Staff Profiles: Elaine Bevan-Smith

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Staff Profile: Elaine Bevan-Smith
Academic Course Leader - Advanced Clinical Practice

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Elaine Bevan-Smith

Academic Course Leader - Advanced Clinical Practice

Allied Health Professions

Nursing

I am university lead for the advancing clinical practice programme and a senior lecturer. My special interests are COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, research, service evaluation and audit, clinical guidelines and standards of care, leadership, clinical service design, health assessment, community long term conditions care. I have extensive clinical experience within the field of COPD and transformation / evaluation of clinical services.

Biography

I am an advanced nurse practitioner in COPD and pulmonary rehabilitation, and continue to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation in tandem with my university role. I have extensive clinical experience in the community care of complex and advanced COPD patients and founded the Worcestershire COPD service, including pulmonary rehabilitation and the COPD choir. I also have considerable experience in initiating and implementing innovative service developments, some of which gained National reputation. I have previously been involved in a number of research studies exploring non-pharmaceutical interventions for people with COPD and am currently embarking on a research project in partnership with the British Lung Foundation looking at new easy access models of pulmonary rehabilitation.

Qualifications

Award Title Institution Date
RGN Registered General Nurse Birmingham 1981
MSc Advanced Practice Birmingham University 1997
PhD Motivation in Pulmonary Rehabilitation Coventry University 2008

Awards

Leader of the year, Worcestershire Community NHS Trust 2008

Chairman's award for COPD choir, Worcs acute hospitals trust 2014

Membership of professional bodies

Royal College of Nursing

British Thoracic Society

Teaching and research

Teaching

My teaching areas are: COPD, pulmonary rehabilitation, research, service evaluation and audit, clinical guidelines and standards of care, leadership, clinical service design, health assessment, community long term conditions care. I use a variety of teaching methods.

Level

Undergraduate, Postgraduate

Research

I have previously been involved in a number of research studies exploring non-pharmaceutical interventions for people with COPD and am currently embarking on a research project in partnership with the British Lung Foundation looking at new easy access models of pulmonary rehabilitation.

I run a breathlessness walking and support group and am currently exploring diverse models of pulmonary rehabilitation. I welcome students with an interest in participating / conducting research within COPD / pulmonary rehabilitation to contact me as I can potentially offer support.

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