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Engagement Awards 2016/17 Engagement Awards 2016/17

Dr Susanne Lindqvist was one of the UEA Engagement Award winners 2016/2017 for sustained involvement of people in our community within teaching. 

As CIPP Director, Susanne and her team has successfully developed a model of interprofessional learning (IPL) that is offered to over 3000 health and social care students every year across 12 different courses.

By involving professionals and people with lived experiences of care, students learn what works, what does not, key elements underpinning effective collaborative practice, and how this way of working benefits people in need of care.

Presentation at Nordic Interprofessional Network Conference Presentation at Nordic Interprofessional Network Conference

Dr Susanne Lindqvist, CIPP Director, delivered a keynote presentation at the Nordic Interprofessional Network (NIPNET) conference in Norway, June 2017.


The keynote presented a study that involved two universities in Norway and UEA investigating university teachers’ view IPL delivered at their university, and how they view their role in supporting students in achieving learning outcomes related to IPL within their own uniprofessional teaching.  


Shirley Pearce Wining poster 2016/17 Shirley Pearce Wining poster 2016/17


Warm Congratulations to the authors of the winning poster of this year’s Dame Shirley Pearce Poster Competition!  The the poster titled “Acute Stroke” addresses how improved interprofessional working can prevent errors and improve patient care. 

The authors were:

Josh Burrows – Pharmacy student
Randula Karunajeewa – Medical student
Carlie Pipe – Nursing student
Kelsey Poole – Nursing student
Corrine Pope – Nursing student
Leigh-Anne Scranage – Paramedic student

Pilot study on Dementia Care Education Pilot study on Dementia Care Education

CIPP, the School of Health Sciences and staff representatives from courses involved in the first level of interprofessional learning (IPL1) have recently been involved in a Dementia Care Education Tier 1 pilot study.


This collaboration, led by Elizabeth Davison, IPL1 Lead, and Dr Sarah Housden, Senior Lecturer in Nursing Sciences, was in response to Health Education England’s mandate and the need for all healthcare students to be equipped to communicate effectively with people living with dementia.  There are approximately 850,000 people in the UK thought to be living with dementia.


First year healthcare and pharmacy students initially took part in a new, communication difficulties exercise, introduced as part of the IPL1 teamworking session.  This was followed by the Tier 1 pilot study which ran during March 2017.  Successful completion of the pilot enabled students to obtain a certificate that recognised the Learning Outcomes of HEE Tier 1 Dementia Care Education.


To successfully complete the pilot, students had to: attend a Dementia Friends training session; watch a dementia education video; complete and submit a Reflective Workbook; complete a multiple choice questionnaire and provide feedback of their learning experience.  The video, workbook and MCQ content were all produced in collaboration with the staff representatives and there had a strong, interprofessional emphasis.  


60 students volunteered and completed the study with 95% of students feeding back that the pilot was helpful or very helpful.  It is hoped to roll out the Tier 1 Dementia Education to all 850 first year healthcare students during 2017/18.


Elizabeth Davison and Dr Sarah Housden produced a poster explaining the pilot, for the Learning and Teaching Day which took place on 18th May, with outstanding feedback received.

Liz and Poster

Love didn't hurt you Love didn't hurt you

“Love didn't hurt you – know the signs of domestic abuse” by Caitlin Rivers

Caitlin Rivers is a pseudonym for one of our UEA students who has experience of domestic abuse, but who has come out the other end.  Caitlin wishes to share her experience with future healthcare professionals so that they can recognise the signs of domestic abuse and find out a bit more about where people can seek help and support.  This book is also aimed at people who are, or think they may be, in an abusive relationship and if so, what to do next.

If you read this book and have any comments on its content, then please get in touch with Dr Susanne Lindqvist s.lindqvist@uea.ac.uk and your feedback will be forwarded to Caitlin.


Photos from the All Better Together Health Conference, Oxford Photos from the All Better Together Health Conference, Oxford

Coral Drane, Kate Parkin, Shobhana Nagraj, Josh Chambers, Susanne Lindqvist and Becky Baker from FMH/CIPP.  Coral (HSC Lecturer) and Josh (Third-year medical student) presented a poster about students’ experiences of facilitating IPL.  Susanne, Coral, Josh and Becky gave a presentation about “Preparing students for their role as IPL facilitators”.  

Shobhana Nagraj, Kate Parkin and Lesley Bowker from FMH/CIPP running a workshop on “Teaching and Learning Interprofessional Clinical Skills in a Simulated Practice Setting” 

Coral Shobi and Kate at conference

Susanne Lindqvist from CIPP and Hans Petter Iversen from University of Molde Norway presenting early findings from the study “Teachers’ views on their role in promoting IPL learning outcomes in their own uni-professional teaching”