Principal Research Fellow
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Email: Ann Skingley
Nursing practice (staff nurse, ward sister, district nurse) Cambridge and N.W.London
Lecturer, Dept. of Nursing Studies, King's College London. Main research focus: the nursing contribution to case management in the community; educational preparation of community nurses for needs assessment in the light of the NHS and Community Care Act 1990; case study research as a methodology.
Senior Lecturer, Community Nursing, Canterbury Christ Church University
Research Fellow, East Kent Hospitals, PIE project (Improving care for people with dementia admitted to acute settings).
Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts & Health, CCCU. Main focus: the potential health benefits of community based singing to older people and those with COPD, the value of arts and dance for older people, NHS staff wellbeing
Previous project research grants from: Queen’s Nursing Institute, English National Board, NIHR, North Kent Local Authorities Arts Partnership, East Kent Hospitals Internal Project Grant Scheme.
- Skingley, A., Godfrey M., Henderson, R., Manley, K., Shannon, R., Young, J. (2021) Implementing the PIE (Person, Interaction and Environment) programme to improve person-centred care for people with dementia admitted to hospital wards: a qualitative evaluation. International Practice Development Journal. Volume 11, Issue 1, Article 5. https://doi.org/10.19043/ipdj.111.005 Open access online: https://www.fons.org/library/journal/volume11-issue1/article5
- Corvo, E., Skingley, A. and Clift, S. (2020) Community singing, wellbeing and older people: implementing and evaluating an English singing tool for health intervention in Rome. Perspectives in Public Health. Sage Publications. doi:10.1177/1757913920925834
- Skingley, A., Billam, D., Clarke, D., Hodges, R., Jobson, I., Jobson, R., Moore, J., Vella-Burrows, T., Vickers, P., Walker, J. and West, H. (2020) Carers Create: carer perspectives of a creative programme for people with dementia and their carers on the relationship within the (carer and cared for) dyad. Dementia: The International Journal for Social Research and Practice. Volume: 20 issue: 4, page(s): 1319-1335, https://doi.org/10.1177/1471301220933121
- Skingley, A., McCue, J. and Vella-Burrows, T. (2020) Using music interventions in the care of people with dementia. Nursing Standard. 35 (6), pp. 55-60. doi: 10.7748/ns.2020.e11560
- Skingley, A. & Marshall, J. (2018) Challenges of implementing and embedding a programme to improve care for people with dementia in hospital wards. Nursing Older People, 30, 7, 29-33.
- Skingley, A., Clift, S., Hurley, S., Price, S. & Stephens, L (2018) Community singing groups for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD): participant perspectives. Perspectives in Public Health 138, 1, 66-75
- Skingley, A. & Ross, L. (2018) Effects of singing groups on staff well-being: a feasibility study. Nursing Standard 33, 3, 58-63.
- Skingley, A. & Clark, N. (2018) So happy together (Musical Walkabout). Nursing and Residential Care, 20, 5, 213-216.
- Godfrey, M., Young, J., Shannon, R., Skingley, A., Woolley,R., Arrojo,F., Brooker, D., Manley, K. & Surr, C. (2017) A multi-site evaluation of the Person, Interactions & Environment Programme (PIE) to improve person-centred care for people with dementia admitted to hospital wards. Final Report, NIHR.
- Clift, S., Skingley, A., Page, S. et al (2017) Singing for Better Breathing: findings from the Lambeth and Southwark Singing and COPD Project. Canterbury Christ Church University/University of Kent/LSE.
- Skingley, A., Martin, A. & Clift, S. (2016) The contribution of community singing groups to the wellbeing of older people: participant perspectives from the UK. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 35, 12, 1302-1324. https://doi.org/10.1177/0733464815577141.
- Skingley, A., De’ath, S. & Napleton, L. (2016) Evaluation of edna: arts and dance for older people. Working with Older People 20, 1, 46-56.
- Coulton, S., Clift, S., Skingley, A. & Rodriguez, J. (2015) Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community singing on the mental health related quality of life of the older population: a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207, 3, 250-255. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.129908
- Clift, S., Hancox, G., Morrison, I., Shipton, M, Page, S., Skingley, A. and Vella-Burrows, T (2015) Group singing as a public health resource. In Clift, S & Camic, P. eds Oxford Textbook of Creative Arts, Health and Wellbeing: International Perspectives on Practice, Policy and Research . Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Skingley, A., Bungay, H., Clift, S. & Warden, J. (2014) Experiences of being a control group: lessons from a UK based randomised controlled trial of group singing as a health promotion initiative for older people. Health Promotion International. 29, 4, 751-758.
- Skingley, A., Page, S., Clift, S., Morrison, I., Coulton, S., Treadwell, P., Vella-Burrows, T., Shipton M. & Salisbury, I. (2014) ‘Singing for Breathing’: participants’ perceptions of a group singing programme for people with COPD. Arts & Health 6, 1, 59-74. doi:10.1080/17533015.2013.840853.
- Skingley, A., De’ath, S. & Napleton, L. (2014) edna: energise, dance, nourish, art – a report of the evaluation of a dance and arts programme for older people in Medway and Gravesham.
- Skingley, A. (2014) Several contributions to Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing ed. Goodman, C. & Drennan, V. 2nd ed. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
- Skingley, A. (2013) Older people, isolation and loneliness: implications for community nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing 18, 2, 84-90.
- Morrison, I., Clift, S., Page, S., Salisbury I., Shipton, M., Skingley, A., Vella-Burrows, T (2013) A UK feasibility study on the value of singing for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) UNESCO Observatory Multi-Disciplinary Journal in the Arts 3, 3, 1-19.
- Skingley, A., Bungay, H. & Clift, S. (2012) Researching participatory arts, well-being and health: some methodological issues. Journal of Arts and Communities, 3, 1, 73-87.
- Fraser, J., Page, S. & Skingley, A. (2011) Drawing breath: promoting meaning and self-management in COPD. British Journal of Community Nursing 16, 2, 58-64.
- Skingley, A., Clift, S.M., Coulton, S.P. & Rodriguez, J. (2011) The effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a participative community singing programme as a health promotion initiative for older people: protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health 11: 42 doi:10.1168/1471-2458-11-142.
- Skingley, A. & Vella-Burrows, T. (2010) Therapeutic effects of music and singing for older people. Nursing Standard 24, 19, 35-41.
- Skingley, A. & Bungay, H. (2010) The Silver Song Club Project: singing to promote the health of older people. British Journal of Community Nursing 15, 3, 135-140.
- Bungay, H., Clift, S. & Skingley, A. (2010) The Silver Song Club Project: A sense of well-being through participatory singing. Journal of Applied Arts and Health 1, 2, 165-178.
- Bungay, H. & Skingley (2008) The Silver Song Club Project: A formative evaluation. Sidney De Haan Reports: 6. Canterbury Christ Church University.
- Skingley, A., Arnott, J., Greaves, J. & Nabb, J. (2007) Supporting practice teachers to identify failing students. British Journal of Community Nursing 12, 1, 28-32
- Skingley, A. (2007) Several contributions to Oxford Handbook of Primary Care and Community Nursing ed. Goodman, C. & Drennan, V. Oxford University Press, Oxford.