lecturer Jackie Hill (pictured above) of the musculoskeletal
rehabilitation unit has been awarded one of three high-profile
posts in a new £500,000 project funded by the Arthritis
Research Campaign, to promote academic research in nursing
or related fields. The lectureships are for professionals
who have a commitment to rheumatology and research.
this post is very exciting, as it will enable me to focus
more of my time on research," said Dr Hill. "As well as
a five-year programme of research investigating patient
outcomes related to nursing care, we are intending to
set up course modules in rheumatology nursing. These combined
initiatives will hopefully encourage a younger generation
of nurses to work in the speciality, as it's an area where
nurses can actually transform patients' lives."