After qualifying from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2004 with a first class degree I joined a Community Nursing team in Shepway and worked as a Community Nurse for 5 years. While working I gained a Master of Arts degree in Health Services Research at the University of Kent in 2007.
I joined Canterbury Christ Church University in 2008 and worked for 2 years as a lecturer-practitioner with my lecturing duties revolving around the undergraduate Nursing programme. My subject specialities are Community Nursing, long term conditions, complex care in the community and palliative care.
In 2009 I began working within the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care as the Pathway Director for Acute Care and Community Practice and from January 2012 I assumed the role of Programme Director. I teach on a range of modules within the programme and work closely with local employers to ensure the programme is reflective of workforce needs. Having started my working life as a carer in a residential home for the elderly I am passionate about the education and development of the unregistered workforce in health and social care.
My academic area of speciality is work-based learning and the development of the Nursing Associate and the Assistant Practitioner role. I am External Examiner for the Foundation Degree in Healthcare Practice at Kingston and St Georges University who have extensive links with NHS trusts in Central and South London in developing the unregistered workforce.
My research interests are around climate change, the environment and sustainable healthcare. I started my PhD in 2016 and I am currently working with Sussex Community Foundation Trust to explore staff engagement with a sustainable healthcare iniative.
Griggs, C. Kemp, N. Consorte-McCrea, A. (2016) Sustainability in Health and Social Care Education: Case Study on Curriculum Development. ABSTRACT submitted for 27th International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge.
Griggs, C. Thurgate, C. (2011) Designing and Validating the Band 4 Assistant Practitioner Role. 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge.
Publications and research outputs
Consorte-McCrea, A. Griggs, C. Kemp, N. (2018) Curriculum review of ESD at CCCU: a case study in Health and Wellbeing. In: Leal Filho, W. (2018) Implementing Sustainability in the Curriculum of Universities: Approaches, Methods and Projects. Berlin: Springer Press.
Griggs, C. Fernandez, A. Callanan, M. (2017) Nursing and the barriers to sustainable healthcare: a review of the literature. British Journal of Nursing. 26(22):1-8. (JA)
Johnson, P., Griggs, C., (2017), How lack of physiotherapist out-of-hours led to nurses developing their role: A UK case study, International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2017.08.002
Griggs, C. Fernandez, A. Callanan, M. (2017) The Impact of Healthcare on Global Warming and Human Health: connecting the dots. British Journal for Healthcare Assistants. 11(7):348-353.
Griggs, C. (2017)Psychological mechanisms to cope with the realities of healthcare associated anthropogenic global warming: an exploratory sequential study of nurses within the United Kingdom. RCN Brighton and Hove Regional Event: Sustainability, Healthcare and You.
Griggs, C. (2016) Sustainability in Health and Social Care Education: Case Study on Curriculum Development. 27th International Networking for Education in Healthcare Conference, Cambridge.
Griggs, C. Hunt, L. Reeman, S. (2015) Education and Progression for Support Workers in Mental Health. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice. 10(2):117 – 123.
Griggs, C. (2013) The Impact of a Foundation Degree: graduate perspectives. British Journal of Healthcare Management. 19(12): 594-599.
Martin, J. Griggs, C. (2013) The AP Journey: from Absolutely Petrified to Awfully Proud. British Journal for Health Care Assistants.7(8):398-401
Griggs, C. (2012) Mentoring Community-based Trainee Assistant Practitioners: a case study. British Journal of Community Nursing. 17(7):119-124.
Griggs, C. (2011) Foundation Degree Mentorship - time for a rethink? British Journal for Health Care Assistants. 4(04):202.