Public Research Lecture | Trials and Tribulations of Surviving Doctoral Research | Dr Louise Lawson

23 January 2023
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Date: Monday 23rd January 2023
Time: 18:00 – 19:30
Location: Conference Hall, Europa Point Campus

About this lecture

Titled ‘Trials and Tribulations of Surviving Doctoral Research: Newly qualified nurses’ early experiences of working as unqualified mentors’, this public lecture aims to share Dr Louise Lawson’s doctoral journey where she explored newly qualified nurses’ early experiences of working as unqualified mentors. Louise will provide detail of how her research was carried out, drawing on an interpretive phenomenological analysis framework to give meaning to her data. Finally, how she survived the trials and tribulations of being a doctoral student is discussed, with hints and tips on how to overcome the many challenges doctoral students face.

About the speaker

Dr Louise Lawson is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences University of Gibraltar. She is an expert paediatric, neonatal and adult registered nurse clinician and senior educationalist with over 35 years of experience in both nursing and Higher Education. Louise has worked as a nurse in the UK, Saudi Arabia and the UAE before moving into higher education, specialising in both undergraduate and postgraduate nurse education. Louise has also taught nursing for ten years in Malaysia and Penang to nurses topping up their diploma qualification to degree level. Academic qualifications include a Doctorate in Education (EdD), MA Higher Education (Nursing), BSc Hons Adult Nursing, and is a Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Louise has an extensive publication and international conference profile relating to mentorship in nursing.
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