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Dr Philippa Olive

Senior Research Fellow, Health Services Research & Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
School of Nursing
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Dr Philippa Olive is a nurse academic (RN, RSCN) and social scientist undertaking applied health and health services research. Her main research focus is acute trauma and violence across the life course, specifically its impacts, costs and health-based responses to it. Philippa also leads the UCLan/LTHTr Clinical Academic Faculty. This cross-organisational partnership fosters growth and development of local clinical academic research from idea to implementation and which won the Research Capacity Building Award at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2020.

Since joining the School of Nursing as Senior Research Fellow, Philippa has grown a wide portfolio of applied health service research and innovation aimed at improving health outcomes and experiences children, young people, adults and their families. Philippa draws on her research contributing research informed teaching to undergraduate, pre-registration nursing programmes and post graduate specialist practitioner and research degrees. Philippa is Research Degrees Tutor for the School of Nursing and supervises students undertaking PhD, Professional Doctorate, Masters and Undergraduate programmes of study. Philippa is alumna of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Doctoral Research Fellowship programme and is supervisor to early and mid-career clinical academic researchers undertaking health services research and innovation internships, studentships and fellowships funded by NIHR, NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC), Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation NHS Trust and UCLan.

Philippa’s current programme of research and teaching has developed from her practice as an adult and children’s emergency nurse caring for victim-survivors of acute trauma and violence. Concerned about the experience, impact and meaning of acute trauma and violence for people’s lives, Philippa’s research is focused on improving health and wellbeing outcomes and experiences. Framed through social determinants of health and wellbeing, Philippa’s work also aims to address and prevent widening health inequalities. As a mixed-method researcher, Philippa has experience of undertaking and synthesising quantitative, qualitative and multi-method research. Philippa has worked on National Institute of Health Research (NIHR), NIHR Applied Research Collaboration North West Coast (ARC NWC), General Nursing Council, European Institute for Gender Equality, Welcome Trust and European Parliament funded research projects. Philippa’s expertise has gained recognition nationally and internationally. Philippa is a member of the national domestic violence Pathfinder expert advisory group and has delivered invited papers for British Islands and Mediterranean Region Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (BIMR CWP) Conference, British Council Newton Fund Research Links Workshop and UN ESCWA (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia) and UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) Expert Group. In addition to her peer-review journal publications, Philippa has co-authored two books: ‘The concept and measurement of violence against women and men’ and ‘Stopping Rape: Towards a comprehensive policy’.

  • PhD Sociology, Lancaster University
  • MSc. Professional Practice: Research, Development & Evaluation, UCLan
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy
  • Pg. Cert. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UCLan
  • BSc Hons Nursing Studies (2:1), UCLan
  • Registered Nurse (Children’s Nursing), UCLan
  • Registered Nurse (Adult), Blackpool Victoria Hospital School of Nursing
  • LTHTr/UCLan Clinical Academic Faculty - Research Capacity Building Award at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards 2020.
  • Nursing
  • Acute and Emergency Care
  • Acute Trauma
  • Violence and Health
  • Health and Wellbeing across the Life Course
  • Psychological and Psychosocial Wellbeing following Acute Trauma
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Intersectionality
  • Health Inequalities
  • Applied Health Research
  • Clinical Academic Research and Innovation
  • Qualitative and Mixed Method Research
  • Sociology
  • Social Science
  • Philosophy of Science for Applied and Mixed Method Research
  • Council of Deans Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professional Research Capacity Building Group /
  • Clinical Academic Role Implementation Network
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Editorial Board: Journal of Clinical Nursing
  • Peer reviewer: Journal of Clinical Nursing, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Journal of Gender Based Violence
  • International Journal of Public Health, Child Abuse Review
  • European Commission Registered Expert
  • European Institute of Gender Equality Registered Expert