Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell

    Lecturer (Education)

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5833

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    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.  




    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)


    Willingness to take PhD students


    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

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    Frequent Journals

    • Nursing Standard

      ISSNs: 0029-6570

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2047-9018

      RCN Publishing Company Limited

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.1 SJR 0.135


    • Nursing Older People

      ISSNs: 1472-0795

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2047-8941

      RCN Publishing Company

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.16 SJR 0.194 SNIP 0.382


    • Nursing Ethics

      ISSNs: 0969-7330

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.13 SJR 0.956 SNIP 1.413


    • Dementia:The International Journal of Social Research and Practice

      ISSNs: 1471-3012

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1741-2684

      SAGE Publications Ltd

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 2.52 SJR 1.285 SNIP 1.268


    • Cancer Nursing Practice

      ISSNs: 1475-4266

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 2047-8933


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