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Dr Joan Simons

Dr Joan Simons

About me

Joan's background is in adult education, management, leadership and coaching as well as adult and children's nursing, burns nursing, community health and pain management research.  Joan has held a number of posts in nurse education and worked as a research fellow at the Institute of Child Health.

Joan is an expert in the field of adult education applied to practice. Her distinctive intellectual contribution comes from a strengths based position, focussing on those in society who are underprivileged or at a disadvantage in their ability to achieve their potential, and at the same time recognising the best of what is, to enhance students experience, so that they can meet their study goals and truly experience life changing learning.  

Dr Joan Simons's research

Joan M. Simons, Stephen Leverett and Kythé Beaumont (2019) Success of distance learning graduates and the role of intrinsic motivation, In Open Learning

Joan M. Simons and Stephen Leverett (2018-10) Graduates perceptions of success in online study: what makes a difference?, In Global Online Summit

Joan M. Simons, Glenda Dalton and Clive Savory (2018-10) Exploring the use of Activity Monitors with young people who have CFS/ME: a pilot study, In Digital Health and Wellbeing Conference

Victoria L. Cooper et al. (2018-05-01) Theory And Empirical Research Of Children And Young People And Digital Food/Health Literacy, In 2nd Digital Health and Wellbeing Conference

Joan M. Simons, Kythé Beaumont and Lesley Anne Holland (2018) What factors promote student resilience on a level 1 distance learning module?, In Open Learning 1(33)

Joan M. Simons and Nicola Brown (2017-09-03) Parents in Health Care, In Journal of Child Health Care, Journal of Child Health Care (Online Special Collection), SAGE

Bernie Carter et al. (2017-03-26) Developing a Sense of Knowing and Acquiring the Skills to Manage Pain in Children with Profound Cognitive Impairments: Mothers’ Perspectives, In Pain Research and Management(2017)

Joan M. Simons et al. (2017) Anaesthetists' views of managing children's pain post-surgery, In Pain News 4(15)

Bernie Carter et al. (2016-12) Navigating Uncertainty: Health Professionals' Knowledge, Skill and Confidence in Assessing and Managing Pain in Children with Profound Cognitive Impairment, In Pain Research and Management(2016)

Joan M. Simons (2015) A proposed model of the effective management of children's pain, In Pain Management Nursing 4(16)

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