Dr Janice Grant

Dr Janice Grant

Director - Pre-Qualifying Nursing (existing)

  • Mary Seacole MS3.13
  • T: 0161 295 2795
  • E: J.Grant@salford.ac.uk
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Biography

I joined the School of Nursing in July 1884 as a Nurse Tutor for the first Post Registration Sick Children’s Nursing Programme but also worked on the combined RGN/RSCN course. I became a Senior Tutor for Examinations/Assessments/Curriculum Development between 1991 and 1999 and as a member of the University Liaison group oversaw the quality of programmes and student issues during the transfer of the period when the School of Nursing became an affiliated college of the university.

I was a major contributor to university policy development including anonymous marking and represented the School of Nursing on several groups that enabled it to become part of the university. I became a QAA reviewer and External Examiner for four Schools of Nursing within universities.  I was a member of the development of the first Post Registration Paediatric Intensive Course in England.  Since 1999 I have held several educational management posts in the School of Nursing, Midwifery & Social Work and I am currently co-Director for Pre Qualifying Nursing.

I am passionately interested in the student experience in particular how students manage the realities of their life events, reading for a degree and gaining a professional qualification simultaneously. 

I have maintained strong links with nursing practice and I am the Lead University Link Lecturer for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  I am closely involved in practice development such as integrated care pathways for children with communication difficulties.  The flagship multi disciplinary ASD Group of which I am a member, has changed practice for children hospital and in the community which has attracted national attention and recognition.

Teaching

My areas of interest in teaching and learning are: Leadership development for students; Family dynamics and the rights of the child; Use of number in nursing and Drug Calculations; Care of children with special needs and their families: Attitudes to difference- including ASD; Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Research Interests

PhD related to expectation versus reality and the role of academic and social engagement in persistence of undergraduate nursing students.

Student Retention group project investigating why students stay on nursing courses.

Educational needs of staff in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in relation to Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Training needs analysis of staff educational requirements for dealing with children with communication disorders

Member of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Group at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Development of Integrated Care pathways for in and outpatients

Member of the Lead Nurses and Modern Matrons group (RMCH)

Member of NW Placement Development Network (SHA)

Qualifications and Memberships

Member of Autistic Spectrum Disorder Group at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital Development of Integrated Care pathways for in and outpatients Member of the Lead Nurses and Modern Matrons group (RMCH) Member of NW Placement Development Network (SHA)

Publications

Grant J., Binns, F. (2012). Lowering the Barriers to inclusion: Jack’s story UCLAN national conference

Grant, J., Long, T., (2012). When expectations and realities collide 2012 (in Press)

Grant, J. (2011). Snippets for Student Survival

Grant, J. (2011). Do’s and Don’ts for Communicating with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grant, J. (2011). Do’s and Don’ts for Communicating with Young People with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Grant, J. (2011).  Do’s  and Don’ts for Communicating with Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders

(These 3 posters are used as aide memoires for staff throughout the 4 hospitals in the CMFT NHS Foundation Trust to help improve the patient experience.)

Grant, J. (2009) “Mummy How Am I Feeling  “ Keynote speech Autism Spectrum Disorder Conference

Grant, J;   Binns, F. (2009). Communicating with children with Autistic Spectrum Disorders:  A prescription for success?  Invited speaker Trinity College Dublin

Jonas, D;    Grant, J. (2009). From the South Seas to Salford: Use of a Wiki in teaching

Grant, J., Binns, F.  (2008). Are the needs of children with autism spectrum and those of their family being met in hospital? Belfast.