Portrait of Dr Phillip Holdich Dr Phillip Holdich

p.w.holdich@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473489



Biography

  • 2006 – present   Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing – University of Huddersfield
  • 2007 – present   Diabetes Nurse Specialist (Honorary Contract) Local NHS Trust
  • 2001-2006       Diabetes Facilitator/Network Manager, Isle of Wight PCT
  • 2003-2006       Marker/moderator Warwick Diabetes Care (University of Warwick)
  • 1999-2001       Lecturer/Practitioner pre-registration nursing (part-time, 2 days/week), University of Leeds
  • 1995-2001       Diabetes Nurse Specialist, United Leeds Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 1991-1995       Team Leader, District Nursing, Leeds Community and Mental Health Trust

Since joining the University of Huddersfield, I have been able to further my education and research interests in diabetes, person-centred care, health policy and management of long-term conditions through collaborative links with colleagues in practice and in other HEI’s.

Research and Scholarship

I am co-supervisor for two Phd students who are researching diabetes: The lived experiences of hill tribe persons with type 2 diabetes in Thailand and Perceptions and experiences of British Pakistani patients with type 2 diabetes commencing insulin. 

Following my doctoral thesis which explored how people with type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals understand and manage decision-making involving risk, I am keen to supervise students which are related to risk communication, patient perceptions of diabetes and studies which take place in primary care settings, particularly where the methodology is grounded theory or uses a case study approach.    

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2016

Gillibrand, W., Rajeswaran, C., Zaidi, S., Muniyappa, S., Mohammad, M., Stephenson, J., Verma, S., Sloss, C., Covill, C. and Holdich, P. (2016) ‘A prospective study of mental health status in morbidly obese patients.’. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2016, 2nd-4th March 2016, Glasgow, Scotland

Gillibrand, W., Rajeswaran, C., Zaidi, S., Muniyappa, S., Mohammad, M., Stephenson, J., Verma, S., Sloss, C., Covill, C. and Holdich, P. (2016) ‘A prospective study of mental health outcomes in morbidly obese patientsDiabetic Medicine , 33 (S1), pp. 171-172. ISSN 0742-3071

Holdich, P., Gillibrand, W. and Rodriguez, A. (2016) ‘A grounded theory study to explore how people with Type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals understand and manage decision-making involving risk’. In: Diabetes UK Professional Conference 2015, 2nd - 4th March 2016, SECC, Glasgow

2015

Holdich, P (2015) How Do People With Type 2 Diabeyes and Practice Nurses Understand and Manage Decision-Making Involving Risks Associated With This Condition? Doctoral thesis, University of Huddersfield.

Hemingway, S., Stephenson, J., Trotter, F., Clifton, A. and Holdich, P. (2015) ‘Increasing the health literacy of learning disability and mental health nurses in physical care skills: a pre and post-test evaluation of a workshop on diabetes careNurse Education in Practice , 15 (1), pp. 30-37. ISSN 1471-5953

2013

Hemingway, S., Trotter, F., Stephenson, J. and Holdich, P. (2013) ‘Diabetes: increasing the knowledge base of mental health nursesBritish journal of nursing , 22 (17), pp. 991-996. ISSN 0966-0461

2012

Holdich, P., Gillibrand, W. and Covill, C. (2012) ‘Diabetes in the South Asian communityJournal of Community Nursing , 26 (4), pp. 13-15. ISSN 0140-0908

Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Supporting people with diabetes-related stress, anxiety and depression’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 277-288. ISBN 9781856424325

Holdich, P (2012) ‘Person-centred planning’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 59-72. ISBN 9781856424325

Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Assessment of Retinopathy’. In: Principles of Diabetes Care: evidence-based management for health professionals. London, UK: Quay Books. pp. 173-181. ISBN 9781856424325

Holdich, P., Freeman, M., Gillibrand, W., Newton, V. and Oldroyd, J. (2012) ‘Supporting a new culture of innovative collaboration for diabetes service redesign through a bespoke professional education programme for primary care practitionersDiabetic Medicine , 29 (S1), p. 94. ISSN 0742-3071

Roberts, P. and Holdich, P. (2012) ‘Fungal infections of the foot in people with diabetesJournal of Community Nursing , 26 (2), pp. 4-6. ISSN 0140-0908

Freeman, M., Gillibrand, W., Newton, V., Holdich, P. and Oldroyd, J. (2012) ‘Engaging in a new culture of innovative collaboration for diabetes service redesignDiabetic Medicine , 29 (S1), p. 123. ISSN 0742-3071

2010

Holdich, P (2010) ‘Identifying and managing potential dilemmas for nurse/researchers: conflicts between the role of nurse and researcherMalaysian Journal of Nursing , 2 (1), pp. 37-42.

Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2010) ‘Assessment of retinopathyPractice Nursing , 21 (6), pp. 305-309. ISSN 0964-9271

Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2010) ‘Supporting people with diabetes related stress and depressionPractice Nursing , 21 (7), pp. 362-365. ISSN 0964-9271

2009

Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P. and Covill, C. (2009) ‘Managing type 2 diabetes: new policy and interventionsBritish Journal of Community Nursing , 14 (7), pp. 285-291. ISSN 1462-4753

Gillibrand, W. and Holdich, P. (2009) ‘Evaluation of Workshops for Healthcare, Professional Training in Individualised Care Planning’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 23rd March - 2nd April 2009, University of Huddersfield , p. 54

Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P., Readman, S., Crewe, J. and Ackroyd, T. (2009) ‘Evaluation of workshops for healthcare professional training, in individualised care-planningDiabetic Medicine , 26 (s1), p. 185. ISSN 0742-3071

Gillibrand, W., Holdich, P., Readman, S., Crewe, J. and Ackroyd, T. (2009) ‘Evaluation of workshops for healthcare professional training, in individualised care-planning’. In: Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference 2009, 11-13 March 2009, Glasgow, UK

Holdich, P. and Gillibrand, W. (2009) ‘Individualised care versus QoF standards’. In: New Clinical Solutions in Diabetes Care, Thursday 8th January 2009, Huddersfield, UK

Holdich, P (2009) ‘Patient centred care planningPractice Nursing , 20 (1), pp. 18-23. ISSN 0964-9271

2000

Holdich, P (2000) ‘Pilot study of a novel approach to education: the diabyte flyerJournal of Diabetes Nursing , 4 (4), pp. 116-119. ISSN 1368-1109

Research Degree Supervision

My main interests in research include evaluation of diabetes services and healthcare practitioner interactions with people with diabetes. I have an interest in patient safety in relation to medicines management and utilising problem based learning/simulation as a strategy for improving client/healthcare professional education in diabetes care. Other interests include:

  • Problem Based Learning
  • Health Professional Education in Diabetes Care
  • Health Literacy and Risk Communication
  • Medicines Management

Enterprise Activities

I have a network of colleagues in primary and secondary care who support teaching and initiatives such as the annual Stakeholder Event, which, over the last four years, has introduced students to a range of organisations (and potential employers) who provide and commission services for patients. My connections as a clinician with consultants in specialist care have led to opportunities for collaborative research, for example, evaluating weight management services. Recently, I have worked with partner organisations in local acute trusts and community services to develop bespoke diabetes training to improve care for patients with type 2 diabetes and to support general practice teams to manage patients treated with injectable therapies.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Admissions tutor adult nursing
  • Year lead for second year of BSc Nursing (all fields)
  • Developing and delivering innovative and high quality health professional education
  • Personal tutor
  • Link lecturer to clinical areas in local NHS – mentor training and placement audits
  • QA for assessment- internal and external moderation
  • Represent division/adult nursing at committees and boards within the School as required
  • Engage in research/publication and dissemination of best practice in education and professional practice
  • Administration to support delivery of teaching, assessment and quality assurance

Teaching and Professional Activities

  • Module leadership/associate lecturer pre and post registration health programmes including:
    • Module leader for third year nursing module ‘Frameworks for Clinical Leadership and Management’ which enables students to develop the skills and professional behaviours to prepare them to work as a capable, autonomous, accountable, reflective practitioner on qualification.
    • I am an associate for a second year multi-discipline module: ‘Interprofessional Working in Context' which explores many aspects of interprofessional working including legislation, professional standards and guidance, team working, safeguarding and barriers to effective interprofessional service delivery.
    • I contribute to post-registration courses including prescribing, podiatry and advanced healthcare practitioner
  • May 2016 International Federation for Integrated Care (IFIC). International Conference on Integrated Care. Barcelona.
    • How patients and clinicians negotiate and manage decision-making involving risks associated with Type 2 diabetes?
  • April 2016 The Universities Safety and Health Association (USHA) Pushing the boundaries: Is Health & Safety the first or last piece of the jigsaw?   Belfast
    • Risk: understanding perception leads to persuasion (Whose risk is it anyway?)
  • March 2016 Diabetes UK Annual Professional Conference. Glasgow
    • A grounded theory study to explore how people with Type 2 diabetes and healthcare professionals understand and manage decision-making involving risks

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