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Dr Vikki Park

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Dr Vikki Park is Assistant Professor for Nursing and IPECP (Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice) in the Department of Nursing Midwifery & Health (NMH). The role involves faculty leadership for IPE, leading interprofessional learning across a wide suite of health and social care professional programmes. Additional roles include module leadership in the Advanced Clinical Practice Masters of Nursing programme, and teaching, assessing and supporting undergraduate nursing students.

Background
Vikki is a registered adult nurse; her healthcare career started in 1999 and after working predominantly within critical care, in 2010 Vikki became a full-time educator and taught for a year in a Further Education College. She has worked in Higher Education since 2011 in two northeast universities: Northumbria University and the University of Sunderland. Vikki has experience with teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate and international nursing programmes, being an academic assessor for nursing students, leading the Gateshead Practice Learning Team and being a Higher Education Academy / Advance HE (HEA) mentor for colleagues. Additional responsibilities have included being a Programme Leader and Module Leader for Level 7 International MSc Nursing modules, Module Leader for a large cross field Level 5 Nursing Practice module, and several advocacy roles such as Departmental Lead for the Parent and Carer Network and Equality and Diversity and Inclusion Champion for Parents and Carers.

Qualifications PhD., PG Dip., PG Cert., BSc (Hons), RN, RNT, SFHEA, HEA Mentor 
Prior to working in Higher Education, Vikki was awarded a BSc (Hons) in Nursing Studies, Post Graduate Certificate in Practice Development, a Post Graduate Diploma in Academic Practice Development and Professional Learning, gained status as a Fellow of the HEA, and became an NMC Registered Nurse Teacher. She was awarded her PhD in March 2021, and her thesis is entitled: 'Learning in Critical Care: A Focused Ethnography of Interprofessional Learning Culture'. Senior Fellow of Advance HE (SFHEA) was awarded in 2023.

 

Vikki Park

Vikki’s research interests focus upon interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) with respect to interprofessional learning, workforce development and education. Vikki is interested in qualitative research methodologies, with expertise in ethnography.

National and International Roles
Vikki is aligned to several national and international IPECP organisations. Vikki was appointed as a National Board member of CAIPE (the Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education) in July 2021 following member election, and she is the Co-Chair of the CAIPE Research Priority Group. Prior to internal restructuring, Vikki was a CAIPE research working group member and IPE Standards working group member. Internationally, in December 2022, Vikki was elected to the Steering Committee as Co-Chair of the Communications group of IPR.Global (Interprofessional Research.Global). She was previously a working group member of IP.Global Capacity Building, and was a member of the IP.Global Café planning group which disseminates IPECP research and scholarly practice across global networks. In November 2023, Vikki won two international IP.Global awards recognising globally impactful contributions to the field of IPECP and she was invited to represent the UK at the 3rd International IP.Global Symposium; following contributions to global priority setting, Vikki is continuing her international work through membership of the IP.Global Communications Working Group.

Scholarly Interests
In addition to IPECP, principal areas of scholarly interest include simulation based education, critical care nursing, communication and interpersonal skills, and clinical skills development. Vikki is also interested in the use of creative writing in relation to health care experiences, reflection and practitioner development. She contributed to the publication of a regional anthology of poetry and has delivered regional and national workshops on this topic, as well as being awarded the BACCN 2016 National Poster Prize.

External Organisational Affiliations
In addition to CAIPE, IPR.Global and IP.Global, Vikki has experience as a Trustee of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses and was appointed as Treasurer for the BACCN Northern Regional Committee. Vikki is also affiliated with a number of other professional organisations including NoECCN (North of England Critical Care Network), INHWE (International Network for Health and Workforce Education) and the Northeast and North Cumbria Integrated Care System IPE development group.

Professional Expertise
Vikki 
is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Interprofessional Care and was an adult critical care reviewer for the Nursing in Critical Care journal for 3 years (2020-2023). In 2021, she successfully secured a consultancy role supporting Staffordshire University academics to integrate IPECP into their health and social care curriculum. Vikki is an External Examiner for Glasgow Caledonian University for several interprofessional modules. Based on her global reputation for IPECP Vikki has been invited as an international guest speaker and panellist to Saint Louis University in Missouri, USA and the University of the Philippines Manila, nationally as keynote at Ulster University, and regionally as keynote at the North East Simulation Network Conference. Vikki has also hosted several international IPECP colleagues: Gumi University, South Korea; the University of New Mexico; and St George's University, Grenada.  

 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • The Transformative Power of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Social Justice in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice: Discussion Paper, Lackie, K., Khalili, H., Gilbert, J., Bookey-Bassett, S., Cutler, S., Dixon, K., Fricke, M., Greene, C., Harvan, R., Jessen, J., Langlois, S., Macdonald, L., Maxwell, B., McCarten, C., Najjar, G., Park, V., Saad, A., Syvaoja, K., Schneider, C. 8 Jan 2024
  • Forward Thinking and Adaptability to Sustain and Advance IPECP in Healthcare Transformation Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, Khalili, H., Pandey, J., Langlois, S., Park, V., Brown, R., El-Awaisi, A., MacMillan, K., Konrad, S., Daulton, B., Green, C., Kolcu, G., McCartan, C., Baugh, G., Pfeifle, A., Wetzlmair, L., Kolcu, I., Breitbach, A. 15 Dec 2023, In: The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice
  • Interprofessional education after the pandemic: lessons learned and future considerations, Park, V., McLarnon, N., Hutchings, M., Power, A., Blumenthal, S., Wetzlmair, L., Sy, M., McDermott, J., Boyle, L., Herath, C., Anderson, E. 2 Sep 2023, In: British Journal of Midwifery
  • Academics' experiences of online interprofessional education in response to COVID-19, Power, A., Park, V., Owens, ., Sy, M. 2 Apr 2022, In: British Journal of Midwifery
  • Emergency remote teaching for interprofessional education during COVID-19: student experiences, Sy, M., Park, V., Nagraj, S., Power, A., Herath, C. 2 Jan 2022, In: British Journal of Midwifery
  • Humour: A Bridge to Interprofessional Learning: IP.Global Café International Presentation, Park, V. 23 Sep 2022
  • Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) in Post-COVID Healthcare Education and Practice Transformation Era – Discussion Paper. Joint Publication by InterprofessionalResearch.Global, American Interprofessional Health Collaborative & Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative., Khalili, H., Park, V., Daulton, B., Langlois, S., Wetzlmair, L., MacMillan, K., El-Awaisi, A., Green, C., Ballard, J., Pandey, J., Konrad, S., Frost, J., Kolcu, M., Kolcu, G., McCartan, C., Baugh, G., Gaboury, I., Breitbach, A., Brown, R., Pfeifle, A. 31 Oct 2022
  • Moving interprofessional education to a virtual platform, Park, V. 10 Mar 2022, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Online platform utilised during COVID can boost teaching toolkit, Park, V., Holland, R. 9 Jun 2022, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Organisational Influences, Park, V. 1 Sep 2022, Fundamentals of Critical Care, Hoboken, NJ, Wiley

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Oral presentation: CAIPE Research Priority Group Workshop 2024
  • Oral presentation: A roadmap to success: Embedding interprofessional learning in the university curriculum and HLS Faculty to promote experiential learning and collaborative practice. 2024
  • Invited talk: Keynote: Creating & Sustaining an Interprofessional Learning Culture: Embedding Interprofessional Education. 2023
  • Invited talk: Keynote: Making space for interprofessional learning in simulation: Learning and working together for patient safety. 2023
  • Oral presentation: Emergency Remote Teaching and Interprofessional Education During COVID-19: Sharing Best Practice Through a Global Community of Practice 2023
  • Oral presentation: A Discovery Majlis exploring how global interprofessional colleagues can effectively write together. 2023
  • Invited talk: 3rd Interprofessional.Global International Partnership Symposium 2023
  • Other: Global Policy Development: IP.G Winterthur-Doha Declaration 2023 2023
  • Membership of network: Interprofessional.Global: The Global Confederation for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (External organisation) 2023
  • Publication Peer-review: Journal of Interprofessional Care (Journal) 2023

  • Philosophy PhD March 03 2021
  • Nursing PhD March 03 2021
  • Professional Development PGCert March 16 2011
  • Teaching and Learning PGDip June 01 2010
  • Professional Development PGDip March 01 2010
  • Professional Development PGCert June 01 2007
  • Nursing Studies BSc (Hons) September 16 2002
  • Nursing BSc (Hons) September 16 2002
  • Mathematics A Level August 31 1998
  • Physics A Level August 28 1998
  • Biology A Level August 29 1997
  • Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy / Advance HE SFHEA 2023
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy FHEA 2010
  • NMC Registered Nurse Teacher NMC RNT 2010
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2009
  • Registered Nurse Teacher RNT, NMC 2009
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2002
  • NMC Registered Nurse - Adult Nursing NMC RN 2002


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