The ESPR Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Section

A specialty section with a wide range of expertise across research methodologies, clinical outcomes, & knowledge dissemination

Welcome to the Nursing and Allied Health Professionals Section of the European Society of Paediatric Research (ESPR)

Our section is a representative body within ESPR, and we welcome all nurses and all healthcare professionals in the field of paediatrics including all sub-specialties. We also welcome interested interdisciplinary clinicians, researchers, stakeholders and families.

We are an active and diverse specialty section within ESPR with a wide range of expertise across research methodologies, clinical outcomes, and knowledge dissemination. We are also highly collaborative and have built strong international clinical and research networks.

  • Our objectives

    The objective of the Nursing and Allied Health Professional Section is to create an international platform of colleagues in the field of paediatrics including sub-specialties to inform best practice in work, education and research by:

    • Providing educational opportunities;
    • Developing clinical practice guidelines and position statements;
    • Offering support to high-quality contributions to the ESPR conferences and meetings;
    • Supporting and coordinating research of society members in all fields of nursing and other health care professionals;
    • Providing opportunities for networking and interorganisational collaboration;
    • Supporting collaboration and working in a multi-disciplinary manner together with other ESPR sections;
    • Providing mentorship and support for new clinicians, emerging new investigators and leaders in the field.


    This purpose is achieved by encouraging exchange of ideas and discussions among members in research and education platforms within Europe and the ESPR.

  • Meet the Section Council and members

     

    Agnes van den Hoogen
    NICU nurse, PhD
    Section Chair since 2018
    University Medical Center Utrecht, NL

     

    Jos Latour
    NICU & PICU nurse, PhD
    Section member since 2020
    University of Plymouth, UK

     

    Mary Anne Ryan
    RGN/RSCN/RM NICU nurse/MSc/Final year PhD student
    Section member since 2019
    INFANT centre , Cork, IE

    Marsha Campbell-Yeo
    Professor (Full), Scientist
    Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
    Section member since 2020
    Dalhousie University & IWK Health
    Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA

    Joke Wielenga
    NICU nurse, PhD
    Section member since 2019
    Emma Childrens Hospital / Amsterdam University
    Medical Center, NL

    Esra Ardahan Akgül
    Paediatric Surgery Nurse, Res. Ass., PhD
    Section member since 2021
    İzmir Katip Çelebi University, TR

    Katie Gallagher
    Senior Research Fellow / Neonatal nurse, PhD
    Section member since 2020.
    EGA IfWH University College London, UK

    Rosemarie Boland
    Neo. Research Fellow & Neo. Educator, PhD, MN, RM, RN
    Section member since 2018
    Murdoch Children's Research Institute & University of Melbourne/ Paediatric Infant Perinatal Emergency Retrieval Service, Melbourne, AU

     

    Anna Axelin
    PhD, Associate professor
    Section member since 2019
    University of Turku, FI

    Naomi Meesters
    PhD Student
    Section member since 2018
    University Medical Center Rotterdam, NL

       
  • Current research projects

    Developing a Core OUtcome Set and outcome measures of family-centred care In Neonatal care: COUSIN study

    Aim: To develop a core outcome set, a set of outcome measures, and recommended time-points to evaluate family-centred care practices in neonatal care.

    The study is registered at the COMET Initiative register. Phase 1 starts with a systematic review. The review protocol is registered at the PROSPERO registry.

  • Upcoming meetings of the section
    • Bi-monthly online meetings (provide dates).
    • Smaller sub-working groups may meet more frequently, as warranted.
  • Link to section surveys

    Developing a Core OUtcome Set and outcome measures of family-centred care In Neonatal care: COUSIN study

    Aim: To develop a core outcome set, a set of outcome measures, and recommended time-points to evaluate family-centred care practices in neonatal care.
     
    The study is registered at the COMET Initiative register. Phase 1 starts with a systematic review. The review protocol is registered at the PROSPERO registry.
  • Publications

    In collaboration with ESPR I4 section

    • Henry CJ, Semova G, Barnes E, Cotter I, Devers T, Rafaee A, Slavescu A, Cathain NO, McCollum D, Roche E, Mockler D, Allen J, Meehan J, Klingenberg C, Latour JM, van den Hoogen A, Strunk T, Giannoni E, Schlapbach LJ, Degtyareva M, Plötz FB, de Boode WP, Naver L, Wynn JL, Küster H, Janota J, Keij FM, Reiss IKM, Bliss JM, Polin R, Koenig JM, Turner MA, Gale C, Molloy EJ; Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation (I4) section of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR). Neonatal sepsis: a systematic review of core outcomes from randomised clinical trials. Pediatr Res. 2022 Jan 7. doi: 10.1038/s41390-021-01883-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34997225.

    • Molloy EJ, Wynn JL, Bliss J, Koenig JM, Keij FM, McGovern M, Kuester H, Turner MA, Giannoni E, Mazela J, Degtyareva M, Strunk T, Simons SHP, Janota J, Plotz FB, van den Hoogen A, de Boode W, Schlapbach LJ, Reiss IKM; Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation (I4) section of the ESPR. Correction: Neonatal sepsis: need for consensus definition, collaboration and core outcomes. Pediatr Res. 2021 Jul;90(1):232. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-01221-8. Erratum for: Pediatr Res. 2020 Jul;88(1):2-4. PMID: 33122842.

    • Molloy EJ, Wynn JL, Bliss J, Koenig JM, Keij FM, McGovern M, Kuester H, Turner MA, Giannoni E, Mazela J, Degtyareva M, Strunk T, Simons SHP, Janota J, Plotz FB, van den Hoogen A, de Boode W, Schlapbach LJ, Reiss IKM; on behalf of the Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation (I4) section of the ESPR. Neonatal sepsis: need for consensus definition, collaboration and core outcomes. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jul;88(1):2-4. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0850-5. Epub 2020 Mar 19. Erratum in: Pediatr Res. 2021 Jul;90(1):232. PMID: 32193517.

    • McGovern M, Giannoni E, Kuester H, Turner MA, van den Hoogen A, Bliss JM, Koenig JM, Keij FM, Mazela J, Finnegan R, Degtyareva M, Simons SHP, de Boode WP, Strunk T, Reiss IKM, Wynn JL, Molloy EJ; Infection, Inflammation, Immunology and Immunisation (I4) section of the ESPR. Challenges in developing a consensus definition of neonatal sepsis. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jul;88(1):14-26. doi: 10.1038/s41390-020-0785-x. Epub 2020 Mar 3. PMID: 32126571.

    • Ryan L, Plötz FB, van den Hoogen A, Latour JM, Degtyareva M, Keuning M, Klingenberg C, Reiss IKM, Giannoni E, Roehr C, Gale C, Molloy EJ. Neonates and COVID-19: state of the art Neonatal Sepsis series. Pediatr Res. 2021 Dec 28:1–8. doi: 10.1038/s41390-021-01875-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34961785; PMCID: PMC8712275.
  • How to engage with us

    Please contact the ESPR Secretariat via office@espr.eu. We will be more than happy to forward your request to the members of the Nursing Section.

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