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Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review (2019)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Kennedy, M., & North, H. (in press). Are mentors failing to fail underperforming student nurses? An integrative literature review. British Journal of Nursing,

This review aimed to identify and review primary research to address the question of ‘Is there evidence that mentors are failing to fail underperforming student nurses?’ Design: Integrative literature review Methods: Online-databases (Medline, Sco... Read More

Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? : lessons learnt to promote success (2017)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Archibong, U., & Walton, S. (2017). Why undertake pilot work in a qualitative PhD study? : lessons learnt to promote success. Nurse Researcher, 24(3), (31-35). doi:10.7748/nr.2017.e1416. ISSN 1351-5578

This paper is concerned with reporting the benefits of undertaking a pilot study for qualitative researchers detailing the experiences gained, the lessons learnt and subsequent changes to the main study. This was undertaken as part of a PhD that soug... Read More

Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective (2013)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., & Barrett, D. (2014). Choosing to stay: looking at retention from a different perspective. Studies in higher education, 39(9), (1700-1714). doi:10.1080/03075079.2013.806461. ISSN 0307-5079

The retention of students presents a challenge to approved education institutions (AEIs) globally. Nursing student attrition is of particular concern owing to the high non-completion rates and financial costs. A survey approach was used in an AEI in... Read More

Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help? (2013)
Journal Article
Williams, P., Wray, J., Farrall, H., & Aspland, J. (2014). Fit for purpose: traditional assessment is failing undergraduates with learning difficulties. Might eAssessment help?. International Journal of Inclusive Education, 18(6), (614-625). doi:10.1080/13603116.2013.802029. ISSN 1360-3116

Recent years have seen unprecedented growth in the size, diversity and academic orientation of undergraduate student populations. There is evidence that the use of innovative pedagogies using information and communications technology has the potentia... Read More

The impact of safeguarding children training: A review of the literature (2012)
Presentation / Conference
Wright, J., Wray, J., & Maggs, C. (2012, April). The impact of safeguarding children training: A review of the literature. Presented at British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect, 8th congress, "Keeping children safe in an uncertain world: Learning from evidence and practice"

TITLE: Impact of Child Protection training on professional knowledge, skills and referral activity: a review of the literature. Objectives: The review aimed to assess the extent and quality of contemporary primary research on training in safeguarding... Read More

Screening for specific learning difficulties (SpLD): the impact upon the progression of pre-registration nursing students. (2011)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Taghzouit, J., Pace, K., & Harrison, P. (2012). Screening for specific learning difficulties (SpLD): the impact upon the progression of pre-registration nursing students. Nurse education today, 32(1), (96-100). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2011.01.021. ISSN 0260-6917

The study aimed to explore the impact of screening pre-registration nursing students for an SpLD at entry to an education programme, and the provision of specialist support for those identified as 'at risk'. Progression was monitored using a multiple... Read More

Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature. (2011)
Journal Article
Storr, H., Wray, J., & Draper, P. (2011). Supporting disabled student nurses from registration to qualification: a review of the United Kingdom (UK) literature. Nurse education today, 31(8), (e29-e33). doi:10.1016/j.nedt.2010.11.022. ISSN 0260-6917

This paper reviews the UK evidence in relation to support for disabled student nurses from admission to qualification. The review was undertaken with a view to informing the provision of more effective support for disabled student nurses both within... Read More

Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature (2009)
Journal Article
Crickmore, D., & Wray, J. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291 - 304. doi:10.1177/1744629509355725

Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities. This has inevitably led to debate regarding how b... Read More

Education and training for learning disability practice: Key messages from contemporary literature (2009)
Journal Article
Wray, J., & Crickmore, D. (2009). Education and training for learning disability practice: Key messages from contemporary literature. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 13(4), 291-304. doi:10.1177/1744629509355725

Over the last quarter of a century, much attention has justifiably been given to the closure of long-stay hospitals and the subsequent community-based experiences of people with learning disabilities.This has inevitably led to debate regarding how be... Read More

“A wealth of knowledge”: a survey of the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS (2008)
Journal Article
Wray, J., Aspland, J., Gibson, H., Stimpson, A., & Watson, R. (2009). “A wealth of knowledge”: a survey of the employment experiences of older nurses and midwives in the NHS. International journal of nursing studies, 46(7), (977-985). doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2008.07.008. ISSN 0020-7489

Background: The United Kingdom’s National Health Service workforce is ageing, and the specific needs of this sector of its workforce need to be addressed. Nursing and midwifery shortage is a worldwide issue, and with increasing demands for care... Read More