Welcome to the Research Page of the

Phi Mu (All-England) Chapter


This page provides an overview of the research opportunities currently available to members of the Phi Mu Chapter of Sigma and allows us all to share potential funding available, documents and completed applications, as well as research currently being undertaken.

Research Scholarships
Award Details

These are personal awards of £500 to be used to contribute towards the dissemination and utilisation of outcomes of a research, education or clinical practice project linked to nursing excellence.  The project must be completed within one year of the award being made.
2019 Award Winners
Dr Amy Hunter & Catherine Best were successful recipients of the 2019 awards. Here they are receiving their awards at the Phi Mu Chapter Conference in July 2019 Nursing: A profession Without Borders from Dr Ian Holt

Dr Amy Hunter

'I was awarded the Phi Mu Research award in 2019 for work relating to my PhD. My project was to develop a workshop presentation at the International Continence Society annual meeting. The presentation informed Nurses and other health professionals about ways to overcome challenges to speaking to women about continence issues by using two cases developed from my PhD findings. The presentation was well received and has led to a number of further opportunities to develop work on this topic area'.

'Winning the Phi Mu Research award 2019 has provided me with an opportunity to disseminate my work, and enabled me to develop national and international professional networks'.

Catherine Best

My application for the award focused on the importance of publishing within nursing. Entitled: Blogging for Beginners: How to publish using social media, my application emphasised the importance of sharing innovation within practice through publishing. ultimately creating a collective benefit for society as a whole. Writing for publication encourages nurses to think about their practice, consider current evidence and explore new ways of working.Emphasis since receipt of the award has been to encourage a collaborative approach to writing for publication, utilising blogging as an effective medium.

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Research Committee Members

Dr. Parveen Ali
Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing & Midwifery
University of Sheffield

Dr. Janet Scammell
Associate Professor
Lead for Nursing Long-term Health Challenges Research Centre
Department of Nursing and Clinical Sciences
Bournemouth University


Professor Vanora Hundley

Deputy Dean for Research and Professional Practice

Faculty of Health & Social Sciences

Professor of Midwifery, Centre for Midwifery,Maternal & Perinatal Health


Professor Roger Watson

Professor of Nursing, University of Hull
Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Advanced Nursing
Editor, Nursing Open

Dr Steven Ersser

Head of Department and Professor of Nursing & Dermatology Care
Department of Nursing Science
Faculty of Health & Social Science
Bournemouth University