Dr Lisa Burrows
Profiles

Dr Lisa Burrows

Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health) (Truro)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

Role

Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health) 


I am a registered mental health nurse specialising in dementia care. I have worked in both community and long-term settings and for the NHS and private sector, including; acute in-patient, recovery, dementia care nursing homes, continuing healthcare, dementia care community and mental health/dementia research. I have spent most of my career in Cornwall other than six months in New Zealand, where I worked in an acute in-patient unit in the South Island. 

I have recently completed a National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) funded PhD through PenCLAHRC (now PenARC), as part of the Research Capacity in Dementia Care Programme (RCDCP). My project explored how and why memory cafes work for people with dementia and their carers, using a realist approach. This was inspired by my personal experience of co-developing and running a memory cafe in Cornwall. 


Qualifications

PhD, University of Plymouth, 2015-2020 'More than tea and cake: a realist evaluation of memory cafes in Cornwall'
MSc Dementia Studies, University of Stirling, 2012 -2015
BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care,Cornwall College/Plymouth University, 2009-2011
FdSc Forensic Science, Cornwall College/Plymouth University, 2007-2009
Diploma in Higher Education - Nursing (Mental Health), Plymouth University, 1996-1999

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Teaching interests

I currently teach on the FdSc nursing associate and BSc nursing programmes. I also teach on post-reg/post-grad modules.

Teaching experience:

  • Mental health
  • Dementia
  • Older persons mental health
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
  • Communication skills
  • Research
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy interventions for mental health professionals

Research interests

Research Champion for the School of Nursing and Midwifery 

Key publications are highlighted

Journals

Burrows, L., Lennard, S., Hudson, S., McLean, B., Jadav, M., Henley, W., Sander, J.W. and Shankar, R. (2020) ‘Exploring epilepsy attendance at the emergency department and interventions which may reduce unnecessary attendances: A scoping review’. Seizure. 76, 39-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seizure.2020.01.012 

(Co-author) - Hall, A.J., Burrows, L., Lang, I.A., Endacott, R. and Goodwin, V. (2018) ‘Are physiotherapists employing person-centred care for people with dementia? An exploratory qualitative study examining the experiences of people with dementia and their carers’. BMC Geriatrics. 18(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12877-018-0756-9

(Co-author) - Underwood F., Burrows L., Gegg R., Latour J M. & Kent B. (2017) The meaning of confidence for older people living with frailty: a qualitative systematic review. JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15, 1316-1349. https://doi.org/10.11124/JBISRIR-2016-002951

Conference Papers

Burrows, L. (2018) ‘More than tea and cake: a realist evaluation of memory cafes in Cornwall’ (Oral Presentation), Annual Research Event for Postgraduate Researchers, Plymouth, United Kingdom.

Hardwick, R. and Burrows, L. (2017) ‘Applying realism to ethnographic research methods' (Facilitated workshop), From Promise to Practice 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Brisbane, Australia. 

Burrows, L. (2017) ‘More than tea and cake: using ethnographic methods to uncover how and why memory cafes work’ (Oral Presentation), From Promise to Practice 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Brisbane, Australia. 

Burrows, L. (2017) ‘Exploring the impact of memory cafes for people with dementia and their carers: a realist review’ (Poster), From Promise to Practice 2017 International Conference for Realist Research, Evaluation and Synthesis, Brisbane, Australia. 

Additional information

I co-founded and remain actively involved in the running of a memory cafe in Cornwall. 


I am a dementia friends champion - Alzheimer's Society.