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Dr Gabrielle Tracy McClelland

PositionSenior Lecturer. R&KT lead, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
LocationRoom 2.11, Horton A
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback Hours9:00-17:00
Telephone01274 236571
Emailg.t.mcclelland@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Physical and mental health, substance misuse, sexual exploitation, social inclusion, systematic literature reviews, simulation, digital technology.

PhD Supervision

Saudat Adeka (2012 - 2018) - full-time PhD student

Research focus: Sustainability of a Healthier Workplace in the Achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria

Sabo Dagona (2014 - 2018) full-time PhD student

Research focus: Pre-operative anxiety reduction

Robert Barrowcliff (2014 - ongoing) part-time PhD student

Research focus: Improving the recognition of autism spectrum disorders in patients with borderline personality disorder

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

I teach health professional students across a range of academic levels and programmes. I also teach research to under and post graduate students.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Line manage 14 academic members of staff
  • R&KT lead, School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
  • Personal academic tutor

Biography

Located in the School of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership, Faculty of Health, Gabrielle is a senior lecturer and the Research and Knowledge Transfer lead, with a remit to build capacity and capability amongst staff in the School.

Gabrielle’s research is largely focused on these topics (health simulation and diversity, youth sexual exploitation, substance misuse and recently digital health technology). Related publications and conference papers are applied to mental health nursing practice. External collaborations and those in the University have led to funded projects. Examples of external collaborations include Public Health England, Clinical Research Nurses, membership of the Bradford Institute for Health Research, Mental Health Nurse Academics (UK), Dubai simulation Centre.

With a keen interest in research ethics, Gabrielle is on the School of Health and International Social Sciences and Management ethics panel. Gabrielle also has a keen interest in systematic reviews and is a trained Cochrane review author and a reviewer with the Cochrane Schizophrenia group. Gabrielle also reviews for several journals and books editors. In terms of quality assurance, Gabrielle is an accredited reviewer of nursing programmes for the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Gabrielle also line manages and supports a team of academic staff.

Study History

  • PhD (part time), University of Bradford (2006-2011)

  • MA Research Methods for the Social Sciences (Merit, with distinction for final stage), University of Bradford (2003-2005).

  • MSc Health Professional Education with Practice Educator qualification (Nursing and Midwifery Council), University of Huddersfield. (1997-2002).

  • BA (honours) Degree in Community Health [2.1], Bradford University (1994-1997).

  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, Bradford University (1995-1997).

  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy from 2007 to date [Reference: 25976].

  • Fellow of Institute of Learning and Teaching, (2003-2007).

  • Registered Nurse- Mental, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Leeds, 1988.

  • Registered Nurse-Adult, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Leicester, 1990.

  • Accredited quality assurance reviewer of Nursing and Midwifery Council nursing programmes, 2010 to present.

  • Royal College of General Practitioners Certified Trainer in Managing Problem Alcohol use in Primary Care, 2010.

Professional History

  • Registered General Nurse, Leicestershire Health Authority (1990).

  • Registered Mental Nurse, Leeds Western Health Authority (1988).

Professional Activities

Dr Gabrielle McClelland is a senior lecturer in health with an extensive range of health services management experience and a professional background in both physical and mental health nursing. Gabrielle has set up and led multi-disciplinary and inter professional health teams in Bradford, including the Bradford Homelessness team and Bradford Community drug and alcohol team.

Research Areas

£11,612, awarding body: Collaboration, Capacity and IP Development Grant. Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Yorkshire and Humber (CLAHRC YH), and Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust (BDCT). Project title: The DIAMONDS programme (Diabetes and Mental Illness, Improving Outcomes and Self-management). Date of award: 03/16. (40-day secondment to work on NIHR funded portfolio project affiliated to the Mental Health and Comorbidity theme: CLAHRC).

£25,000, awarding body: Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber. Development programme: 500510 HEYH-BDCT. Project title: ‘Feasibility of a digital technology intervention (app) for young people engaged in an early intervention in psychosis service’. Date of award: 07/15-08/16.

£13,241, awarding body: HEIF CCIP 2016/17 project. Project title: “Recovery from serious mental health issues”. Date of award: 17.02.17. (Costed as co-investigator; mentoring award holder) This project aims to address recovery through technology.

£10,000: Awarding body: Public Health England. Joint Commissioning Team for Substance Misuse-Bradford District and Bradford Bridge Recovery Service. (2013-2016) Project title: Impact of digital engagement on substance use treatment success. ‘Using personalised SMS to support recovery- Assessing implementation in two drug treatment cohorts’ NIHR funded study; secondment to clinical research nurse .2 WTE (12/2015-03/16). Project title: ‘A randomized controlled clinical trial to determine if a combined screening/treatment programme can prevent premature failure of renal transplants due to chronic rejection in patients with HLA antibodies.’ McClelland, G.T, Horne, M, Dearnley, C, Raynsford, J, Irving, D, Experiences and Outcomes among Undergraduate Health Professional Higher Education Students with Protected Characteristics: Disability, Gender, and Ethnicity- Literature Review. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture (pages 38–64). 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jpoc.21168.

£8,000, Awarding body: Council of Deans of Health and Higher Education Academy. McClelland, G.T, Dearnley, C, Irving, D (2013) Literature review: ''Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Health Higher Education”.

£5000, awarding body: HEFCE (2008) Systematic Review: Case management: long term conditions University of Bradford. G.T. McClelland, J. Adams, J. Armitage, R. Newell.

£4000, awarding body: Bradford Metropolitan Innovation grant (2005) Women, drug use, sex work and parenting research at Bridge Project, Bradford. G.T. McClelland, R Newell.

Current Projects

€299,538.00, awarding body: British Council [Erasmus], Project title: Optimizing patient safety through culturally competent simulation-based education with health professionals. Date of award: 20.07.17. Dr McClelland is project lead.

This Erasmus (British Council) funded research involves a collaboration between Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd., Kuopio, Finland, the University of Maribor, Slovenia, the University College Cork, Ireland and the University of Bradford. The project aims to design a web-based cultural competence self-assessment tool and tool kit for simulation-based education with health professionals. The objective is to increase cultural competence among health care professional students and teachers and create sustainable EU project partnership.

Research Collaborations

  • Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd., Kuopio, Finland
  • The University of Maribor, Slovenia
  • The University College Cork, Ireland
  • Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona Spain
  • Dubai-Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Centre
  • Public Health England
  • Bradford Institute for Health Research
  • Bradford District Care Trust Research Strategy Group
  • Cochrane Collaboration Qualitative Synthesis Methods Group
  • Mental Health Qualitative Research Network
  • Joint Commissioning Team for Substance Misuse -Bradford District
  • Bridge Recovery Service-Bradford
  • Association of Simulation in Practice in Health (ASPIH)

Networks/Roles

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Accredited reviewer of Nursing Programmes
  • Equality Impact Assessor, Faculty of Health Studies
  • Ethics Panel member: Faculty of Health & International Social Sciences and Management
  • Born in Bradford Advocacy & Scrutiny committee (2008 - 2011)
  • Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
  • Journal Reviewer
  • Cochrane Reviewer
  • UK Mental Health Nurse Academic Group member
  • National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children and Young People member
  • Tobacco and Alcohol Control and Dental Team group (NHS Bradford and Airedale)
  • Royal College of General Practitioner approved Alcohol trainer
  • External Examiner: University of Salford (previously)

Publications

Chapters in Books

McClelland, G. T. Barlow, S., and Williams, S. (2016), Altered Mental States, in Torn. A. and Greasley, P. (2016), Psychology for Nurses, Polity Press.

Journal Articles

Fitzgerald, M. and McClelland, G. T. (2017) What makes a mobile app successful in supporting health behaviour change? Health Education Journal, 76(3), pp.373-381.

McIntosh. B, McClelland G.T. A new beginning or the end of the old order. British Journal of Nursing, 2017, Vol 26, No 1.

Dagona, S., Archibong, U, McClelland GT. (2017) Translation and Cultural validation of the Amsterdam Preoperative Anxiety and Information Scale into Hausa Language. People: International journal of social sciences, ISSN 2454-5899.

Jeffry, S. McClelland, GT. Carus, C. Graham, C. Relaxation and chronic pain: A critical review International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation. Vol 23, No 6233-240, 2016.

McClelland, G.T, Horne, M, Dearnley, C, Raynsford, J, Irving, D, Experiences & Outcomes among Undergraduate Health Professional Higher Education Students with Protected Characteristics: Disability, Gender, and Ethnicity- Literature Review. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture (pages 38–64). 27 APR 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/jpoc.21168.

McClelland, G.T, Dearnley, C, Irving, D (2013) Literature review: ''Innovation in Teaching and Learning in Health Higher Education”. Council of Deans of Health and Higher Education Academy.

McClelland, G.T., Horne, M., Dearnley, C.A., Raynsford, J. and Irving, .D (2014 - submitted) Experiences and outcomes amongst undergraduate health higher education students with protected characteristics. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture.

McClelland GT (2013) Youth Sexual Exploitation (United Kingdom): Managing Health Needs, Alongside Criminal Justice Interventions. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture 3(S1) 247-276. doi: 10.1002/jpoc.21071.

McClelland, G.T. and Cavanagh, N.J. (2009) The development of a mental health service within a youth offending team. Mental Health Today, July/August, pp.22-25

McClelland, G.T. and Newell, R. (2008) A qualitative study of the experiences of mothers involved in street-based prostitution & problematic substance use. Journal of Research in Nursing, 13 (5), pp.437-447.

McClelland, G.T. (2008) Westminster Health Forum Keynote Seminar transcript. Mental Health - New Horizons after the National Service Framework, July p.67.

McClelland, G.T. (2006) Caring for problem drug users. Nursing Times, 102 (20), pp.26-28

McClelland, G.T. (2005) How to manage opiate dependence & withdrawal. Nursing Times, 101 (37), pp.30-32.

McClelland, G.T. (2005) Effects & management of crack cocaine dependence. Nursing Times, 101 (29), pp.26-27.

McClelland, G.T. (2005) Screening for hazardous or harmful alcohol consumption: the use of brief interventions in the primary care setting. Nurse2Nurse Magazine, 4 (11), pp.43-46. 

McClelland, G.T. (2005) Opening doors for alcohol treatment. Drink & Drugs Magazine, December, pp.10-11.

Impact

PhD study (2006). Project title: Meeting the health needs of young people involved in or vulnerable to sexual exploitation.

The research audiences were health and social care and criminal justice staff and young people involved in sexual exploitation. This study was the first to examine sexual exploitation through a health lens and stimulated the employment of health workers across organizations in the UK, where there had previously been none.

Other related impact included the subsequent publication of Department of Health guidelines specific to health and sexual exploitation and increased interest in health.

I have published in journals and been invited to present at conferences and consulted with a journalist for a Channel 4 documentary relating to youth sexual exploitation.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Conference presentations

McClelland. GT., Briggs. A. Savonia University of Applied Sciences Ltd., Kuopio, Finland, International conference. Optimizing patient safety through culturally competent simulation-based education with health professionals. Stakeholder engagement workshop (2018).

McClelland. GT. International Scientific Conference: Research and Education in Nursing. University of Maribor, Slovenia. The links between evidence-based practice and research. Oral presentation and conference journal paper (2016)

McClelland. GT ‘Youth sexual exploitation’ presented at Royal College of Nursing International Research conference Harrogate (2015)

McClelland. GT. ‘Taking cultural influences into account in simulation education & training with health care professionals’ Presented at simulation conference in Dubai (2015)

McClelland. GT ‘The links between evidence-based practice & research. Where is your evidence?’ Presented at nursing conference in Abu Dhabi (2015)

McClelland. GT ‘Taking cultural influences into account in simulation Education with health professionals’. Presented at nursing conference in Abu Dhabi (2015)

McClelland. GT Children and Adolescents with sexually harmful behaviour (2013) Invited key note speaker. University of Central Lancashire.

McClelland. GT National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Young People, Safe & Sound Conference: Keynote speaker and workshop facilitator Derby, 2009

McClelland. GT, Teare, J. Adolescent Emotional Well-Being & Mental Health conference, Centre for Service Improvement Leeds, 2009

McClelland. GT. Alcohol use in the UK University of Applied Sciences Ltd., Kuopio, Finland 2009

McClelland. GT. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research conference (2006), concurrent workshop

McClelland. GT. Alcohol screening and brief interventions: Promoting Action on Clinical Effectiveness, Primary care 2009.Bradford and Airedale Primary Care Trust

McClelland. GT. Collaborations in Health & Social care: R & KT & education conference SOH, showcase oral and poster presentation University of Bradford, 2009

McClelland. GT. SOHS, oral and poster presentation University of Bradford (2009) McClelland. GT. Royal College of Nursing International Nursing Research conference (2009), concurrent workshop, Harrogate.

Poster presentations

McClelland. GT., Fitzgerald. M, Couth, S. McGuinn. C. Feasibility of a Digital Technology Intervention for People Engaged in an Early Intervention in Psychosis Service. Talking poster. Bradford (NHS) Foundation District Care Trust (2016).

McClelland. GT Sex- work post graduate research conference: University of Leeds, (2011)

McClelland. GT National Working Group for Sexually Exploited Children Conference; Youth offending, sexual exploitation and trafficking. London, (2010)

McClelland. GT. West Yorkshire Child Sexual Exploitation conference, Leeds, (2010)

Media/news

Consulted by Channel 4 editor for programme relating to youth sexual exploitation, (2013). McClelland. GT

In the News/Media

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