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 employed as Head of Community Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Education and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton which involves leading and supporting the community nursing team who deliver specialist practice courses, prescribing, practice teacher and PGCE NMC Teacher awards. I have previously worked as a senior lecturer at the University for 18 years.  My professional background is in school nursing which involved identifying, assessing and meeting the health needs of school age children, young people and their families. I was employed in this role for 18 years, which also included the roles of team leader, practice development facilitator and practice teacher. I am the course leader for the BSC/PGD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing School Nursing degree programmes. This role includes teaching and supporting students both within the University and out in practice, recruitment and admissions, assessing assignments and the moderation of work, developing new curricula in response to the needs of students, their employers, and professional requirements, organising and facilitating network meetings for  practice teachers. I am research active and currently supervise students undertaking their dissertations to complete their Master’s Programme. My professional doctorate research was on how school nurses provide emotional support to young people within schools and other settings using narrative inquiry and poetic re-presentations. In April 2015 I was voted Inspirational University Lecturer of the Year and have recently been nominated for Lecturer of the Year for enhancing student learning. I am also a Queen’s Nurse (QNI) and a Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In June 2016 I completed the AURORA Women in Leadership Programme.

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

 

CPHVA, 1986 - present

National Forum of School Health Educators / Lecturers, 2002 - present

Chairperson, 2006- 2009/Secretary, 2009-present

Editorial board member for British Journal of School Nursing, 2009 – present.

Member of West Midlands School Nursing Clinical Leads Network Forum, 2010 – present. 

Qualifications

Academic Qualifications;

  • Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing University of Wolverhampton. June 2015. Focus of research how school nurses provide emotional support to children and young people.
  • Masters In Education 2002 - Distinction for Research Dissertation.
  • Community Practice Teacher Award.
  • 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

Registered Nurse (1985)  NMC PIN No:  81J1392E 

Professional  Register Entry: Part 1 and Part 3  SCPHN Recorded Entry Lecturer

Certificate in Health Promotion (1987)

Certificate in School Nursing (1989)

First Line Management (1993)    

BSc(Hons) Community Health (School Nursing) (1997) SCPHN Registered on parts 1 and 3 of NMC register

Community Practice Teacher  (1998)

Practice Educator/Lecturer (2001)

Queen’s Nurse (2015) Queen’s Nursing Institute

Senior Fellowship (2016) Higher Education Academy

National Teaching Fellow (2016) Higher Education Academy

Further information

External Examiner Positions

University of Central Lancashire Practice Teacher and School Nursing 2015-2019

Teesside University School Nursing and Public Health 2015-2019

John Moores University Liverpool, School Nursing 2010 - 2014

University of Cumbria, School Nursing and Sexual Health 2009 - 2013

University of Glamorgan, School Nursing 2006 - 2011

University of Central Lancs., School Nursing 2002 - 2006