Paul Galdas
Professor of Nursing & Deputy Head of Department (Nursing & Midwifery)

Profile

Biography

Paul is a nurse educator and applied health researcher. His PhD, examining the influence of masculinity on men’s help-seeking behaviour for cardiac chest pain, was awarded in 2006 from the University of Leeds. Since this time he has developed a programme of research investigating men’s help-seeking and engagement with health services in a variety of issues including coronary heart disease, depression, perinatal mental health and chronic illness, and has published widely on these topics.

His current research primarily focuses on self-management support for men living with long term conditions and this is reflected in his research-led teaching activities, which involve leadership of modules on long term conditions, as well as contributions to pre- and post-registration nursing programmes and postgraduate health sciences courses.

Within the Department, Paul provides overall strategic and operational leadership and management of our nursing and midwifery education provision.

He held academic positions at the University of British Columbia, University of Sheffield, and Sheffield Hallam University before joining the University of York in 2011.

Departmental roles

  • Deputy Head of Department
  • Head of Nursing and Midwifery

Publications

Full publications list

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Module leader, Caring for individuals with long term conditions (PGDip Nursing)
  • Contributions across a range of mdoules in pre-registration nursing and midwifery programmes. 

Paul is able to supervise Masters projects with a broad focus on men’s health and those which relate to nursing or nurse education. Specific areas of interest include help-seeking behaviour (e.g. access to and uptake of health services) and self-management of long term conditions. Favoured approaches for Masters projects are qualitative evidence synthesis (particularly meta-ethnography) and scoping reviews.  

Postgraduate

Research

Overview

Paul is an applied health researcher with an interest in the field of men's health, particularly in identifying ways to integrate understandings of masculinity into the design and delivery of health services in order to make them more effective, accessible and acceptable to men. He has used a range of research methodologies, with particular expertise in applied qualitative research.

Paul welcomes enquries for Masters and Doctoral student supervision or external examining (both PhD and taught Doctorate) in the fields of men's health, nursing, nursing education and qualitative research.

Qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Nursing
  • PGcert Health Professional Education
  • PhD

Projects

Recent projects 

  • Experiences, coping styles, self-management and support preferences of men with Systemic Sclerosis, World Scleroderma Foundation (2018-19) 
  • Complete smokefree policies in mental health inpatient settings: exploring the impact on smoking behaviour and the role of electronic cigarettes’, Cancer Research UK, (2018-2020) 
  • Development of a toolbox to aid therapeutic patient education in psoriasis, European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) (2016-18)
  • Identifying and managing perinatal mental health in male partners using the Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) cohort: A White Rose Collaboration in Gender and Perinatal Mental Health. White Rose Collaboration Fund (2015-16)
  • How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management interventions for men with long-term conditions? NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research Programme (2014-15)
  • Review of the National Men’s Health Policy and Action Plan (NMHPAP); The Health Service Executive (HSE), Republic of Ireland (2014) 
  • Unpacking the effects of gender and ethnicity on healthcare utilization: The cardiac rehabilitation experiences of Indo-Canadian men. CIHR - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2008 – 2011)
  • The health care experiences and needs of sudden cardiac arrest survivors following discharge from hospital: pilot study. Lyle Creelman Endowment Fund (2009 – 2010)
  • Gender and Ethnic Differences in Treatment Seeking for Acute Coronary Syndromes. CIHR - Canadian Institutes for Health Research (2008 - 2010)
  • Masculinities and Depression: The perspectives of men and their partners. CIHR - Canadian Institutes of Health Research (2008 - 2010)
  • The experiences and cardiac rehabilitation needs of South Asian myocardial infarction patients: pilot study. Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (2007 – 2008)

 

Research group(s)

Supervision

Paul is interested in supervising PhD projects in the following areas: men's health; masculinities; nursing research; self-management of long term conditions; cardiovascular disease; qualitative research.

External activities

Memberships

Invited talks and conferences

  • Real men don’t….? Insights on how to make health services more accessible and acceptable to men – Invited public presentation, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, 21 November 2017, Montreal, Canada
  • How can self-management support be made more accessible and acceptable for men living with chronic pain? A gender sensitive approach to self-management support – Invited co-production workshop, McGill University, Faculty of Dentistry, 20 November 2017, Montreal, Canada
  • Real men don’t….? Insights on how to make health services more accessible and acceptable to men – Invited presentation, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing, 24 October 2017, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Approaches to Qualitative Evidence Synthesis – Invited workshop (with Dr. K. Flemming), International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) “Thinking Qualitatively” workshop series, 24 May 2017, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
  • Synthesis of Qualitative Evidence – Invited training workshop (with Dr. K. Flemming) for National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), 21 March 2017, NICE offices, City Tower, Manchester, UK
  • How can self-management support be made more accessible and acceptable for men living with chronic pain? – Invited speaker, Men Masculinity & Pain Symposium, British Pain Society’s Annual Scientific Meeting, Harrogate International Centre, 11 May 2016, Harrogate, UK
  • Considering the MAN in the self-MANagement support of long term conditions – Keynote Speaker, Bradford and District Care NHS Foundation Trust Putting Research & Evidence into Practice (PREP) Conference, Bradford City Football Club, 5 May 2016, Bradford, UK
  • Self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions: what works and why? – Invited speaker, Men and Rheumatoid Arthritis Symposium, British Society for Rheumatology Annual Conference, SECC Glasgow, 26 April 2016, Glasgow, UK
  • Fathers’ mental health and well-being during and after pregnancy: a qualitative study using the Born and Bred in Yorkshire (BaBY) cohort – Invited speaker, Perinatal Mental Health: Contemporary Issues and Local Service Provision workshop, University of Hull, 1 December, 2015, Hull, UK
  • How accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? – Invited speaker, Centre for Primary Care, University of Manchester, 5 May 2015, Manchester, UK
  • What makes an effective, accessible and acceptable self-management support intervention for men with long term conditions? – Invited speaker, NIHR Long Term Conditions Showcase Event, 13 April 2015, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK
  • Qualitative Evidence Synthesis – Invited workshop, International Institute of Qualitative Methodology (IIQM) “Thinking Qualitatively” workshop series, 24 March 2015, The Palace Hotel, Manchester, UK
  • Common mental health disorders: impacts and workplace interventions – Invited speaker, NIHR CRN Mental Health National Scientific Meeting, 27 February 2015, The Royal York Hotel, York, UK
  • Boy’s Don’t Cry – are men psychologically tougher than women? – Invited member of a panel debate at NIHR Clinical Research Network (Mental Health): Young People Rethinking Mental Health Research event, 29 January 2015, The British Library, London, UK
  • An Introduction to Men’s health and Masculinities – Guest lecture delivered to Master’s in Health Sciences students at the University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, 27 August 2014, Oslo, Norway
  • Men’s Health and Primary Care: Improving Access and Outcomes – Invited speaker, European Men’s Health Forum Roundtable Event, 2 July 2014, Royal Pharmaceutical Society, London, UK
  • Potential Strategies for Engaging Men about Hepatitis C: An event to discuss best practice and learnings from other therapy areas – Invited member of a panel debate at the 2014 EASL International Liver Congress, 10 April 2014, Excel Convention Centre, London, UK
  • What makes an effective, accessible and acceptable self-management support intervention for men with long term conditions? – Guest lecture delivered to faculty at the University of Oslo, Institute of Health and Society, 24 January 2014, Oslo, Norway

Peer-reviewed conference presentations

  • Simpson A. & Galdas P.M. (2015) Strengthening the role of the nursing teacher scholar within a research intensive university Paper (oral) presented at the Sigma Theta Tau International Phi Mu Chapter 2nd Biennial Nursing Scholarship Conference, Weetwood Hall Conference Centre, Leeds, UK
  • Galdas P.M. (2014) How effective, accessible and acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? Paper (oral) presented at the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine (UKSBM) Annual Scientific Meeting, East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, UK [top rated abstract]
  • Galdas P.M. (2014) How acceptable are self-management support interventions for men with long term conditions? Paper (oral) presented at the Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Uren A. and Galdas P.M. (2014) The experiences of men and their partners after survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest: a gender analysis Paper (oral) presented at the Men, Health and Wellbeing: Critical Insights conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
  • Uren A. and Galdas P.M. (2014) The experiences of men and their partners after survival from out of hospital cardiac arrest: a gender analysis Poster presented at the Men's Health, Masculinities, Work and Well-being Symposium, Durham University, UK
  • Galdas P.M. (2012) Moving beyond the masculine-feminine binary in the study of help-seeking behavior Paper (oral) presented at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Gender and Health Advancing Excellence in Gender, Sex and Health Research Conference, Montréal, Canada
  • Galdas P.M. Davies L. and Moore A. (2012) Reflections on the Development of an Undergraduate Nursing Society to Improve Academic Representation and Empower the Student Voice Poster presented at the 2012 University of York Learning & Teaching Conference, York, UK
  • Taipale P. Ratner P. Galdas P.M. & Jillings C. (2011) Analgesia, and Sedation following Cardiac Surgery: An Association with Delirium? Paper (oral) presented at the Canadian Council of Cardiovascular Nurses 2011 Annual Conference, Vancouver, Canada
  • Little J. and Galdas P.M. (2011) A blended learning approach for study days: enhancing the learning experience Paper (oral) presented at the 22nd International Networking Education in Healthcare Conference (NET2011), Cambridge, UK
  • Galdas P.M. (2011) Punjabi Sikh patients’ cardiac rehabilitation experiences following myocardial infarction: a qualitative analysis Paper (oral) presented at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Research Conference, Harrogate, UK
  • Galdas P.M. Johnson J.L. Percy M. and Ratner P.A. (2010) Help-seeking for cardiac symptoms: Beyond the masculine-feminine binary Poster (oral) presented at the World Congress on Men’s Health, Nice, France
  • Galdas P.M. Johnson J.L. Percy M. and Ratner P.A. (2009) Help-seeking for cardiac symptoms: Beyond the masculine-feminine binary Paper (oral) presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference in Qualitative Health Research, Vancouver, Canada
  • Kang B. and Galdas P.M. (2009) Looking beyond the “No”: Evaluating Participant Refusals While Recruiting Marginalized ‘Ethnic’ Communities Paper (oral) presented at the International Interdisciplinary Conference in Qualitative Health Research, Vancouver, Canada
  • Galdas P.M. (2009) Heart Disease and Men’s Health: A panel discussion with UBC researchers on current issues in men’s health Paper (oral) presented at the Celebrate Research Week public forum, Kelowna and Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Galdas P.M. (2007) I’d have to feel like there was something seriously wrong: The influence of masculinity on white and South Asian men’s decision to seek help for chest pain Paper (oral) presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
  • Galdas P.M. (2007) I’m not a softy: The influence of masculinity on white and South Asian men’s decision to seek help for chest pain Paper (oral) presented at the Canadian Conference on Men’s Health, Victoria, BC
  • Galdas P.M. Cheater F. and Marshall P. (2006) If I am poorly I go to the doctor, simple as that Paper (oral) presented at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Research Conference, York, UK
  • Galdas P.M. Cheater F. and Marshall P. (2005) The influence of masculinity on men’s help-seeking behavior for chest pain Paper (oral) presented at the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) International Research Conference, Belfast, UK
  • Galdas P.M. Cheater F. and Marshall P. (2004) How does masculinity influence men’s decision to seek or delay seeking medical help for chest pain? Poster presented at the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC) Annual Scientific Meeting, Glasgow, UK

Contact details

Prof. Paul Galdas
Professor of Nursing & Deputy Head of Department (Nursing & Midwifery)

Tel: 01904 32(1647)

@paulgaldas