Professor Bridie Kent
Professor of Leadership Nursing
School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)
- Implementation science
- Knowledge translation
- Practice change
- Clinical decision making
- Organ donors
- Tissue donors
- Systematic reviews
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Current position: Deputy Director of the Doctoral College, Faculty of Health
Honorary Professor of Clinical Nursing, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Honorary Associate Director of Nursing, Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, University of Plymouth 2017 to 2019
Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Plymouth 2015 to 2017
Professor, Chair of Nursing Eastern Health-Deakin University, Australia 2008-2013
Associate Professor, Director of Clinical Nursing Research, University of Auckland, New Zealand 2006-2008
- Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing, University of Wales Bangor, Faculty of Health Studies, 1999
Thesis title: ‘Organ and tissue donation: factors influencing nurses’ willingness to discuss post-mortem wishes.’
- Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, University of Wales Bangor, 2001
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing Studies (2:1), University of Surrey, UK, 1991
- Registered Nurse Teacher, NMC (UK), 2000
- Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy 2000; Fellow status awarded 9th March 2007
- ENB 100: Certificate in Clinical Studies - Intensive Care - West Thames School of Nursing, London, 1986
- Registered General Nurse UK PIN: 81A1729E - St. Bartholomew's School of Nursing, London, 1984
- Fellow of Higher Education Academy (UK)
- Member of Sigma Theta Tau International
- Fellow of Royal College of Nursing (UK)
Roles on external bodies
- Non Executive Director, Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust 2021 to date
- Joanna Briggs Institute Advisory Committee Member 2018 to 2020
- Non Executive Director South West AHSN 2019 to date
- European Regional Council, Sigma Theta Tau 2020 to date,
- Clinical Academic Roles Implementation Network (CARIN) 2020 to date
- Chief Nursing Officer England, Leading Change Adding Value Research working group member 2017-2019
- NIHR RfPB review panel member South West region 2013 - 2017
- RCN Research Society Committee member 2015 to date
- Editor ‘Implementation Science’ 2009 to 2016
- Worldviews on Evidence Based Nursing: Education section editor 2002 to 2012
- Chair, Eastern Health Human Research Ethics Committee, Melbourne, Australia 2010 to 2012
- Australian Research Council (ARC) ERA Research Evaluation Committee member 2012
- NH&MRC Project Grant Panel Member 2010, 2011
- Expert evaluator for the European Commission FP7 Health-2010 call
- New Zealand Guidelines Group Advisory Board Member 2008-2011
- New Zealand Branch of Australasian Cochrane Centre – advisory board member, 2004 to 2009
Evidence based practice
Management of critically ill adult
Staff serving as external examiners
External examiner for PhD/professional doctorates (UK and international)
My particular research interests are directed primarily toward three main platforms of research:
- Implementation / knowledge translation and decision making in clinical nursing including evidence-based practice, evidence implementation and utilisation; specific focus – patient safety and quality of care delivery.
- Nursing and Midwifery workforce issues
- Critical care - focus on rehabilitation
Covid-19 and impact on nursing workforce (member of the ICON study team)
Research degrees awarded to supervised students
17 PhD students supervised to successful completion (UK, Australia and New Zealand).
Grants & contracts
Aylward-Wotton N, KentB, Latour JM, Worsley P. Pressure Reduction through continuous Monitoring In community Settings (PROMISE): Reducing and preventing avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers. Health Foundation Scaling Up award. October 2017. £500,000
Lilford R et al. Programme Development Grant: Education and facilitation to improve clinical decisions and multidisciplinary team-working with older adults with multimorbidity. RP-DG-0615-10004, £100,000.00.
Lyndon H, Kent B, Marsden J, Latour JM. Developing, implementing and testing a new intervention to improve healthy living in older people with frailty. The Holistic Assessment and care Planning in Partnership Intervention (HAPPI)Study. Duration: April 2017 – August 2021. National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR): ICA Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship (Ref:ICA-CDRF-2016-02-018). £ 293,305
Aylward-Wotton N, Kent B, Latour JM. Pressure Reduction through continuous Monitoring In community Settings (PROMISE): Reducing and preventing avoidable and unavoidable pressure ulcers – Health Foundation Spreading the Word Award. May 2017;12 months. £ 25,000
Richards D, et al. Programme Development Grant: The ESSENCE Programme: amalgamating marginal gains in ESSEntial Nursing CarE. RP-DG-1214-10001, £99,979.00.
Aylward-Wotton N, Kent B. Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring of patients. Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement award, £74,524.00
Aylward-WottonN, Kent B. Improving pressure damage detection in the community using continuous pressure monitoring of patients. Health Foundation Innovating for Improvement award, £74,524.00
Kimpton N, Kent B. Using Pressure Mapping to Facilitate Patients’ and Carers’ in Their Decision Making Related to Pressure Ulcer Prevention in the Community Setting. NHS England Regional Innovation Fund. £50,000
Taylor N, Harding K, Leggat S, Watts J, Kent B, Karimi L. Improving access for community health and sub-acute outpatient services. NHMRC, APP 1076777, 2013 Partnerships Projects Third Call Funding Commencing 2014 $626,291.50
Kent B. Diabetes Education and Prevention event evaluation. AHSN/Astra Zenica. £11,000
Kent B, Carroll B. Optimal End of Life Care? Determining discharge location. IHC, Plymouth University. £1958.40.
Bennett P, Kerr P, Kent B, Holt s, Sinclair P, Schoch M, Linehan L, Lynn F, Terrill B, Paton P, Wilson C, Howard J. Home Dialysis Therapies E-Learning Project (HD-TEL). $171,890
Hutchinson A, Nagle C, Kent B, Bick D, Teale G. The influence of organisational interventions on the quality of maternity care. QPS. $32,085
Kent, B., Botti, M.,. Evaluating the development and implementation of SmartWard: A novel CDSS. SmartWard. $250,00.
Nagle C, Bucknall T, Kent B. Improving clinical outcomes in maternity care: recognition and response to clinical deterioration in the maternity patient. Nurse Board of Victoria Legacy ltd $48,203.85.
Street M, Phillips N, Kent B, Whitfield A. Minimising post-operative risk through PACT (Post-Anaesthetics Care Tool): a pilot study and cost benefit analysis. HCF Foundation. $122,820
Coleman, S., Kent, B., Mumford, S. ‘Sharing the Wisdom’. Department of Health (Victoria), $80,000.
Considine J, Botti M, O’Connell B, Kent B, Dunning T, Street M. Detailed analysis of unplanned transfer from subacute to acute care. Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin University, $60,000
Kent, B., Botti, M., Johnstone, MJ. Exploring the essential elements for CDSS in acute nursing care delivery. Sage Health. $76,437.
Kent, B, Chaboyer W, Bucknall T, Hutchinson A, Rickard C. Development of the Pressure Injury Prevention Research (PIPR) group; Stage One. Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin University. $39,999.
Kent, B., Radford, S., Sidhu, J., Brean, S. Raising awareness of organ and tissue donation among tertiary education students: doing it their way. Organ and Tissue Authority Community Awareness grant. $28,930.
Livingston, PM., Salmon, J., Courneya, KS., Gaskin,CJ., Botti MA., Broadbent, S., Kent, B. The Effectiveness of a Referral and Physical Activity Program to increase Physical Activity among Survivors of Prostate Cancer. ARC Linkage Grant. $382,000
Skouteris, H., McCabe, M., Milgrom, J., Kent, B. A Randomised Controlled Trial to Prevent Primigravid Excessive Gestational Weight Gain and Postpartum Weight Retention. NHMRC $ 488,385.00.
Street, M, Livingston, P., Considine, J., Ottman, G., & Kent, B. Identification of factors which contribute to extended length of stay in the Emergency Department from Residential Aged Care versus community settings. Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research, Deakin University, $68,369
Botti,M., Kent,B., Bucknall, T., Johnstone MJ., Duke, M., Considine J.,Watss, R., Redley, B., de Steiger, R. ‘Translation of evidence into pain management practices in acute care environments’ ARC 2009 $140,000
Key publications are highlightedJournals
2021 RCN International Nursing Research conference (Chair)