Vidar Melby

Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Institute of Nursing and Health Research, Ulster University, United Kingdom


Phone: 00+44+2871675227
Mobile: 00+44+7712580455
Email: v.melby@ulster.ac.uk

Subject: Personcentred care

Orientation: Personcentred approach to pre-hospital and in-hospital emergency care

Presently my focus of research is on personcentredness in emergency care, and in care with people who have intellectual disabilities. In all my research there is a focus on vulnerable people and ensuring Core Caring Concepts are central to caring.


Donna McConnell, Ulster University

Debbie Goode, Ulster University

Martina Conway, Ulster University

Dissertation titles

DMcC: Personcentredness in the Emergency Department.

DG: Exploring personcentredness in the care of older people with mental health problems in prehospital and inhospital emergency care.

MC: Exploring personcentredness in community home care of people with intellectual disabilities.

Latest publications

McConnell, Donna, McCance, Tanya, Melby, Vidar (2015) Exploring person-centredness in emergency departments: A literature review. International Emergency Nursing (2015), doi: 10.1016/j.ienj.2015.10.001

McDevitt, Joseph and Melby, Vidar (2015) An evaluation of the quality of Emergency Nurse Practitioner services for patients presenting with minor injuries to one rural urgent care centre in the UK: a descriptive study. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 24 (3-4). pp. 523-535. [Journal article]

Goode, Deborah, Melby, Vidar and Ryan, Assumpta (2014) Management of patients with mental health needs. Emergency Nurse, 22 (5). pp. 32-37. [Journal article]

McLaughlin, Kieran, Melby, Vidar and Coates, Vivien (2013) Family‑centred care: review of opinions among staff. Emergency Nurse, 20 (9). pp. 20-25. [Journal article]

Till forskarens publikationer i Ulster Institutional Repository.

Ongoing research projects 

Sexuality in older people – using a personcentred approach

Feedback in academic assignments – maintaining a personcentred approach


Board member: International Network for Doctoral Education in Nursing (INDEN)

International Editor: International Emergency Nursing

External Examiner: University of Cumbria: Paramedic Courses

External Examiner: University of Bedfordshire: Emergency and Critical Care Courses

Ulster University representative: Department of Health and Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland): Developing Career Framework for Emergency Nurses