Portrait of Professor Peter Bradshaw Professor Peter Bradshaw

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Biography

Peter joined the University of Huddersfield in 1993. His career in Health Service practice, education, applied research and consultancy has been extensive being conducted in the UK and overseas. He was a founder of the Centre for Evidence Based Health Care within the University in 1997 in association with the then Kirklees and Calderdale Health Authority. This Centre paved the way for what is now the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.

Peter has a broad portfolio of professional activities. He has held senior advisory positions on the reform of British nurse education providing Consultancy and contributing to major national reports for the Department of Health, the Statutory Body for Nursing in the UK, the Hong Kong Hospital Authority, and five Irish Universities and on Nurse Education for the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In addition, Peter has published and spoken widely on health service policy and professional issues and has produced over the last decade, 50 refereed papers for scholarly journals. He also has extensive Editorial and Editorial Board experience. His most recent is entitled ‘Health Policy for Health Professionals’ that has become a standard text on many reading lists. Amongst other important policy priorities, it addresses the challenges to service providers arising from the bold polices to modernise the NHS.

Peter has substantial experience in the of peer review of research and is an External Adviser to the Health Research Board, Dail Eireann, Dublin and to the Welcome Foundation, London. He is a frequent External Assessor on Professorial and other senior academic Appointments Panels at home and abroad and in addition, he has occupied External Examiner appointments in other institutions continuously over two decades, including the examination 41 Research degrees. He has also extensive experience as a Supervisor and Internal Examiner of PhDs at Huddersfield and currently supervises PhD/EdD students as their Director of Studies.

Pete's services to the University were recognised in 2010 by the conferment of the Title of Emeritus Professor

Research and Scholarship

University research group memberships

Peter is currently a member of the Institute for Research in Citizenship and Applied Human Sciences and an associate member of the Centre for Health and Social Care Research.

  • 1986 The development and evaluation of care practice with ESMI patients in a community hospital. P L Bradshaw, A Monahan & W A Couchman. Published as "A Better Life Style", West Dorset Health Authority, February 1987. Value £3K
  • 1986 A Study of Change - The Perceptions of 170 Directors of Nurse Education in England of the devolved final examination to become a Registered General Nurse. P L Bradshaw and D J Moore (Findings in print)
  • 1986 External Examiners: Their characteristics and role perceptions - A study of the first 70 external examiners to conduct the devolved RGN final examination. P L Bradshaw, D J Moore. Commissioned by ENB (Findings in print)
  • 1986 A Study of Conversion - A longitudinal triangulation study of the professional reorientation of Enrolled Nurses who are preparing for Part I Register. P L Bradshaw, D J Moore & H Brown. (Findings in print)
  • 1988 Who Will Care? A study of the knowledge and attitudes of hospital nurses in relation to HIV/AIDS clients. Professor J A Akinsanya, P L Bradshaw, Value £58K
  • 1989 Partnership in the development of Nurse Education between Birmingham Polytechnic and Hogerinstitute Paramedich, Ghent for EEC Erasmus Fund. Value, £3K
  • 1990 Project 2000 Pilot Site for the Department of Health, HM Government, UK. Value, £250K
  • 1991 Partnership in the development of Nurse Education between Bournmouth Polytechnic and Hogeschool van Amsterdam and The University of Malaga for EEC Erasmus Fund. Value, £5K
  • 1991 Consultant in Nurse Education for St. Helena. Overseas Development Administration, HM Government, UK. Value, £170K
  • 1992 Partnership in the development of Nurse Education between Bournmouth Polytechnic and the Karol Marcnkowsky, Institute of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland. For EEC Tempus Fund Value £3.5K
  • 1994 The effectiveness of nursing beds. Study at St Luke's Hospital, Huddersfield (Confidential Report. Value £5K
  • 1995 The met and unmet needs of 46 elderly people discharged recently from hospital.report for Calderdale NHS Trust. M Oates and P L Bradshaw.
  • 1996-2001 The audit of outcomes of some common medical and surgical conditions, Calderdale & Kirklees Health Authority, Value £160K. (Confidential Reports & Clinical Guidelines)
  • 1996 National Training Needs Analysis for BUPA, London. P L Bradshaw, R Moore, A Topping, A Seed, S Frost. Value £12K
  • 1999 A study of communication in North Kirklees PCG, N King, P L Bradshaw, J Lucke. (Confidential Report) Value £20K
  • 1999-2002 Developing realistic social inclusion models with the drug using community with H Minnet, M Rogan, M Kazi, P L Bradshaw. National Lottery Fund Grant. Value, £187K.
  • 2000-2005 Revitalising Nursing for the Twenty-first century in Macau. Professor T K S Wong, P L Bradsahw, K Chang, for the Government of Macau SAA, Peoples Republic of China, (Findings in Print). Value, $HK 550K.
  • 2006 Identifying the priorities – the perceptions and opinions about health inequalities of key stakeholders in the shared Priorities Project.P L Bradshaw, J Mills, R Deery, B Wood for Kirklees Metropolitan Council (Findings in Print). Value, £9.7

Publications and Other Research Outputs

2008

Bradshaw, P (2008) ‘Service user involvement in the NHS in England: genuine user participation or a dogma-driven folly?Journal of Nursing Management , 16 (6), pp. 673-681. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (2008) ‘Researcher’. In: Key Concepts in Nursing. London: Sage. . ISBN 9781412946148

2006

Bradshaw, P (2006) ‘Towards improved patient partnershipsAsian Journal of Nursing , 9 (2), pp. 68-73.

2004

Bradshaw, P. and Bradshaw, G. (2004) Health policy for health service professionals . London: Sage. ISBN 9780761974017

Bradshaw, P (2004) ‘Book Review. Hospital Discharge: Integrating Health and Social Care. Author Jon Glaser.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 47 (4), pp. 458-458. ISSN 0309-2402

2003

Bradshaw, P (2003) ‘Book review. Ethics Power and Policy - the Future of Nursing in the NHS. Author Stephen Wilmot.Journal of Nursing Management , 11 (5), pp. 360-360. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2003) ‘Clinical governance viewed in the roundJournal of Nursing Management , 11 (3), p. 143. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2003) ‘Book Review. Assessment, Supervision and Support in Clinical Practice. A Guide for Nurses, Midwives and other Health Professionals. Author Ci Ci StuartJournal of Advanced Nursing , 41 (6), pp. 623-623. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (2003) ‘Modernising the British National Health Service (NHS) - some ideological and policy considerationsJournal of Nursing Management , 11 (2), pp. 85-90. ISSN 0966-0429

2002

Crookes, P. and Bradshaw, P. (2002) ‘Developing scholarship in nursing - steps within a strategyJournal of Nursing Management , 10 (3), pp. 177-181. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2002) ‘Evidence based practice in nursing - exploring the feasibility of its emplementation in BritainAsian Journal of Nursing , 6 (1), pp. 74-82.

Bradshaw, P (2002) ‘Managers, blame culture and highly ambitious policies in the British National Health Service (NHS)Journal of Nursing Management , 10 (1), pp. 1-4. ISSN 09660429

2001

Bradshaw, P (2001) ‘Developing scholarship in nursing in Britain - towards a strategyJournal of Nursing Management , 9 (3), pp. 125-128. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (2001) ‘Politics, power and control in the British National Health Service - will anything really change?Journal of Nursing Management , 9 (6), pp. 311-313. ISSN 09660429

2000

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Book review. Health care UK 1999/2000. Author John Appleby.Journal of Nursing Management , 8 (4), pp. 251-254. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Labour’s modernizing agenda for the British NHS—some implications for the ballot boxJournal of Nursing Management , 8 (3), pp. 129-131. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Book review. The assessment of clinical practice. Authors Janet Walton & Maggie Reeves.Nurse Education Today , 20 (3), pp. 254-254. ISSN 0260-6917

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Fitness for practiceJournal of Nursing Management , 8 (1), pp. 1-2. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Evidence-based practice in nursing - the current state of play in BritainJournal of Nursing Management , 8 (6), pp. 313-316. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (2000) ‘Funding health care in the UK—time for a modern overhaul?Journal of Nursing Management , 8 (5), pp. 255-257. ISSN 09660429

1999

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘Preventing premature death: part strategy, part window dressingJournal of Nursing Management , 7 (5), pp. 253-254. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘A service in crisis? Reflections on the shortage of nurses in the British National Health ServiceJournal of Nursing Management , 7 (3), pp. 129-132. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘Book review. Health and social organisation. Authors David Blane, Eric Brunner & Richard Wilkinson.Journal of Nursing Management , 7 (2), pp. 123-126. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘Book review. Managing public involvement in health care purchasing. Authors, Carol Lupton, Stephen Peckham & Pat Taylor.Journal of Nursing Management , 7 (2), pp. 123-126. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘Changing timesJournal of Nursing Management , 7 (1), p. 1. ISSN 09660429

Bradshaw, P (1999) ‘Book review. Desperately seeking solutions : rationing health care. Author David J Hunter.Journal of Nursing Management , 7 (7), pp. 64-64. ISSN 0966-0429

1998

Bradshaw, P (1998) ‘Book Review. Project Management for Health Care Professionals by Kathleen Roberts and Carol Ludvigsen. Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 1998, 160 pages, f16.99, ISBN 0 7506 3405 7.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 28 (6), pp. 1358-1359. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (1998) ‘Alteration without change?: a commentary on the proposed policy reforms of the British National Health ServiceJournal of Nursing Management , 6 (5), pp. 257-259. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1998) ‘Book review. Excellence in health care management. Editors, Alison Morton & Margaret Bamford.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 27 (2), pp. 437-441. ISSN 0309-2402

1997

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Book review. Markets and networks : contracting in community health services. Authors Rob Flynn, Gareth Williams & Susan Pickard.Journal of Nursing Management , 5 (5), pp. 255-258. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Solving the problems of health care costs.’. In: Crisis in the human services: national and international issues. : University of Lincolnshire and Humberside. . ISBN 9781874474319

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Book review. Outcomes of community care for users and carers. Authors, Andrew Nocon & Hazel Quereshi.Journal of Nursing Management , 5 (3), pp. 191-192. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, M. and Bradshaw, P. (1997) ‘Changing childbirth-the midwifery managers' taleJournal of Nursing Management , 5 (3), pp. 143-149. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Book Review. Scholarship in the discipline of nursing. Editors Genevieve Gray & Rosalie PrattJournal of Advanced Nursing , 25 (3), pp. 645-646. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Book review. Choices in health policies : An agenda for European action. Editor, Brian Abel-Smith.Nurse Education Today , 17 (1), pp. 82-82. ISSN 0260-6917

Bradshaw, P (1997) ‘Book review. Advancing nurse education worldwide. Author, Doris Modley.Nurse Education Today , 17 (1), pp. 80-80. ISSN 0260-6917

1996

Bradshaw, P (1996) ‘Rationing and unfairness in the National Health Service: who is responsible, who is to blame and what can be done about it?Journal of Nursing Management , 4 (4), pp. 187-189. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1996) ‘Book review. Mental health issues in primary care. Author Elizabeth Armstrong.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 23 (2), pp. 416-416. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (1996) ‘Book review. Clinical nursing practice in the community. Authors Maria Kenrick & Karen Luker.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 23 (1), pp. 208-208. ISSN 0309-2402

1995

Bradshaw, P. and Bradshaw, G. (1995) ‘Health checks for cardio vascular disease - the time for reappraisal?Journal of Community Nursing , 9 (12), pp. 19-22. ISSN 0140-0908

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘Book review. Implementing planned markets in health care. Authors Richard B Saltman & Casten von Otter.Journal of Nursing Management , 3 (6), pp. 329-329. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘Book review. Community 'Prep' Conference Report. S. Jose Closs.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 22 (2), pp. 394-394. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘Book review, Focus Charting: Documentation for Patient-Centered Care. Author Susan Lampe.Journal of Advanced Nursing , 22 (1), pp. 193-193. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, G. and Bradshaw, P. (1995) ‘The equity debate within the British National Health ServiceJournal of Nursing Management , 3 (4), pp. 161-168. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘Book review. Politics policy and nursing. Author Anita Fatchett.Nurse Education Today , 15 (3), pp. 232-232. ISSN 0260-6917

Bradshaw, G. and Bradshaw, P. (1995) ‘Audit in the British National Health ServiceJournal of Nursing Management , 3 (3), pp. 131-136. ISSN 0966-0429

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘The recent health reforms in the United Kingdom: some tentative observations on their impact on nurses and nursing in hospitalsJournal of Advanced Nursing , 21 (5), pp. 975-979. ISSN 0309-2402

Bradshaw, P (1995) ‘Book reviews, Liason psychiatry. Sidney BenjaminJournal of Advanced Nursing , 21 (2), pp. 409-410. ISSN 0309-2402

1994

Bradshaw, G. and Bradshaw, P. (1994) ‘Competition and efficiency in health care-the case of the British National Health ServiceJournal of Nursing Management , 2 (1), pp. 31-36. ISSN 0966-0429

1991

Bradshaw, P (1991) ‘The politics of nursing educationHong Kong Nursing Journal (57), pp. 26-29. ISSN 0073-3253

1990

Bradshaw, P (1990) ‘Is screeing just cosmetic?Nursing Standard , 4 (45), p. 50. ISSN 0029-6570

Bradshaw, P (1990) ‘Is screening just cosmetic?Nursing Standard , 4 (45), pp. 50-51. ISSN 0029-6570

1989

Bradshaw, P (1989) ‘The challenge of joint validationNursing Times , 85 (15), pp. 51-53. ISSN 0954-7762

1988

Bradshaw, P. and Moore, D. (1988) ‘External examiners - principles and practiceNursing Times , 84, pp. 49-50. ISSN 0954-7762

Bradshaw, P., Brown, H., Couchman, W. and Moore, D. (1988) ‘The same or different?Senior Nurse , 8 (11), pp. 15-17. ISSN 0265-9999

Bradshaw, P (1988) ‘A solution for the NHS?Senior Nurse , 8 (9), pp. 7-8. ISSN 0265-9999

1987

Bradshaw, P. and Moore, D. (1987) ‘Opinions of directors of nurse education on the ENB reforms.Nursing Times , 83 (9), p. 56. ISSN 0954-7762

Bradshaw, P (1987) ‘Too much, too soon?Nursing Times , 83 (18), pp. 46-48. ISSN 0954-7762

Bradshaw, P (1987) ‘A can of educational wormsNursing Times , 83 (18), pp. 29-30. ISSN 0954-7762

Bradshaw, P., Moore, D. and Brown, H. (1987) ‘Ripe for conversionSenior Nurse , 7 (5), pp. 14-16. ISSN 0265-9999

Bradshaw, P (1987) ‘Academic standards in the school of nursing’. In: School of Nursing Conference of the Wessex Regional Nursing Research Interest Group, February 1987, University of Southampton

1986

Bradshaw, P (1986) ‘Advocating changeSenior Nurse , 5 (1), p. 34. ISSN 0265-9999

Bradshaw, P (1986) ‘Think before we linkNursing Times , 82 (15), pp. 51-52. ISSN 0954-7762

Bradshaw, P (1986) ‘Agents of positive healthSenior Nurse , 4 (2). ISSN 0265-9999

Bradshaw, P (1986) ‘Testing timesNurse Education Today , 6, pp. 204-207. ISSN 0260-6917

1985

Bradshaw, P (1985) ‘A pilot scheme for high flyersNursing Mirror (161). ISSN 0029-6511

Bradshaw, P (1985) ‘Other ways to payNursing Mirror . ISSN 0029-6511

Bradshaw, P (1985) ‘Who will be in charge?Nursing Mirror . ISSN 0029-6511

1984

Bradshaw, P (1984) ‘A quaint philosophySenior Nurse , 1 (35). ISSN 0265-9999

1981

Bradshaw, P (1981) ‘Gender surgery and the nurseNursing Times . ISSN 0954-7762

1977

Bradshaw, P (1977) ‘The nursing process in operationJournal of District Nursing . ISSN 0263-4465);

Research Degree Supervision

  • Health Policy
  • Health Management
  • Nurse Education