Dr Helen Claire HamshireSenior Learning and Teaching Fellow

Qualifications

PhD - Manchester Metropolitan University

Awards

National Teaching Fellowship 2012, Higher Education Academy
Conference prize winner for best presentation at the 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy, 22-25 May 2011
Conference prize winner for best presentation at the MMU, Research Student Conference, Manchester, 26 September 2007

Research Interests

Students' experiences - particularly attrition, widening participation, games-based learning and technology enhanced learning

Research Projects

May 2013: £5,000 KEIF bid - Improving learning outcomes for students with disabilities through iPad accessible communication courses

March 2012: £5,000 KEIF bid - Staying the Course: a game to facilitate students' transitions

July 2010: £49,000 NHS North West - 'Staying the Course' NHS North West funded research project into student attrition from health care programmes at eleven universities across the North West. To identify why students leave and develop a best practice guide.

September 2008: £5,000 HEA, HSaP subject centre funded mini project 'Easystart' to support first year student transitions and induction.

Leading the Physiotherapy strand of the MMU, Supporting Responsive Curricula £200,000 JISC funded project to enhance students' employability and reflective practice.

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
Health Professions Council
Reviewer for Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning

Research Outputs

Book Chapters

Hamshire, C. and Forsyth, R. (2013) "Contexts and Concepts: Crafty ways to Consider Challenging Topics", in New Traditional Games for Learning: a compendium

Hamshire, C. and Wibberley, C (2013) "The listening project: Physiotherapy students narratives of their higher education experiences", in Understanding and Developing Student Engagement

Hamshire, C. (2011) "The Easy Start project", in Watkins, G. (ed.) Transitions into Higher Education: Case studies

Hamshire, C. and Cullen, W.R. (2011) "Developing a spiralling induction programme: a blended approach", in Anagnostopoulou, K. and Parma, D. (ed.) ELFYSE practical guide 'Supporting the first year student experience through the use of learning technologies'

Journal Articles

Hamshire, C., Willgoss, T.G. and Wibberley, C. (2013. "Mind the gaps - health professions students' views of student support services", Widening Participation and Lifelong learning, Vol 14 pp 108-127

Hamshire, C., Willgoss, T.G. and Wibberley, C. (2013) "Should I stay or should I go? A study exploring why healthcare students consider leaving their programme", Nurse Education Today, 33(8), pp.889-895

Hamshire, C., Willgoss, T.G.and Wibberley, C. (2012b) "What are reasonable expectations? Healthcare student perceptions of their programmes in the North West of England", Nurse Education Today 33(2), pp.173-179

Gough, S and Hamshire, C. (2012) "'The initial sentence that’s the difficulty' - Writing for publication a formula for success", Technic, The Journal of Operating Department Practitioners, 3(2), 6-9

Gough, S., Hamshire, C., and O'Connor, D. (2011) "Supporting Healthcare workforce Development Using Simulation and E-portfolios", ePIC 2012, The 10th International ePortfolio and Identity Conference, London, 9-11 July 2012. ADPIOS, Poitiers, France. December 2012 ISBN: 9782954014418

Hamshire, C., Willgoss, T. G. and Wibberley, C. (2011) "'The placement was probably the tipping point' - The narratives of recently discontinued students", Nurse Education in Practice, 12(4), pp.182-186

Gough, S. and Hamshire, C. (2010) "Selected abstracts of Free papers Presented at SimTecT Health Conference August 30th to September 2nd 2010, Melbourne, Australia - Blending digital technology to enhance reflection and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) using simulation, podcasts and the Pebblepad e-portfolio", Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 5, No. 6, p369

Other Types of Output

Hamshire, C. and Cullen W.R. (2009) "Integrated induction materials to facilitate the transition to Higher Education: The Easy start project", Extended abstract, Eighth Conference of the CLTR, Learning and Teaching Research Conference, Edge Hill University, UK, 3 June
Extended abstract [online] [Accessed 10 February 2011] at: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/pdfs/ExtendedAbstractsA-Z.pdf

Hamshire, C., Cullen, W.R. and Wibberley, C. (2009) "Autonomy, motivation and IT skills: Impacts on student engagement with eLearning in level 4 Physiotherapy students", PRIME: Proceedings of the PRHE conference, Vol 3. Issue, 2.
[online] [Accessed 10 February 2011] http://www.hope.ac.uk/learningandteaching/lat.php?page=prime¤t=prime

Hamshire, C. and Cullen, W.R. (2009) "Developing and using integrated induction materials for students studying on a blended learning programme. The easystart project final report"
[online] [Accessed 10 February 2011] http://www.pebbleweb.co.uk/mmu/webfolio.aspx?webfolioid=14266

Hamshire, C. (2007) "An exploration of student use of WebCT within a blended learning programme", in Manchester Metropolitan University Annual Research Student Conference proceedings, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 24 September

Conference Presentations

Hamshire, C. (2013) "Padding around; using iPads to facilitate collaborative learning", I think therefore iPad, Manchester, 8 March

Hamshire, C. (2012) "Staying the course: a game to encourage interactive learning", Higher Education Academy Annual Conference, Warwick, 3-4 July

Hamshire, C. and Norman, P. (2012) "Staying the Course - The game of student life", Student Union Conference, Manchester, 2 July

Hamshire, C. and Norman, P. (2012) "Staying the Course", Student Union Zones Conference, Manchester, 2 November

Hamshire, C., Whitton, N. and Whitton, P. (2012) "Staying the course: a game to encourage interactive learning", European Games based Learning Conference, Cork, 3-5 October

Hamshire, C. (2012) "Staying the course", RAISE Conference, Southampton, 12-14 September

Hamshire, C. and Wibberley, C. (2012) "Mind the gap - Healthcare students' experiences of Student Services", NET Conference, Cambridge, 4-6 September

Hamshire, C. (2012) "Staying the course: a game to encourage interactive learning", Faculty of Health, Psychology & Social Care Learning & Teaching Conference, Manchester, 6 July

Hamshire, C. and Gough, S. (2011b) "Pebblegogy - using simulation and the Pebblepad ePortfolio to develop a safe and capable workforce", ASPiH Conference, Cardiff, 8-10 November

Hamshire, C. (2011f) "First year Physiotherapy student narratives: successes, disappointments and transformation", Inaugural RAISE Conference, Nottingham, 15-16 September

Gough, S. & Hamshire, C. (2011) "Enhancing reflection and continuous professional development (CPD) using ePortfolios to scaffold blended learning and simulation resources", World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Holland 20-23 June

Hamshire, C. (2011e) "Inter-professional education - enhancing the learning experience for first year students", World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Holland 20-23 June

Hamshire, C. (2011d) "Enhancing student employability using the PebblePad ePortfolio and key skills mapping", World Confederation for Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Holland 20-23 June

Hamshire, C. (2011c) "Can the PebblePad ePortfolio system be used to advance clinical skills education?" 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Italy,22-25 May

Hamshire, C. (2011b) "Valuing differences - the cornerstone of interprofessional education", 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato 22-25 May

Hamshire, C. and Gough, S. (2011) "Blending digital technology to enhance clinical skills", 4th International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato, Italy, 22-25 May

Hamshire, C. (2011a) "Supporting student transition, The Easy Start project", Student Transitions SWAP shop event, UCLAN, Preston, 1 February

Gough, S. and Hamshire, C. (2010b) "Blending digital technology to enhance the student experience", The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, 16-17 October

Gough, S., and Hamshire, C., (2010a) "Blending digital technology to enhance reflection and Continuous Professional Development (CPD) using simulation, podcasts and the PebblePad e-portfolio." Paper presented at SimTecT Health Simulation Conference - Investing in the future. Melbourne, Australia, 30 August - 2 September

Hamshire, C. (2010e) "Mind the Gap: Physiotherapy student narratives of their transition to higher Education", The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, 16-17 October

Hamshire, C. (2010d) "Is the PebblePad ePortfolio system beneficial for first year students?" The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, BT Convention Centre, Liverpool, 16-17 October

Hamshire, C. (2010c) "Is there a right time to introduce IPE into an undergraduate curriculum?" 2nd International Interprofessional Health and Social Care Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 6-7 July

Hamshire, C. (2010b) "How can we best facilitate student transition to higher education?" Shock Absorber Impact Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 15 April

Hamshire, C. (2010a) "Easing the transition to higher education - The Easy start project", Shock Absorber Impact Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 15 April

Hamshire, C. and Hagan, M. (2010) "Facilitating student engagement with IPL - recipes for success", Faculty of Health and Social Care Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 9 July

Cullen, W.R. and Hamshire, C. (2009) "Easy start induction project: Was the student voice clear?" 5th Education in a Changing Environment (ECE) conference, Salford University, Salford, 15 September

Hamshire, C. and Wibberley, C. (2009) "A sequential exploratory study to evaluate student induction experiences", 5th Annual International Mixed Methods Conference, Harrogate, 9-10 July

Hamshire, C. (2009b) "Embedding the use of the PebblePAD ePortfolio system on an undergraduate Physiotherapy programme", The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Liverpool, 16-17 October

Hamshire, C. (2009a) "The Easy Start Induction programme", The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Liverpool, 16-17 October

Hamshire, C. (2008b) "Identifying and removing barriers to online learning for level 4 Physiotherapy students", The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Manchester, 17-18 October

Wibberley, C., Hamshire, C. and Murphy, N. (2008) "Mixed methods at Master's level: Mission impossible?" 4th Annual International Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge University, Cambridge, 21-24 July

Conference Abstracts

Hamshire, C. and Cullen W.R. (2009) "Integrated induction materials to facilitate the transition to Higher Education: The Easy start project", Extended abstract, Eighth Conference of the CLTR, Learning and Teaching Research Conference, Edge Hill University, UK, 3rd June
Extended abstract [online] [Accessed 10 February 2011] at: http://www.edgehill.ac.uk/cltr/Events/pdfs/ExtendedAbstractsA-Z.pdf

Hamshire C., and W.R. Cullen (2009) Developing and using integrated induction materials for students studying on a blended learning programme, Festival of Learning Wolverhampton University 10-12 March.

Hamshire C., and W.R. Cullen (2008) Autonomy, motivation and IT skills: Impacts on student engagement with eLearning in level 1 Physiotherapy students, Learning and Teaching in Action, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester. (Vol 17, Issue, 2)

Hamshire C. (2008) Identifying and removing barriers to online learning for level 1 Physiotherapy students, The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Congress, Manchester 17th-18th October.

Wibberley C., Hamshire C. and N. Murphy (2008) Mixed methods at Master's level: Mission impossible? Mixed Methods Conference, Cambridge University 21-24 July.

Hamshire C., and W.R. Cullen (2008) Autonomy, motivation and IT skills: Impacts on student engagement with eLearning in level 1 Physiotherapy students, 2nd International Pedagogical Research in Higher Education (PRHE) conference, Liverpool John Moores, 16th-17th June 2008.

Hamshire C. (2007) An exploration of student use of WebCT within a blended learning programme. Manchester Metropolitan University Research Student Conference, Manchester, 26th September.

Hamshire C., and Street C. (2007) The advantages of Using WebCT VISTA within a blended learning Curriculum, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 21 July.

Hamshire C. (2007) Getting started with WebCT VISTA in Physiotherapy, MMUBS Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 27 April.

Hamshire C. (2006) Using Interactive Whiteboards to support student learning, Faculty of Health, Psychology and Social Care, Learning and Teaching Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 27 June.

Hamshire C. (2006) Developing WebCT RLO's for Physiotherapy, Fellows Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, 23 June.

Helen Claire Hamshire

Department

Health Professions (Physiotherapy)
Birley Building
Birley Fields Campus
53 Bonsall Street
Manchester
M15 6GX

Tel: 0161 247 2940

Email: c.hamshire@mmu.ac.uk

Twitter: @clairehamshire