Professor Veronica Swallow
- Position: Professor
- Areas of expertise: Child and family healthcare; development and evaluation of complex interventions to support self-management; Mixed-methods research; Patient & Public Involvement (PPI) in research; Framework Analysis
- Email: V.M.Swallow@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 1384
- Location: Baines Wing
- Website: Twitter | Googlescholar | Researchgate | ORCID
Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing;Veronica Chairs the Maternal, Child & Family-Health Research group and leads the Children, Young People and Family Research Strand in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. She is Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University, Australia. A registered Adult and Sick Children’s Nurse and HE Teacher, with extensive clinical, teaching and leadership experience; she is Editorial Board member of two international journals (Journal of Family Nursing (Impact Factor 1.955) https://journals.sagepub.com/home/jfn and Journal of Pediatric Nursing (Impact Factor 1.8), reviewer for NIHR, Irish Health Research Board and key charities, and an active member of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) including as elected member of the IFNA Board of Directors and co-founder of the UK and Ireland IFNA Chapter (the first IFNA Chapter globally). A member of the UK Paediatric Nephrology Clinical Studies Group, and the Yorkshire and Humber Research for Patient Benefit Grant awarding Panel, Veronica has received national & international recognition for her research and student education activity and is committed to helping professionals to apply research evidence into practice to promote optimum outcomes for patients. She welcomes enquiries about PhD and Masters supervision in the areas of child and family healthcare.
- School REF Impact Champion
- Chair, Maternal, Child & Family Health Research Theme
Veronica's multidisciplinary, international research includes mixed-methods, qualitative and participatory approaches, framework analysis, RCTs, and systematic reviews; her outputs have led to invitations to present international keynote/plenary lectures;her research and under/post-graduate teaching focus particularly on: the ways children, young people, families/carers and professionals share long-term condition management\; Development and evaluation of complex, user-led interventions (e.g. web and smartphone apps) to promote optimum health-care experiences for families, confident and competent self- and shared- managemnt and optimum outcomes for patients; and User involvement and ethics in health-care research. Veronica encourages involvement of young people and parents as co-researchers, co-authors and advisers on research projects she leads and contributes to; she is an Associate member of INVOLVE, the NIHR Advisory Group on patient and public involvement in health and social care research http://www.invo.org.uk/.(Veronica was for 8 years a member of the INVOLVE Advisory Group).
- Masters in Medical Sciences
- BSc (Hons) Nursing Sciences - 1st Class
- Diploma of Professional Studies in Nursing (Distinction)
- Registered General Nurse; Registered Sick Children's Nurse
- Board of Directors of the International Family Nursing Association
- NIHR Research for Patient Benefit Grant Awarding Panel
- UK Paediatric Nephrology Clinical Studies Group,
- Editorial Board, Journal of Pediatric Nursing
- Editorial Board Journal of Family Nursing
Veronica has received national & international recognition for her research and student education activity and is committed to helping professionals to apply research evidence into practice to promote optimum outcomes for patients. She welcomes enquiries about PhD and Masters supervision in the areas of child and family healthcare.
Research groups and institutes
- Maternal, child and family health