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Dr Anita Sargeant

PositionHead of School of Allied Health Professions and Sport
Location3.18
DepartmentSchool of Allied Health Professions and Midwifery
Telephone01274 235994
Emaila.r.sargeant@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Palliative and end of life care; service user and carer Involvement; Service evaluation; Sexuality & Gender; Qualitative research methodology & mixed methods.

PhD Supervision

Current

  • Rachel Forton (2014 - ongoing) part-time PhD student: How do radiographers define and model care in the fast paced, high technology environment of ct imaging?
  • Jane Welby (2011 - ongoing) part-time home PhD student: High Hopes and Great Expectations: Exploring the social constructions of stakeholders in the selection of candidates for nursing

Completed

  • Rose Peacock (2015): Relationships, Personal communities and Visible Facial Difference

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Anita teaches across a range of different professional undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across the faculty around professional practice; attitudes and values, ethics and law, contemporary health policy, gender and sexuality, research methods.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Head of School of School of Allied Health Professions and Sport, overseeing the management of 32 academic staff
  • Member of Faculty senior management team – strategic planning and decision making
  • Member of Faculty Board – Key governance and decision making board
  • Member of Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Member of Faculty Programme and Review Team – Quality assurance committee for new and reviewed programmes at undergraduate and post graduate levels
  • Member of Bradford and Airedale Partnership Education Group- meeting with Key Trust education leads and directors    

Biography

Anita qualified as nurse in 1988 and worked in cancer and palliative care; specialising in palliative and end of life care she worked across a range of clinical settings and roles within hospice, community and hospital palliative care teams. She undertook a BA (Hons) Social Sciences and Psychology which lead to her combined clinical and academic interests in social psychology, gender, care and care ethics and ethical decision making and the changing nature of care within palliative care that eventually led to her PhD at the University of Southampton.

Anita subsequently worked as a research fellow at the University of Sheffield from 2004 on two national palliative care studies before working full time as a lecturer in the School of Nursing at the University of Bradford in 2008. In 2008/9 she became one of two the School Ecoversity pioneers to bring in and integrate Education for Sustainable Development within the curricula across the Faculty and within School quality assurance programme review processes. In 2009/10 Anita reviewed and rationalised the Faculty post graduate and post registration provision with colleagues before developing the Faculty wide interprofessional Flexible Framework for Continuing Professional Development before taking on the role as lead in 2010.

She moved into her role as Head of School of Allied Health Professions and Sport in November 2012, leading 32 academic staff who provide undergraduate programmes in Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Diagnostic Radiography and Sport Rehabilitation as well as associated post graduate awards and the Level 4 Certificate in Higher Education in Professional Practice for Support Workers. She also has the Physiotherapy and Sport Rehabilitation clinic and Clinic lead within the School provision.

Study History

  • 2010 PG Diploma Health Professional Educator
  • 2004 PhD (University of Southampton) An ethnographic study exploring the complex and dynamic construction of care within palliative care
  • 2000 PG Diploma Professional Practice: Psychosocial palliative care Distinction (University of Southampton)
  • 1996 BA (Hons) Social Sciences and Psychology:  First Class  (University of Westminster)
  • 1994 Certificate in Counselling  (Westminster Pastoral Foundation, London)
  • 1988 RGN : Registered General Nurse  (Kings College Hospital, London)

Current Projects

Key Projects

  • (2012) Almark K, Seymour J, Fish J, Sargeant A, Yip A, Jenkins C, Smith A. End of Life Care: the experiences and needs of lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) elders. Marie Curie Cancer Care Research funding Ref: A13972. (£157K) (based at University of Nottingham)
  • (2012 - present) Archibong U (PI), Bradford team: Bulmer J, Hopkinson P, Karodia N, Oltean-Dumbrava M C A, Sargeant A. GENOVATE: Transforming organisational culture for gender equality in research and innovation. FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 European Union 7th Framework Programme.
  • (2014) Middleton Green L, Sargeant A, Small N, Turner B. Evaluation of the Goldline. Airedale Foundation NHS Trust and The Health Foundation (£20,000)
  • (2009) Todd J, Dixey R, Carney S, Newell R, Taylor V, Sargeant A. Social difficulty and appearance concerns in lymphoedema secondary to cancer. Short title; Make a difference in lymphoedema study. Macmillan Cancer Support user-led Grant. (£59000)
  • (2007) Cotteral P, Beresford P, Hanley B, Harlow G, Morris C, Sargeant A, Sitzia J, Staley K. Identifying the impact of service user involvement on the lives of people affected by cancer. Macmillan Cancer Support User-led Grant (£49,817)

Networks/Roles

Anita is involved in Faculty and University governance processes and chaired the Faculty Programme and Review Panel during 2014/15 and has been a member of the panel for several years. She works with the legal team on student investigations, fitness to practice committees and complaints.

Anita works with Health Education England regionally as well as local stakeholders and NHS Trusts. She continues to teach and supervises MSc and PhD students and has continued to undertake some research within palliative and end of life care during her current post.

Member of Education groups at Bradford Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust, Bradford District Care Foundation trust and Airedale NHS Trust.

Publications

Middleton-Green, L, Gadoud, A, Norris, B, Sargeant, A, Nair, S, Wilson, L, Livingstone H, Small, N (2016) “A Friend in the Corner”: Supporting people at home in the last year of life via telephone and video consultation – an evaluation BMJ Support Palliative Care doi:10.1136/bmjspcare-2015-001016

Rose Peacock, Anita Sargeant, Neil Small (2016) Visibly different: constructions of micro-social worlds by people living with facial difference. Cartographies of Difference Ed. Ulrike Vieten and Gill Valentine. Peter Lang Publishers.

Small, N., Sargeant, A. (2011) User and community participation at the end of life. In Gott M, Ingleton C (Eds). Living with Ageing and Dying: End of Life Care for Older People. Oxford University Press.

Cotterell, P., Harlow, G., Morris, C., Beresford, P., Hanley, B., Sargeant, A., Sitzia, J., Staley, K. (2010) Service User Involvement in Cancer Care: The Impact on involved people affected by cancer. Health Expectations, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1369-7625.2010.00627.x/abstract

Ingleton, C., Payne, S., Seymour, J., Sargeant, A. (2009) Barriers to achieving care at home at the end-of-life: transferring patients between care settings using patient transport services. Palliative Medicine, 23 (6), pp.498-507 http://pmj.sagepub.com/content/23/8/723.long

Payne, S., Ingleton, C., Sargeant, A., Seymour, J. (2009) The role of the nurse in palliative care settings in a global context. (Special feature invited paper). Cancer Nursing Practice, 8 (5), pp.23-28.

Sargeant, A., Payne, S., Ingleton, C. and Seymour, J. (2008) Heart failure nurses experiences of palliative care. End of Life Care Journal, 1 (3).

Cotterell, P., Harlow, G., Morris, C., Beresford, P., Hanley, B., Sargeant, A., Sitzia, J., Staley, K. (2008) Identifying the Impact of Service User Involvement on the Lives of People Affected by Cancer: Final Report. London, UK: Macmillan Cancer Support.

Payne, S., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Sargeant, A., Kidd, H. (2008) Independent Evaluation of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme: Structured End Evaluation Report for Lincolnshire.

Sargeant, A., Payne, S., Gott, M., Small, N., Oliviere, D. (2007) User involvement in palliative care: motivational factors for service users and professionals. Progress in Palliative Care, 15 (3), pp.126-132

Sheldon, F., Sargeant, A.R. (2007) Ethical and Practical Issues in Qualitative Research. In Addington-Hall J, Bruera E, Higginson I and Payne S. Research Methods in Palliative Care. Oxford University Press.

Seymour, J., Payne, S., Reid, D., Sargeant, A., Skilbeck, J., Smith, P. (2005) Ethical and methodological issues in palliative care studies: The experiences of a research group. Journal of Research in Nursing, 10 (2) pp.169-188

Sargeant, A.R., Gott, M., Oliviere, D., Payne, S., Small, N., Young, E. (2005) User Involvement in Palliative Care a Scoping Study. Palliative Care Research Society Newsletter. Spring.

Sargeant, A., Payne, S. (2004) User Involvement in Palliative Care a Scoping Exercise. Read. 2:4-5: University of Sheffield.

Wild, D., Sargeant, A., Travers, M., Davis, C. (1997) Quality of Life in Cancer Patients Receiving Palliative Care: An Exploratory Study. Quality of Life Research, 6 (5), p.40

Reports

Cotterell, P., Harlow, G., Morris, C., Beresford, P., Hanley, B., Sargeant, A., Sitzia, J., Staley, K. (2008) Identifying the Impact of Service User Involvement on the Lives of People Affected by Cancer: Final Report. London, UK: Macmillan Cancer Support

Payne, S., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Sargeant, A., Kidd, H. (2008) Independent Evaluation of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme: Structured End Evaluation Report for Lincolnshire

Payne, S., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Sargeant, A., Bingley, A. (2007) Independent Evaluation of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme: Baseline Evaluation Report for Leeds Unpublished

Payne, S., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Ward, S., Sargeant, A., Argyle, E. (2006) Independent Evaluation of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme : Baseline Evaluation Report for Tayside Unpublished

Payne, S., Seymour, J., Ingleton, C., Ward, S., Sargeant, A., Argyle, E. (2006) Independent Evaluation of the Marie Curie Delivering Choice Programme : Baseline Evaluation Report for Lincolnshire Unpublished

Payne, S., Gott, M., Small, N., Oliviere, D., Sargeant, A., Thomas, J., Young, E. (2005) User-Involvement in Palliative Care: a scoping study. Final Report to St. Christopher’s Hospice, 2005.

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Presentations

Conference presentations

Welby J, Sargeant A and Dearnley C (2016) Street Level Bureaucracy and the Selection of Candidates for Nursing. Oral Presentation 6th April 2016 Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Welby J, Sargeant A and Dearnley C (2016) Selecting the Right Candidates with the Right Values for Nursing. Oral presentation 6th April 2016 Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Almack K., Seymour J., Yip A., Sargeant A., Patterson A., Makita M., (2014) Exploring end of life experiences and care needs in the lives of older LGBT people 43rd British Society of Gerontology Conference University of Southampton

Almack K., Patterson A., Makita M., Seymour J., Yip A., Sargeant A (2014) Negotiating personal networks: lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans older people’s networks of support towards the end of life Social Aspects of death Dying and Bereavement Group British Sociological Association London

Sargeant A, Small N (2011) User and community participation at the end of life. 9th Asia / Oceania Congress of Geriatrics and Gerontology: Aging well together. Melbourne, Australia. 24th October.

Sargeant A, Seymour J, Payne S, Ingleton C (2008) Barriers To Care At Home At The End Of Life: The Role Of Transport Between Care Settings. Palliative Care Congress, Glasgow. 29- 1st May.

Panel Member (2007) Meet the researchers and find out how to get involved Cancer Experiences Collaborative (CECo): Hospice: the heart of end of life care conference, 4th October.

Panel member (2007) Implementing user involvement in your hospice. Hospice: the heart of end of life care conference. 3rd October.

Payne S, Oliviere D, Sargeant A (2007) EAPC Meet the expert: User involvement in palliative care. 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). 9th July 2007. Budapest Hungary.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Gott M, Small N, Oliviere D, Young E (2006) Motivation, identity and the self: the role of user involvement in developing and maintaining self worth in service users. Palliative Care Congress, University of Sheffield, 5th-7th April.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Small N, Gott M, Oliviere D, Young E (2005) User involvement in palliative care: a scoping study. British psycho-oncology Society. University of Nottingham 28th April.

Sargeant A (2005) Getting the message across: adaptive communication strategies in palliative care. European Association of Palliative Care Conference, Aachen, Germany, 8-10th April

Payne S, Sargeant A, Small N, Gott M, Oliviere D, Young E (2005) User Involvement in Palliative Care. Learning from Research, Oxford Brookes University. 9th March.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Small N, Gott M, Oliviere D, Young E (2004) User Involvement in Palliative Care a Scoping Study. National Council for Palliative Care, London. 30th November.

Sargeant A R (2003) Exploring the Art of Research in Palliative Care: Identifying and Negotiating Competing Needs. Lifelines Conference Salisbury Hospice. 3rd October.

Sargeant A R (2003) Researching Complex Situations: Division of Social Work. Post Graduate Research Seminar, University of Southampton, 7th February.

Sargeant A R (2002) Complexity, Care and Communication in Palliative Care. Southampton Palliative Research Interest Group. Countess Mountbatten House, 13th December.

Sargeant A R (2002) Understanding Care in Palliative Care: Exploration and Evolution. Faculty of Social Science Research Training Scheme Conference, University of Southampton April.

Sargeant A R (2001) The Complexities and Uncertainties of Getting Started: Negotiating the new dilemmas facing researchers in palliative care. Social Aspects of Death, Dying and Bereavement Conference, Leicester University.

Sargeant A R (1989) The nursing needs of sickle cell patients. Camberwell Health Authority Conference on Sickle Cell Disease. Camberwell London.

Conference posters

Welby J, Sargeant A and Dearnley C (2015)  Embedding Service User and Carer Knowledge in Meaningful Partnerships to Select the Right Candidates for Nursing. Poster. Royal College of Nursing Education Forum International Conference, 15th March 2016, Telford International Centre.

Sargeant A, Seymour J, Payne S, Ingleton C (2008) Barriers to Care At Home At The End Of Life: The Role Of Transport Between Care Settings. European Association of Palliative Care Research Congress, Trondheim, Norway. May.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Seymour J, Ingleton C, Ward S (2007) What are the key issues identified by Heart Failure Nurses in the UK working with patients at the end of life? Hospice: the heart of end of life care conference, 2-4 October.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Seymour J, Ingleton C and Ward S (2007) How do the levels of physician contact differ between cancer and heart failure patients in Scotland during the last four weeks of life? Hospice: the heart of end of life care conference, 2-4 October.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Seymour J, Ingleton C, Ward S (2007) What are the key issues identified by Heart Failure Nurses in the UK working with patients at the end of life? Budapest, Hungary, 7-9th July. 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). European Journal of Palliative Care, 2007, 125.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Seymour J, Ingleton C and Ward S.(2007) How do the levels of physician contact differ between cancer and heart failure patients in Scotland during the last four weeks of life? 10th Congress of the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC), Budapest, Hungary, 7-9th July. European Journal of Palliative Care, 2007, 125.

Sargeant A, Payne S, Small N, Gott M, Oliviere D (2005) ‘Being Heard’: Engaging patients and families in designing, developing and evaluating palliative care in the UK. European Association of Palliative Care Conference, Aachen, 8-10th April. Poster.

Sargeant A R (2002) Understanding Care in Palliative Care: Exploration and Evolution. Faculty of Social Science Research Training Scheme Conference, University of Southampton, Oral paper and poster, April.

Sargeant A R, Wild D et al (1997) The effects of advanced cancer on quality of life in a group of hospice patients. Assessing the validity of the Hospice Quality of Life Index. Poster presentation at the European Association of Palliative Care Conference London.

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