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Portrait of Dr Marilynne N Kirshbaum Dr Marilynne N Kirshbaum

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Biography

Dr Marilynne N Kirshbaum joined the School of Human and Health Sciences in 2009 as a Reader in Nursing following a progression of academic appointments at the University of Manchester, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University and now leads the Professional Doctoral programme in the school. She is strongly committed to promoting the art and science of nursing through intellectual and interpersonal endeavours, including facilitating service user group sessions on exercise and fatigue management. Her ability to generate excellence, and also motivate and encourage others is a well-recognised strength.

A native New Yorker by birth, she graduated from New York University with a BSc (double 1st equivalent) degree in Nursing and Anthropology (1984) and later obtained an MSc in Clinical Nursing (1987) and a PhD in Nursing (2004), both from the University of Manchester. She has postgraduate diplomas in adult oncology and health education and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was inducted into Sigma Theta Tau International, The Honour Society for Nursing, in 1980 as student of exceptional scholarship and leadership potential, and was instrumental in setting up the England Chapter Phi Mu, hosted by the University of Bournemouth.

Marilynne started her career as a nurse in New York City at a major cancer research centre and continued nursing in the UK, first as a neonatal intensive care nurse and then as a research sister/manager within a breast care unit, where she worked for many years. She has also held management, education and research positions including senior nurse in practice development, research associate, lecturer, senior lecturer and nursing research coordinator. Mentoring, supervising and facilitating collaboration in research activities all feature prominently throughout her academic career.

Marilynne also has a long history of obtaining funding, completing and publishing research most often in the area of cancer care, which follows a particular strand of work in rehabilitation and survivorship issues such as fatigue and psychological distress alongside the advancement of nursing and evidenced-based practice.

Dr Kirshbaum is currently Editor-in-Chief of an open access online journal, Nursing Reports. Previously she was on the editorial board of Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing. She is an experienced peer reviewer for several high quality established publications such as: Journal of Advanced Nursing, Clinical Journal of Nursing and European Journal of Oncology Nursing and has been invited to contribute editorials.

Research & Scholarship

University research group memberships

Marilynne is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences, the Centre for Health and Social Care Research and the Centre for Applied Psychological Research.

Research interests

Marilynne’s research and clinical interests have focused largely on improving the lives of people who have experienced cancer (primarily in breast cancer using physical activity) and also advancing nursing practice. She has an extensive range of research methodology experience which includes randomised controlled trials, grounded theory, ethnoscience, phenomenology and case studies. Marilynne has participated and lead a variety of projects such as: national guidelines for breast cancer related lymphoedema, psychosocial needs of cancer patients, the role of the Lead Cancer Nurse, empowering front line staff to use evidenced-based practice, nutrition of cancer patients, cancer pain at the end of life and the impact of chemotherapy on older women. Her Masters dissertation used grounded theory to explore maternal perception of the neonatal intensive care unit; her PhD thesis, entitled: Disseminating Research Evidence to Breast Care Nurses: The Case of Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients, included a national survey, proposed conceptual framework and an RCT. Currently, she is pursuing her clinical and research interests in cancer-related fatigue and psychological distress, physical exercise as rehabilitation for cancer survivors and emergent issues in palliative care.

Funded research projects

  • 2011-2012: Attention Restorative Activities used in the Management of Fatigue (Long Term Conditions) Principle Investigator £54,000 University Research Fund (systematic review and pilot study)
     
  • 2010-2011: Talking About Dying and Death. Principle Investigator £5000 Barnsley Hospice (focus group study)
     
  • 2009-2010: Experiences of Fatigue in Palliative Care using the Edmonton Fatigue Framework (Principal Investigator) in collaboration with St. Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield and University of Alberta, Edmonton - £1000 (pre-protocol pilot, North Trent Cancer Network)
     
  • 2008-2009: Psychological Interventions to Promote Empowerment of the Person Living with Cancer (Co-investigator with Prof Ann Macaskill) - £18,000 (pre-protocol pilot Sheffield Consortium)
  • 2008-2009: Evaluating the Experience of Breast Cancer Survivors Training for a Dragon Boat Race (Co-Investigator with Dr Helen Crank) - £20,000 (South Lancaster PCT)
     
  • 2003-2009: Empowering Frontline Staff to Deliver Evidence-based Care: The Contribution of Nurses in Advanced Practice Roles (Contributor), Prof. Kate Gerrish, Principal Investigator - £250,000 (Department of Health, SDO)
     
  • 2005-2006: Factors Relating to Nutrition in Cancer In-Patients (Co -investigator with Dr Angela Tod and Clare Warnock) - £15,000 (Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield Teaching Hospitals)
  • 2005-2006: Chemotherapy for Older Women with Breast Cancer (Principal Investigator) - £2000 (University of Sheffield)
     
  • 2005-2006: Annotated Bibliography of Cancer Pain (Co-investigator with Dr Patricia Schofield) - £2000 (University of Sheffield)
     
  • 1998-2002: Evaluation of the Macmillan Cancer Lead Nurse Initiative (Research Associate, Primary Researcher) with Prof Karen Luker and Dr Katie Booth at University of Manchester -£50,000 (Macmillan Cancer Relief)
     
  • 1995-1996: The Development and Implementation of Nurse-Led, Consensus-based Clinical Guidelines for Lymphoedema after the Treatment for Breast Cancer (Principal Investigator) based at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary - £30,000 (Department of Health)

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2013

Vasey, J., Kirshbaum, M. and Chirema, K. (2013) ‘Tokenism or true partnership: Parental involvement in the child’s acute pain care facilitated by nurses within a culture of family centred care in general children’s wards; Preliminary findings’. In: 11th International Family Nursing Conference, 19th - 22nd June 2013, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Burton, R. and Kirshbaum, M. (2013) ‘Supporting international students on professional doctorate programmes: A perspective from the United KingdomWork Based Learning e-Journal International , 3 (1), pp. 109-121. ISSN 2044-7868

Kirshbaum, M., Olson, K., Pongthavornkamol, K. and Graffigna, G. (2013) ‘Understanding the Meaning of Fatigue at the End of Life: An Ethnoscience ApproachEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing , 17 (2), pp. 146-153. ISSN 1462-3889

Kirshbaum, M. and Donbavand, J. (2013) ‘Making the most out of life: exploring the contribution of attention restorative theory in developing a non-pharmacological intervention for fatiguePalliative and Supportive Care . ISSN 1478-9515

2012

Kirshbaum, M (2012) ‘An Unspoken needBritish Journal of Community Nursing , 17 (8), p. 355. ISSN 1462-4753

McDonnell, A., Gerrish, K., Kirshbaum, M., Nolan, M. and Tod, A. (2012) ‘The perceived impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) on promoting evidence-based practice amongst frontline nurses: Findings from a collective case studyJournal of Research in Nursing . ISSN 1744-9871

Burton, R. and Kirshbaum, M. (2012) ‘Curriculum Considerations for International Students on Professional Doctorate Courses: A Perspective from the United Kingdom’. In: 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates: ICPD 3 , 2nd-3rd April 2012, European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Gerrish, K., Nolan, M., McDonnell, A., Tod, A., Kirshbaum, M. and Guillaume, L. (2012) ‘Factors Influencing Advanced Practice Nurses’ Ability to Promote Evidence-Based Practice among Frontline NursesWorldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing , 9 (1), pp. 30-39. ISSN 1545102X

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Graham, J., Phillips, S. and Kaye, V. (2012) ‘Attention Restorative Theory and its potential use in fatigue management’. In: The 9th Palliative Care Congress, 14th - 16th March 2012, Gateshead, UK

2011

Kirshbaum, M., Carey, I., Purcell, B. and Nash, S. (2011) ‘Talking about dying and death: a focus group study to explore a local community perspectiveNursing Reports , 1 (1), p. e8. ISSN 2039-439X

Pongthavornkamol, K., Olson, K., Soparatanapaisarn, N., Chatchaisucha, S., Khamkon, A., Potaros, D., Kirshbaum, M. and Graffigna, G. (2011) ‘Comparing the Meanings of Fatigue in Individuals With Cancer in Thailand and CanadaCancer Nursing , 35 (5), p. E1-E9. ISSN 0162-220X

Gerrish, K., Nolan, M., Kirshbaum, M., McDonnell, A., Tod, A. and Guillaume, L. (2011) ‘The role of advanced practice nurses in knowledge brokering as a means of promoting evidence-based practice among clinical nursesJournal of Advanced Nursing , 67 (9), pp. 2004-2014. ISSN 03092402

Kirshbaum, M (2011) ‘Pharmacologic Treatments for Fatigue Associated With Palliative CareClinical Journal of Oncology Nursing , 15 (4), pp. 438-439. ISSN 1092-1095

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Carey, I. and Nash, S. (2011) ‘Talking about dying and death: exploring the views of an ex-coal mining community in the UK’. In: MASCC International Society For Supportive care in cancer,, June 23-25 2011, Athens

Spilsbury, H. and Kirshbaum, M. (2011) ‘Casting light into dark corners: Can social constructivism illuminate the experience of the older service user?’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2011, 16 - 18 May 2011, Harrogate, UK

Gerrish, K., Guillaume, L., Kirshbaum, M., McDonnell, A., Tod, A. and Nolan, M. (2011) ‘Factors influencing the contribution of advanced practice nurses to promoting evidence-based practice among front-line nurses: findings from a cross-sectional surveyJournal of Advanced Nursing , 67 (5), pp. 1079-1090. ISSN 03092402

Kirshbaum, M (2011) ‘Talking about death and dying: Must we really?British Journal of Community Nursing , 16 (4), p. 181. ISSN 1462-4753

Kirshbaum, M. and Burton, R. (2011) ‘Passing the Baton: A Longitudinal View of a Professional Doctorate ’. In: 2nd International Conference on Professional Doctorates ICPD 2, 20-21st April 2011, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh

Kirshbaum, M (2011) ‘Attention Restorative Activities used in the Management of Fatigue’. In: University of Huddersfield Research Festival, 28 March 2011, 28th March 2011, University of Huddersfield

Kirshbaum, M (2011) ‘Welcome to Nursing ReportsNursing Reports , 1 (1). ISSN 2039-439X

Wilson, J. and Kirshbaum, M. (2011) ‘Effects of patient death on nursing staff: a literature reviewBritish journal of nursing , 20 (4), pp. 239-241. ISSN 0966-0461

Kirshbaum, M (2011) ‘CNCF Podcast: Protein Supplementation in the ElderlyCochrane Nursing Care Field , 8 (1).

2010

Kirshbaum, M., Olson, K., Graffigna, G. and Pongthavornkamol, K. (2010) ‘An Ethnoscience Approach to Develop a Cross-Cultural Understanding of FatigueCurrent oncology , 17 (5), p. 80. ISSN 1198-0052

Kirshbaum, M (2010) ‘Does protein and energy supplementation benefit older people at risk of malnutrition?Nursing Times , 106 (39), pp. 22-24. ISSN 0954-7762

Kirshbaum, M., Olson, K., Graffigna, G. and Pongthavornkamol, K. (2010) ‘An Ethnoscience Approach to Develop a Cross-Cultural Understanding of Fatigue ’. In: 2nd international cancer fatigue symposium, 3rd-4th October 2010, Montreal, Quebec

Kirshbaum, M (2010) ‘Editorial: Reporting of Scientific Studies: Misleading TitlesBritish Journal of Community Nursing , 15 (10), pp. 471-471. ISSN 1462-4753

Kirshbaum, M (2010) ‘The group cohesion factor of a dragon boat race training programme following treatment for breast cancer’. In: Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK

McDonnell, A., Gerrish, K. and Kirshbaum, M. (2010) ‘The impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) in promoting evidence-based practice among front-line staff - findings from a UK study’. In: Joanna Briggs International Research Conference, 2010 , Melbourne, Australia

Kirshbaum, M. and Purcell, B. (2010) ‘Exploring the Views of Barnsley People on Talking about Dying and Death’. In: Trans-Pennine Palliative Care Research Network Meeting, May 20th 2010, Sheffield, UK

Kirshbaum, M., Olsen, K., Graffigna, G. and Pongthavornkamol, K. (2010) ‘An Ethnoscience Approach to Develop a Cross-Cultural Understanding of Fatigue ’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, 11 - 13 May 2010, The Sage Gateshead, Newcastle Gateshead, North East England, UK

Kirshbaum, M (2010) ‘Cancer-related Fatigue: A review of nursing interventions British Journal of Community Nursing , 15 (5), pp. 214-219. ISSN 1462-4753

Kirshbaum, M., Carey, I., Purcell, B. and Gibson, D. (2010) ‘Exploring the Views of Barnsley People on Talking About Dying and Death’. In: Trans-Pennine Palliative Care Research Network Meeting , 20 May 2010,

Kirshbaum, M., Crank, H., Hembrough, D., Hardy, D. and McConnell, A. (2010) ‘The group cohesion factor of a dragon boat race training prgramme following treatment for breast cancer in the UK’. In: 16th International Conference on Cancer Nursing (ICCN), March 7 - 11, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Kirshbaum, M (2010) ‘Aromatase Inhibitors in advanced breast cancerNursing Network News:Breast Cancer Care (4), pp. 8-10.

2009

Kirshbaum, M (2009) ‘Dragon boat racing’. In: BLS Conference 2009 - Back to Basics, 'The Next Steps', 13th October 2009, Sheffield, UK

Kirshbaum, M (2009) ‘A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancer (Structured abstract)Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (4).

Kirshbaum, M (2009) ‘Dragon boat race training as a safe and effective exercise activity for breast cancer survivors’. In: BIT Life Sciences' 2nd World Cancer Congress, June 22-25 2009, Beijing, China

Kirshbaum, M (2009) ‘Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care: Current Evidence for Improving Life after Breast Cancer ’. In: First World Congress on Cancer 2009 (WCC), 12th - 14th January 2009, Kottayam, Kerala, India

2008

Kirshbaum, M (2008) ‘Translation to Practice: A Randomised, Controlled Study of an Evidence-Based Booklet for Breast-Care Nurses in the United KingdomWorldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing , 5 (2), pp. 60-74. ISSN 1545-102X

Kirshbaum, M (2008) ‘A preliminary conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions’. In: KT08: Forum for the Future, June 9-11 2008, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Kirshbaum, M (2008) ‘Further development of preliminary conceptual framework for targeting knowledge transfer interventions’. In: Knowledge Translation 2008: Forum for the Future, 9th - 11th June 2008, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Kirshbaum, M. and Soltani, H. (2008) ‘Research scoping exercise of nursing and midwifery subject group’. In: Learning and Teaching Conference 2008, , Sheffield, UK

Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Kirshbaum, M., Guillaume, L., Todd, A., Nolan, M. and Read, S. (2008) ‘The impact of Advanced Practice Nurses in promoting evidence-based practice among front-line staff ’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, 8-11April 2008, LIverpool, UK

Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Kirshbaum, M., Guillaume, L., Todd, A., Nolan, M. and Read, S. (2008) ‘Facilitating the link between evidence and practice: The process of evidence-brokering undertaken by advanced practice nurses’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, 8-11April 2008, LIverpool, UK

Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Kirshbaum, M., Guillaume, L., Todd, A., Nolan, M. and Read, S. (2008) ‘Factors that influence advanced practice nurses in the promotion of evidence-based practice amongst frontline staff: Findings from a national survey ’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference, 8-11April 2008, LIverpool, UK

Kirshbaum, M (2008) ‘Rehabilitation in cancer care from a nursing perspective’. In: Rehabilitation in Malta: an interprofessional conference, Saturday 16th February 2008, Malta

2007

Kirshbaum, M (2007) ‘The impact of chemotherapy treatment for older women with breast cancer: A systematic literature review’. In: The 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice , 11-14 July 2007, Vienna, Austria

Cooke, M. and Kirshbaum, M. (2007) ‘Questioning collaboration in research: Do the ideals result in realities?’. In: RCN annual international nursing research conference, 1-4 May 2007, Dundee, Scotland

Gerrish, K., Guillaume, L., Kirshbaum, M., McDonnell, A., Nolan, M. and Read, S. (2007) Empowering front line staff to deliver evidence based care: the contribution of nurses in advanced clinical roles Department of Health

Kirshbaum, M (2007) ‘A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancerJournal of Clinical Nursing , 16 (1), pp. 104-121. ISSN 0962-1067

2006

Kirshbaum, M (2006) ‘Chemotherapy treatment for older women with breast cancer: a systematic literature review’. In: 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, 27 Sept-1 Oct 2006, Toronto, Canada

Kirshbaum, M (2006) ‘Translation to practice: A RCS of an evidence based booklet targeted at breast care nurses in the United Kingdom’. In: 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, 27 Sept-1 Oct 2006, Toronto, Canada

Kirshbaum, M (2006) ‘The benefits of physical exercise during and after breast cancer: a current and critical review’. In: 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, 27 Sept-1 Oct 2006, Toronto, Canada

Kirshbaum, M (2006) ‘Translation to practice: a randomised, controlled study of an evidence-based booklet for breast-care nurses in the United Kingdom’. In: The 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice , 19-22 July 2006, Montreal, Canada

2005

Bird, J. and Kirshbaum, M. (2005) ‘Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer careClinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 9 (3-4), pp. 161-171. ISSN 13619004

Warnock, C., Tod, A., Kirshbaum, M., Powell, C. and Sharman, D. (2005) ‘A pilot study examining nutrition and cancer patients: Factors influencing oncology patients receiving nutrition in an acute cancer unitClinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 9 (3-4), pp. 197-201. ISSN 13619004

Kirshbaum, M (2005) ‘Editorial: Moving forward in the care of people with cancerClinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 9 (3-4), pp. 99-100. ISSN 1361-9004

Kirshbaum, M (2005) ‘Promoting physical exercise in breast cancer careNursing Standard , 19 (41), pp. 41-48. ISSN 0029-6570

Kirshbaum, M (2005) ‘A conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions’. In: Royal College of Nursing of the United Kingdom The 2005 International Nursing Research Conference, Tuesday 8 to Friday 11 March 2005, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Kirshbaum, M (2005) ‘A conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions to meet the needs of breast cancer patients in the United Kingdom Oncology Nursing Forum , 32 (1), p. 164. ISSN 0190-535X

2004

Kirshbaum, M (2004) ‘Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS trust hospitalsHealth Informatics Journal , 10 (4), pp. 265-276. ISSN 1460-4582

Kirshbaum, M., Booth, K. and Luker, K. (2004) ‘The changing face of cancer care in the UK: can nurses help to structure new services?European Journal of Cancer Care , 13 (3), pp. 246-253. ISSN 0961-5423

Kirshbaum, M., Beaver, K. and Luker, K. (2004) ‘Perspectives of breast care nurses on research dissemination and utilisationClinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 8 (1), pp. 47-58. ISSN 13619004

Kirshbaum, M (2004) ‘The benefits of physical exercise for breast cancer patients: a critical review’. In: RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2004, 21st - 24th March 2004, Cambridge, UK

Kirshbaum, M (2004) Disseminating Research Evidence To Breast Care Nurses: The Case Of Exercise For Breast Cancer Patients Doctoral thesis, University of Manchester.

2003

Kirshbaum, M (2003) ‘Commentary: A patient-focused evaluation of breast care nurse specialist services in North Wales Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 7 (2), p. 103. ISSN 1361-9004

2001

Booth, K., Kirshbaum, M., Eastwood, L. and Luker, K. (2001) ‘Guidance on commissioning cancer services: an investigation of the implications for nursingClinical Effectiveness in Nursing , 5 (2), pp. 73-80. ISSN 13619004

2000

Kirshbaum, M (2000) ‘Breast Lymphoedema ’. In: Lymphoedema. Oxford: Radcliffe Publishing. pp. 321-330. ISBN 9781857753776

1999

Kirshbaum, M (1999) Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer RCN

1998

Kirshbaum, M (1998) ‘Commentary: use of hormone replacement therapy in the past 5 years is associated with an increased risk of breast cancerEvidence-Based Nursing , 1 (3), p. 87. ISSN 1367-6539

Kirshbaum, M (1998) ‘Neutropenia: more than a low neutrophil countEuropean Journal of Oncology Nursing , 2 (2), pp. 115-122. ISSN 14623889

1996

Kirshbaum, M (1996) ‘The development, implementation and evaluation of guidelines for the management of breast cancer related lymphoedemaEuropean Journal of Cancer Care , 5 (4), pp. 246-251. ISSN 0961-5423

Kirshbaum, M (1996) ‘Using massage in the relief of lymphoedema Professional nurse , 11 (4), pp. 230-233. ISSN 0266-8130

1994

Ricketts, T. and Kirshbaum, M. (1994) ‘Helpfulness of mental health day care: client and staff viewsJournal of Advanced Nursing , 20 (2), pp. 297-306. ISSN 0309-2402

Esteem

Publishing

Editor-in-Chief: Nursing Reports; Editorial Board: Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing
Special Issue editorship: Advancing Cancer Care in Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing

Keynote addresses

  • ‘In Pursuit of Intervention to Reduce Fatigue’; ‘Attention Restorative Theory and its Place in Nursing’; ‘The Ethnoscience Approach’. Cross-Cultural Research Collaborations; Universities of Tel-Aviv and Haifa, Israel (May 2012)
     
  • ‘Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care: Current Evidence for Improving Life After Breast Cancer’. First World Congress on Cancer, Institute of Holistic Medical Sciences: Kottayam, Kerala, India (Jan2009)
     
  • ‘Advances in the Benefits of Physical Exercise in Breast Cancer Care’. Breast Care Nurses Education Day, East Midlands Breast Screening (Oct 2009)
     
  • ‘Dragon Boat Racing’ British Lymphology Society, Back to Basic – The Next Steps (Oct 2009)
     
  • ‘Rehabilitation in Cancer Care’. Research in Rehabilitation Conference, Malta Association of Physiotherapists and Nurses (Feb 2008)
     
  • ‘Cancer Related Fatigue’. Breast Cancer Treatment and Care: Sharing Best Practice. Breast Cancer Care National Conference, Sheffield (Nov 2005)
     
  • ‘One for the Road: Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer: RCN Breast Care Nurses Society Annual Conference, ‘Who’s Life is it Anyway? Patient Choices in Breast Cancer Risks, Rights and Rhetoric, Warwick (Dec 2004)
     
  • ‘Cancer-Related Fatigue’ Yorkshire Breast Care Nurses Conference, Leeds (Oct 2002)
     
  • ‘Research and Macmillan Cancer Relief (MCR)’ (with Jeanette Webber, chief nurse MCR).National Action on Cancer. London 2000
     
  • ‘Research and Breast care Nursing’. RCN Breast Care Nurses Society. Excellence in Nursing, Harrogate (Nov 1999)
     
  • ‘The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema’ 10th International Conference on Cancer nursing, Jerusalem, Israel (Sept 1998)
     
  • ‘The Lymphoedema Project’ International AGM, British Lymphology Interest group, Oxford (Sept 1995).
     
  • ‘Lymphoedema’ Breast Cancer, Patients, Practice and Politics. Yorkshire Cancer Organisation, Leeds (Nov 1995)
     
  • ‘The Lymphoedema Project: Guideline Development Using a Consensus Strategy’ Wound Care Society AGM, Derby (June 1995).

Membership of learned societies

  • Sigma Theta Tau International, Honour Society for Nursing Scholarship, member, on steering committee of English Chapter as member of governance committee
  • Royal College of Nursing, scientific committee for annual international nursing research conference
  • Multinational Association of Supportive Cancer Care, member of fatigue, palliative and survivorship groups
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards

  • Post-doctoral competitive travel bursary: KT08: Knowledge Translation: Forum for the Future. Banff, Canada. June 9-11th 2008. A Preliminary Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions
  • Included in Marquis Who’s Who in international research for scholarship in nursing
  • Founders’ Day Award, New York University
  • Research and professional related positions
  • Advisory Board for Breast Cancer Care
  • Reviewer of research funding applications for several national charities and medical/health research councils
  • External examiner for PhD and PrD (Bournemouth University, Sheffield Hallam)
  • Visiting readership at the University of Sheffield
  • Director of Research, United Kingdom Council for Higher Education, Professional and Practice Doctorate Special Interest Group

Research Degree Supervision

Experience of Doctoral Research Supervision

  • Evaluating the effects of olive oil to reduce accumulation of excessive ear wax (RCT) (completed)
  • A case study of a Microsystems Approach in clinical practice (case study) (student withdrawn)
  • The extended role in radiotherapy practice (grounded theory)
  • Nursing staff responses to patient death in an acute medical ward (ethnoscience) (completed)
  • The Bologna Process and physiotherapy programmes across Europe (case study)
  • Exercise for women over 60 years of age during treatment for breast cancer (RCT pilot)
  • The Expression of Distress within the Palliative Care setting (phenomenology)
  • The Concept of Dignity in the Care of Home-based Older Adults (phenomenology)
  • Effectiveness of Quality of Life Measure in Multiple Sclerosis (case study)
  • The involvement of parents and main carers in their children’s acute pain care, within the culture of family centred care (phenomenology)
  • All graduate entry to Nursing: the attitudes and experiences of health educators, mentors and students (case study)

Potential supervisions

Dr Kirshbaum would particularly encourage students interested in addressing the short and long term effects of cancer diagnosis and treatment (e.g. fatigue, low self esteem, muscle and bone wastage) and to join her in the development and implementation of theory and targeted practice interventions.

Enterprise Activities

  • Breast Cancer Care: Continue to facilitate sessions for patients and nurses on fatigue and exercise since 2002 and provide consultation services on clinical trials, research methodology and review service user publications.
  • Barnsley Hospice: Research collaboration since 2010.
  • Kirkwood Hospice: Reseach collaboration since 2011.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Course leader for Professional Doctorate in the School for Human and Health Sciences (leading to individual awards of Doctor of: Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Social Work, Counselling and Applied Criminology)
  • Module leader for Research Theory and Design in the Human and Health Sciences (Doctoral level)
  • Member of the School Research Ethics Panel (SREP)
  • Member of the School Research and Enterprise Committee (SREC)
  • Member of the International Group in the School of Human and Health Sciences

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course leader for Professional Doctorate in the School for Human and Health Sciences (leading to individual awards of Doctor of: Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Podiatry, Social Work, Counselling and Applied Criminology. Module leader for Research Theory and Design in the Human and Health Sciences (Doctoral level).

I have a keen interest in research methodology and design and am involved in quite a bit teaching in this area on several courses. Mentorship, research supervision and active participation within the research community of the University are also prominent roles.

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