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Dr Claire Chatterton

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Professional biography

I have worked for the Open University since 2003, initially as an associate lecturer and programme tutor (nursing) and more recently as a staff tutor based in the North West of England. I am currently a nations manager, managing the Health, Wellbeing and Social Care team in the North of England.

My clinical background is in nursing and I have worked in  a variety of practice settings as a general nurse and as a mental health nurse.

My research interests lie in the history of nursing and mental health care. I recently chaired the Royal College of Nursing's History of Nursing Society.

Research interests

History and development of mental health nursing

Nursing care of military personnel who suffer psychological trauma,  from a historical perspective

Teaching interests

History of Nursing

Teaching and assessing in clinical practice

Sociology of health and illness

Health policy

Dementia Care

Communication skills

 

Impact and engagement

2019    Member of the Royal College of Nursing's team that worked on the exhibition and events series, 'The Wandering Womb, Women's Health Nursing Past and Present' (nominated for the 2020 Museum and Heritage Awards)

2018  Academic advisor to the BBC series, 'The NHS. A People's History' (nominated for the 2019 Learning on Screen Awards - broadcast category)

External collaborations

2020 Fellow, Royal College of Nursing

2020     Karyn and Terry Holm Visiting Scholar Award, Midwest Nursing History Research Center, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA

2018    Visiting Professor, University of Chester

2018    Royal College of Nursing Award of Merit

2017    Agnes Dillon Randolph Award for distinguished contributions by a scholar of nursing history, University of Virginia, USA.

2005   Prize for paper presented at 24th Annual International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin “Greatest contribution to the body of nursing/midwifery knowledge”

2004   Monica Baly Bursary: an annual competitive award given by the Royal College of Nursing’s History of Nursing Society

 

 

 

I am an active member of the European, American and Canadian Assocations for the History of Nursing.

Publications

Women with Postpartum Psychosis and their babies: Then and Now (2019)
Chatterton, Claire and Mitchell, Ann
The Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, 7(1) (pp. 64-72)


Dame Sarah Swift (2019)
Chatterton, Claire
The Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, 7(1) (pp. 80-83)


Sister Catherine Black: ‘King’s nurse, Beggar’s nurse.’ (2017-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 6 (pp. 50-51)


‘It turned us yellow all over.’ Health Care Provision for Munition Workers During the First World War (2017-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 6 (pp. 44-45)


Sister Minnie Wood (continued) (2017-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 6 (pp. 49-50)


Sister Minnie Wood (2016-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 5 (pp. 81-82)


'Rekindling the Desire to Live.' Nursing Men Following Facial Injury and Surgery during the First World War (2016-11)
Chatterton, Claire and McInnes, Marilyn
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 5 (pp. 56-60)


Pioneering days for trauma care (2016-06-09)
Chatterton, Claire
Mental Health Practice, 19(9) (p 11)


Training mental health nurses in the United Kingdom– a historical overview. Part Two: 1948 onwards (2015-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 4 (pp. 5-14)


Nursing Biography: Catherine E Bennett (2015-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 4 (pp. 66-68)


Inpatient mental health care in the first world war (2015-09)
Chatterton, Claire
Mental Health Practice, 19(1) (pp. 35-37)


Training mental health nurses in the United Kingdom– a historical overview. Part One: pre 1948. (2014-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 3 (pp. 22-32)


“An unsuitable job for a woman? Gender and mental health nursing.” (2013-11)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 2 (pp. 44-49)


Charlotte Seymour Yapp (2013-11)
Chatterton, Claire and Wade, Lesley
The Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing, 2 (pp. 49-51)


Mental health nursing—an overview of its development (2012-12-13)
Chatterton, Claire
British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, 6(12) (pp. 612-617)


What is the ‘best evidence’ for researching nursing history? (2012)
Chatterton, Claire
Bulletin of the UK Association for the History of Nursing., 1(2) (pp. 5-20)


'Caught in the middle'? Mental nurse training in England 1919–51 (2004)
Chatterton, Claire
Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 11(1) (pp. 30-35)


Women in mental health nursing: Angels or custodians? (2000)
Chatterton, Claire
International History of Nursing Journal, 5(2) (pp. 11-19)


'The weakest link in the chain of nursing'? Recruitment and retention in mental health nursing in England, 1948-68 (2015-07)
Chatterton, Claire
In: Borsay, Anne and Dale, Pamela eds. Mental Health Nursing: The working lives of paid carers in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Nursing History and Humanities (pp. 169-189)
ISBN : 978 0 7190 9693 8 | Publisher : Manchester University Press


‘Always remember that you are in your senses: from keeper to attendant to nurse’ (2014)
Chatterton, Claire
In: Knowles, Thomas and Trowbridge, Serena eds. Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century.. Perspectives in Economic and Social History (36) (pp. 85-98)
ISBN : 9781848934528 | Publisher : Pickering and Chatto. | Published : London