Professor Louise Condon has a clinical background in nursing, midwifery and health visiting, and her PhD is in social policy (University of Bristol). Experience as an NHS practitioner and public health manager informs her research into health inequalities. Recent studies have focused on the health behaviours of migrant parents  and the facilitators and barriers to immunisation among Gypsies, Roma and Travellers. Louise is an editor of the Health Expectations journal which publishes on public participation in health care and health policy. 

Publications

  1. Condon, L., Mytton, J. Health for all Children (5th edition) Chapter 27: Travellers, migrants and refugee children (Ed.), Health for all children Oxford University Press
  2. Riaz, S., Condon, L. The experiences of breastfeeding mothers returning to work as hospital nurses in Pakistan: A qualitative study Women and Birth 32 2 e252 e258
  3. Condon, L., Bedford, H., Ireland, L., Kerr, S., Mytton, J., Richardson, Z., Jackson, C. Engaging Gypsy, Roma, and Traveller Communities in Research: Maximizing Opportunities and Overcoming Challenges Qualitative Health Research 104973231881355
  4. Terry, J., Davies, A., Williams, C., Tait, S., Condon, L. Improving the digital literacy competence of nursing and midwifery students: A qualitative study of the experiences of NICE student champions Nurse Education in Practice 34 192 198
  5. Condon, L. Exploring service users’ views to reduce inequalities in healthcare Health Expectations 21 5
  6. Condon, L. 'Missing milk': an exploration of migrant mothers' experiences of breastfeeding in the UK (Ed.), Dowling, S. and Pontin, D. eds., 2018. Social experiences of breastfeeding: Building bridges between research, policy and practice. Policy Press. Bristol Policy Press
  7. Condon, L., Burford , S., Ghosal , R., Denning , B., Rees , G. Prudent healthcare in emergency departments: a case study in Wales Emergency Nurse 25 10 20 23
  8. Jackson, C., Bedford, H., Cheater, F., Condon, L., Emslie, C., Ireland, L., Kemsley, P., Kerr, S., Lewis, H., Mytton, J., Overend, K., Redsell, S., Richardson, Z., Shepherd, C., Smith, L., Dyson, L. Needles, Jabs and Jags: a qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators to child and adult immunisation uptake among Gypsies, Travellers and Roma BMC Public Health 17 1
  9. Jackson, C., Dyson, L., Bedford, H., Cheater, F., Crocker, A., Condon, L., Emslie, C., Ireland, L., Kemsley, P., Kerr, S., Lewis, H., overend, k., redsell, s., Mytton, J. UNderstanding uptake of Immunisations in TravellIng aNd Gypsy communities (UNITING): a qualitative interview study HEALTH TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 20 72 1 208
  10. Condon, L., McClean, S., Condon, L. Maintaining pre-school children's health and wellbeing in the UK: a qualitative study of the views of migrant parents Journal of Public Health

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Teaching

  • SHG239 Health Promotion and Public Health

    This module provides an opportunity for any individual with a role in health promotion to develop their knowledge and understanding of this topical subject area. Within the module students will develop an understanding of theories, concepts, principles, complexities, debates and new insights relating to health promotion in public health. Ways in which health related changes can be encouraged and supported will also be incorporated to equip the student for future clinical practice.

  • SHG372 Health Promotion and Public Health

    This module provides an opportunity for any individual with a role in Health Promotion to develop their knowledge and understanding of this topical subject area. Within the module students will develop an understanding of theories, concepts, principles, complexities, debates and new insights relating to health promotion in public health. Ways in which health related changes can be encouraged and supported will also be incorporated to equip the student for future clinical practice.

  • SHH216 Health Promotion and Health Education

    This module provides a sound basis for a greater understanding of health promotion and health education to enable students to utilise health promotion in practice.

  • SHHM14 Introduction to Research and Study Skills

    This module aims to provide students with the necessary generic skills to undertake research successfully, including organisation and time management skills, handling relationships with supervisors and research personnel (informants, gatekeepers etc), use of bibliographic sources, conduct of literature searches, use of internet, communicating research results, making oral presentations and writing for different audiences and purposes.

  • SHHM55 Introduction to Research, Evidence based Practice and Reflection for Physicians Associates

    This module will be a compulsory module within the MSc / Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Physician¿s Associate Studies and reflects compulsory curriculum content. The module aims to introduce students to the main research paradigms including the principles of research, and the ability to appraise research to provide an evidence base for their personal practice. Students will also be introduced to reflective practice and its value in enabling reflection on clinical learning and the development of clinical competence.

  • SHN271 Health Promotion and Public Health (Adult)

    Health promotion and public health are essential components of the nurse‿s role. This module aims to provide students with an understanding of public health development, the nurse‿s role and priorities for action such as inequalities, advocacy and partnership working. Key principles of health promotion and its role within public health will also be explored. The module will also provide students with knowledge of how to promote health within practice across the lifespan in a variety of settings.

  • SHN3042 Research and Development in Community Nursing Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHN3048 Promoting the Public Health of Populations

    The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in public health practice and primary health care. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations. They will develop skills to work with others to plan, implement and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as appraising policies to recommend changes to improve health and well-being. Students have to be placed in concurrent practice for completion of this module.

  • SHN3051 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include an appreciation of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to read, notice and reflect on their practice and knowledge development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

  • SHNM16 Promoting the Public Health of Populations

    The module is designed to develop the knowledge and skills of practitioners in public health practice and primary health care. This will require that practitioners have an understanding of the underpinning concepts and approaches to public health practice and the role of public health in primary health care. Collaborative ways of working between sectors will be explored within the above context in order that students can plan and evaluate strategies for the improvement of health of individuals, groups and local populations. They will develop skills to work with others to plan, implement and evaluate programmes and projects, as well as appraising policies to recommend changes to improve health and well-being. Students have to be placed in concurrent practice for completion of this module.

  • SHNM17 Research and Development in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) Practice

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to expand their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include a critical analysis of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers). Within this module, students will be prepared to undertake directed independent learning.

  • SHNM22 Research and Development in District Nurse Practice (SPDN)

    This core module builds on students¿ previous knowledge of research and aims to further develop their knowledge and understanding of the research process to include a critical analysis of how practice and research are interrelated and its application to community nursing practice. There is an emphasis on 'action learning' approaches - which means that students are encouraged to critically review and analyse their practice and development and share their progress/difficulties in an educative, supportive and challenging arena (with other students, teachers, lecturers and practice teachers).

Supervision

  • What impact has the care of elderly advanced nurse practitioner working within secondary care had on patients admitted into an acute hospital setting in comparison to the traditional method of service delivery? A quantitative study. (current)

    Student name:
    DProf
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Darren Edwards
    Other supervisor: Prof Jayne Cutter
  • An Ethnographic Study exploring the knowledge of Children and Young People diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and Health Promotion Strategies employed in Saudi Arabia (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Sherrill Snelgrove
  • The impact on parental migration to the UK on the development of children up to 11 years old (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Justine Howard
  • An ethnographic study of the attitudes and behaviours of patients, health workers and community members towards pulmonary tuberculosis (PTB) in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Prof Joy Merrell
  • Understanding mothers’ coping mechanisms in the face «br /» of mental illness: An interpretative phenomenological analysis.«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Louise Condon
    Other supervisor: Dr Julia Terry
    Other supervisor: Prof Amy Brown

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2010 2014 Senior Lecturer University of the West of England, Bristol
2007 2010 Breastfeeding Development Manager Bristol Public Health Directorate

External Responsibilities

  • Fellow , Institute of Health Visiting (iHV)

    2015 - Present

  • Alumni, Florence Nightingale Foundation

    2014 - Present

  • Nurse Lead, British Association for Child and Adolescent Health

    2016 - Present

  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

    2013 - Present

  • Member of the International Scientific Advisory Panel, RCN's Annual International Nursing Research Conference

    2013 - Present

  • Member, Community Practitioner and Health Visitor Association

    1996 - Present

Key Grants and Projects

External Supervision

  • Kurdish Diasporas: Identity Construction and Perceptions of “home” among Kurdish Immigrant generations in the United Kingdom (current)

     Student name: Ali Zalme

     PhD - at University of the West of England, Bristol

     Other supervisor: Dr Stella Maile

     Other supervisor: Dr Louise Condon

     Other supervisor: Nigel Williams
 

  • What are the health needs of Roma children in the community and what can health visitors and school nurses do to improve health outcomes? 

     Student name: Jeanette Ford 

     PhD - at University of Hertfordshire