Professor of Nursing
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After qualifying as a nurse in 1980, Lucy worked in haematology, caring for patients with leukaemia, sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders. She then specialised in haemophilia, becoming one of the first clinical nurse specialists, and developing a regional outpatient and home treatment service.
Following this successful clinical career, Lucy became a clinical nurse teacher and later qualified as a registered nurse tutor.
Lucy's interest in research developed after being awarded a competitive secondment to the West Midlands Regional Health Authority to study student nurse attrition rates. This was closely followed by further work from the authority to investigate pressure ulcer prevalence and prevention, as well as a study into the scope of professional nursing practice.
Lucy’s research now focuses on patient experience. She has completed several studies on this topic, including satisfaction with Emergency Department care, HIV clinic care and patients’ perceptions of individualised nursing care.
She is Chair of the Research Insurance and Indemnity Committee, as well as a peer reviewer for the National Institute for Health Research Health Services, reviewing their Health Services and Delivery Research, and Health Technology and Assessment programmes. She is also an external examiner at Buckinghamshire New University and a reviewer for the International Journal of STD & AIDS, Nurse Researcher and BMJ Open.
Areas of Expertise
- Patient experience
- Research methodology
- Systematic review methodology
- Questionnaire development.
RGN DPSN RNT Bsc (Hons) PgCert FE pursuing a PhD by publication
- Cochrane Library Wound Group
- Comprehensive Local Research Network for Cancer West Midlands South
- Infectious Diseases Research Network, West Midlands
- Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
- RCN Research Society
Current Research Projects
- Development of an importance rating scale for an HIV patient satisfaction questionnaire
- Cancer patient perceptions of individualised nursing care.
Previous Research Projects
- Recruitment and selection of student nurses
- Identification of a purchasing specification for pressure area care
- Identification of the health needs of the elderly in Stockland Green
- Exploration of the extent and effectiveness of the scope of professional practice for nurses
- A clinical evaluation of the Nimbus 3 Alternating Air Pressure Mattress Replacement System
- Review of intermittent compression therapy for prevention of deep vein thrombosis
- Identification of an evidence base for nursing interventions
- Research and audit awareness within the multidisciplinary health care team
- Facilitation of critical appraisal skills within an acute hospital trust
- A cochrane systematic review of topical negative pressure therapy
- Lifestyle survey of older people in Gloucestershire
- Individualised care from patient’s point of view: a comparative international research project
- An evaluation of the use of a Resusci Anne Skills station to promote student confidence and competence in the use of basic life support
- A survey of emergency department users
- Patient derived outcome measures for HIV services: a systematic review
- A review of patient safety education.
Refereed Journal Publications
Harvey, M., Land, L. (2016) Research for Nurses and Midwives: Theory and Practice, SAGE Publishing, California, USA
Land, L., Dumville, C., Webster, J., Evans, D. (2015) Negative pressure wound therapy for treating leg ulcers, included in Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Land, L., Dc Ross, J. (2014) Barriers to questionnaire completion: Understanding the AIDS/HIV patient's perspective
Land, L. Sizmur, S, Harding, J. Ross, J.D.C. (2013) Development of a validated Patient satisfaction survey for HIV clinic attendees. International Journal of STD and AIDS DOI 0956462412472447, first published on April 30,
Land, L. and Meredith N. (2013) An evaluation of the reasons why patients attend a Hospital emergency department. International Emergency Nursing. 21, 35– 41
Suhonen, R., Berg, A., Idvall, E., Kalafati M., Katajisto J., Land, L., Lemonidou, C.,Valimaki, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2012) Cross-cultural validity of the Individualised Care Scale: A Rasch analysis model. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 22, 648–660
Land, L., Jobanputra, P., Webber, J. & Ross, J.D.C. (2012) Patient satisfaction clinics managing patients with long term conditions. British Journal of Nursing, Vol. 21, Iss. 3, 08 Feb 2012, pp 186 - 188
Land, L. Hathorn, E & Ross, J.D.C. (2011) Developing quality HIV services International Journal for STD's and AIDS Vol 22:7 366-367
Hathorn, E. Land, L & Ross, J.D.C. (2011) How to assess quality in sexual health services. Sexually Transmitted Infections.87 508-510
Land, L.M. Nixon, S, J & Ross, JDC (2011) Patient derived outcome measures for HIV Services in the developed world: a systematic review. International Journal of STD and AIDS. 22: 430-435
Ubbink, D.T., Westerbos, J., Evans, D., Land, L. & Vermeulen, H (2011) Topical negative pressure for treating chronic wounds. In: The Cochrane Library, Issue 1:2011 Update software
Suhonen, R., Berg, A., Idvall, E., Kalafati M., Katajisto J., Land, L., Lemonidou, C.,Schmidt, L. Valimaki, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2010) Adapting the Individualized Care Scale for cross-cultural comparison. Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences. 24; 392-403
Suhonen, R., Land, L ., Valimaki, M., Berg, A., Idvall, E., Kalafati M., Katajisto J.,Lemonidou, C., Schmidt, L. & Leino-Kilpi, H (2010) The impact of patient characteristics on orthopaedic and trauma patients' perceptions of individualised nursing care. Journal of Evidence Based Healthcare. 8:259-267
Suhonen, R., Berg, A., Idvall, E., Kalafati M., Katajisto J., Land, L., Lemonidou,C.,Schmidt, L., Valimaki, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H (2009) European Orthopaedic and Trauma Patients' perceptions of nursing care: a comparative survey. Journal of Clinical Nursing Studies 18:20 2818-2829
Land, L. & Suhonen, R. (2009) Patients’ perceptions of individualised care in an Orthopaedic and trauma setting. International Nursing Review 56:1 131-137
Suhonen, R., Berg, A., Idvall, E., Kalafati M., Katajisto J., Land, L., Lemonidou, C., Valimaki, M., & Leino-Kilpi, H. (2008) Individualised care from the orthopaedic and trauma patients' perspective: An international comparative survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies 45:11 1586-1597
Ubbink, Dirk T and Westerbos, Stijn Joël and Evans, Debra and Land, Lucy and Vermeulen, Hester (2008) Topical negative pressure for treating chronic wounds. The Cochrane Collaboration (3). ISSN 1469-493X
Lillyman, S. & Land. L (2007) Fear of social isolation: results of a survey of older adults in Gloucestershire, Nursing Older People. Vol 10 26-28
Reed, S. Hambridge, K &Land, L. (2001) Theory to Practice: Implementing best practice initiatives in pressure ulcer prevention. Nursing Times Wound Care Supplement. 97:24 pp 2-4
Evans, D & Land. L. (2001) Topical Negative Pressure for treating chronic wounds a Cochrane Review In; The Cochrane Library. Issue 1:2001 Oxford. Update software.
Land, L. (2004) Contributing to the Evidence: The Importance of Quality of Life. Journal of Wound Care Supplement
Evans, D & Land, L (2003) Topical Negative Pressure for treating chronic wounds a Cochrane Review update In; The Cochrane Library. Issue 2:2003 Oxford. Update software.
Evans, D & Land, L (2001) Topical Negative Pressure for treating chronic wounds: a systematic review. British Journal of Plastic Surgery. 54:3 pp 238-242
Evans, D. & Land, L. (2000) A Clinical Evaluation of the Nimbus 3 alternating mattress replacement system. Journal of Wound Care. 9:4 pp 181-186
Land, L., Ward, S & Taylor, S (2002) Developing Critical appraisal skills amongst staff in a Hospital Trust. Nurse Education in Practice. 2 pp 176-180
Land, L., Evans, D., Geary, A. & Taylor, C (1999) A Clinical Evaluation of an alternating Pressure Mattress replacement system in hospital and residential setting. Journal of Tissue Viability 10:1 pp 6-11
Land, L.,Mhaolrunaigh, S. & Castledine, G., (1996) The impact and effectiveness of the scope of practice Nursing Times Research (Aug) 92: 35 pp 32-55
Land, L. (1995) A review of Pressure Damage Prevention Strategies. Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol. 22, pp 29-337
Land, L. (1994) Problem Solving in Nursing using Soft Systems Methodology. British Journal of Nursing. Vol. 2, No. 3, pp 79-83
Land, L. (1994) The Student Nurse Selection Experience: a qualitative study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 20, No. 6, pp 1030-1037
Land, L. (1993) Selecting Potential Nurses: a review of the methods. Nurse Education Today. Vol. 13, pp 30-39
Land, L., & Ross, J.D.C. Barriers to questionnaire completion: understanding the HIV patient's perspective. Nurse Researcher.
Conferences, Papers and Presentations
Key Note Presentations
2007 - Society of Orthopaedic Nursing Research Conference, London. Measuring European hospital patients' perceptions of orthopaedic nursing care: a comparative study
2003 - UK Multiple Sclerosis Nurses Association Jury's Inn Birmingham. 'Research and the Clinical Nurse Specialist'
2002 - UK Multiple Sclerosis Nurses Association International Convention Centre, Birmingham. 'Does Research have a place in Specialist Nursing?'
1999 - Colorectal Cancer in the 21st Century. Wyboston, Bedfordshire 'Evidence Based Practice and Utilising Research'
2010 - Midwest Nursing Research Society 34th Annual Research Conference, Kansas City, Missouri, USA .Individualised Care from the orthopaedic nurses' point of view: a cross cultural comparative
2007 - RCN Research Society, Annual International Nursing Research Conference, Exeter. Individualised care from patient’s point of view: A comparative international research project. Together with partners from Finland, Greece, Sweden and USA
2011 - BASHH Conference Newcastle upon Tyne. Barriers to questionnaire completion, understanding the patient perspective.
2011 - ISSTDR Conference, Quebec City, Canada Objective assessment of HIV patient's satisfaction with their care.
2009 - Association of Maltese Orthopaedic Nurses 2nd International Conference and Exhibition Malta. Individualised Care from the orthopaedic nurses' point of view: a cross cultural comparative survey
2009 - Birmingham City University, Faculty of Health Research Conference. A Survey of Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre.
2003 - RCN Research Society, Annual Nursing Research Conference, Exeter. Taking Evidence into Practice: Facilitating the Development of Critical Appraisal skills amongst the Health Care Team.
2000 - RCN Research Society, Annual Nursing Research Conference, Sheffield. Solutions to the problems of randomisation when undertaking randomised controlled trials in nursing.
2000 - Work Group of European Nurse Researchers, Iceland. Solutions to the problems of randomisation when undertaking randomised controlled trials in nursing.
1999 - International Nursing Research Conference, Alberta, Canada. 'A Clinical Evaluation of the Nimbus 3 alternating pressure Air Mattress Replacement System.'
1998 - RCN Research Society, Annual Nursing Research Conference, Swansea, 'The Impact and Effectiveness of the Scope of Professional Practice in the West Midlands'.
1997 - RCN Action Research Society Conference. London. 'Starting out in Action Research: defining roles and problems.'
1994 - Work Group of European Nurse Researchers, Helsinki, Finland. 'A Clinical Evaluation of the Nimbus 3 alternating pressure Air Mattress Replacement System'.
2011 - 2nd Joint BASHH/BHIVA Conference, Manchester. Patient derived Outcome measures for HIV Services: a systematic review.
2010 - European Resuscitation Council Conference Cologne, Germany. Enhancing Basic Life Support Skills through assessment and evaluation
2010 - 18th World AIDS Conference, Vienna. Patient Satisfaction with HIV Services
2009 - BHIVA Conference Bournemouth. Evaluating HIV Services: using focus groups to find out what matters to patients
1995 - Work Group of European Nurse Researchers, Helsinki, Finland. A Delphi Study of Nursing Priorities for Critical Care.
Clamp, C.G.L., Gough, S. & Land, L (2004) Resources for Nursing Research 4th Edition, London, Sage.
Land, L.M. Nixon, S, J & Ross, JDC (2010) Patient derived outcome measures for HIV Services: a systematic review. Birmingham City University. ISBN 978 -1-901073-05-8
Land, L (2009) Patient Survey City Hospital Birmingham: Emergency Department and Urgent Care Centre. Birmingham City University. ISBN 13 978-1-901073-02-7