

Crawford D, Dixon M (Editors) (2012) Intensive care of infant’s, children and young people: A manual of care. Clarke D. The Principles of Paediatric Intensive Care Nursing (Introductory chapter). Wiley Blackwell. London.

Davies J. P. and Clarke D. (2012). Achievement of clinical competences/proficiencies. In: Dawson, P. et al. eds. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children and Young People. Oxford Handbooks in Nursing Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 16-17.

Davies J. P. and Clarke D. (2012). Teaching skills to children, young people, families and carers. In: Dawson, P. et al. eds. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Skills for Children and Young People. Oxford Handbooks in Nursing Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 54-55.

Clarke D, Davies J (2010) Concepts Chapter in: Trigg E, Mohammed T (Eds) Practices in Children’s Nursing.  3rd Edition. Churchill Livingstone.

Conference Presentations

International

Clarke D (2017) Making Sense of Men in Nursing: from History to Modern Gendered Practices.American Mens Studies Association 25th Conference on Masculinities. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA.  30th March – 2nd April 2017. (Acceptance email received 30th December 2016).

Clarke D (2017) Can biographical disruption help us to make sense of the use of self in nursing: The case of gay nursing students. American Mens Studies Association 25th Conference on Masculinities. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. 30th March – 2nd April 2017. (Acceptance email received 30th December 2016).

Clarke D (2016) Beyond Boundaries: The findings of three inter-professional simulation pilot studies. PNAE 3rd European Congress. Porto. Portugal.

Clarke D (2015) Can theories of biographical disruption help us to make sense of the use of 'self' in nursing: The case of gay male nursing students. Presented at: American Mens Studies Association 24th Conference on Masculinities, New York City, NY, USA, 4-8 March 2015.

Clarke D (2015) The experience of gay male student nurses: private lives and professional
boundaries. Presented at: American Mens Studies Association 24th International Conference on Masculinities, New York City, NY, 4-8 March 2015.

Clarke D (2015) The experience of gay male student nurses: private lives and professional
boundaries. Presented at: Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research Conference 2015, Nottingham, 20-22 April 2015.

Clarke D, Davies J (2009) Simulated clinical skills teaching in children and young people’s health and illness: The utilisation of simulation and digital media, to create an inter-professional simulation with child branch and occupational therapy students. International Clinical Skills Conference, Monash University, Prato, Italy.

Clarke D, Davies J (2004) Luxury or Necessity? Teaching and Learning Utilising a Dedicated Children’s Nursing Clinical Skills Laboratory. International Clinical Skills Conference, Monash University, Prato, Italy.

United Kingdom

Clarke D (2016) Can the use of social media contribute towards Nursing and Midwifery Council revalidation? Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Nursing Conference 2016, Liverpool.

Clarke D (2015) The Experience of Gay Male Student Nurses: Private Lives and Professional Boundaries. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference 2015. University of York.

Clarke D (2015) Inter-professional learning: A nurses perspective. Presented at: 2nd Welsh Simulation and Acute Care Teaching Symposium Programme, Cardiff, 12 June 2015. Invited Plenary.

Clarke D, Powell C, Reece C (2015) Inter-professional learning: A pilot study of medical and children's nursing students participating in an acutely ill child simulation day. Presented at: C21 Curriculum Showcase, Cardiff, UK, 27 March 2015.

Clarke D, Flaherty J (2015) The contribution and impact of specialist and advanced children's nursing practice to contemporary healthcare. Presented at: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Nursing Conference 2015, Birmingham, 28-30 April 2015.

Clarke D (2015) Developing national guidance on specialist and advanced practice for children and young peoples nurses. Presented at: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Nursing Conference 2015, Birmingham, 28-30 April 2015.

Clarke D, Nathan M, Davies P (2015) An evaluation of a complex clinical shift scenario with final year undergraduate children's nursing students. Presented at: Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health and Royal College of Nursing Conference 2015, Birmingham, 28-20 April 2015.

Davies J, Clarke D (2009) Learning to Practise: 20 years of change in children’s nursing education. Royal College of Nursing Children and Young Peoples Nursing Conference. Presented by J Davies. Clarke D, Davies J (2005) The long and winding road - development of a dedicated Children's Clinical Skills Laboratory, RCN/ABPN Joint Conference. Invited plenary session.

Clarke D, Davies J (2004) Concurrent session: 'The long and winding road - development of a dedicated Children's Clinical Skills Laboratory'. Royal College of Nursing Education Conference.