Professor Veronica Swallow

Professor Veronica Swallow

Chair in Child and Family Health


Summary: Academic Unit: Adult, Child and Mental Health Nursing

Location: Baines Wing


Veronica  Chairs the Maternal, Child & Family-Health Research group and leads the Children, Young People and Family Research Strand in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds. She is Adjunct Professor, School of Nursing, Midwifery and Indigenous Health at Charles Sturt University, Australia.  A registered Adult and Sick Children’s Nurse and HE Teacher, with extensive clinical, teaching and leadership experience, her research and under/post-graduate teaching focusses particularly on:

· The ways children, young people, families/carers and professionals share long-term condition management

· Development/evaluation of complex, user-led interventions (e.g. web and smartphone apps) to promote optimum health-care experiences for families, and optimum outcomes for patients, and

· User involvement and ethics in health-care research

Veronica encourages involvement of young people and parents as co-researchers, co-authors and advisers on research projects; she is a member of INVOLVE, the NIHR Advisory Group on patient and public involvement in health and social care research  Her multidisciplinary, international research includes mixed-methods, qualitative and participatory approaches, framework analysis, RCTs, and systematic reviews; her outputs have led to invitations to present international keynote/plenary lectures; she is Editorial Board member of several journals, reviewer for NIHR and key charities, and an active member of the International Family Nursing Association (IFNA) including as elected member of the Board of Directors. She is a member of the UK Paediatric Nephrology Clinical Studies Group, and the Yorkshire and Humber Research for Patient Benefit Grant awarding Panel. 

Veronica has received national & international recognition for her research and student education activity and is committed to helping professionals to apply research evidence into practice to promote optimum outcomes for patients. She welcomes enquiries about PhD and Masters supervision in her areas of expertise.


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