Deborah Mazhindu, DPhil, BA (Hons) RNT, DPSN, ENB 998, RN, EN

Reader in Clinical Practice Innovation
Faculty of Society & Health
Buckinghamshire New University & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
106 Oxford Road, Uxbridge
Middlesex UB8 1NA, UK

Biography

Dr. Mazhindu is Reader in Clinical Practice Innovation at Buckinghamshire New University, Faculty of Society & Health & Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. Dr. Mazhindu is a nurse, an academic leader, teacher and researcher. Debbie is registered with the United Kingdom Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) as a qualified General Nurse, (Adult) levels 1 & 2, as a Registered Practice Educator and a Registered Nurse Tutor. Dr. Mazhindu has over sixteen years clinical experience in: Intensive Therapy and Coronary Care, Accident & Emergency, Medical and Surgical and Care of Older People. Debbie is Consultant Editor for Nursing Management: RCN Publishing responsible for quality and content and is Deputy Director of The Institute of Research in Nursing (IRN) at Bucks New University: http://bucks.ac.uk/research/research_institutes/irn/
Dr. Mazhindu is co-author of Scott I. & Mazhindu D. (2014) Second Edition, Statistics for Health Care Professionals: An introduction published by Sage, London; (First published in 2005) and has over 22 years experience, teaching, researching and working in Senior Management and strategic levels, within six different universities in the UK and abroad. Debbies teaching experience includes: Programme Leadership and Senior Management roles that extends across nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), and across multi-professional boundaries including undergraduate, Masters and Doctoral level. Debbie has supervised successfully and externally examined PhD students, and Professional Doctorate (PD) students. Debbie has Professional Doctorate Programme Director experience and Programme Directorship for MA & MSc students with a wide range of national and international Doctoral, M level and 1st Degree students. Debbies special research interests are in End of Life Care for Older People with Dementia, Care of Vulnerable Older Adults, especially Dignity in Care for Older People with Dementia and their Families, Emotional labour in Service Delivery, Ethics and Professional Issues. Debbie has special interest in Critical Hermeneutics (Habermas) and her research skills are in Qualitative Methods, especially co-participatory, emancipatory Action Research, Social Constructionism and Glasarian Grounded Theory.

Research Interest

Her research interests include: End of Life Care for Older People with Dementia, Care of Vulnerable Older Adults, especially Dignity in Care for Older People with Dementia and their Families, Emotional labour in Service Delivery, Ethics and Professional Issues.

Scientific Activities

MEMBERSHIP OF SCHOLARSHIP & INNOVATION

• Member of Bucks New University Professoriate
• Member of Bucks New University Communications Group
• Full Scholar Member of International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) Canada
• (2013-present) Member of the Oxford Academic Health Sciences Network (AHSN)
• (2013-present) Member of London Higher Education Access forum for Higher Education England (HEE)
• (2006-2010) Reviewer for Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Annual International Nursing Research Society Conference
• (2008-Present) Full Member of the International Society for Research on Emotions (ISRE)
• (2008-present) Member of UK Council for Graduate Education (UKCGE) (Professional Doctorate
• (2000-present) Founder Member of the Emotions Network UK (EMNET) research group UK
• (2014) Founder Member of the BNU Centre for Integrated Care
• (2014) Subscriber to the Council of Deans for Health UK
• (2012-present) Monitor, Reviewer & Facilitator For BNU Research Challenge Fund
• (2013-present) Founder Member of the BNU S & H monthly writing support workshops
• (2013-present) Member of BNU Ethics Committee & working Ethics sub groups
• (2013-present) Member of BNU Research Degrees Committee (RDC) & alternate member for BNU Research Committee (URC)
• (2013-present) BNU Research Doctoral Student Annual Monitoring Reviews
• (2014) Facilitator for Doctoral Research Support Group Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust
• (2012-present) Member of Evidence Based Practice Group for Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust
• (2012-present) Member of Nursing & Midwifery Professional Practice Group Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust
• (2012-present) Member of Nursing & Midwifery Research & Education Group, Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust
• (2013-present) Founder Member of Allied Health Professionals, Nurses, Midwives & Pharmacists Research Board at Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust
• (2014) Member of the Post Graduate Clinical Academic Training Committee (PG CAT) Faculty of Medicine, at Imperial College Health Care NHS Trust

AWARDS

• (March 1997) ENB Research Bursary Award of £1500:00
• (April 1994) ENB Research Bursary Award of £1000:00

Publications

1. Scott I, Mazhindu DM. Statistics for Health Care Professionals: An Introduction. 2nd Edition. Sage Publications. London. 2013.
2. Gandy R, McClelland B, Ashton S, et al. Economic appraisal of an end-of-life care training initiative for care homes with dementia patients. Journal of Care Services Management. 2010; 4(4): 321-330.
3. Ashton S, McClelland RJ, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy R. End of Life Care for people with dementia: An evaluation of the implementation of the GSF and LCP. Palliative Medicine. 2010; 24: 202-252.
4. Ashton S, McClelland B, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Gandy R. An end-of-life care initiative for people with dementia. European Journal of Palliative Care. 2009; 16(5): 240-243.
5. McClelland B, Roe B, Mazhindu D, Ashton S, Gandy R. The Implementation of the Gold Standards Framework within Five Care Settings in Greater Manchester evaluation report 2008 executive summary. Project Report Liverpool John Moores University. 2008.
6. McClelland R, Mazhindu DM, Ashton S, Gandy R, Roe B. An evaluation to determine the impacts of introducing the Gold Standards Framework (GSF) and Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) to staff, patients/residents, family caregivers and practitioners involved in the care of older people with dementia in Greater Manchester care settings. 2009.
direct link to the report: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/BLW/BLW_Facultytopleveldocs/EoL_Report.pdf.
7. Mazhindu DM. Making My Mark: Ideal Nurses & The Emotional Labour of Nursing. Nurse Researcher. 2009; 16(2): 91-94.
8. Ashton S, McClelland R, Mazhindu DM, Roe B, Gandy R. End of Life Care for People with Dementia in Long Term Care Settings. Royal College Nursing ‘Ageing Matters’ Forum for Nurses Working with Older People and Mental Health and Old People Forum. 2009. http://www.rcn.org.uk/olderpeople
9. Mazhindu DM. Leaders at Liverpool. Nursing Standard. 2008; 22(24): 70-71.
10. Mazhindu DM. Using Grounded Theory to Research Emotions at Work. International Journal of Work, Organization & Emotion. 2007; 2(1): 88-106.
11. Scott I, Mazhindu DM. Statistics for Health Care Professionals: An Introduction. 1st Edition. Sage Publications. London. 2005.
12. Mazhindu DM. Ideal Nurses: The Social Construction of Emotional Labour. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling & Health. 2003; 6(3): 242-262.
13. Mazhindu DM, Brownsell M. Piecemeal Policy May Stop Nurse Prescribers Fulfilling their Potential. The British Journal of Community Nursing. 2003; 8(6): 253-255.
14. Mazhindu DM. Emotional Healing. Nursing Times. 1998; 4(6): 26-28.
15. Wallace DM. Using Reflective Diaries to Assess Students. Nursing Standard. 1996; 10(36): 44-47.
16. Wallace DM. Experiential Learning & Critical Thinking in Nursing. Nursing Standard. 1996; 10(31): 43-47.