Dr Sara Nelson

 

In Sara’s role as Research fellow at a University in the South West, she worked with national charities as well as key health and care organisations and regulatory bodies to carry out national evaluation projects. In addition, she was involved in running a series of workshops for stakeholders across the UK.

 

Selected Contributions to National and International Conferences

Paper Presentations (names in bold denote presenter/s)

  • Exploring the enhancers and inhibitors to workforce development in long-term residential care for older people. Nelson, S. Wild, D., Szczepura, A. (2011).  Excellence out of Adversity: Innovative ways of supporting the health and social care workforce. Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. February 2011.
  • Supporting the workforce: Role of new technology in maintaining safe practice in long-term residential homes. Szczepura, A., Nelson, S., Wild, D. (2011).  Excellence out of Adversity: Innovative ways of supporting the health and social care workforce. Hilton Hotel, Glasgow. February 2011.
  • Fit for the future: Making it happen for new role care staff in residential care for older people.  (Nelson, S; Wild, D; Szczepura, A).  International Conference on Evidence-based Policy in Long-Term Care. Personal Social Services Research Unit, September 2010. London School of Economics. (Presenter and Session Chair).
  • Innovation in the Integration of health and social care in care homes for older people: A new way forward in the UK. (Nelson, S, Smallacombe, D.; Wild, D. and Szczepura, A). Making a Difference…Excellence, Inspiration and Action. Annual convention of the Australian Community Services and Health Industries Skills Council. October 2009, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre, Australia.
  • Integrating health and social care in residential care for older people through support for care staff workforce development: an independent evaluation of an outcome from an in-reach team project. (Nelson, S; Smallacombe, D.; Wild, D; Szczepura, A.).  International New Types of Worker in Health and Social Care Conference. January 2009 Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK.
  • The forgotten sector: the impact of change on workforce development in residential care for older people. (Nelson, S; Wild, D; Szczepura, A.). Transforming Elderly Care at Local, National and Transnational Levels (The Danish National Centre for Social Research). June 2008 Copenhagen.

Poster Presentations

  • Care models in residential homes: Efficacy and sustainability. (Nelson, S; Wild, D; Szczepura, A). International Association of Homes and Services for the Ageing 8th Convention:  Leadership Beyond Borders. July 2009. Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, UK.
  • The forgotten sector: the impact of change on workforce development in residential care for older people.(Nelson, S; Wild, D; Szczepura, A; Williams, C; Smallacombe, D.). Annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology. University of West of England, Bristol. September 2008.
  • Evidence for a Body Shape Specific Disengagement Deficit in Non-Clinically Disordered Restrained and Emotional Eaters.(Nelson, S; Gilchrist, I; Rogers, P.  International Conference on Eating Disorders – Reaching New Frontiers: Global Advances in Eating Disorders Treatment, Prevention and Research. (Academy for Eating Disorders). April 2005. Montreal, Canada.

 

Journal Articles

  • Kydd A, Wild D and Nelson, S. (2013).  Attitudes towards caring for older people: findings and recommendations for practice. Nursing Older People, 25 (4), 21-8.
  • Bailey J, Nelson S, Lewis J, McCabe CS. (2012). Imaging and clinical evidence of sensorimotor problems in CRPS: Utilizing novel treatment approaches. Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, 8 (3) 564-575.
  • Wild D, Szczepura A, Kydd A, Nelson S.  (2012) Caring for and caring about part 3: Using an adapted model of care to manage change. Nursing Times, 108 online issue:  http://www.nursingtimes.net/Journals/2012/04/10/m/p/k/120410DiscCFCA.pdf. Last accessed 04-05-13.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Kydd A, Szczepura A.  (2012) Caring for and caring about part 2: Implementing a care model for the older person.  Nursing Times, 108 (13), 26-29.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. Kydd A. (2012) Caring for and caring about part 1: A new model of care for the older person. Nursing Times, 108 (12), 12-14.
  • Wild D, Szczepura A, Nelson S. (2011) How do new role social care staff working in residential homes for older people in England perceive their professional status? Nursing Older People, 23 (7), 29-35.
  • Wild D, Szczepura A, Nelson S. (2011). New barcode checks help reduce drug round errors in care homes. Nursing Management, 18 (5), 26-30.
  • Wild D, Nelson S. Szczepura A. (2011) Introducing health care skills to residential care.  Care Management Matters, June, 16-20.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. (2010) Minimising medication errors in care homes. Care Management Matters, December, 40-43.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. (2010). A home for life in residential homes for older people in England: Exploring the enhancers and inhibitors. Housing Care and Support, 13(2), 26-35.
  • Nelson S, Wild D, Szczepura A. (2009). Innovation in residential care homes: an in reach nursing team project. Primary Health Care 19 (1), 31-33.
  • Nelson S, Wild D, Szczepura A. (2009). The forgotten sector: workforce development in residential care for older people.  Nursing and Residential Care, 11 (4), 200-204.
  • Szczepura A, Nelson S, Wild D. (2008). In-reach specialist nursing teams for residential care homes: uptake of services, impact on care provision and cost-effectiveness. BMC: Health Services Research, 8, 269. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6963/8/269  Last accessed 14-03-17.
  • Tales A, Haworth J, Nelson S, Snowden R, Wilcock G. (2005). Abnormal visual search in mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Neurocase, 11, 80-84.

 

Selected Reports

  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. The Pro-active Care System and Medicines Management in Care Homes: An Exploratory Study of Impact. Report to Pharmacy Plus, Bristol.  University of the West of England, Bristol.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. (2010). Residential Care Home Workforce Development: the Rhetoric and Reality of Meeting Older Residents’ Care Needs. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/care-workforce-development.  Last accessed 14-03-17.
  • Nelson S, Wild D, Szczepura A. (2010). A comparative study of different models of improved care in residential homes for older people – Report 1. Descriptions of the approaches to care. University of the West of England, Bristol and The University of Warwick, Coventry.
  • Wild D, Nelson S, Szczepura A. (2010). Providing Nursing Support within Residential Care Homes. Joseph Rowntree Foundation.http://www.jrf.org.uk/publications/providing-nursing-support-within-residential-care-homes  Last accessed 14-03-17.
  • Szczepura, A; Nelson, S; Wild. D (2008) Audit of In-Reach Team (IRT): Activity, Costs, Benefits & Impacts on Long-Term Care.  University of Warwick, Coventry, UK and University of the West of England, Bristol, UK.
  • Wild D; Szczepura, A; Nelson S. (2008) The In Reach Model Described from the Perspectives of Stakeholders, Home Managers, Care Staff, and the In Reach Team. University of the West of England, Bristol, UK and University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.
  • Szczepura A, Nelson S, Wild D. (2008). Models for providing improved care in residential care homes: a thematic literature review.  JRF Findings.  http://www.jrf.org.uk/sites/default/files/jrf/migrated/files/2326.pdf Last accessed 14-03-17.

 

Public Engagement Activities

Roadshows and Workshops (names in bold denote presenter/s)

  • A National debate on residential care home workforce development. Wild, D., Nelson, S., Szczepura, A.  Kings Fund, London. 15th March 2011.
  • To be or not to be?: Contribution to the debate on residential care workforce development. Wild, D., Nelson, S., Szczepura, A.  Hilton Hotel, Glasgow, 31st January 2011.
  • Residential Care Home Workforce development: meeting older residents’ care needs. Wild, D., Nelson, S., Szczepura, A.  Making Research Count Seminar Series, University of York, 14th Oct. 2010.
  • Bringing a forgotten sector into the limelight: Exploring workforce development in residential care homes for older people. Nelson, S.J.; Smallacombe, D.; Wild, D. and Szczepura, A.  Making a Difference… Excellence, Inspiration and Action. Annual convention of the Australian Community Services and Health Industries Skills Council.  21-22 October 2009, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
  • The future shape of residential care. Wild, D., Nelson, S., Szczepura, A. University of the West of England, 21st November, 2008.
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