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Alison Smalley
Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing

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Biography

Alison trained as Registered General Nurse in London before specialising in Children’s Nursing in Leeds where she worked in children’s oncology, paediatric surgery and children’s medical and surgical day care. With a special interest in the psychological health care needs of children and adolescents in hospital, she completed a BA Hons in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 1998, here at the University of York.

In 2000 she joined the Department of Health Sciences and completed her MSc in Health Professional Education in 2007. Alison has experience of teaching across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Alison has a special interest in child and adolescent development and mental health, adolescent health care issues specifically related to chronic illness and transition and coordinates child and adolescent mental health care education and practice experience for pre-registration Child Field nursing students. 

A particular area of interest also lies in the development and delivery of interprofessional education activities with nursing, midwifery and social work students. 

Qualifications

  • RGN
  • RSCN 
  • ENB 998- Teaching, Assessing and Clinical Supervision
  • BA Hons Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • MSc Health Professional Education 
  • Senior Fellow - Higher Education Academy

Departmental roles

  • Chair Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) committee
  • Member of Board of Studies

Publications

Selected publications

  • Smalley, A (1999) Needle Phobia, Paediatric Nursing Vol 11, No 2, pg 17-20 

Presentations

  • 'Designing, implementing and evaluating an IPE day for midwifery and social work undergraduates: meaningful interprofessional opportunities to meet, engage and learn'.  3rd-5th Sept 2019, NET Conference, University of Keele, with co-authors Helen Bedford, Katie Graham & Carole Lindsey.
  • Presentation workshop: 'Creating partnerships for interprofessional education (IPE): lecturer and student perspectives on an innovative learning event' Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, 29th June 2019, University of York, with co-presenters Helen Bedford, Katie Graham and Carole Lindsey.

Poster Presentations

  • Poster: 'A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery'. Poster at RCP Transition: developmentally appropriate care for young people with long term conditions 12th October 2015 with co-authors Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd ,K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F.
  • Poster: "A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery" at A New Look at Young People's Health, Manchester, 25 February 2016, with co-authors Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd ,K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F.
  • Poster: 'Connecting with compassion: Interprofessional Education (IPE) for undergraduate midwifery and social work students' 11th June 2019, Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Education Conference, Bath, with co-authors Katie Graham, Carole Lindsey and Alison Smalley

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Module lead – Psychological and Sociological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing
  • Module lead- Children, Young People, Family and Society
  • Nursing Children and Young People with Health Care Needs
  • Children and Young People with Continuing Care Needs
  • Service Improvement Project module

Postgraduate

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Pathway(BSc, Graduate Diploma, DipHE, Positive Mental Health Learning Package) 
    • Lead for Positive Mental Health Learning Package 
    • Dissertation module

External activities

Memberships

External Examiner Role

  • External Examiner to University of Worcester (BSc Top Up Child and Adolescent Mental Health programme).

Invited talks and conferences

  • Poster "A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery" at A New Look at Young People's Health, Manchester, 25 February 2016.

Alison Smalley

Contact details

Alison Smalley
Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1691)