Prof Carol HaighProfessor of Nursing

Specialist Areas

Pain Management, Patient experience, Research Ethics, Internet ethics

Research Interests

Nurses Values
Research Utlisiation
Pain management
Patient experience

Professional Body Membership and Activity

Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain
Fellow of the Royal Statistical Society
RCN Research Society
Professional member - Pain Society UK
Member of the European Independent User group of SPSS users

Editorships and Consultancies

Clinical Practice Editor - Journal of Clinical Nursing
Member of Editorial board of Open Nursing Journal
Member of Editorial board of International Journal of Internet Research Ethics


Member of Awarding Panel - Akinsanya Award
Member of Judging panel - Marjorie Simpson Young Researcher's Award RCN International Research Conference
Member of General and Acute Conditions topic selection consideration panel. National Institute of Clinical Excellence
Expert member Wrightington, Wigan & Leigh Local Research Ethics Committee
Elected member National Steering Committee for RCN Research Forum

Research Outputs


Haigh C. 2010. "Planning and managing a research project - Chapter 9" in: The Research Process in Nursing 6th edition. Wiley-Blackwell. pp.104-113
isbn: 978-1-405190-48-0

Journal Articles

Duncan, F., Day, R., Haigh, C., Gill, S., Nightingale, J., O'Neill, O., Counsell, D. and NIPPS Group (2013) "First Steps Toward Understanding the Variability in Acute Pain Service Provision and the Quality of Pain Relief in Everyday Practice Across the United Kingdom", Pain Medicine
doi: 10.1111/pme.12284

Witham G, Haigh C & Foy S (2013) "Health Professionals perceptions of vulnerability in relation to patients undergoing chemotherapy: a focus group study", Submitted to Journal of Advanced Nursing (awaiting response after revisions)

Witham G, Beddow A C & Haigh C (2013) "Reflections on access: too vulnerable to research?" Submitted to Journal of Research in Nursing (awaiting response)

Haigh, C & Costa, C (2013) "Information about assisted dying: an evaluation of web-based information resources", Journal of Research in Nursing

Haigh, C & Duncan, F (2013) "Measuring and improving the quality of postoperative epidural analgesia for major abdominal surgery using statistical process control charts - the development of an Acute Pain Service quality improvement programme", Journal of Clinical Nursing
DOI: 10.1111/jocn.12116

Howarth, M, Haigh, C & Warne, T (2012)"'Lets Stick Together': A Grounded Theory Exploration of Interprofessional Working used to Provide Person Centred Chronic Back Pain Services", Journal of Interprofessional Care

Haigh, C, Hardy, P & Duncan, F (2011) "Six stages of doctoral study: a new model for PhD students", Nurse Researcher, 18(4), 46-47

Yorke, J Russell, A-M Swiigris, J Shuldham, Haigh C, Rochina, N Hoyle, J Jones, P (2011) "Assessment of Dyspnea in Asthma: Validation of the Dyspnea-12", Journal of Asthma Vol. 48, No. 6, pp 602-608

Ryan, T Nambiar-Greenwood, G Haigh, C Mills, C (2011) "A service evaluation of a community-based mental health crisis house in inner city Liverpool", Mental Health Review Journal, Vol. 16 No 2 pp56-63

Davys D, Mitchell D, & Haigh C (2011) "Adult sibling experiences, roles, relationships and future concerns - a review of the literature in learning disabilities", Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 (19-20): 2837-53

Davys, D Mitchell, D Haigh C (2010) "Futures planning, parental expectations and sibling concern for people who have a learning disability", Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 14(3) 167?183

Borneuf A., Haigh C. 2010. "The who and where of clinical skills teaching: A review from the UK perspective" Nurse Education Today, vol.30 no.2, pp.197-201
doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.07.012

Haigh C., Hardy P. 2010. "Tell me a story - a conceptual exploration of storytelling in healthcare education" Nurse Education Today,
issn: 0260-6917 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.08.001

Haigh C. 2010. "Wikipedia as an evidence source for nursing and healthcare students" Nurse Education Today, vol.31 no.2,
issn: 0260-6917 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2010.05.004

Haigh C. 2010. "Reconstructing nursing altruism using a biological evolutionary framework" Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol.6 no.6, pp.1401-1408
doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05274.x

Haigh C. 2010. "Legality, the web and nurse educators" Nurse Education Today, vol.30 no.6, pp.553-556
issn: 0260-6917 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2009.11.008

Gregory J., Haigh C. 2008. "Multi-disciplinary interpretations of pain in older patients on medical units" Nurse Education in Practice, vol.8 no.4, pp.249-257
issn: 1471-5953 doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2007.09.004

Haigh C. 2008. "Using simplified chaos theory to manage nursing service" Journal of Nursing Management, vol.16, pp.298-304
issn: 0966-0429 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2007.00833.x

Haigh C. 2008. "Exploring the evidence base of patient involvement in the management of health care services" Journal of Nursing Management, vol.16, pp.452-462
issn: 0966-0429 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00865.x

Howarth M., Kneafsey R., Haigh C. 2008. "Centralisation and Research Governance: Does it Work?" Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol.61 no.4, pp.363-372
issn: 0309-2402 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04524.x

Davies D., Haigh C. 2007. "Older Parents of People who have a Learning Disability - Perceptions of Future Accommodation Needs" British Journal of Learning Disabilities,
issn: 1354-4187 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-3156.2007.00447.x

Duncan F., Haigh C. 2007. "The realities of a nurse led Randomised Controlled Trial" Nurse Education in Practice, vol.7, no.1, pp.1-3
issn: 1471-5953 doi: doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2006.12.001

Haigh C., Johnson M. 2007. "Attitudes and Values of Nurse Educators: An International Survey" International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, vol.4 no.1,
issn: 1548-923X url:

Haigh C., Jones N. 2007. "Techno-research and cyber-ethics; challenges for ethics committees." Research Ethics Review, vol.3 no.3, pp.85-88
issn: 1747-0161 url:

Howarth M., Haigh C. 2007. "Integrated pain services: myth of patient centrality" International Journal of Integrated Care, vol.7 no.3,
issn: 1568-4156 url:

Johnson M., Haigh C., Yates-Bolton N. 2007. "Valuing of Altruism and honesty in nursing students. A 2 decade replication study" Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol.57 no.4, pp.366-374
issn: 0309-2402 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04119.x

Kneafsey R., Haigh C. 2007. "Learning Safe patient handling skills: Student nurse experiences of university and practice based education" Nurse Education Today, vol.6, pp.832-839
issn: 0260-6917 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2006.11.005

Duncan F., Haigh C., Cupitt J., Vernon P., Marshall J., Nield A. 2005. "A prospective randomized pragmatic double-blinded 0.125 and 0.0625 bupivicaine for the management of pain after operation in patients undergoing major abdominal surgery" Acute Pain, vol.7, No.2, pp.85-93
issn: 1366-0071 doi: 10.1016/j.acpain.2005.05.004

Haigh C., Jones N. 2005. "An overview of the ethics of cyber-space research and the implication for nurse educators" Nurse Education Today, vol.25 no.1, pp.3-8
issn: 0260-6917 doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2004.09.003

Haigh C., Neild A., Duncan F. 2005. "Balance of Power - Do patients use researchers to survive hospital?" Nurse Researcher, vol.12 no.4, pp.74-81
issn: 1351-5578 url:

Duncan F., Haigh C., Bailey S. 2003. "An analysis of epidural related pressure sores in a specific patient population" Acute Pain, vol.5, pp.11-15
issn: 1366-0071 doi: 10.1016/S1366-0071(03)00022-6

Haigh C. 2003. "Digital X ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) of the metacarpals in the prediction of vertebral fracture and monitoring bone density in a study of Clodronate therapy" Osteoporosis International, vol.14 no.S6,
issn: 0937-941X

Haigh C. 2003. "An Evaluation of a judgemental model of assessment for assessing clinical skills in MSc Students" Nurse Education in Practice, vol.3 no.1, pp.43-48
issn: 1471-5953 doi: 10.1016/S1471-5953(02)00056-2

Haigh C. 2002. "Using Chaos Theory: the implications for nursing" Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol.37 no.5, pp.462-469
issn: 0309-2402 doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2648.2002.02113.x

Storey L., Haigh C. 2002. "Portfolios in Professional Practice" Nurse Education in Practice, vol.2 no.1, pp.44-48
issn: 1471-5953 doi: 10.1054/nepr.2002.0042

Duncan F., Haigh C., Marshall J., Wriggley P. 2001. "The management of ischaemic and peri-amputation pain" British Journal of Nursing, vol.10 no.16, pp.1034-1039
issn: 0966-0461 url:;article=BJN_10_16_1034_1039

Haigh C. 2001. "Contribution of Multidisciplinary Team to Pain Management" British Journal of Nursing, vol.10 no.6,
issn: 0966-0461

Conference Presentations

Duncan, F. and Haigh, C. (2014) "Full Circle", RCN International Nursing research Conference, Glasgow

Haigh, C. Duncan, F. & Hardy, V. (2013) "Six stages of doctoral study: a new model for PhD students", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Duncan, F. Day, R., Haigh C., Gill, S., Nightingale, J., Counsell, D. & O'Neill, O. (2013) "Pain and Harm: First steps toward using real time data collection to measure the quality of pain relief and identify variations in practice across the UK", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Holt, M. & Haigh, C. (2013) "Enhancing Education and Practice Through the Establishment of Brief Intervention Training Into Pre Registration Nurse Training in Four Higher Education Institutions", poster presentation at Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Haigh, C. & Yarwood-Ross, L. (2013) "As others see us: what PhD students say about their supervisors", Research Institute for Health and Social Change 9th Annual Conference, Manchester, UK, 4-5 July

Holt, M. & Haigh, C. (2011) "Enhancing collaboration across education and research", NET Cambridge

Holt, M. & Haigh, C. (2010) "Enhancing Education and Practice Through the Establishment of Brief Intervention Training Into Pre-Registration Nurse Training in Four Higher Education Institutions", NET/NEP Sydney Australia

Haigh C., Duncan F., Howarth M. 2008. "Anyone can make a mistake......" at: RCN Research Society International Conference, Liverpool.

Haigh C., Duncan F., Neild A. 2003. "Patients' experience of postoperative epidural pain management" at: RCN International Research Conference, Dublin.

Current Teaching Input

Carol Haigh

Research Centre

Health, Rehabilitation and Psychology


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