Steve Bilham

Senior Lecturer (Child Nursing)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Steve qualified as a nurse in the 1980s and has worked in a wide variety of practice settings before moving into Higher Education as a lecturer in 2003. He is currently working towards completion of his PhD with Dublin City University.

stephen.bilham@aru.ac.uk

Background

Steve’s nursing career has been varied, working in many practice settings including medical, surgical and orthopaedic, intensive care and emergency, always with children. young people and their families as the focus. As a Health Visitor, Steve developed his interest in the wider view of health as not just an absence of illness but as a fundamental right to be enjoyed by all, no matter the circumstances.

Research interests

  • Professional image of nursing
  • Tattoos
  • Visual research methods
  • Childhood
  • Sociology of health

Teaching

  • Currently involved in teaching holistic care of the child
  • Personal development tutor for January 2022 Child Field

Qualifications

Professional:
  • RN – Child
  • RN – Adult
  • SCPHN – HV
  • Community Nurse Prescriber
  • Teacher
Academic:
  • MSc – Nursing
  • PGCMHE
  • BA(Hons) Health Care

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council – Registrant
  • Royal College of Nursing – Member
  • Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – Associate Member
  • Peer Reviewer – Journal of Child Health Care

Selected recent publications

  • Bilham, S. 2013. Using developmental theories to enhance holistic care. In: C. Thurston, ed. 2013. Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People. Abingdon: Routledge. pp.40-60
  • Bilham, S. 2013. Cultural aspects for children and young people. In: C. Thurston, ed. 2013. Essential Nursing Care for Children and Young People. Abingdon: Routledge. pp. 81-96