Rona Dury Faculty of Education & Health

Rona Dury RGN, DipN, BSc Hons, PGCE, MA

Rona Dury

Rona Dury
RGN, DipN, BSc Hons, PGCE, MA

Senior Lecturer

Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education and Health

Rona Dury is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

Since qualification she has worked in Acute Medical Care and a High Dependency Unit, then in 1996 trained as a community practitioner. In 2000 she developed a 24-hour community team with the remit to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions.

Rona joined the university in 2010, lecturing on a wide variety of subjects across a range of pre-registration and post-registration programmes. As part of the Continuing Professional Development framework she coordinates a respiratory course and is also course leader for a SEGi University course in Kuala Lumpar. Other teaching areas include wound and leg ulcer management, long term condition management and varying clinical skills. 

Rona is a Professional Tutor Group (PTG) leader for pre-registration students. She is also a Link tutor and liaises with specific clinical placements within health care Trusts and is a Key Account Manager for Kent Community Health Trust.

Posts held previously:

  • 2006-10, Modern Matron (Clinical Lead-Strategic and Operational Management) Rapid Response Team, West Kent PCT
  • 2001-06, Team Leader/Manger Rapid Response Team
  • 1996-2001, Specialist Nurse Practitioner (District Nurse), Invicta Community Health Care
  • 1989-96, Primary Nurse and Team Leader, Acute Medical Unit Kent & Sussex Hospital
  • 1976-79, Senior Staff Nurse, Acute Medical Ward Pembury Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Senior Lecturer in Primary Care & Respiratory Care on pre-registration and post-registration programmes
  • Leads on a SEGi university course
  • PTG leader for pre-registration students
  • Link tutor
  • Key Account Manager to a Community based Trust

Rona's research interests look at all aspects of long term condition management, with a focus on respiratory related conditions. The main aspect of her research identifies issues surrounding potential management strategies to prevent inappropriate hospitalization of patients. These areas of research include the social and health related aspects of disease management.

When studying for an MA her essay discussed, 'The use of a Training Needs Analysis in Defining the Learning Needs of Health Care Assistants'.

Dury R. (2018) COPD exacerbations: causes and management. Journal of General Practice Nursing 2018. Vol. 4,No.1 pp 30-35.

Dury, R. (2017) The complexity of COPD and medication adherence. Nursing in Practice Issue 94 pp 69-73

Dury, R. (2015). Mental and physical long-term conditions in the UK: spanning the boundaries. British Journal of Community Nursing, [online] 20(40), pp. 190-193.

Dury, R. (2015). Finding and managing the 'missing millions': The incomplete picture of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in the UK. Nursing in Practice, 82.

Dury, R. (2014). Older carers in the UK: who cares? British Journal of Community Nursing, [online] 19(11), pp. 556-558.

Dury, R. (2014). Social isolation and loneliness in the elderly: an exploration of some of the issues. British Journal of Community Nursing, [online] 19(3), pp. 125-128.

Dury, R. (2013). Medication noncompliance in older patients: a multifactorial problem. British Journal of Community Nursing, [online] 18(8), pp. 383-385.

Dury R. (2016) COPD and emotional distress: not always noticed and therefore untreated. British Journal of Community Nursing, [online] 21(3) pp 138-141.

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