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Gary Mitchell

Dr

  • Room 04.309 - Medical Biology Centre

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

I have an interest in the following broad topic areas: - Older People - Care Homes - Dementia - Delirium - Palliative Care - Communication - Restraint - Oncology - Oral Chemotherapy - Ethnography - Qualitative Research

20122020

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Teaching

I teach first-year undergraduates on the 'Professional Nursing Values' & the 'Evidence-Based Nursing' modules.  I am involved in teaching simulation to third-year undergraduates as part of the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme.  At postgraduate level, I co-coordinate the 'Working with People with Dementia' Programme.  I also teach across the specialist practice programme in the 'Nursing Older People' programme pathway.

I act as a link-lecturer for a number of clinical areas in the Downe Hospital and independent sector.  I also support a number of nurses, undertaking their specialist practice (older people), with clinical visits throughout Northern Ireland.  In addition, I serve as a personal tutor for a group of 50 undergraduate student nurses at the School.

With regards to scholarship, I am currently working on projects to evaluate the impact of an educational game about flu awareness, the effectiveness of a face-to-face delirium champions workshop co-developed by the Royal College of Nursing & the long-term impact of the dementia friends programme on student nurses at the university.

Research Interests

Over the past number of years I have been involved in research projects which have examined communication about oral chemotherapy, safe-staffing in care homes, the use of digital audits in long-term care facilities, the effectiveness of non-pharmacological interventions in dementia care & palliative care in care homes.

I am currently working on a funded project to develop a digital game to improve public perception of dementia.  

 

Achievements

 

2017 Student of the Year (Queen's University Belfast)

2016 Nurse of the Year (British Journal of Nursing Awards)

2015 Inspirational Nurse Leader (Nursing Times Awards)

 

Other

Funded Projects:

Mitchell G, Brown-Wilson C, Coleman D, Brocklehurst P, Tsakos G, Lappin C & McKenna G (2020-Present) Development of a digital intervention to improve oral health for older people living with complex needs in the community.  Burdett Trust for Nursing.

Mitchell G, Carlise S, McMullan J & Wong A (2020-present) Co-development of Parkinson's Disease education for nursing students.  Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.

Mitchell G, Brown-Wilson C & Craig S. (2019-2020) A qualitative evaluation of the dementia friends programme delivered to undergraduate medical and nursing students in Northern Ireland. Alzheimer's Society.

McCance T, Brown D, Mitchell G & Gormley K (2019-Present) Recording care through the PACE Framework: Research Evaluation of an innovative approach to person-centred care planning.  Public Health Agency Northern Ireland.

Brown-Wilson C, Carter C & Mitchell G (2018-2019) Development of a digital game to improve public perception of dementia.  Dementia Development Services Trust.

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    A Dementia-Friendly Partnership

    Mitchell, G. & Carlisle, S., 18 Jun 2019, In : Queens University Belfast Reflections . June, 2019, p. 18-19

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    From telling to sharing to silence: A longitudinal ethnography of professional-patient communication about oral chemotherapy for colorectal cancer

    Mitchell, G., Porter, S. & Manias, E., 01 Feb 2019, In : Psycho-oncology. 28, 2, p. 336-342 7 p.

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  • Prizes

    Best Dementia Friendly Educational Initiative Award

    Gary Mitchell (Recipient), 2015

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  • Best Dementia Nurse Specialist Award Finalist

    Gary Mitchell (Recipient), 2015

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  • Best Dementia Training Initiative Award Finalist

    Gary Mitchell (Recipient), 2015

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  • Best Organisational Development Programme Award

    Gary Mitchell (Recipient), 2017

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  • Community Impact Award Finalist

    Gary Mitchell (Recipient) & Susan Carlisle (Recipient), Feb 2018

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  • Activities

    Delirium: Recognition, Management and Prevention

    Gary Mitchell (Invited speaker)
    11 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Rethinking Dementia

    Gary Mitchell (Invited speaker)
    21 Jan 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    RCN Pain in Older People Workshop

    Gary Mitchell (Chair)
    26 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Dementia NI’s 5th Anniversary Celebration Event

    Gillian Carter (Invited speaker), Christine Brown Wilson (Invited speaker), Gary Mitchell (Invited speaker)
    28 Feb 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Council of Deans Student Leadership Programme (#150Leaders) (External organisation)

    Gary Mitchell (Supervisor)
    01 Feb 2020 → …

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of network

    Press / Media

    Game Tackles Dementia Myths

    Gary Mitchell, Gillian Carter & Christine Brown Wilson

    03/03/2020

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Do you know how to detect delirium?

    Gary Mitchell

    08/11/2019

    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research

    What Is Frontotemporal Dementia?

    Gary Mitchell

    18/04/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Frailty should be managed as a reversible syndrome

    Gary Mitchell & Deborah Coleman

    01/06/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment