2020 applicants

Dr Camille Cronin

Senior Lecturer
School of Health and Social Care
Dr Camille Cronin



Camille has a clinical background in adult nursing; with experience in clinical practice, clinical and academic research, healthcare management, further education and higher education. Camille is a dynamic and innovative educator and researcher having held various posts in the School and teaching roles across programmes in undergraduate, postgraduate and research supervision. Camille’s doctorate used case study research to examine learning in the workplace and this has underpinned much of her dedication to the healthcare workforce, adult learners and the development of apprenticeships in healthcare. Camille's coaching and leadership skills have been developed through her current role, she is a Dementia Friend, a member of the Southend Dementia Action Alliance and a member of the International Dementia and Culture Collaborative (IDCC). Her research interests include using a range of research methodologies with emphasis on qualitative approaches, working collaboratively and making research accessible to all. Other interests include lifelong learning, workplace learning, workforce issues related to skill mix and recruitment and retention, dementia, oral health (community and acute hospital) and mentorship in the workplace. Current projects include dementia and the culture of the nursing workforce; socialisation of student nurses in dementia care; and digital interventions in women’s health.


  • PhD Nursing Studies University of Essex,

  • MEd Lifelong Learning Open University,

  • MSc Nursing Buckinghamshire New University,

  • BSc Nursing Buckinghamshire New University,

  • DipHE Adult Nursing University of Essex,


University of Essex

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Essex (2016 - present)

  • Lecturer, University of Essex (2006 - 2015)

  • Teaching Fellow, University of Essex (2005 - 2006)

Other academic

  • Workplace Coach, University of Essex (2017 - present)

  • Academic Member, International Dementia Cultural Collaboration (2016 - present)

  • External Examiner, University of Central Lancashire (1/1/2016 - present)

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Critical Appraisal and Research Skills (HS510)

  • Research Activity (HS517)

  • Using Evidence in Health Care Practice (HS858)

  • Leadership and Preparation (HS516)

  • Personal Effectiveness (HS710)


Journal articles (20)

OJO, O., BROOKE, J. and CRONIN, C., (2020). The Development and Evaluation of an Analytical Framework to Explore Student Nursesʼ Cultural Beliefs of Dementia. Journal of Nursing Research. 28 (2), e81-e81

Cronin, C., (2020). Commentary: Singing as a health-promoting activity in elderly care: a qualitative, longitudinal study in Norway. Journal of Research in Nursing, 174498712091841-174498712091841

Cronin, C. and Hawthorne, C., (2019). ‘Poetry in motion’ a place in the classroom: Using poetry to develop writing confidence and reflective skills. Nurse Education Today. 76, 73-77

Cronin, C. and Hawthorne, C., (2019). Developing academic literacy: A team-teaching approach between the School of Health and Human Sciences and the Talent Development Centre.. Proceedings of the 2017 BALEAP Conference: Addressing the state of the union: Working together = learning together.

Cronin, C., (2019). Commentary: Family experiences as a caregiver for patients with Parkinson’s disease: a qualitative study. Journal of Research in Nursing. 24 (5), 328-329

Brooke, J., Cronin, C., Stiell, M., Ojo, O., Belcina, MT., Smajlović, SK. and Slark, J., (2019). Nursing students' cultural beliefs and understanding of dementia: A phenomenological study across three continents. Nurse Education Today. 77, 6-11

Cronin, C. and Brooke, J., (2019). Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education. Nursing Older People. 31 (3), 29-38

Cronin, C. and Brooke, J., (2019). Using the Relating to Older People Evaluation tool to measure ageism in higher education.. Nursing older people

Cronin, C. and Purcell, P., (2018). Working with patients and the public to develop dementia friendly oral health tools. Annual Clinical Journal of Dental Health (7), 16-21

Cronin, C., (2017). Understanding the needs of women with adenomyosis through social media. Journal Nursing and Women’s Health

Cronin, C., (2015). Making a difference through research. Nurse Researcher. 23 (1), 45-45

Cronin, C., (2014). Using case study research as a rigorous form of inquiry. Nurse Researcher. 21 (5), 19-27

Cronin, C., (2014). Workplace learning – a healthcare perspective. Education + Training. 56 (4), 329-342

Cronin, C., (2007). Keeping cool. Emergency Nurse. 15 (4), 7-7

Cronin, C., (2007). Achieving full potential. Emergency Nurse. 15 (3), 8-9

Cronin, G. and Cronin, C., (2006). Why does A&E attract newly qualified registered nurses?. Accident and Emergency Nursing. 14 (2), 71-77

Cronin, C., (2003). First-time mothers - identifying their needs, perceptions and experiences. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 12 (2), 260-267

Hart, DJ., Cronin, C., Daniels, M., Worthy, T., Doyle, DV. and Spector, TD., (2002). The relationship of bone density and fracture to incident and progressive radiographic osteoarthritis of the knee: The Chingford study. Arthritis & Rheumatism. 46 (1), 92-99

Cronin, C., (2001). How do nurses deal with their emotions on a burn unit? Hermeneutic inquiry. International Journal of Nursing Practice. 7 (5), 342-348

Cronin, C., (2001). How do nurses deal with their emotions on a burn unit? A hermeneutic inquiry. Journal of Clinical Nursing. 10 (2), 301-302

Book chapters (1)

Cronin, C., (2017). Case Study Research : A Methodology for Nursing. In: Nursing Research Using Case Studies. Editors: De Chesnay, M., . Springer Publishing Company. 978-0-8261-3192-8

Conferences (1)

Cronin, C. and Purcell, P., (2016). Wives perspectives of managing mouth care at home.

Grants and funding


To explore how nurses manage menopause in the workplace and investigate digital health solutions to facilitate coping and alleviate discomfort

Burdett Trust for Nursing


+44 (0) 1702 328277


GB.2.63, Southend Campus

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