Judith has been a general qualified nurse
since 1984 and a mental health nurse since 1990. She completed a
master’s in public health in 2006 and a PhD in 2010. Judith’s
clinical work has mainly been in the fields of Liaison Psychiatry
and Primary Care/Public Health.
Judith’s interests include behavioural
psychology, the implementation of evidence based practice, using
psychological theory to change behaviour, public health, health
policy and mental health. Her PhD involved using psychological
theory to investigate the barriers and levers to the implementation
of evidence based practice. She has disseminated results of this
programme of research at a large number of national and
international conferences. One of the main outcomes of this
research was a validated and reliable instrument that assesses the
barriers and levers to hand hygiene practice and allows the
accurate tailoring of theoretically based implementation strategies
to address these. A test of this approach on a group of junior
doctors in a hospital setting demonstrated that this has potential
for significantly improving practice.
Judith is currently the acting Head of
Department Psychological Health and Wellbeing, chairperson of the
FHSC REC, member of the Wellbeing in Long term conditions Research
Development Group, co-lead of the Research Fast track Staff
Development programme (including a coach for staff members), member
of the University Ethics Committee, is an Adjunct Professor at
Memorial University Newfoundland, a member of the RCN ethics
committee, is an Academic Fellow of the Improvement Academy
(YHAHSN) where she coaches and supports practitioners in using
psychological theory to support Implementation Behaviour.
Judith is an associate editor for the Journal of Infection
Prevention and is a reviewer for the American Journal of Infection
Control, BMJ Quality and Safety, Implementation Science and the
Journal of Advanced Nursing.
Judith is module leader for “Women and Mental
Health” (L6 and L7 various pathways), “Safe and Competent MH
Nursing” (L6 pre-registration dissertation module) and a key team
member in: Values Based MH Nursing (L4 pre-registration nursing),
The Craft of MH Nursing 1 (L5 BSc Nursing – MH field specific), The
Craft of MH Nursing 2 (L5 pre-registration nursing), MRes
Qualitative Methods (L7) among other modules. I am the
personal supervisor/personal supervision group leader for two
groups currently. She offers academic supervision on a range
of pre and post registration modules. Judith is a fellow of
· Tzu-Pei Yeh, The
Relationship between Personality and Job Stress, Burnout,
Satisfaction and Resilience in Taiwanese Cancer Nurses. 2011 to
· Sam Chegwin,
Compulsions and repetitive trains in autism: theoretical revision
and practical application. Completion date 2016.
· Tim Büscher, The
impact of Hoarding on Families, Funded by University of Hull
Scholarship completion date 2016
· Clare O’Connor,
Mental Health Promotion in Schools, Funded by University of Hull
Scholarship end date September completion date 2016.
· Kate Steabler,
Examining the impact of school based mental health promotion
interventions on both children and teaching staff’s psychological
wellbeing, funded by a University of Hull Scholarship, completion
· Nicky Credland,
Using Psychological Theory to support the implementation of NEWS
completion date 2020.
· Kirsty Fishburn,
Supporting the needs of people with Borderline Personality
Disorder, Completion date 2020.
Health Foundation: Computer Aided Risk Score,
Health Foundation. Lead for the qualitative
Collaboration for Leadership in Applied
Research and Health Care for Yorkshire and Humber,
Investigating the needs of health care practitioners in the using
Psychological/Behaviour Change Theory to support Implementation for
Patient Safety. Project Lead.
Clinician led award, Infection Prevention
Society, Employing a real-time electronic monitoring system and
interventions to improve health care worker hand hygiene
Systematic Review of the effectiveness of
Community Pharmacist led interventions.
Cochrane Review Psychological and Educational
Interventions for Atopic Eczema in Adults.
Translation of the MOLES Index to Italian