Dr. Lyvonne Tume

Senior Research Fellow in Children's Critical Care Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB432

Subject Areas: Nursing

Lyvonne has worked in critical care (both adult and paediatric) since 1991, attaining her doctorate in 2010. Lyvonne continues to practice clinically a day a week on the PICU. Her research theme centers on optimising nursing care quality and preventing adverse events in the ICU and beyond.

Lyvonne is research active within the area of families, children and life transitions and is a member of the Children’s Critical Care Nursing Research Group.


1989 Dip App Sci (Nurs) Queensland Uni Technology

1990 Bachelor of Nursing Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane Australia

1995 Master of Clinical Nursing (Critical Care) Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia

2000 PG Dip Healthcare education (with merit) Thames Valley University, London

2010 Doctor of Philosophy Liverpool John Moores University


Tume L, Carter B, Latten L (2012) A UK and Irish survey of enteral nutrition practices in paediatric intensive care units Br J Nutrition doi:10.1017/S0007114512003042

Tume L, Baines P and Lisboa P (2011) The effect of intensive care nursing interventions on the intracranial pressure in paediatric traumatic brain injury Nursing in Critical Care; 16(2): 77-84

Tume L, Latten L & Darbyshire A (2011) An evaluation of enteral feeding practice in the PICU Nursing in Critical Care; 15 (6): 291-299

Tume L, Siner S, Scott E, Lane S (2013) Prognostic ability of early Braden Q scores in critically ill children. Nursing in Critical Care. doi:10.1111/nicc.12035

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Research Activities

Lyvonne teaches on the post graduate diploma in paediatric critical care

External Roles

Expert member of the HTA topic identification panel for Maternal and Child Health,

Vice chair of Liverpool Central NHS Ethics committee