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Research Profile

Mrs Cindy

Senior Lecturer - Nursing

Faculty of Health, Education and Society

  • Cindy’s responsibilities are to lead the nursing admission teams for undergraduate pre-registration nursing. A significant part of this work is meeting applicants at engagement events throughout Northamptonshire and beyond. Alongside this, she is module leader for the dissertation module based on practice improvement, for all four fields of the pre-registration nursing programme.

    Cindy commenced her nursing career as a nursing cadet in 1975 going on to work with cardiac patients in acute and rehabilitation contexts. She is a registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council for nursing practice and as a teacher. She holds a Bachelors and Masters degree alongside a Post Graduate Certificate for Teaching in Higher Education. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


    • BSc (Hons)
    • PGCTHE
    • RN
    • ACSM
  • Module leader

    • NPR2003 Rehabilitation

    Undergraduate teaching

    Caf Modules:

    • Foundation of Nursing Studies
    • Clinical Skills Year 1
    • Basic Life Support Instructor
    • NPR2003 Rehabilitation
    • NPR200   Research Methods level 2

    Non Caf

    • Term 7/8 Acute Critical Care
    • Personal Academic Advisor for year 1, 2 and 3 undergraduate students
  • At present Cindy’s areas for focus are:

    Cindy is interested in how student nurses perceive nurse practitioners in practice. To this end she, in collaboration with a colleague, has captured data to understand the student’s perceptions in rehabilitation settings. In doing so it is hoped to develop further data and underpin curricula.
    Submitted for conference presentation February 2008

    Physical Activity and Health
    This area is of great personal interest. Cindy is very interested in the learning attained from the engagement in physical activity circuits for student nurses, particularly knowledge of anatomy and physiology. Presently she is examining data as to how this learning aides nursing knowledge. Submitted for conference presentation June 2008.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Cindy ODell’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.