Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery
Mary’s clinical area of expertise is teaching in the field of cardiac patients with acute and chronic diseases/disorders.
Mary finished her nurse training in 1988. She spent the majority of her clinical career working in acute Cardiology. Previous appointments involved Mary working a Ward Sister in the Coronary Care Unit at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, in Intensive Care and Cardio-Thoracic nursing.
Since 2003, Mary has worked as a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge. She has been involved in the delivery of modules relating to Cardiac care, Respiratory & Thoracic care, Intensive Care and Return to Practice. Mary is currently responsible for the design and delivery of CPD cardiac modules delivered as classroom and/or distance learning.
Mary is studying towards a PhD. Her research involves collecting narratives from service users and nurses to understand about the experience of Primary Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PPCI). Recently she was involved in evaluating the impact of CPD in the East of England: collecting the experiences of qualified and non-qualified nurses. Other research projects include the evaluation of the impact of a post-registration cardiac module from the perspectives of nurses and managers and gathering the experiences of patients who have had an acute myocardial infarction.
Undergraduate Major Project students for pre-registration and post-registration nurses.
Mary is Course Leader for the Post Graduate and BSc cardiac modules. She is a personal tutor for pre-registration students and responsible for CPD students undertaking the UGMP module. Alongside this, she teaches cardiac physiology and clinical skills in acute care. As an Education Champion, Mary provides support to mentors and students in practice.
Impact of CPD within East of England (2014)
Edmonds, M. and Gelling, L. (2010). The complexities of grounded theory: a commentary. Nurse Researcher, 17 (4), pp.4-7.
Edmonds, M. and Adams, J. (2009). Evaluating the impact of a cardiac module for post-registration nurses. Nursing Standard, 24 (2), pp.35-41.
Edmonds, M. (2013). Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for acute myocardial infarction: exploring the experiences of patients, carers and nurses at the Developing Leading-edge Cardiac Services: Evidence from the front line, Manchester, 12th November 2013
Edmonds, M. (2012). Treatment for Acute Myocardial Infarction: Listening to Experiences of Patients, carers and Nurses. The Sixth Annual Research Student Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, 13 June 2012.
Edmonds, M. (2011) The challenges of conducting research in the acute clinical setting. The Fifth Annual Research Student Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford, 17 June 2011.
Edmonds, M. (2010) Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for acute myocardial infarction: exploring the experiences of patients, carers and nurses at the Qualitative research in the NHS, The Moller Centre, Cambridge, 1, October 2010.