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Reflection, resilience, reset: overcoming obstacles to grow a nursing research career

Reflection, resilience, reset: overcoming obstacles to grow a nursing research career

Dibley, Lesley ORCID: 0000-0001-7964-7672 (2021) Reflection, resilience, reset: overcoming obstacles to grow a nursing research career. In: Gastrointestinal Nurses’ Congress of Australia (GENCA) conference, 28-30th May 2021, Gold Coast, Brsibane, Australia (delivered online). (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Reflection, resilience, reset
Looking back, I’ve come a long way from where I started. Qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1984, I then trained as a paediatric nurse and after several years in clinical practice, did my undergraduate degree and moved into nurse education. The degree had lighted a passion for research, rekindling a long-held interest in chronic illness and the everyday lives of those living with the effects of those illnesses. Completing my MPhil in 2007, I was fortunate to land a two-year contract with Professor Christine Norton at King’s College London, and so began my research career in earnest and my entrée into the world of gastrointestinal research, and inflammatory bowel disease.

I stayed with Prof Norton for almost 10 years, gaining my PhD on the way and learning from an extraordinary mentor how to be a nurse researcher. By sharing with you the highs, lows, triumphs and seeming disasters that I encountered on the way, I aim to demonstrate how resilience, determination, and the ability to refocus and reset can turn challenges and difficulties into opportunities and accomplishments and enable the successful development and maintenance of a career in academic nursing research.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Keynote)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Reflection; resilience; reset
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > Institute for Lifecourse Development > Centre for Chronic Illness and Ageing
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2021 15:20
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
Selected for REF2021: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/33033

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