Susan Dawkes

Susan Dawkes

Dr Susan Dawkes

Associate Professor

Biography

Associate Professor Susan Dawkes is a registered nurse who has spent over twenty years working with cardiology patients in Scotland and Canada. Her clinical roles included nursing in acute cardiology units in and latterly working as a specialist nurse in cardiac rehabilitation. Susan began her career in higher education at the University of Edinburgh and went on to join the School of Health and Social Care (formerly School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care) at Edinburgh Napier University in 2004 where she now has the position of Director of Learning, Teaching and Assessment. Susan’s professional affiliations include being an Executive member of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group Scotland, and she has membership of: the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation, the British Heart Foundation Alliance, the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses and the Council on Cardiovascular Nursing and Allied Professions (European Society of Cardiology). Her research interests include self-management of coronary heart disease (CHD) and the preparation of professionals who care for patients with CHD.

Themes

Esteem

Invited Speaker

  • “A mixed methods study exploring self-management of coronary heart disease in patients after percutaneous coronary intervention”. Invited speaker at the Cardiac Rehabilitation Interest Group, Scotland annual conference, Edinburgh.
  • “Simulation teaching at Edinburgh Napier University”. Invited speaker at the Clinical Skills Managed Education Network South & East consortia meeting, Edinburgh
  • “Systematic patient assessment: Can undergraduate nursing students relate simulated practice to clinical practice?” Presented at The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Simulation Summit, Ottawa.
  • “Self-management of coronary heart disease in angina patients after percutaneous coronary intervention: A mixed methods study”. Invited speaker at the British Association for Cardiovascular Prevention and Rehabilitation annual conference, Manchester.
  • “Self-management of coronary heart disease in angina patients after percutaneous coronary intervention”. Presented at the Singapore Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation Symposium, Singapore.
  • “Improving the operational skills of the health personnel working in the emergency departments. A useful tool to give concrete answers to EU policies on patients’ safety and to create new working opportunities” (VS/2013/0430) Funded by the European Commis
  • “Improving the operational skills of the health personnel working in the emergency departments. A useful tool to give concrete answers to EU policies on patients’ safety and to create new working opportunities” (VS/2013/0430) Funded by the European Commis
  • “Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses: A mixed methods, prospective cohort study”. Other authors: Agi Holland, Fiona Smith, Gill McCrossan, Elizabeth Adamson. Presented at NETNEP, Bal
  • “Online video in clinical skills education of oral medication administration for undergraduate student nurses: A mixed methods, prospective cohort study”. Other authors: Agi Holland, Fiona Smith, Gill McCrossan, Elizabeth Adamson. Presented at the Scottis

 

Seminar/talk

  • “An exploration of how illness perceptions of cardiac patients influence their ability to self-manage their condition after coronary angioplasty.” Presented at the Post Graduate Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.
  • "Self-management in cardiac patients after coronary angioplasty: A mixed methods study”. Presented at the Post Graduate Research Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.

 

Fellowships and Awards

  • Prize winner for presentation“An exploration of how illness perceptions of cardiac patients influence their ability to self-manage their condition after coronary angioplasty.”
  • Prize winner for this presentation: "Self-management in cardiac patients after coronary angioplasty: A mixed methods study”.

 

Advisory panels and expert committees/witness

  • Previous member of the Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN) Steering Group

 

Conference Activity

  • Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN) led conference organising groups

 

External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner for Anglia Ruskin University Acute Care programmes

 

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