Mrs Rhian Stevens

Lecturer in Children's Nursing

Email address: Rhian.Stevens@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518897 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Children's Nursing

About

I am currently working a lecturer in Children’s Nursing within the Faculty on Education, Health and Wellbeing at University of Wolverhampton.  I have keen interest in international child health and childhood burns. I have worked at various hospitals nationally including Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Manchester’s Children’s Hospital and internationally in Malawi. I have varied clinical nursing experience within the acute sector and have specialized skills in childhood burns.

I have always enjoyed teaching and joined the team at the University of Wolverhampton after undertaken an educator role in Malawi through the Tropical Health Education Trust partnership between Birmingham Children’s Hospital and the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital. I am due to return to Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in June to conduct an international burns course and plan to conduct research into mother experience of their child’s burn injury.

My role current role includes module leadership on a year 3 skills module. The module content includes starting to prepare the students for their transition to newly qualified nurse by directly improving their confidence and knowledge base. The module has a very high pass rate and overwhelming positive student feedback. I also link to generic modules include Legal Ethical and Professional Issues in Nursing and Exploring Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing. Working within the University includes support and development of the local network. This initiative allows both students and mentors to be supported by a member of the academic team whilst students are in practice. I am very familiar with all the supporting areas, which has facilitated gaining further support for students and early intervention on concerns.

Qualifications

Master in Public Health, 2015.

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Academic Practice, 2013.

Post Graduate Certificate in Burns and Plastic Surgery, 2012.

High Dependency Paediatric Nursing, 2009.

Bsc (Hons) Children’s Nursing.

Publications

THOMAS, H.C. STEVENS, R. WHITE, C. and GOLDSTEIN, M. (2013) Malawi Partnership Evaluation of the link between Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, U.K and Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi. British Burns Association Annual Meeting 2013 (Liverpool, UK).

Previous professional experience

Burns Centre Birmingham Children’s Hospital - February 2007 to November 2012

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi - May 2010 to July 2011

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Blantyre, Malawi - May 2010 to July 2011