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Research interests


Values based decision making

Ethics education


Decision making in nursing

Health law

Research interests

Dr Rosemary Godbold is a Principle Lecturer in the School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire. Her professional background is in adult nursing, and since becoming an academic in 2003, has taught both pre and post registration health professionals up to doctoral level within her subject area of ethics, particularly research and health care ethics. She completed her doctorate in 2007 in health care ethics and has been involved in and led a number of research projects in a a variety of areas, including education of health care ethics to inter-professional groups, nursing education and nursing student experience, and most recently evaluation of safeguarding training. Rosemary has expertise in qualitative methods which she uses in her research. Rosemary has extensive experience working on and with research ethics committees, and is currently a Vice Chair of the University's Health, Science, Engineering and Techonology ethics committee. She is also the Postgraduate Research Tutor for the School of Health and Social Work at the University of Hertfordshire. 

Education/Academic qualification

Adult Education, Certificate in adult learning and teaching, University of Hertfordshire

Sept 2014Jun 2015

Award Date: 9 Sept 2015

Ethics, PhD, A philosophical critique of the best interests test as a criterion for decision making in law and clinical practice, Auckland University of Technology

1 Jan 200431 Jan 2007

Award Date: 7 Mar 2007

Health law and ethics, BSc (Hons), Brunel University London

Sept 1999Jun 2001

Award Date: 21 Sept 2001

Registered Nurse, RGN, Royal London Hospital

23 Aug 19881 Oct 1991

Award Date: 1 Oct 1991


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