Dr Patricia Gillen is currently working in a joint post between the Southern Health and Social Care Trust (SHSCT) and Ulster University as Head of Research and Development for Nurses, Midwives and AHPs/ Lecturer. She is a registered nurse and midwife who has worked across a range of clinical settings, been a delivery suite sister and managed a rural maternity unit. Her PhD research focused on the nature and manifestations of bullying in midwifery and she led a Cochrane Review on interventions to prevent bullying in the workplace. Her teaching and research interests include research methods, workplace bullying, burnout, healthy ageing in the workplace, and personal and public involvement in healthcare and research. Dr Gillen was a registrant member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Midwifery Committee and has completed two terms as Chair of the Board of the Royal College of Midwives. She has led and collaborated on a number of research and development projects with colleagues from the UK, Republic of Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland and the US, has presented at local, national and international conferences and published via a range of media including peer review and professional journals.
John Moriarty and colleagues review a UK cross-sectional study of NHS consultants, which looks at psychosocial work characteristics, burnout, psychological morbidity symptoms and early retirement.[read the full story...]