Professor Debbie Carrick-Sen is a Florence Nightingale Foundation Professor in Clinical Nursing and Midwifery Practice Research at the University of Birmingham. The post is a tripartite role between The Florence Nightingale Foundation, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Birmingham. She has been involved and leading applied research since 1990, obtaining a PhD from Newcastle University, UK in 2007. She qualified as a nurse in 1982 and a midwife in 1985.
Research interests include development of research roles, cultural issues and perinatal mental health. Methodological expertise includes designing and undertaking RCT’s and qualitative research. She has further expertise in research ethics and governance. Professor Carrick-Sen has numerous publications including two book chapters. She has extensive teaching experience in applied Clinical Research and has held senior appointments in Newcastle University/Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. Debbie is the founder and co chair of UK Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Clinical Academic Group and visiting lecturer to Malta University. She is the UK lead for the China UK Nursing Management, Leadership and Research Collaboration.
Professor Carrick-Sen has extensive leadership and coaching skills. In May 2012 she was nominated as one of the top 100 nurse and midwife leaders in England and in December 2012 was awarded a Florence Nightingale and Burdett Trust Senior Leadership Scholarship.
Debbie was appointed on 1st December 2014.
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