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Mrs Gemma Ryan

Profile summary

  • Central Academic Staff
  • Lecturer in Nursing
  • Faculty of Wellbeing, Education & Language Studies
  • School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care
  • Nursing
  • g.s.ryan

Professional biography

Gemma has a diverse background as a qualified teacher with QTLS/QTS and is also a registered adult nurse and nurse teacher. 

Her experience includes secondary, further and higher education (maths, biology, health & social care), research management, private and NHS healthcare (community and acute setting).  She holds a MSc Professional Education and PGCertHE obtained from DeMontfort University; BSc (Hons) Health & Social Care and PGCertAdvancing Healthcare Practice from the Open University.  Gemma has extensive experience in online and distance education at a range of academic levels.  Her professional doctoral study examined the relationship(s) between online social networks, accountability and the journey of professional socialisation for pre-registration student nurses.  

 

Research interests

Gemma has and currently works on a range of research projects with a particular interest in Facebook and social media in healthcare and healthcare education.  Ongoing research involves raising awareness of, assessment and decision making for [un]professional behaviours of nurses in social media or 'e-professionalism' policy, guidance and interventions.  Other current pursuits include critical realist methodology, evidence synthesis for social media and public health interventions.  

Teaching interests

Gemma has a diverse teaching background with a particular focus on nursing, health and social care and interprofessional education in the online environment.  She is also interested in the use of participatory social media technologies such as blogging for reflection in partnership with students; including the use of this to teach research methods and theory.  In complement to her research interests, critical realist principles and embedding these into pedagogic practices are part of her approach to the design and delivery of online materials.  

Gemma has many years experience in the validation, development, design and delivery of online focused modules and programmes.  

Impact and engagement

ADHD One Stop Shop: a nurse-lead, multi-agency clinic for children and young people with ADHD.  This project changed the way ADHD services were delivered in a community trust.  

DRIFT project: Nomination for ‘Health and Care in Health Tech and You’ Awards 2016

Advertorial/Editorial for Health Times (print & online) (2015) University of Derby Online Learning is proud to value inter-professional practice and education, 15 November 2015: 14 http://healthtimes.com.au/hub/nurse-education/41/news/nc1/permission-to-be-proud/1278/

ADHD information on social media: An interview with Gemma Ryan, MedicalNews.net 24th October 2014 http://www.news-medical.net/news/20141124/ADHD-information-on-social-media-an-interview-with-Gemma-Ryan.aspx  

DRIFT project, ADHD research on social media: An interview with Gemma Ryan, BBC Radio Derby 23rd October 2014

EMAHSN Innovation in healthcare awards, mental health category winners, 22nd October 2014; DRIFT: Disseminating Research Information through Facebook & Twitter

Publications

Evaluation of a drop-in clinic for young people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (2017-06-12)
Sfar-Gandoura, Hanah; Ryan, Gemma Sinead and Melvin, Gail
Nursing Children & Young People, 29(5) (pp. 24-32)
An introduction to the origins, history and principles of ethnography (2017-03-22)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
Nurse Researcher, 24(4) (pp. 15-21)
Enhancing Nursing Student Success: A Critical Realist Framework of Modifiable Factors (2016-12-05)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
Archives of Nursing Practice and Care, 2(1) (pp. 57-70)
International perspectives on social media guidance for nurses: a content analysis (2016-12-01)
Ryan, Gemma
Nursing Management, 23(8) (pp. 28-35)
Development and evaluation of an online, interactive information and advice tool for pre-registration nursing students (2016-03)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead and Davies, Fiona
Nurse Education in Practice, 17 (pp. 214-222)
Evaluation of an educational website for parents of children with ADHD (2015-11)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead; Haroon, Munib and Melvin, Gail
International Journal of Medical Informatics, 84(11) (pp. 974-981)
Review of the evidence for adolescent and young person specific, community-based health services for NHS managers (2015)
Ryan, Gemma
Journal of Children's Services, 10(1) (pp. 57-75)
A nurse-led sleep service for children and young people with disability (2014-06-25)
Ryan, Gemma; Burton, Louise and Bromley, Debbie
Primary Health Care, 24(6) (pp. 16-23)
Online social networks for patient involvement and recruitment in clinical research (2013-09-01)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
Nurse Researcher, 21(1) (pp. 35-39)
What is the effectiveness of dimethylglycine in treating autistic symptoms in children: a systematic review (2012-10-01)
Haroon, M.; Ryan, G.; Randell, M.; Wilson, J. and Khatau, T.
Archives of Disease in Childhood, 97(Suppl 2) (A183-A184)
Going 4D: Embedding the Four Dimensional Framework for Curriculum Design (2016-08-27)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead; Cuthbert, Kate; Dryden, Tanya; Baker, Denise and Forman, Dawn
In: Forman, Dawn; Jones, Marion and Thistlethwaite, Joan eds. Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (pp. 99-121)
ISBN : 978-1-137-53744-7 | Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan | Published : London
Critical realist ethnography: from philosophy to the practice of research analysis. (2017-04)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : RCN International Nursing Research Conference and Exhibition 2017 (4th - 7th April 2017, Oxford)
What do nurses do in professional Facebook groups and how can we explain their behaviours? (2017-04)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2017 (5th- 7th April 2017, Oxford)
Professional socialisation, accountability and social media: what’s the relationship and should we care? (2017-03)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : Nursing education and professional development: the global perspective Conference and exhibition hosted by the RCN Education Forum (21-22 March 2017, Cardiff, Wales)
Engaging, Listening, Informing: Using social media in disseminating clinical research to patients & the public (2016-06)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead and Sfar-Gandoura, Hanah
In : 2nd International Health Forum; International Health Conference 2016 (20-22 June 2016, Kings College London)
ADHD One Stop Shop: a nurse-led, multi-agency drop in clinic for young people with ADHD (2016-04)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead and Sfar-Gandoura, Hanah
In : RCN International Research Conference 2016 (6-8 April 2016, Edinburgh, Scotland)
International perspectives on social media guidance for nurses: a content analysis (2015-04)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : RCN International Nursing Research Conference 2015 (20-22 April 2015, Nottingham, UK)
4Es of good degrees: what makes pre-registration nurses successful in achieving good degrees (2015-03)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : RCN Education forum international conference and exhibition 2015 (10-11 March 2015, Nottingham, UK)
Can the use of a Facebook group in addition to classroom teaching enhance exam success in a Drug Calculations module? (2014-06)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead
In : The 5th International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP 2014) (22-25 June 2014, Noordwijekhout, Netherlands)
SOS: SignpOSt - Support & advice needs of Nursing Students; focus group perspectives in developing an online, interactive support tool (2014-06)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead and Davies, Fiona
In : The 5th International Nurse Education Conference (NETNEP 2014) (22-25 Jun 2014, Noordwijekhout, Netherlands)
Achieving ‘Time and Target’: Lessons Learnt from a community based, observational multi-site NIHR portfolio research study (2014)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead; Melvin, Gail; Hartwell, Lynne; Pringle, Thomas and Haroon, Munib
In : Health Services Research Network Symposium 2014 (19-20 June 2014, Nottingham)
Proposed research study into the age at death and cause of death in Gypsies & Travellers (2012)
Ryan, Gemma Sinead; Melvin, Gail and Hartwell, Lynne
In : Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust Annual Research Conference (May 2012, Leicester, UK)
Permission to be proud (2015-11-15)
Ryan, Gemma
Health Times
ADHD information on social media: An interview with Gemma Ryan (2014-11)
Ryan, Gemma and Cashin-Garbutt, April [Interviewer]
News Medical.net
DRIFT project, ADHD research on social media: An interview with Gemma Ryan (2014-10-23)
Ryan, Gemma
BBC Radio Derby

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