Alison Steven PhD is the overall lead for the SLIPPS project. Dr Steven is a Reader in health professions education at Northumbria University with over 18 years of research experience.
Dr Steven gained her PHD in 2002 from Newcastle University Medical school. Her doctoral study investigated clinical skills education for nurse practitioners and spanned nursing and medical education. Dr Steven has a longstanding interest in education both within and across health professions and in health services research. For over a decade she has been involved in research into mentoring and in 2014 received the British Medical Association Joan Dawkins research Award for a project investigating the relationship between mentoring activities and doctor’s health and wellbeing.
She has published many articles and has been involved in significant research focusing on patient safety education, inter-professional education, education for new roles, developing a National CPD framework for nurses working with older people, practice based education for end of life care, clinical supervision, knowledge translation, the development of Quality Improvement networks across Europe, CPD and workforce development.
Dr Steven is a fellow of the HEA and chair of the Royal College of Nursing Northern Research society.