Dr Joyce Wilkinson


Health Sciences Stirling Pathfoot E05, University of Stirling

Dr Joyce Wilkinson

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Joyce had a varied career in clinical nursing in Paediatrics, Adult Nursing and Health Visiting/Public Health Nursing, before entering academia, first as a Research Fellow and more recently as a Lecturer. Her main responsbilities are lecturing on the Early Years (Health Visiting) programme and on the Clinical Doctorate programme acting as a module co-ordinator on both programmes. She is a personal tutor for undergraduate and post graduate students. Joyce is also a member of the local Health Board Research and Deveopment Committee.

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My research interests relate to implementation and impact in Health Services, mainly the challenge of implementing evidence-based practice, having undertaken a number of studies using a variety of methodologies. I have also undertaken a number of studies of evaluation of implementation in Health Services. Research interests in leadership and management in health services relate to my teaching and I also have experience of and an interest in quality improvement in health care and patient safety, having undertaken clinical work and research in these areas.

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Abhyankar P, Wilkinson J, Berry K, Wane S, Uny I, Aitchison P, Duncan E, Calveley E, Mason H, Guerrero K, Tincello D, McClurg D, Elders A, Hagen S & Maxwell M (2020) Implementing pelvic floor muscle training for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation of different delivery models. BMC Health Services Research, 20 (1), Art. No.: 910. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-020-05748-8


Maxwell M, Semple K, Wane S, Elders A, Duncan E, Abhyankar P, Wilkinson JE, Tincello D, Calveley E, MacFarlane M, McClurg D, Guerrero K, Mason H & Hagen S (2017) PROPEL: implementation of an evidence based pelvic floor muscle training intervention for women with pelvic organ prolapse: a realist evaluation and outcomes study protocol. BMC Health Services Research, 17 (1), Art. No.: 843. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12913-017-2795-x

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Wilkinson JE & Rycroft-Malone J (2016) Organising to Connect Academic Knowledge and Practice in Healthcare. In: Orr K, Nutley S, Russell S, Bain R, Hacking B & Moran C (eds.) Knowledge and Practice on Business and Organisations. Routledge Advances in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management, 2. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 146-160. https://www.routledge.com/Knowledge-and-Practice-in-Business-and-Organisations/Orr-Nutley-Russell-Bain-Hacking-Moran/p/book/9781138940857


Rycroft-Malone J, Burton C, Wilkinson JE, Harvey G, McCormack B, Baker R, Dopson S, Graham I, Staniszewska S, Thompson C, Ariss S, Melville-Richards L & Williams L (2015) Collective action for knowledge moblisation: a realist evaluation of the Collaborations for Leadership in applied Health Research and Care. Health Services and Delivery Research, 3 (44). https://doi.org/10.3310/hsdr03440


Wilkinson JE & Frost H (2015) Horses for Courses. Commentary on: Harvey G, Kitson A. Translating evidence into healthcare policy and practice: Single versus multi-faceted implementation strategies – is there a simple answer to a complex question? Int J Health Policy Manag. 2015;4:123-126. doi:10.15171/ijhpm.2015.54. International Journal of Health Policy and Management, 4 (10), pp. 685-686, Art. No.: 9. https://doi.org/10.15171/ijhpm.2015.127

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