Miss Angharad Jones BSc Applied Community and Health Studies; Dip HE Nursing; PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector); Registered Nurse - Child; Specialist Community Public Health Nurse; Registered Nurse Teacher, SFHEA

Miss Angharad Jones

Lecturer in Healthcare Education

Department of Life Sciences

Contact Details

Profile

Angharad is a founding member of the Healthcare Education Centre and was a member of the Nursing Project Board which secured the tender to deliver pre-registration nurse education (adult and mental health fields) for the Mid Wales locality.  She was also part of the Healthcare Education team who successfully obtained indefinite Nursing and Midwifery Council accreditation for Aberystwyth University to become an Approved Educational Institution.

Angharad has worked in clinical practice, nurse education (HE & NHS) and research for the last 25 years.  In addition to her RN Child Branch qualification (Staffordshire University) and clinical background in paediatric nursing, she is also a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - School Nursing (Northeast Wales Institute of HE – now Glyndwr University) and is a Registered Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council having completed her PGCE (incorporating the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector) with the University of Wales, Newport, where she won a local Outstanding Achievement award. 

She has experience and specific interest in community nursing models, One Health principles, healthcare research, rural health – particularly rural healthcare workforces, rural service/educational delivery models and health and wellbeing within agricultural communities.  She is currently completing her PhD thesis with Aberystwyth University and hopes to submit in 2022.

Additional Information

Angharad was born and grew up in a farming community in rural Mid Wales, she is a fluent Welsh speaker, and is very enthusiastic about safeguarding health and social care services and equity of access for all rural residents.

Teaching

Angharad participates in teaching activities on all core modules.  She is also the Module Coordinator/Lead for:

Module 3 (Understanding the Human Body)

Module 8 (Enhancing Professional Practice – adult field)

Module 11 (Transition to Autonomous Practice – adult field)

Lead Academic Assessor for Part 2 of the programme.

Research

Angharad is passionate about the provision of high quality nursing in rural locations and, to this end, made the decision to pursue a PhD at Aberystwyth University in 2016, seeking to understand why rural areas of Mid Wales struggle to recruit and retain their nursing workforce.  She is supervised by Dr Rachel Rahman and Dr Jiaqing O - Psychology Department, Aberystwyth University. 

Her research has contributed to the following national and international conferences, publications and clinical disseminations:

Nov 2020        

Rural Health and Care Wales Conference – Poster presentation                

‘A historical account of rural health and care services: a brief journey through time’

Jan 2020         

Learned Society of Wales – Joint winner for poster and oral presentation

‘The Excitement of the City: the perspectives of Welsh urban working nurses regarding the rural recruitment challenge’

Nov 2019        

Rural Health and Care Wales Conference – Oral presentation

How urban based nurses can inform the rural recruitment challenge’

Nov 2019        

Publication (Journal of Rural Studies – Impact Factor 3.3)

Jones, A., Rahman, R. J. & O, J. (2019). A crisis in the countryside - Barriers to nurse recruitment and retention in rural areas of high-income countries: A qualitative meta-analysis. Journal of Rural Studies. 72. 153-163.

Feb 2019         

Public Health Wales Showcase Conference – Poster presentation

‘Time and Travel: the perspectives of Welsh rural nurses regarding the rural recruitment challenge’

Nov 2018        

Rural Health and Care Wales Conference – Oral presentation

Time, Traffic and Travel: the perspectives of Welsh rural nurses regarding the rural recruitment challenge’         

Nov 2017        

Rural Health and Care Wales Conference – Poster presentation

Health in the HINTERLANDS: the Welsh rural nurse recruitment and retention challenge’

July 2017        

Inspiring Innovation in Practice Conference - Oral presentation:

Rural Nurse Recruitment and Retention: a crisis in the countryside’

June 2017       

Trans-Atlantic Rural Research Network - Oral/Paper Discussion:

Rural Nurse Recruitment and Retention: a crisis in the countryside’

May 2017       

Chief Nursing Officer’s Conference - Poster presentation:             

‘Health in the Hinterlands: the Welsh rural nurse recruitment and retention challenge’

Responsibilities

On behalf of the Healthcare Education Centre:

  • Personal Tutor
  • Educational Link Lecturer
  • Admission Tutor
  • Service User, Carer and Public Involvement Lead
  • Research Lead
  • Welsh Language Lead
  • Rural Health Lead
  • Sustainability Lead
  • One Health Lead
  • Further Education Outreach Link