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.
French, Spanish (both at A level)
French now pretty fluent
I am British Swiss national.
Liu, Liang Q. and Kelly, Jacinta and Di Cesare, Mariachiara and Allan, Helen T. and Traynor, Michael (2022) The knowledge and attitudes regarding pressure ulcer prevention among healthcare support workers in the UK: a cross-sectional study. In: Society of Tissue Viability 2022 Conference: Solving skin and wound challenges together, 18-19 May 2022, Glasgow, UK. (Accepted/In press)
Drennan, Vari and Collins, Linda and Allan, Helen T. and Brimblecombe, Neil and Halter, Mary and Taylor, Francesca (2022) Are advanced clinical practice roles in England’s National Health Service a remedy for workforce problems? A qualitative study of senior staff perspectives. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy , 27 (2). pp. 96-105. ISSN 1355-8196
Chitongo, Sarah and Pezaro, Sally and Fyle, Janet and Suthers, Fiona and Allan, Helen T. (2022) 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 , 35 (2). pp. 152-159. ISSN 1871-5192
Mounce, Ginny and Allan, Helen T. and Carey, Nicola (2022) 'Just have some IVF!': A longitudinal ethnographic study of couples' experiences of seeking fertility treatment. Sociology of Health & Illness , 44 (2). pp. 308-327. ISSN 0141-9889
Allan, Helen T. (2022) Reflections on whiteness: racialised identities in nursing. Nursing Inquiry , 29 (1). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1320-7881
2021 Preceptorship - what works? An integrative literature review. Prepared by CCRNM for North London Partners in Health and Care Integrated Care System
2019 Evaluation of the impact of the CapitalNurse Programme in London. Prepared by Helen Allan for Health Education England
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.
2022 Currently co-authoring with Professor Michael Traynor MU, and doctoral students at MU, Racism in Nursing. Routledge
2022 Currently co-authoring with Dr Ginny Mounce, Oxford Brookes University, Parents' experiences of the transtion to parenthood after successful IVF. Routledge.
2022 Theorising in Everyday Nursing Practice. Co-authored with Karen Evans at the Institute of Education. An interdisciplinary analysis of the role of theory in nursing practice. Sage Publishers
2018 - present Chair, UCH London Nurses' Charity. A Charity which provides assistance to associate members (nurses who trained and worked at UCH/UCLH) and nurses, midwives and nursing associates who currently work at UCLH. WE have two funds, a Benevolent Fund, and an Education Fund. We work closely with UCLH Senior Nursing Team.
2018 Emotions and Reflexivity in Health and Social Care Field Research. Co-edited with Anne Arber. Working with doctoral students, we explore working with emotions to be reflexive in field research. Springer Books
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.