Dr Annette McIntosh

Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching

Annette is Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, in the Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Chester.  HEA membership, current External Examiners (E/E)/QAA roles HEA Fellow Awards External, University of Wolverhampton,  Peer Advisor for Learning and Teaching, Kings College London.

Qualifications

PhD, BSc, Cert Ed., Dip. CNE, RGN, SCM, RCNT, RNT

Overview

Membership of professional bodies
British Association of Critical Care Nurses
Royal College of Nursing

Annette held various posts as a nurse, predominantly in the area of critical care, and midwife prior to entering academia. Her years in health and social care education have been spent in a range of roles, including clinical teacher, lecturer and principal lecturer, programme leader and quality advisor. Annette's current role involves ensuring and enhancing the quality of all learning and teaching activity, including staff development, and leading on quality reviews. Her main teaching responsibilities are lecturing on the MEd programme and supervision of Masters and PhD students. 

She gained her PhD in 2006. This was a qualitative and quantitative study of registered and student nurses' educational experiences, knowledge and attitudes regarding sleep promotion in hospitals.

Annette's subsequent research interests encompass all aspects of teaching, learning and curriculum development, alongside an ongoing interest in sleep promotion. She is currently researching perceptions of student support. Annette is also on the Steering Group for the Practice Development and Research Partnership with Macclesfield Critical Care Unit.

Research

Research grant awarded in 2008 - £7,500 from the Centre for Excellence in Practice Placement Learning (Ceppl), University of Plymouth - to research perceptions of student support in practice. 

Research grant awarded in 2007 - £10,000 from the University Learning and Teaching Institute for a quantitative and qualitative study of perceptions of student support within the Faculty.

Published work

Books

Mason-Whitehead, E., McIntosh, A., Bryan A., Mason, T. (eds), Key Concepts in Nursing. London: Sage Publications.

Chapters in books

Mannix, J., McIntosh, A. ‘Educator' in E. Mason-Whitehead, A. McIntosh, A. Bryan and T. Mason (eds), Key Concepts in Nursing. London: Sage Publications. pp 114-120.
Wilkins, M., McIntosh, A. ‘Professional Development' in E. Mason-Whitehead, A. McIntosh, A. Bryan and T. Mason (eds), Key Concepts in Nursing. London: Sage Publications. pp 234 - 240.

Selected conference papers

McIntosh, A., Gidman, J. and Melling, K. (2008) A study of students' and lecturers' perceptions of the required and received academic support within HEI programmes of study. Liverpool Hope Pedagogical conference 2008. Published conference paper

McIntosh, A., Gidman, J. and Melling, K. (2008): Students' and lecturers' perceptions of academic support within HEI programmes of study. Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference 2008. Published Conference paper
Keen, A., Templeman, J., Cooper, H. and McIntosh, A.  (2008) A Critical Care Practice Development and Research Unit - Utopia meets Pragmatism. The 23rd Annual BACCN Conference, 2008. Published conference paper and poster.
Cooper, H., Templeman, J, McIntosh, A. and Gidman, J. (2007) A critical care practice development and research unit (PDRU): the vision; the expectations and the realities. Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference, Cambridge, 2007. Published conference paper and poster.
Keen, A., Templeman, J., Cooper, H. and McIntosh, A. (2007) Fostering Research Development in Critical Care through Knowledge Transfer. 2007. The 22nd Annual BACCN Conference, Brighton. Published conference paper.
McIntosh, A. (2006) The knowledge, attitudes and educational experiences of student and registered nurses regarding sleep promotion in hospitals. Third Annual Conference - Developments in Nurse Education, University of Salford. Published conference paper.