Since graduation from Kings College, London in 1991, I have had extensive experience in Orthopaedic and Trauma nursing, working in London, Hampshire and Kent. My special interests remain in this field of nursing and also in falls prevention, older people, moving and handling and practice development.
I have worked at the University since 2000, initially on a part-time secondment from a local Acute Trust but full-time since 2004. Within the University have been the Scheme Director for the Health and Social Care CPD Scheme, Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice and Deputy Chair of the Exam Board
I now work three days a week and my main responsibilities lie within the Pre-registration Adult Nursing Programme (2012 Curriculum) as a Cohort Lead for the April 2016 Cohort. I am also the Adult Nursing Lead for Moving and Handling training.
Outside of the University I am also External Examiner for a postgraduate programme at Cardiff University and a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing.
I completed my MSc Clinical Studies and Education at Brighton University. My dissertation explored the perception of preparedness of newly qualified nurses working in an orthopaedic and trauma environment.
My interest in practice development started when working in practice, this has continued and was an element within my Masters programme and I have attended the International Practice Development School, which was facilitated by members of the England Centre for Practice Development.
Newman, A (2007) Compartment Syndrome & Fat Emboli British Association of Critical Care Nurses Study Day, Brighton, May 2007
Newman, A (2005) The Hip Bone's Connected to the Knee Bone - continuing professional education in orthopaedic and trauma care education, RCN Society of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, Edinburgh, September 2005 (Poster Presentation)
Newman, A (2004) Reducing Falls in Older People and the Role of Higher Education. RCN Society of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, Bath, September 2004 (Paper Presentation)
Newman, A & Popple, D (2003) Developing a Shared Care Approach to Trauma in the Older Person. RCN Society of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, Llandudno, September 2003 (Paper Presentation)
Newman, A & Creighton, B (2003) 'Empowering Patients Through the Use of Information - the day planner'. RCN Society of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, Llandudno, September 2003 (Poster Presentation)
Newman, A & Popple, D (2002) 'Fractured Neck of Femur - the journey within East Kent', Orthopaedic Services Collaborative, Oxford, September 2002 (Paper Presentation)
Newman, A & Gillott, H (2002) Full Steam Ahead - Joined up Rehabilitation the perspectives of nurses and occupational therapists', Orthopaedic Services Collaborative, Croydon, May 2002 (Paper Presentation)
Publications and research outputs
Newman, A (2007) Chapter 12 Orthopaedics in McArthur-Rouse, F.J and Prosser, S. Assessing and Managing the Acutely Ill Adult Surgical Patient. Blackwell Publishing
Newman, A., Jensen, J (2005) Increasing practitioner knowledge of falls in older people: Role of Higher Education International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, Vol 12(12) pp547-550