Kathleen Galvin

Visiting Professor

I work as a guest professor within the field of caring science where I focus on developing innovations in lifeworld led care. I have worked at the University of Borås as a guest professor for four years.

I am currently Professor of Nursing Practice, in Faculty of Health and Social Care at the University of Hull, UK. Before that, I worked at Bournemouth University, UK were I was developing a programme of research concerned with leading care from understanding peoples' experiences of health and illness conditions, wellbeing and its relation to suffering, with the development of practices for humanising care.

I am currently leading a project funded by the Burdett Trust for Nursing, UK entitled 'Humanising Services: A new transferable strategy for improving what matters to people to enhance dignity in care'.

Key publications

Galvin K.T. & Todres L (2012) Caring and Wellbeing: A lifeworld Approach, Oxford: Routledge

Galvin K &Todres, L (2015) Dignity as honour -wound: an experiential and realtional view. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 21, 3, 410-418. DOI: 10.1111/jep.12278.

Todres, L., Galvin, K.T., Dahlberg, K (2014). 'Caring for insiderness': Phenomenologically informed insights that can guide practice. International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being, 9. DOI 10.3402/qhw.v9.21421