Degrees and professional qualifications
2010 Certificate in Psychodynamic Skills and Theory (Chichester Counselling Services)
2009 Certificate of Attendance Supervision Skills (British Association of Psychotherapy)
2008 Certificate of Attendance Emotions at Work Course (Lincoln Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)
2000 PhD Nursing (University of Manchester)
1992 Post Graduate Diploma in Education (University of Manchester)
1992 Registered Nurse Teacher (Royal College of Nursing)
1990 BSc Hons Sociology 2:1 (London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London)
1978 Registered Nurse (University College Hospital, London)
2013 to 2014 Professor of Nursing, University of York
2012 – 2013 Professor in Clinical Nursing Practice joint appointment with Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and University of Surrey
2010-2012 Reader in Nursing, Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
2008 – 2010 Senior Research Fellow (RA3) & Director, Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences, University of Surrey
2006 – 2008 Senior Research Fellow (RA3) & Deputy Director Centre for Research in Nursing & Midwifery Education, European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences (Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences), University of Surrey.
2004 – 2005 Research Fellow (RA2), European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences,
University of Surrey.
2002 – 2004 Research Fellow (RA1), European Institute of Health & Medical Sciences,
University of Surrey.
2000 – 2001 Senior Lecturer, Royal College of Nursing Development Centre, South Bank University. Programme Director and Module Leader, BSc Nursing. Module leader, MSc. BSc and MSc research dissertation supervisor.
1996 - 2000 Lecturer, Royal College of Nursing Institute. Programme Director, Diploma in Fertility Nursing. Programme Director, BSc Nursing. Module Leader BSc Nursing. Module leader, MSc Nursing. BSc and MSc research dissertation supervision.
Taghavi, Seyed-Abdolvahab and Aramesh, Shahintaj and Azizi-Kutenaee, Maryam and Allan, Helen T. and Safarzadeh, Tahereh and Taheri, Mojgan and Salari, Shohreh and Khashavi, Zahra and Bazarganipour, Fatemeh (2021) The influence of infertility on sexual and marital satisfaction in Iranian women with polycystic ovary syndrome: a case-control study. Middle East Fertility Society Journal , 26 (1). p. 2. ISSN 2090-3251 (Published online first)
Chitongo, Sarah and Pezaro, Sally and Fyle, Janet and Suthers, Fiona and Allan, Helen T. (2021) Midwives' insights in relation to the common barriers in providing effective perinatal care to women from ethnic minority groups with 'high risk' pregnancies: a qualitative study. Women and Birth . ISSN 1871-5192 (Published online first)
Bazarganipour, Fatemeh and Taghavi, Seyed-Abdolvahab and Asemi, Zatollah and Allan, Helen T. and Khashavi, Zahra and Safarzadeh, Tahereh and Pourchangiz, Shamsi and Zare, Fatemeh and Ghasemi, Samaneh and Karimi, Zivar and Azizi Kutenaee, Maryam (2020) The impact of irritable bowel syndrome on health-related quality of life in women with polycystic ovary syndrome. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes , 18 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 1477-7525
Callwood, Alison and Groothuizen, Johanna E and Lemanska, Agnieszka and Allan, Helen T. (2020) The predictive validity of multiple mini interviews (MMIs) in nursing and midwifery programmes: year three findings from a cross-discipline cohort study. Nurse Education Today , 88 . ISSN 0260-6917
Liu, Liang Q. and Chapman, Sarah and Deegan, Rachel and Knight, Sarah L. and Traynor, Michael and Allan, Helen T. and Gall, Angela (2020) Development and preliminary validation of a tool measuring concordance and belief about performing pressure-relieving activities for pressure ulcer prevention in spinal cord injury. Journal of Tissue Viability . pp. 1-6. ISSN 0965-206X (Published online first)
2019/20 Visiting Scholarship to Centre for Reproductive research, De Montfort University.
2018 – 19 Early Parenthood after successful IVF: a pilot study.£3,000 Incentives money Middlesex University. PI H Allan. Collaborators: Prof Olga van den Akker (MU), Professor Lorraine Culley (DMU), Dr Ginny Mounce (Oxford University). With input from Jo Killingley, Lindsay Ahmet and Therese Bourne (Midwifery MU).
2017 – 17 Early Parenthood after successful IVF: a literature review. £3,500 PI H Allan. Collaborators:Dr Anki Odelius (MU),Prof Olga van den Akker (MU), Professor Lorraine Culley (DMU), Dr Andrew Symon (Dundee University), Dr Ginny Mounce (Oxford University). With input from Jo Killingley, Lindsay Ahmet and Therese Bourne (Midwifery MU).
2016 -17 A pilot study to evaluate early interventions for pressure ulcer prevention in people living with spinal cord injury. Rose Tree Trust for £18,491. PI Dr Liang Liu, H Allan M Traynor in collaboration with Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.
2016 -17 CEPN Evaluation of Apprenticeship programmes in Camden, Islington and Haringey. Camden, Haringey and Islington CEPNs £16,925
2016 A pilot study to test an amended tool for the DELEGATE study. Knowledge Transfer monies, Middlesex University : £4,000
2016 DELEGATE: a feasibility study of an intervention to support nurses’ delegation with health care assistants. Burdett Trust for Nursing £8,000
2016 A multidisciplinary research, theory and practice workshop on the early parenthood experiences of non-donor infertile couples after successful fertility treatment. O van den Akker PI, H Allan, L Culley, A Symon. Society for Reproduction and Infant Psychology £1,500
2015 An Evaluation of the National Compassion in Practice Vision and Strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Health visitors in England. PI, £9,999 National Health Service England
2015 An exploration of the extent and role of adherence to ‘pressure relief’ regimen for pressure ulcer prevention in people living with spinal cord injury. Knowledge Transfer monies, Middlesex University £11,005 in Nov 2014; and £ 5,350 in Nov 2015 for extension. PI Dr Liang Liu, H T Allan, M Traynor
2015 A national survey into the roles and responsibilities of governing body nurses on Clinical Commissioning Groups. PI. £4,700 Knowledge Transfer monies, Middlesex University
2015 An ethnographic study into the roles of nurses serving on clinical commissioning groups. £8,000 (£4,000 HENCL, £4,000 knowledge transfer monies, Middlesex University
2014 - A pilot study into the roles of nurses serving on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs). £8000 knowledge transfer money Middlesex University.
2013 – 2014 - Readiness to Care study. (PI) Professor Kate Galvin, Carole Wright, University of Hull, Helena Johnson York St John University, Karen Splisbury University of York, Helen Allan University of York. £64, 157. The Yorks & Humber LETB funds this work.
2011 – 2014 - AaRK project (Academic award and Recontextualising Knowledge) with Institute of Education, the University of Salford, Ashford St Peter's Hospital NHS Trust (ASPH) and the Hope Hospital NHS Trust, Salford. £262,149. This project will contribute to national and local NHS workforce priorities. This project is held at University of Surrey subsequent to my move to University of York.
Improving the patient experience and productivity in clinical micro systems: a mixed methods study of nurse – Healthcare support worker delegation
Professor Helen Allan and Dr Carin Magnusson NETNEP2014 - NetNEP Presentation [PDF]
Nursing Standard: Put safety first when delegating your work [PDF]
2011 – 2014 - RESPONSE project (Responding to care concerns) with Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS (RSCH) and University of Wales, Swansea. £184,717. This project is supported by the SHA and we are collaborating with the SHA lead for the Excellence in Care Programme around complaints data management. This project is held at University of Surrey subsequent to my move to University of York.
2018 Convenor The NHS @ 70: Nurses’ Tales. CCRNM Seminar July 5th 2018.
2018 BSA Medical Sociology Conference Glasgow.
2017 Medical Sociology Conference University of York.
2017 Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference.
Presenter Results from the National Survey in England on the Compassion in Practice Vision and Strategy: how much agency does the individual nurse have in delivering compassionate care?
Presenter ‘Is caring oxymoronic in commissioning?’
Presenter Delegation and supervision of health care assistants' work in the daily management of uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice: invisible learning among newly qualified nurses.
2017 European Academy of Nursing Scientists Invited speaker at Summer Conference Malmo Sweden
2017 Convenor ‘The organisation of nursing work in a changing (and increasingly complex) clinical nursing team’. CCRNM Seminar December 2017
2016 invited editorial Journal Clinical Nursing Ethnocentrism and racism in nursing: reflections on the Brexit vote
2016 Invited editorial Journal Clinical Nursing The anxiety of caring and the devaluing of nursing
2016 University of Halle Germany Invited speaker on Research Methods at EANS Summer School
2016 University of Turku Invited External PhD examiner, Sanna Koskinen
2016 Royal College of Nursing Research Conference University of Edinburgh. Two poster presentations: 1) Report on the Evaluation of the National Compassion in Practice Strategy and Vision in England. 2) Governing Body Nurses ’Experiences of Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.
2016 Invited keynote speaker – Parenting after successful IVF. Brighton and Hove NHS Trust Time for Healing: workshop on midwifery and IVF.
2016 Invited Panel Member Oxford Brookes University/John Radcliffe Hospital The Future of Nursing
2016 Invited keynote speaker University of Salford ‘Compassion in Practice: an evaluation of a national strategy’
2015 Concurrent paper – Parenting after successful IVF. Brocher Foundation seminar Between Policy and Practice: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Assisted Reproductive Technologies and Equitable Access to Health Care
2015 Invited member of review panel for Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference
2015 Invited lecturer: Research Methods. Barcelona, Spain. European Academy of Nursing Scientists Doctoral Summer School.
2015 Concurrent paper - Findings from a pilot study on the role of governing body nurses on Clinical Commissioning groups. Royal College of Nursing Research Society International Research Conference Nottingham, UK.
2015 Invited speaker - Challenges in Practice Learning: examination of the evidence. Worcester University seminar series,
2014 Invited keynote speaker Health Education North Central East London Launch of Framework for supporting Internationally Educated Health Professionals to transition to work in the NHS.
2014 Invited speaker - Reconsidering Responses to the Francis Report. Compassion seminar series, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust
2014 Concurrent speaker - Using Action Research in a Midwifery Unit. British Sociological Association. Human Reproduction Study Group, Lancaster, UK.
Membership of professional societies
1978 Royal College of Nursing
1992 British Sociological Association
1996 British Fertility Society
National and international roles
2014 European Academy of Nursing Scientists Doctoral Summer School. Invited lecturer, research methods.
2014 University of Turku, Finland. Invited speaker Doctoral training programme, research methods in nursing education.
2013 Invited member of Scientific Committee International Research Conference, NET NEP Noordwijkerhout, Netherlands. June 2014.
2012 Invited NIHR Mentor Clinical Academic Careers for nurses, midwives & allied health professionals.
2011 RCN Research Society's invited education research representative on the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education workforce programme.
2011 Invited member of Scientific Committee International Research Conference, NET NEP Baltimore, USA. June 2012.
2010 Academic collaboration with University of Taiwan, Prof Jane Lu.
2009 National Mentor, Academy of Research in Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting.
2008 – 2011 Editor, Journal of Infertility Counselling.
2007 President of the Association of Psychosexual Nurses.
2007 Fellow of European Academy of Nursing Scientists.
2007 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2007 – 2010 Elected Committee Member British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and BICA representative to British Fertility Society.
2007 – 2010 Member of Editorial Board, Journal of Human Fertility.
2007 I review for the Department of Health, NIHR.
2005 I review for key peer reviewed journals with high impact factors (IF) in the field: Journal of Advanced Nursing; Journal of Clinical Nursing; International Journal Nursing Studies; Nurse Education Today; Health; Patient Counselling and Information; Sociology of Health & Illness.