Carol Kelly Edge Hill University

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Carol Kelly Edge Hill University

Carol Kelly Edge Hill University

Carol Kelly

Head Of Department at Edge Hill University

Warrington, United Kingdom
Higher Education
Current
  1. Edge Hill University
Previous
  1. Edge Hill University,
  2. The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
Education
  1. Edge Hill University

 

 

Carol Kelly

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Summary

Dr Carol Kelly qualified as a registered nurse in 1983, she worked as a Respiratory Nurse Specialist and held senior clinical roles for several years. Based in higher education since 2003, Carol is currently Head of Applied Health & Social Care in the Faculty of Health & Social Care at Edge Hill University (EHU), Lancashire. Carol was awarded a PhD in 2014 for her work exploring perceptions of oxygen therapy from both patients’ and healthcare professionals’ perspectives. Her research interests concern respiratory care, in particular the needs and care provided to respiratory patients, and the impact that training, education and knowledge have on the provision and quality of that care. She has published widely on respiratory topics. Carol’s current research projects include: the prevalence of respiratory symptoms and diagnoses in a UK prison; models of self-management for bronchiectasis patients; developing and testing an integrated care pathway for bronchiectasis; and identification of national research priorities for respiratory nursing. Carol is currently undertaking two Cochrane reviews concerning antibiotic use and self-management in bronchiectasis, and was member of the BTS (British Thoracic Society) Emergency Oxygen Guidelines Group, collaborating on the forthcoming update of the BTS Emergency Oxygen Guidelines. As a previous member of the Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists (ARNS) Executive Committee, she continues to collaborate on several projects and is a keen advocate for respiratory nursing. She is Chair of the RNRC (Respiratory Nurse Research Consortium), a collaborative venture between ARNS (Association of Respiratory Nurse Specialists) & the Postgraduate Medical Institute (PGMI) at EHU, and has just co-edited a book: Preston W and Kelly C (2016) Respiratory Nursing at a Glance. Chichester: Wiley.