Mandy Allen



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Area of academic expertise - outline

I am an adult, paediatric and health visitor trained nurse. My primary area of interest is within the field of advanced practice and paediatrics, although family health and health visiting services are also of interest to me.My main work over recent years has focused on child health services. My extensive academic work, clinical practice and external child health representation has given me a well-rounded and grounded approach to developing child health services giving children and their families the best start in life.

Current research activities

I am currently writing up my porfessional doctorate thesis which is based on the advanced paediatric nurse practitioner role - from service users and service providers viewpoints. I am using a hermeneutic approach for this study.


I am also an active supervisor for students writing up their MSc dissertations.


I am the programme lead for the MSc Maternal and Child Health (Advanced paediatric and Advanced neonatal programmes) at UWS, and i am the programme lead designate for the MSc Advanced Clinical Practitioner (neonatal, child, adult) programme which is being validated in March 2017.

Desired research direction

Child Health

Advanced Practice - neonatal, child or adult fields

Health visiting practice

Family health

Target collaborative companies

Nhs Education for Scotland


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Primary Care

Public Health


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

External positions

Secretary to SPENS

2016 → …


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