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Sundari Joseph
Title: Dr
First Name: Sundari
Surname: Joseph
Position: Senior Lecturer Research Degrees Coordinator
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 262975
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Linkedin: LinkedIn Icon https://www.rgu.ac.uk/dmstaff/joseph-sundari
ORCID: ORCID Icon https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4741-7183

Working with the School’s Head of Research; the Graduate School lead and the Research Degrees Office, Sundari is responsible for research students and their supervisory teams with regard to:

  • Application, Admission and Enrolment
  • Induction
  • Supervision
  • Registration
  • Transfer
  • Examination
  • Monitoring and Evaluation

Sundari contributes to the development of the research degree strategy, policies and management, representing the School of Nursing & Midwifery at University committees.

Academic Background

  • Module leader for research modules in pre-registration and post- registration nursing and midwifery courses.
  • Supervision of Honours, Masters and Doctoral students within the School and the University.

Research Interests

Her research interests focus on Practice Education; Evidence based practice; Clinical skills; Curriculum development; Interprofessional learning; Educational research. As the Interprofessional Education (IPE) Advisor for Aberdeen, she formed the IPE research team with research experts from Robert Gordon University (RGU) and University of Aberdeen (UoA). Sundari has extensive experience as a principal investigator on interprofessional projects with mixed methods designs.

Current Research

Sundari has presented at numerous conferences regarding IPE Aberdeen including All Together Better Health conferences (Sydney 2010; Japan 2012 and Pittsburgh 2014). She has delivered an IPE symposium in Qatar and has been invited to be part of their organising committee for the first IPE Middle Eastern Conference in December 2015.

Please visit http://www.ipe.org.uk/ for more information.

Funding

  • A Scottish and Japanese experience of patient centred interprofessional diabetic education 2014-2015. Awarded £3000 from SASAKAWA Foundation.
  • Interagency adult support and protection practice of police and health and social care professionals: a realistic evaluation approach (2013-2014). Awarded £46,000 from the Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR).
  • Health Care Team Challenge (2013-2014). Awarded £20,000 from NHS Education for Scotland (NES).
  • Playing games in IPE: A Japanese and Scottish experience. Interprofessional Education and E learning for Health and Social Care students and professionals (2013-2014). Awarded £5,000 from The Sasakawa Foundation.
  • Pilot project with CLAN Aberdeen to investigate cancer patients’ stories focussing on their interaction with CLAN service provision and multi-sector service provision. Involved agencies include the NHS, Social Services, local authority, voluntary, private and independent sectors.

Peer teaching of clinical skills by undergraduate students from medicine, nursing and health sciences (2011-2013). Awarded £3,000 from the Clinical Skills Managed Education Network (CSMEN).

External / Professional Roles

  • Principal Fellow UK Higher Education Academy
  • Honorary Lecturer, University of Aberdeen
  • Vice Chair and University Corporate Lead for Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE)
  • Member of CAIPE Research Advisory Group
  • CAIPE International Liaison responsibility
  • Deputy for IPE World Collaborating Centre.
  • Reviewer for journals: The Clinical Teacher; Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice; Journal of Interprofessional Care

Publications

JOSEPH, S., 2016. Diversity and internationalisation in interprofessional education. Journal of Taibah University Medical Sciences, 11(6), pp. 566-570..

EL-AWAISI, A., EL HAJJ, M.S., JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L., 2016. Interprofessional education in the Arabic-speaking Middle East: perspectives of pharmacy academics. [online Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(6), pp. 769-776.

STOUT, L. and JOSEPH, S., 2016. Blood transfusion: patient identification and empowerment. British Journal of Nursing, 25(3), pp. 139-143.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., HAXTON, J. and GARTON, F., 2015. Reflections on delivering interprofessional education in practice. The Journal of Practice Teaching and Learning, 13(2-3), pp. 32-44.

JOSEPH, S. and DIACK, L., 2014. Playing interprofessional games: reflections on using the Interprofessional Education Game (iPEG). Journal of Interprofessional Care, pp. 1-3.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., HAXTON, J. and GARTON, F., 2012. Interprofessional education in practice. The Clinical Teacher, 9(1), pp. 27-31.

JOSEPH, S. and JUWAH, C., 2011. Using constructive alignment theory to develop nursing skills curricula. Nurse Education in Practice, 12(1), pp. 52-59.

JOSEPH, S., 2008. Curriculum design for pre-registration nurse education: meeting skill requirements. PhD thesis. http://hdl.handle.net/10059/189

Conference presentations

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., KLEIN, S., HEYMAN, I., MCCLUSKEY, S. and WOOLNOUGH, P., 2014. Protecting vulnerable members of society: translating research into education. Enhancing Nursing Through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference. 13-14 November 2014. Aberdeen: Robert Gordon University.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., KLEIN, S., HEYMAN, I., MCCLUSKEY, S. and WOOLNOUGH, P., 2014. Investigating the working practices of professionals protecting vulnerable adults: a Scottish perspective. 4th International Conference on Violence in the Health Sector: Towards safety, security and wellbeing for all. 22-24 October 2014. Miami, USA: Hyatt Regency.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., BREWER, M. and DUNCANSON, K., 2014. Virtual interprofessional education in remote and rural settings: an Australian and Scottish experience. All Together Better Health VII Conference. 6-8 June 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh University.

JOSEPH, S., BARNARD, S., DIACK, L., MACDUFF, C., MOFFAT, M. and WALKER, P., 2014. Experiences of evaluating IPE: a ten year longitudinal study. All Together Better Health VII Conference. 6-8 June 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh University.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, L., MCFADYEN, M., HAXTON, J., WALKER, P., ABE, K., SUEMATSU, M., PARK, H.J. and YASUI, H., 2014. Playing games in interprofessional education: a Japanese and Scottish experience. All Together Better Health VII Conference. 6-8 June 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh University.

MILLER, J. et al., 2014. International collaboration - introduction of the HealthFusion team challenge to Scotland. All Together Better Health VII Conference. 6-8 June 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh University.

EL-AWAISI, A., DIACK, L., JOSEPH, S. and EL HAJJ, M., 2014. Perceptions of pharmacy students, pharmacists and Pharmacy Faculty in Qatar to interprofessional education and collaborative practice. All Together Better Health VII Conference. 6-8 June 2014. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA: Pittsburgh University.

JOSEPH, S. et al., 2013. Interprofessional education in practice, changes in healthcare delivery and the effects on medical education. Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting. 10-12 July 2013. Edinburgh: Napier University. [Received Clinical Teacher Impact Award 2012 for the most downloaded article and significant contribution to the field.]

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, H.L., GOODHAND, K., JOHNSON, N., MORSE, J. and MIFSUD, L., 2013. Preparing students for placement using interprofessional peer teaching. Enhancing Nursing through Educational Research (ENTER) conference December 3rd 2013, Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh.

JOSEPH, S., DIACK, H.L. and HAXTON, J., 2013. Interprofessional approaches to patient safety and placement learning. Enhancing Nursing through Educational Research (ENTER) Conference. 3 December 2013. Edinburgh: Napier University.