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Alison Cork

Alison Cork RN, BSc Hons/ENB Higher Award, PGDip, MA

Alison Cork

Alison Cork
RN, BSc Hons/ENB Higher Award, PGDip, MA

Principal Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education & Health

Alison Cork is a Principal Lecturer for Adult Nursing in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

After initial qualification as a registered nurse, Alison successfully secured posts in various accident and emergency departments in the South East England. Her career progression in accident and emergency nursing achieved the post of Practice Development Nurse in 1999.

Alison joined the university in 2004 as Senior Lecturer and instrumental in developing and delivering various courses in the area of emergency care, leadership and management. She regularly reviews potential publications for the Emergency Nurse Journal and is widely published both as a single and joint author.

Alison became Principal Lecturer and also Programme Leader for pre-registration Adult Nursing in 2007. The role encompasses all aspects of the programme, including curriculum development and monitoring; recruitment and retention; reporting to internal and external bodies; providing academic and pastoral support to students and developing new ways of working within the university and apply Nursing and Midwifery Council regulations. A key part of this role is liaising with practice partners to ensure that student placements remain contemporary, focused, and provide an excellent environment for student nurses to develop and refine their skills and knowledge.

Alison is lecturer on a range of subjects, including emergency care, leadership, change management and decision making to pre and post-qualified health professionals such as nurses, midwives and paramedics.

She is the Key Account Manager for Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Link tutor for Adult Nursing placements on the Princess Royal site of the same Trust.

Posts held previously:

  • 2004–07, Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, University of Greenwich
  • 2002–04, Lecturer Practitioner, University of Greenwich, Greenwich Healthcare
  • 1999–2004, Practice Development Nurse, Greenwich Healthcare
  • Principal Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Programme leader for pre-registration Adult Nursing
  • Course lecturer on pre-registered and post-registered programmes
  • Link tutor
  • Leads on Student Experience
  • Key Account Manager for Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
  • Recruitment workforce, South London NHS Trust
  • NHS London, implementing values-based testing into student nurse selection
  • Ongoing peer reviewer of articles for Emergency Nurse
  • Ongoing peer reviewer of articles for Nurse Education Today

Alison's research interests are around the acquisition and development of skills. Her original research for her MA investigated to what extent student nurses maintain the skill of taking manual blood pressures and reaffirmed the link between skill decay and time. Her notable publications delves into this and also change management, leadership and decision making for paramedics.

Cork, A. (2012). In: A. Blaber, ed., Leadership in Foundations of Paramedic Practice, 2nd edition. New York City: McGraw Hill.

Cork, A. (2012). In: A. Blaber, ed., Change Management in Foundations of Paramedic Practice, 2nd edition. New York City: McGraw Hill.

Cork, A. (2012). In: A. Blaber, ed., Decision Making in Foundations of Paramedic Practice, 2nd edition. New York City: McGraw Hill.

Cork, A. (2011). The ECG Workbook, 2nd ed. Reviewed in Emergency Nurse, 19(6), pp. 12.

Cork, A. (2009). Healthcare Records in Court. Reviewed in Emergency Nurse, September 2009, 17(5), pp. 9.

Ferns, T. and Cork, A. Part 1 Managing alcohol related aggression in the emergency department. In: International Emergency Nursing, 16(1), pp. 43–47.

Cork, A. and Ferns, T. Part 2 Managing alcohol related aggression in the emergency department. In: International Emergency Nursing, 16(2), pp. 88–93.

Cork, A. (2008). The ECG Workbook. Reviewed in Emergency Nurse, 16(8), pp. 9.

Cork, A. (2008). Theory and practice of manual blood pressure measurement. Nursing Standard, 22(14-16), pp. 47-50.

Ferns, T., Stacey, C. and Cork, A. (2006). Violence and aggression in the emergency department: Factors impinging on nursing research. Accident and Emergency Nursing, 14(1), pp. 49-55.

Cork, A. (2005). A model for successful change management. Nursing Standard, 19(25), pp.40-42.

Ferns, T., Cork, A. and Rew, M. (2005). Personal safety in the accident and emergency department. British Journal of Nursing, 14(13), pp. 725-730.

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