Learning about the neonatal experience through narrative
Julia Petty, (BSc, MSc, MA, RGN/RSCN, PGCE, PFHEA). Julia worked as a neonatal and children’s nurse clinical educator and neonatal course leader prior to her current role as senior lecturer in children’s nurse education. She is responsible for the curriculum development, delivery and quality assurance of a range of generic and children’s modules offered at the University of Hertfordshire, England. She is a principal fellow of the UK higher education academy. Julia is an executive member and vice chair of the UK Neonatal Nurses Association and co- chairs / runs a national UK special interest group in neonatal education / research. She is the UK representative on the Board of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses (COINN). She peer reviews for several nurse education journals and has a key role on the editorial board for the Journal of Neonatal Nursing including the coordination of the COINN News pages. Julia is also a newborn life support instructor for the UK Resuscitation Council and a coach for the UK Council of Deans Student Leadership programme. She has a range of publications and has published a neonatal bedside learning book with Palgrave MacMillan in 2015. She is a current co-editor for Routledge for the 3rd edition of 'Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing' book. She is currently involved in a collaborative working group developing competency standards for neonatal nursing in the UK. Finally, her research interests focus on the development of online learning platforms in neonatal care including storytelling resources. She is also undertaking research that uses narrative, interpretive design to explore parents experiences of neonatal care post-discharge and the education needs of community health professionals in supporting parents of premature babies at home. Her doctoral research is exploring parent experiences of the neonatal care trajectory and the creation of parent-informed digital stories to enhance empathic learning.