Dr Sarah Sherwin

Senior Lecturer in Community Care Nursing

Email address: S.Sherwin@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518634 Location: Wolverhampton City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: School age children and young people’s health

About

I am currently Head of the Community Nursing team in the Faculty of Health, Education and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton. Myself and the team are totally committed to providing high quality learning opportunities and innovative teaching experiences for registered nurses undertaking additional specialist qualifications to enhance the patient and client care they deliver. I have extensive experience as a senior lecturer in community nursing and have led the BSC/PGD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing School Nursing degree programmes for a number of years.  My clinical career is in school nursing where I worked for almost 20 years as a school nurse, team leader and practice teacher. I am research active and currently supervise students undertaking their dissertations to complete their Master’s Programme. I completed a Professional Doctorate in 2015 and my research focused on how school nurses provide emotional support to young people within schools and other settings using narrative inquiry and poetic re-presentations. I am an experienced external examiner and an editorial board member and reviewer of a professional nursing journal. In April 2015 I was very proud to be voted Inspirational University Lecturer of the Year at the Student Union Awards.  In addition I am a Queen’s Nurse, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship Award by the HEA in 2017. 

Research interests

  • School age children and young people’s health
  • Narrative research
  • Evidence based practice and innovation

Membership of professional bodies

  • Registered Nurse
  • Certificate in Health Promotion
  • Certificate in School Nursing
  • First Line Management
  • BSc(Hons) Community Health (School Nursing)  SCPHN Registered on parts 1 and 3 of NMC register
  • Community Practice Teacher 
  • Practice Educator/Lecturer
  • Professional  Register Entry: Part 1 and Part 3  SCPHN Recorded Entry Lecturer

Qualifications

Qualification currently being undertaken:

  • Professional Doctorate in health and wellbeing University of Wolverhampton. Expected completion date - June 2015. Focus of research how school nurses provide emotional support to children and young people.

Academic Qualifications:

  • Masters In Education 2002 - Distinction for Research Dissertation
  • Received 2 awards at graduation - Caparo Prize and award for quality of teaching portfolio. BSc(Hons) Community Health (School Nursing), First Class Honours 1997

 

Publications

  • Sherwin, S; Rose, K, Worth, L. (2015) Meeting identified needs: innovation in practice Part 3. British Journal of School Nursing, 9 (10) pp.492-5
  • Sherwin, S., Ferrier-Hixon,H., Leask, A., Poole, S. (2014) Meeting identified needs: innovation in practice Part 2.British Journal of School Nursing, 9 (8): 385-9
  • Sherwin, Sarah; Ruddy, J., Dewar, E., Walsh, F. (2014) Meeting identified needs: innovation in practice Part 1. British Journal of School Nursing, 9 (7): 345-9.
  • Sherwin, S., Cross, V. and Holyoake, D. (2014).The pride and the passion: using poetic re-presentation to reflect upon school nursing practice. British Journal of School Nursing Vol 9 (2) pp.89-94.
  • Voogd, C. Croghan, E. and Sherwin, S. (2014) Young people friendly smoking prevention and cessation services. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 9 (1) 17-20
  • Sherwin, S. (2013) National Forum of School Health Educators Monthly Column British Journal of School Nursing
  • Sherwin, S. (2012) School nurses hope for the development programme. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 7 (3) 139-142
  • Sherwin, S. and Muir, F. (2011) Assessing and evaluating students on placement. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 6 (5) 233-236
  • Sherwin, S. and Stevenson, L. (2011) Assessing the learning needs of students. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 6 (1) 350-353
  • Sherwin, S. and Stevenson, L. (2010) Developing the role of the practice teacher. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 5 (7) 350-352
  • Sherwin, S., and Simmonds, S. (2010) Creating Solutions to meet identified needs. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 5 (4) 197-198.
  • Smith, M and Sherwin, S. Development of school nursing. Chapter 5 in Thornbory, G. (ed) (2009) Public Health Nursing: A textbook for health visitors, school nurses and occupational health nurses. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Sherwin , S. and Smith, M.  School Nursing and School Health Practice Chapter 6 in Thornbory, G. (ed) (2009) Public Health Nursing: A textbook for health visitors, school nurses and occupational health nurses. Oxford: Wiley Blackwell.
  • Sherwin, S. (2009) Inter-professional Education Project between School Nurses and Student Teachers to deliver high quality PSHE.  British Journal of School Nursing 4(7) P.362
  • Sherwin, S (2009) National Forum of School Health Educators. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 4 (3)
  • Sherwin, S., Allan, E. and Murray, M. (2009) Creating Solutions to meet identified needs. Part 1 .British Journal of School Nursing. Vol 4 (5) pp.34-47
  • Kieff, A., Purewal, S. and Sherwin, S. (2009) Creating Solutions to meet identified needs. Part 2. British Journal of School Nursing  Vol 4 (7) pp.507-510.
  • Sherwin, S. (2009) Day in the life of…University Lecturer. British Journal of School Nursing. Vol.4 (7) 310
  • DeBell, D., Buttigieg, M, Sherwin, S. and Lowe, K.  School as a location for promoting health. Chapter 3. In DeBell, D (ed)  (2007) Public Health Practice and the school age population. London: Hodder Arnold.
  • Sherwin, S. and Williams, A. Promoting health: Historical Overview and political context. Chapter 2 In Thurtle, V. and Wright J. (ed) (2007) Promoting the health of school age children. London : Quay Books
  • Sherwin, S and Lowe, K (2006) -PSHE Certification Programme Handbook Phase 4 for Community Nurses London: DfES / DH.

 Conference Presentations

  • International School Nursing Conference London July 2015 Poster Presentation
  • National CPHVA conference seminar workshop NEC October 2014 Supporting young people.
  • Professional Doctorate Conference University of Brighton May 2013. School Nurses experiences of supporting young people; Methodological dilemmas.
  • Conference Presentation; Experiences of being on a professional doctorate programme. University of Wolverhampton Research Development Day June 2010.
  • Conference Presentation- Contemporary Issues in School Nursing- the way forward, Warwickshire School Nurse Conference December 2009
  • Conference Presentation- Inter professional working workshop National School Nursing Conference Birmingham November 2009.
  • Conference Presentation at Skills for health Conference Birmingham November 2008 Integrated Working in Children Services
  • Workshop Facilitator Every Child Matters Conference University of Wolverhampton June 2008.
  • Poster Presentation School Nursing Conference (SAPHNA/British Journal of School nursing) 2007.
  • Development of School Nurse Education, International school nurse conference 2005
  • Role of community nurses in PSHE Presentation, Teenage Pregnancy Conference, London. 2005
  • Research Presentation ,  CPHVA Conference Harrogate, 2003

 

Previous professional experience

  • Lead Nurse PSHE CPD Prog., Part Time, Worcs. County Council, School Nurse, Part Time, Redditch & Bromsgrove PCT
  • National Assessor CPD Prog., Consultancy, Department of Health
  • School Nurse Team Leader, Part Time, Worcs. Comm. H/C Trust
  • Professional Development, Facilitator (school nursing), Part Time, Worcs. Comm H/CTrust
  • School Nurse, Part Time, Worcs. Comm. H/C Trust
  • Staff Nurse, Full Time, Bromsgrove & Redditch H.A, Registered Nurse  Adult (Female Surgery)
  • Student Nurse, Full Time, Bromsgrove & Redditch HA