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Dr Beverley Lucas

PositionAssociate Dean (Learning and Teaching). Senior Lecturer
Location4.06
DepartmentFaculty of Health Studies
Telephone01274 233495
EmailB.J.Whitemoss@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Health professional education, service development, patient experience, qualitative research.

PhD Supervision

I have acted as Doctoral research supervisor, internal and external examiner.  Current doctoral supervisor responsibilities include research areas related to professionalism, patient perceptions and experiences and interprofessional working.

Current supervision:

  • Quinn, G. Professionalism – pharmacy education. Doctorate of Pharmacy Part-time home student
  • Naureen, S. Investigating the preferences of cancer patients receiving subcutaneous or intravenous formulations (systemic anti-cancer therapies: A qualitative study. Doctorate of Pharmacy Part-time home student
  • Friel, A. How doctors, nurses and pharmacists work to optimise the use of medicines in acute hospital settings in Northern Ireland. Doctorate of Pharmacy Part-time home student.

Completions:

  • Wong, C. (2016) Experiences of adult patients living with home parenteral nutrition: a grounded theory study. Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Bradford.
  • Dorward, B. (2015) Specialists or specialising generalists: A grounded theory of the role of the clinical pharmacist in neuroscience. Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Bradford
  • Dunsmure, L.C. (2012) Can I trust you with my medicines? A grounded theory study of patients with Parkinson’s disease perceptions of medicines management. Doctorate of Pharmacy, University of Bradford

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

My teaching interests include qualitative research methods, reflective practice and Education for Sustainable Development.

Administrative Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) encompass both Faculty and University wide duties.

  • Chair of the Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Member of the External Expert and External Examiner Group (UOB)
  • Programme Approval and Review Team (Chair) (UoB)

Study History

  • 2002: PhD Social Sciences (University of Edinburgh)
  • 2000: Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • 1991: BSc (Hons) Nursing with Education (Huddersfield Polytechnic)
  • 1991: Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT) (Current NMC Registration)
  • 1989: Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB)
  • 1986: Diploma in Nursing (University of London)
  • 1986: Registered Mental Nurse (RMN) (Current NMC Registration)

Professional History

Throughout my professional career, I have held the following:

  • Clinical and academic appointments in nursing, health professional education and pharmacy education
  • Full time and part-time research appointments
  • Acted as Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) subject reviewer (Nursing)

Professional Activities

External Examiner:

  • 2013 - Newcastle University, School of Medical Education. MClinEd, from 2014  Master of Medical Education  (Newcastle) Master of Medical Education (Malaysia)
  • 2009 - 2013: University of Bristol, MSc Higher Education Practice and Research, (Medical Education Unit)
  • 2006 - 2011: The University of Salford, Faculty of Health and Social Care. Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma/Masters in Higher Education Practice and Research
  • 2004 - 2006: B Nurs (Hons) Programme [Chief] External Examiner (4 Pathways) The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Visiting
  • 2002 - 2006 B Nurs (Hons) Mental Health External Examiner: The University of Manchester, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting
  • 1993 - 1994: Manchester Victoria University, BSc (Hons) Nursing: Teaching and assessing in clinical practice. Unit examiner: Professional issues and communication skills
  • 1993/1995: Sheffield Hallam University, Diploma in Nursing Studies (Mental Health Branch)

Other activities

  • 2013 - Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) General Practice Foundation
  • 2012 - Member of Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Yorkshire Faculty Board
  • 2013 - Honorary Treasurer.  Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Yorkshire Faculty Board
  • 2014 - Member of Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Joint Faculty Board (Humberside, Sheffield and Yorkshire)

Research Areas

Primary research areas: health professional education, medical education, service development and patient experience.

My interest in education in sustainable development (ESD) has involved promoting responsible professionalism. Previous secondment experience included: supporting collaborative educational research with Bradford and Airedale NHS (developing research capacity) and the University of Leeds  Academic Unit of Primary Care (Hon Senior Lecturer Primary Care Education).

Since joining the University of Bradford I have secured external funding for research, evaluation and development work.

Current Projects

Patient perceptions and experience and educational research and development activities.

Publications

Lucas, B. and Blenkinsopp, A (2015) Community pharmacists' experience and perceptions of the New Medicines Service (NMS), International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, Article first published online: 25 Feb 2015 DOI: 10.1111/ijpp.12180

Lucas, B et al (2014). The big green lab project Feature: Building a sustainable future Education in Chemistry March p26-29 www.rsc.org/eic

Wong, C., Lucas, B., Wood, D (2014) Patients’ experiences with home parenteral nutrition: a literature review Eur J of Hosp Pharm doi 10.1136/ejhpharm-2014-000481

Kaur, I and Lucas, B. (2013). GP tutor opinions on quality criteria for undergraduate education in primary care Education for Primary, 24: 185-94

Lucas, B. and Pearson, D. (2012). Patient perceptions of their role in undergraduate medical education within a primary care teaching practice. Education for Primary Care, 23: 277-85

Baldwin, K and Lucas, B. (2012). Promoting reflective practice skills for postgraduate GPs: do journals aid journeys   Education for Primary Care, 23: 213-16

Dunsmure, L. Lucas, B.J., Acomb, C. (2012). Parkinsons disease medicines management issues associated with the admission of patients in hospital Hospital Pharmacy Europe, June.

Pearson, D and Lucas, B. (2011) Engagement and opportunity in clinical learning: findings from a case study in primary care Medical Teacher, 33 (12), e670-e677.

Pearson, D and Lucas, B. (2011).  What are the key elements of a primary care teaching practice? Education for Primary Care, 22(3) 159-165.

Lucas, B. Munshi, T. Ridley, A. (2011). S-Lab Case 11: Greening chemistry at the University of Bradford. Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement (HEEPI) http://www.goocampus.org/s-lab-cases/index.php

Lucas, B., Hawksworth, G, Horncastle, E. (2010) Why helping the public and planet is important for Pharmacy Education and practitioners of the future The Pharmaceutical Journal 284: 55-56

Escott, S. Lucas, B., Pearson, D. (2009). Lost in translation: using bilingual simulated patients to improve consulting across language barriers. Education for Primary Care 20: 93-8

Lucas, B., Pearson, D. (2008). Perceptions of UK general practice speciality registrars on professionalism: a qualitative study. Education for Primary care 19: 481-95

Lucas, B. Small, N., Greasley, P. Daley, A (2008). A reassuring presence: An evaluation of Bradford District Hospice at Home service BioMed Central BMC Palliative Care 7:9 doi:10.1186/1472-684X-7-9

Darnton, R, Lucas, B., Pearson, D. (2007). Using problem-based learning in primary care: what do undergraduates on traditional medical courses make of it? Education for Primary Care, 18, (4), 450-458

Lucas, J. Twigg, P and Lucas, B. (2007). Guidance on Pre-Registration Education and Training for Health Care Scientists. Full Report: www. Skills for health.org.uk

Dempsey, O and Lucas, B.J. (2006). Critical thinking and synergism: combining therapeutic and vocational approaches to teaching medical humanities. Journal for Learning through the Arts: A Research Journal on Arts Interpretation in Schools and Community  Vol.2: (1), Article 18. http://repositories.cdlib.org/clta/Ita/vol2/iss1/arta18

Stinson, L, Pearson, D and Lucas, B. (2006). Developing a learning culture: twelve tips for individuals, teams and organizations Medical Teacher 28, (4), 309-312

Lucas, B, Small, N and Greasley, P. (2005) Protected learning time in general practice: a question of relevance? Education for Primary Care 16, (6), 680-687

Lucas, B. and Pearson, D. (2005). Learning medicine in primary care: medical student perceptions’ of final year clinical placements Education for Primary Care 16, (4) 440-9

Pearson, D, and Lucas, B. (2005). Learning medicine in primary care: what is the added value? Education for Primary Care 16, (4) 424-31

Lucas, J and Lucas, B. (2002). Department of Health Commissioned Report. Prototype reviews of NHS-funded programmes for the health professions: an independent evaluation,  Department of Health  http://www.hcpc-uk.org/assets/documents/10001708education_and_training_committee_20030212_enclosure06.pdf 44 pages, Crown

Impact

Editorial:

  • Member of the Editorial Board Journal of Continuing Education and Professional Development,Columbia International Publishing, USA

Journal reviewer

Have acted as a journal reviewer for the following:

  • BMJ Open
  • Clinical Governance: An International Journal
  • Nurse Education Today

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

My interest in the involvement of the public in health care decision-making has been reflected in my voluntary work as a member of the Calderdale Primary Care Trust Patient and Public Involvement forum (2003 - 2008). I also acted as a Member of Calderdale Council Working Group developing procedures for commissioning the Local Involvement Networks (LINKS) within the locality.

Other activity included membership of a Citizens Group for Calderdale Primary Care Trust that championed patient and public involvement in healthcare (2008-2009).

Conference Presentations:

Dorward, B.J., Lucas, B., Blenkinsopp, A. (2015). Specialists or specialising generalists: A grounded theory of the role of the clinical pharmacists in neuroscience. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Conference. September, Birmingham [Poster]

Naylor, N., Lucas, B., Isreb, M (2015) ‘Academic speed dating’ a class activity promoting patient-centred practice. Pharmacy Education Conference, University of Manchester 29/6/2015 [Poster].

Lucas, B., Hina, N., Arif.,T., Hill, S., Habeeb, Y., Tahir, M., Armstrong, S. (2014). An exploration of the University of Bradford UK MPharm students’ perceptions of Team Based Learning AMME (International Association for Medical Education) Excellence in Education – the 21st Century Teacher Milan Congress Centre, September 2014.

Lucas, B (2014).   Integrating patient perceptions within healthcare education: reflections and implications for Pharmacy Education Manchester Pharmacy Education Conference June 2014.

Lucas, B., Blenkinsopp, A. (2013) Community pharmacists’ experience and perceptions of the New Medicines Service (NMS) within one locality in England. The Royal Pharmaceutical Society’s Conference,  September, Birmingham ICC.

Lucas, B., Karodia, N., Comerford Boyes, L., Munshi, T, Martin, W., Hopkinson, P. (2012). The Big Green Lab Project. National HE STEM conference,  Birmingham.

Hopkinson, P, Lucas, B., Comerford Boyes, L. N, Karodia  (2012). Greening the Labs Regional STEM conference, University of York.

Baldwin, K, Lucas, B, (2012). The role of Mentoring within Medical Education Medical Educators Group  Glasgow University.

Nichols, G.  Lucas, B., Miguel, A. (2012). A learning needs assessment: what should dental and medical undergraduates learn about to aid future collaborative practice? [Poster]  Royal College of GPs Annual Conference, October, Glasgow.

Merrick, M, Lucas, B. (2012). GP perceptions of sustainable development [Poster] Royal College of GPs Annual Conference, October, Glasgow.

Lucas, B. and Pearson D. (2011).  Patient perceptions of their involvement in undergraduate medical education: A view from primary Care. Society for Academic primary Care Northern Conference, November, Kendal.

Kaur, I and Lucas, B. (2011). GP tutor opinions on quality criteria generated for undergraduate education in primary care. RCGP conference, Liverpool. [Poster].

Baldwin, K and Lucas, B. (2011). Do journals aid reflective journeys RCGP conference, Liverpool [Poster].

Lucas, B and Pearson, D. (2010).  Patient perceptions of involvement in medical student teaching within primary care. ASME, Cambridge University.

Pearson, D and Lucas, B. (2010). The anatomy of a teaching practice. ASME, Cambridge University.

Lucas, B.J. and Horncastle, E (2010). Re-orientation of pharmacy education to sustainable development: reflections on workshop development. The Higher Education Academy (HEA) Annual Conference, Shaping the Future, The University of Hertfordshire, June.

Hopkinson, P, Comerford Boyes, L., Lucas, B., Hughes, P. (2010). Reflections and lessons from a cross-institutional curriculum change initiative. The Higher Education Academy Annual Conference (HEA), Shaping the Future, The University of Hertfordshire, June.

Lucas, B.J. Horncastle, L (2010). Responsible professionalism: Education for sustainability and preparing practitioners for the future, Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, Academic Pharmacy Group conference, March, Bath.

Lucas, B.J.,  Horncastle L. (2010). Ecoversity at University: Pharmacy student perspectives of a sustainable future.  UKPHA Public Health Conference, Bournemouth April, 2010 [Poster]

Lucas, B.J., Horncastle, L, Hawksworth, G (2009). Education for sustainability: sharing student learning experience of a pharmacy perspective  All our Futures 2. University of Plymouth, 15-17 September.

Hopkinson, P and Lucas, B. (2009). Case study - Greening the STEM Curriculum at Bradford- The value of action learning from laboratory experience,  Higher Education Environmental Performance Improvement (HEEPI) 28 April University of Bradford.

Pearson, D and Lucas, B. (2008). Learning in primary care: the perceptions of medical students of the learning environment in a teaching practice. Society for Academic Primary Care, Host University of Leeds, November 20, Kendal.

Wakeing, E and Lucas, B. (2008). Reflective learning in the practice setting: the Bradford model Equipping our students for a changing profession [Poster] Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain, November, London.

Escott, S, Lucas, B., Pearson, D. (2008). Lost in Translation Workshop Presentation Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting University of Leicester.

Pearson, D. Lucas, B. (2008). The learning environment in primary care: a review of the literature [Poster] Association for the Study of Medical Education Annual Scientific Meeting University of Leicester.

Lucas, B. Purvis, J. Silkstone, V, Tweddell, S. (2008). Developing an integrated curriculum: the Bradford Model,  Academic Pharmacy Easter Conference, RPSGB, Glasgow.

Pearson, D. and Lucas, B. (2007). Exploring professionalism: a qualitative study of UK GP Registrars, [Poster] International Association for Medical Education (AMEE), p233 Trondheim, Norway.

Dempsey, O and Lucas, B. (2007). Learning outcomes from teaching medical humanities: ‘Critical Thinking Synergy’.[Poster] International Association for Medical Education (AMEE), p73 Trondheim, Norway.

Escott, S, Lucas, B and Pearson, D. (2007). Communications across language barriers: innovations in primary care Association for the Study of Medical Education, Medicine’s role in future healthcare provision, University of Keele.

Dempsey, O, Pearson, D, Lucas, B (2007). Drama in education: The potential for a dramatised consultation to provide communication skills beyond consultation models.  Association for the Study of Medical Education, Medicine’s role in future healthcare provision, University of Keele.

Lucas, B and Small, N. (2006). Dying at home: an evaluation of a hospice at home service The 6th Palliative Congress University of Sheffield, April. Palliative Medicine, 20 (2), 134.

Lucas, B. and Pearson, D (2006). Evaluating shared learning in a primary care setting: Arrhythmias masterclass. Association for the Study of Medical Education,  Patient Safety in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education, University of Aberdeen.

Dempsey, O and Lucas, B.(2006).  Medical student perceptions’ of the educational value of undertaking a media, arts and humanities module.  12th International Ottawa Conference on Clinical Competence, New York.

Darnton, R and Lucas, B.J. (2006). How portable is problem-based learning? Association for the Study of Medical Education  [Poster] Patient Safety in Undergraduate and Postgraduate Education, University of Aberdeen.

Pearson, D, Stinson, L and Lucas, B. (2005). Developing a learning culture [Invited pre-conference workshop] International Association for Medical Education (AMEE) Amsterdam.

Darnton, R, Lucas, B and Pearson, D (2005). First exposure to medical students to a problem-based learning approach during final year clinical placement: what are their perceptions? Association for the Study of Medical Education, Newcastle.

Pearson, D, Stinson, L and Lucas, B (2004). Developing a learning culture [Invited workshop] International Association for Medical Education, 4.172 [Edinburgh]

Lucas, B. and Small, N. (2004). A reassuring presence: an evaluation of the Bradford hospice at home service The Tenth International Qualitative Health Research Conference  Banff, Canada.

Lucas, B, Dobson, K (2004). Working together for better care at home National Forum for Hospice at Home Annual Conference,  London. [Invited workshop speaker]

Pearson, D and Lucas, B.J. (2004). Learning medicine in primary care: what do final year students think? Educacion Medica  7 (3), 224 [11th International Ottawa Medical Education Conference], Barcelona, Spain.

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