Nicola Ring

nicola ring

Dr Nicola Ring

Associate Professor of Nursing - Children and Young People's Health

Biography

Nicola qualified and worked as an adult nurse before undertaking specialist training to become a children's nurse and health visitor. She then moved into NHS healthcare management working in various clinical effectiveness/governance posts at local and national level.

Nicola started her academic career in 2002 and has since worked on adult and child nursing pre-registration programmes. She has extensive experience of developing health researchers through post-graduate module and programme leadership. She has successfully supervised many masters students and has been supervising PhD students since 2014 . Nicola is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She is an experienced researcher and principal investigator. Her key research focus is on the (self-) management of long-term physical and mental conditions in children and adults. Her PhD (2013) was a critical analysis of evidence based practice – the case of asthma action plans. She has become increasingly involved in research on mental health and well-being of children and young people.

Her methodological expertise is in qualitative evidence synthesis using meta-ethnography. She was a member of the eMERGe team which secured NIHR funding (2015-17) to develop innovative guidance aimed at improving transparency and quality of meta-ethnography reports.

Nicola is passionate about the social history of nursing and has specialist knowledge of the topic. She strongly believes that understanding the profession's past including issues of gender, power, race and ethnicity helps us better understand contemporary issues affecting health care practice today.

Nicola welcomes contact from potential collaborators and research students.

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What constitutes effective problematic substance use treatment from the perspective of people who are homeless? A systematic review and meta-ethnography

Journal Article
Carver, H., Ring, N., Miler, J., & Parkes, T. (2020)
What constitutes effective problematic substance use treatment from the perspective of people who are homeless? A systematic review and meta-ethnography. Harm Reduction Journal, 17, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-020-0356-9
Background: People experiencing homelessness have higher rates of problematic substance use but difficulty engaging with treatment services. There is limited evidence regardin...

Patients’ experiences of emergency hospital care following self-harm: Systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research

Journal Article
MacDonald, S., Ring, N., Biddle, L., Turley, R., Begley, R., Sampson, C., & Evans, R. (2020)
Patients’ experiences of emergency hospital care following self-harm: Systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative research. Qualitative Health Research, 30(3), 471-485. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049732319886566
Rates of hospital presentation for self-harm have increased in recent years and although clinical practice guidelines on clinical provision prioritise positive patient experie...

The views and experiences of suicidal children and young people of mental health support services: A meta-ethnography.

Journal Article
Gilmour, L., Ring, N., & Maxwell, M. (2019)
The views and experiences of suicidal children and young people of mental health support services: A meta-ethnography. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 24(3), 217-229. https://doi.org/10.1111/camh.12328
Background: Suicide is amongst the leading causes of death in young people globally and a health priority worldwide. For children and young people (CYP) attempting or consid...

Developing a reporting guideline to improve meta-ethnography in health research: the eMERGe mixed-methods study

Journal Article
Cunningham, M., France, E. F., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A., Roberts, R. J., …Noyes, J. (2019)
Developing a reporting guideline to improve meta-ethnography in health research: the eMERGe mixed-methods study. Health Services and Delivery Research, 7(4), 1-116. https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr07040
Background Meta-ethnography is a commonly used methodology for qualitative evidence synthesis. Research has identified that the quality of reporting of published meta-ethnogra...

A methodological systematic review of meta-ethnography conduct to articulate the complex analytical phases

Journal Article
France, E. F., Uny, I., Ring, N., Turley, R. L., Maxwell, M., Duncan, E. A. S., …Noyes, J. (2019)
A methodological systematic review of meta-ethnography conduct to articulate the complex analytical phases. BMC Medical Research Methodology, https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-019-0670-7
Background: Decision making in health and social care requires robust syntheses of both quantitative and qualitative evidence. Meta-ethnography is a seven-phase methodology fo...

Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance

Journal Article
France, E. F., Cunningham, M., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A. S., Jepson, R. G., …Noyes, J. (2019)
Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 19(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0600-0
Aims The aim of this study was to provide guidance to improve the completeness and clarity of meta‐ethnography reporting. Background Evidence‐based policy and practice requ...

Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance

Journal Article
France, E. F., Cunningham, M., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A., Jepson, R. G., …Noyes, J. (2019)
Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance. Psycho-Oncology, 28(3), 447-458. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.4915
Aims The aim of this study was to provide guidance to improve the completeness and clarity of meta‐ethnography reporting. Background Evidence‐based policy and practice require...

Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance

Journal Article
France, E. F., Cunningham, M., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A. S., Jepson, R. G., …Noyes, J. (2019)
Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance. Review of Education, 7(2), 430-451. https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3147
The aim of this study was to provide guidance to improve the completeness and clarity of meta‐ethnography reporting. Evidence‐based policy and practice require robust evidence...

Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance

Journal Article
France, E. F., Cunningham, M., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A., Jepson, R. G., …Noyes, J. (2019)
Improving reporting of meta-ethnography: The eMERGe reporting guidance. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 75(5), 1126-1139. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.13809
Background Evidence-based policy and practice require robust evidence syntheses which can further understanding of people’s experiences and associated social processes. Meta-e...

Developing meta-ethnography reporting guidance for research and practice

Report
Cunningham, M., France, E. F., Ring, N., Uny, I., Duncan, E. A. S., Roberts, R. J., …Noyes, J. (in press)
Developing meta-ethnography reporting guidance for research and practice. NIHR
Background: Meta-ethnography is a commonly used methodology for qualitative evidence synthesis. Research has identified that the quality of reporting of published meta-ethnogr...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • Previous external funding

Current Post Grad projects

Non-Napier PhD or MSc by Research supervisions

  • The views and experience of children and young people who have used mental health support services following self-harm or suicidal behaviours
  • Perspectives on the role of hospital nurses in paediatric asthma management in Saudi Arabia: an extended case study method in comparative settings to explore individual, institutional and socio-cultural factors