I am a Senior Lecturer in Nursing at the Department of Nursing, Swansea University My academic teaching experience has been in clinical skills, education for health care professionals, inter-professional healthcare teaching and research. My clinical background is in orthopaedic nursing.

I have recently take over as the Director for the multi-professional MSc Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management Programme. I have been a module leader for the Anatomy and Pathophysiology optional module since 2010.

From 2009-2015 I was the Year 1 lead for the Diploma in Paramedic Science Programme and Co-Admission Tutor, Department of Inter-professional Studies at Swansea University and previously have had experience of being a cohort leader for group of staff and students with B.N Nursing Undergraduate programme. Prior to joining College of Human and Health Sciences I worked within a NHS Trust training department training a variety of professional and non-professional staff in areas of mandatory training, professional development and NVQ in Care.

My research interests lie in back care, ergonomics and manual handling training of student nurses. My current research relates to using video technology to improve psychomotor skills with patient moving and handling in the HEI skills laboratory.

I have been an invited reviewer for Journal of Nursing Management, Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation, Nursing Standard and Journal of Advanced Nursing.

I have experience of supervising taught postgraduate students in both M.Sc. Long Term and Chronic Conditions Programme and MA Education for Health Care Professional with their dissertations.

Areas of Expertise

  • Ergonomics and patient moving and handling
  • Continuous professional development of orthopaedic nursing
  • Long Term and Chronic Conditions
  • Inter-professional learning
  • Designing and evaluating teaching for health professionals

Publications

  1. Francis- Coad , J., Etherton-Beer, E., Panes, G., Griffiths, T., Anderson, M., Williams, T., Griffiths, E., Nobre, D., Hill, A., Watts, T. Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes across continents: “A tale of two cities”.
  2. Griffiths, T. The reliability and validity of Direct Instrument Nursing Observation (DINO) from Sweden
  3. Griffiths, H., Griffiths, T. Adverse risk: a ‘dynamic interaction model of patient moving and handling’ Journal of Nursing Management 20 6 713 736
  4. Griffiths, H., Griffiths, T. Manual handling risk management: critical care beds and support systems Nursing Standard 20 32 45 53
  5. Griffiths, T. Continuous Professional Development: Diuretics Nursing Standard 18 37 2 2

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Teaching

  • SHG331 Core Concepts in Peri-operative Practice

    The College of Human and Health Sciences has worked with the theatre specialist trainers in order to develop and approve a competency based programme for qualified staff working in the operating theatre departments. The programme will be work based, with support from the University through taught days, online support and provision of Action Learning Sets. The module incorporates achievement of identified clinical competencies and theoretical assessments.

  • SHHM12 Advanced Practice and Education

    One of the roles of advanced practice is education, both in terms of self and others. Consequently there is a need for the practitioner to critically evaluate and apply learning theory to themselves and in the practice setting. This module examines the key ideas underpinning some of the main educational theories which students will relate to their own development and clinical practice.

  • SHHM50 Assistive Technology in Health and Social Care

    This module is aimed at those who wish to widen their knowledge, understanding and use of the potential transformative power of assistive technology in improving the quality of life of people living with long term and chronic conditions.

  • SHN125 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Adult)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure encompassing mandatory training. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN127 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN129 Introduction to Professional Practice (Adult)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN131 Introduction to the Fundamentals of Nursing Practice (Mental Health)

    This core module addresses specific keys areas relating to the fundamentals of nursing practice and clinical exposure. The module will introduce students to the profession of nursing, the underpinning values of the nursing profession and the professional codes of practice. The importance of patient dignity, respect, care and compassion will be integrated throughout the module and related to safe, person-centred care. The module will introduce the students to meeting the client/service user¿s physical and emotional needs.

  • SHN132 What is Nursing? (Child)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • SHN133 What is Nursing? (Mental Health)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the clinical decision making process its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of service users/clients. The module will explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced

  • SHN136 Introduction to Professional Practice (Child)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN137 Introduction to Professional Practice (Mental Health)

    The philosophy of the module is the belief that continued development underpins professional practice. Throughout their professional lives, qualified nurses need to take responsibility for their own learning and development. In order to achieve this, they need to be able to recognise their learning and developmental needs, developing appropriate strategies to fulfil them. Development encompasses both personal and professional aspects as one cannot be separated from the other. This module draws on the content of other modules within the year and experiences in practice to introduce the concept of professional practice. The students will demonstrate this learning through the medium of a portfolio and by producing a patchwork text.

  • SHN141 What is Nursing? (Adult)

    This module will allow students to gain insight into the assessment and clinical decision making process and its importance in planning safe and effective care to a range of patients and service users. The module will also explore the development of nursing and its values. The theories of nursing and the nursing process will be introduced.

  • 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.

  • SHTM33 Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching

    This module aims to develop the student¿s awareness of the key issues, principles and values of quality teaching in the workplace setting, and their ability to reflect upon, analyse and interpret their own professional practice in healthcare and education using a range of theoretical frameworks.

  • SHVM00 Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology for Long Term Chronic Conditions Management

    This module is used to underpin the applied knowledge required to understand the clinical presentation and management of specific long term and chronic conditions.

  • SHVM51 Theory and Practice of Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management

    This module enables students to critically examine the theories, models, concepts and practice of long term and chronic conditions management in the context of interdisciplinary practice and collaborative working with people with long term and chronic illnesses and their families.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Director MSc. Long Term and Chronic Conditions Management - Swansea University

    2018 - Present

  • Module Leader What is Nursing? (SHN127) B.N. Nursing Programme - Swansea University

    2017 - Present

  • Co-Module Leader Assistive Technologies Health and Social Care - Swansea University

    2016 - Present

  • Module Leader Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching SHMT33 - Swansea University

    2015 - Present

  • Module Leader –Applied Anatomy and Pathophysiology to Long Term - Swansea University

    2010 - Present

  • Year 1 Lead for Diploma in Paramedic Sciences - Swansea University

    2007 - 2015

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2001 Present Senior Lecturer College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner , University of West London. School of Nursing & Midwifery

    2010 - 2016

  • External Examiner , Bournemouth University B.Sc. Honours Adult Nursing

    2017 - 2022

  • External Examiner , Glasgow University B.N.

    2017 - 2022

Book Chapters

Diuretics, chapter in S. Jordan/R.C.N. (2008).  The Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses. London. Open University Press McGraw-Hill

Corticosteroids, chapter in S. Jordan/R.C.N. (2008). The Prescription Drug Guide for Nurses. London. Open University Press McGraw-Hill

Contributor and member of the welsh committee, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University -A pocket-sized Welsh booklet for students. 

Papers presented at conference

Francis- Coad J., Etherton-Beer C., Panes G.,  Griffiths T.H., Anderson M., Williams T., Griffiths B., Nobre D., Hill A.M. Watts T. Evaluation of older people’s knowledge, motivation and perceptions about falls and falls prevention in residential aged care homes across continents: “A tale of two cities”. British Society of Gerontology Conference (Bay Campus, Swansea University, 2017)

H. Griffiths. The reliability and validity of Direct Instrument Nursing Observation (DINO) from Sweden National Back Exchange Conference, Leicester 2008