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Mr James Vinales, Ad Dip RN (adult), B.Med.Sci RN (child), MA, MSc, PhD researcher

Mr James Vinales, Ad Dip RN (adult), B.Med.Sci RN (child), MA, MSc, PhD researcher Image

University of Gibraltar:

Head of School (Ag) (Health Sciences)
Lecturers & Tutors
Staff
Research
Health & Sport Sciences

Biography

James Vinales qualified as a registered nurse (adult) in 2000 and then as a registered nurse (child) in 2001 at the University of Sheffield. James worked in England, Gibraltar and Melbourne (Australia) as a registered nurse before pursuing a career in higher education. In 2005 he started his MA in Nurse Education as part of the School of Health Studies lecturing team.

James spent 5 years as a senior lecturer in nursing at Birmingham City University (formerly The University of Central England). During that time James was able to enhance his knowledge of higher education and develop his teaching skills and management of educational programmes within higher education. James was the BSc (Hons) in children’s nursing deputy programme lead at Birmingham City University until he left to return to Gibraltar.

James was the Senior Lecturer for the School of Health Studies before being promoted to Principal Lecturer from 2015. James led the Diploma in Nursing and the BSc (Hon) Adult Nursing as well as being the module leader in Gibraltar for the Mentorship for Practice module (delivered as part of Kingston University and St George’s, University of London, at Level 6 and 7).

James joined the University of Gibraltar to become programme coordinator as well as lecturing on the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing and Diploma in Nursing (Enrolled Nurse programme). James also leads on the Mentorship for Practice module which is delivered to school teachers / nurses who support, guide and mentor PGCE / nursing students.

James currently holds the post of Head of School (Health Sciences) at the University and is responsible for overseeing the delivery of the BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, Diploma in Nursing, MSc in Clinical Psychology (online), MSc Sport and Exercise Nutrition (online).

Research Interests

James’ main research interest lies in student support, mentorship and preceptorship within education and healthcare settings. James is currently working on a research project about Mentorship support for mentors in Gibraltar as part of his PhD in Education at the University of Birmingham.

Current and Previous Teaching

  • Diploma in Nursing (School of Health Studies Gibraltar via Sheffield University)
  • Diploma in Nursing (Birmingham City University)
  • Diploma in Nursing (Kingston University and St George’s University of London)
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, Child Pathway (Child lead) (Birmingham City University)
  • Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care, Adult Pathway (Birmingham City University)
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing (Birmingham City University)
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing (Birmingham City University, Kingston University and St George’s University of London and School of Health Studies Gibraltar)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Nursing (Adult and Child Nursing, Birmingham City University)
  • MSc Health Care Practice (Kingston University and St George’s University of London)
  • Mentorship for Practice (Kingston University and St George’s University of London)
  • BA (Hons) Child Health and Integrated practice (Birmingham City University)

Publications

  • Vinales, J.J. 2013. Evaluation of Makaton in practice by children’s nursing students. Nursing children’s and young people. 25 (3): p14-17.
  • Vinales, J, J. 2015. Mentorship part 1: the role in the learning environment. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 24(1), pp 50-53.
  • Vinales, J, J. 2015. Mentorship part 2: assessing pre-registration student nurses. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 24(3), pp 174-177
  • Vinales, J, J. 2015. Exploring failure to fail in pre-registration nursing. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 24(5), pp 284-288.
  • Vinales, J, J. 2015. The learning environment and learning styles: a guide for mentors. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 24(8), pp 454-457.
  • Vinales, J, J. 2015. The mentor as a role model and the importance of belongingness. British Journal of Nursing. Vol 24(10), pp 532-535.