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PhD Student Theresa Pengelly

PhD Student

Institute of Health & Society

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Registered Nurse (Adult and Child)
MSc: Professional Practice: Child Health Nursing (London South Bank University)
Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Education (Plymouth University)
BSc (Hons) Health Studies 2: 1 (Plymouth University)

Theresa is a part-time PhD student in the Institute of Health and Society at the University of Worcester.

Her PhD research study critically examines how nursing students construct their professional identity during their training and how that is developed post qualification. This a qualitative study which is longitudinal in design. Data collection is via an online questionnaire and semi structured interviews. Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) is being used for data analysis.

Her supervisors are Dr Janice Clarke and Professor Eleanor Bradley.

In addition to working towards her PhD Theresa works as a Senior Lecturer in Children and Young People’s Nursing at Coventry University.