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Curriculum Vitae

m.traynor@mdx.ac.uk

Also see My Academia.Edu page and: My ResearchGate page

Current position: Professor of Nursing Policy, Centre for Critical Research in Nursing & Midwifery at the School of Health and Education, Middlesex University, London, UK

Visiting Professor, Health, Man and Society, Institut for Sundhedstjenesteforskning, University of Southern Denmark

As a senior academic and research leader, I am committed to producing and enabling the highest quality research. My work is on critical approaches to nursing policy and professional issues with extensive high quality publications. I have experience of capacity-building roles with nurses and allied health professionals at a national level. My disciplinary links are with medical sociology. I am committed to pluralism in research in nursing and the contribution of the social sciences to healthcare research. I am committed to inspirational approaches to capacity building and research leadership. My highest ambition is for recognition of the intellectual rigour and imaginative creativity of my work.

My inaugural presentation from 2005 is here

Academic Qualifications

St. Benedict’s Grammar School, Ealing, LONDON W.5. 1967 to 1974:
Advanced Level Subjects Passed
English Literature
Economics
History
Trinity Hall, Cambridge 1975 to 1978:
B.A. (Hons.) English Literature 1978
M.A. (Cantab.) 1982

Polytechnic of the South Bank, London 1986/7:

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Visiting 1987

University of Nottingham, Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 1992-6:

Ph.D. 1996
Professional Qualifications
Addenbrookes Hospital School of Nursing, Cambridge 1982 to 1985
Registered General Nurse
Polytechnic of the South Bank, London 1986/7
Registered Health Visitor

Current research and other projects

A study of workforce preparation: the changing face of nursing and healthcare support worker education and training.

Publications

(i) Books

  1. Traynor, M. (2013) Nursing in Context: policy politics profession, Basingstoke, Palgrave. ISBN: 978 0 230 36873 6
  2. Traynor, M. (1999) Managerialism and nursing: beyond profession and oppression. Routledge
    A research monograph based on a four-year multi-site organisational research study on the introduction of the 1991 UK NHS reforms.
  3. Robinson, J., Avis, M., Latimer, J. and Traynor, M. (1999) Interdisciplinary perspectives on health policy and practice. Harcourt Brace.
  4. A joint-authored book examining policy issues for nursing and health care as a whole, aimed at policy makers, policy analysts and managers.
  5. Eds. Rafferty, A. M. and Traynor, M. (2002) Exemplary Research in Nursing and Midwifery Routledge

    A collection of exemplary nursing research chosen by an expert panel aimed at a wide audience of nursing students as well as those outside the profession to present the best of published nursing research.

(ii) Chapters in edited books

  1. Traynor, M (2013) Discourse Analysis. in Ed. Beck, C. The Routledge International Handbook of Qualitative Nursing Research. ISBN-13: 978-0415673563
  2. Traynor, M (2010) Why Healthcare Research? in Eds. Roberts, P & Priest, H. Healthcare Research: a handbook for students and practitioners. Oxford, Wiley. ISBN: 978-0-470-51932-5 32. Buus, N and Traynor, M. (2005) The nursing process and the technology of visibility in: The Nursing Process: an international perspective Eds. Haberman, M. and Uys, L. Elsevier
  3. Rafferty, A.M., Newell, R and Traynor, M. (2004) Research and development: Policy and capacity building. In Nursing Research in Context; appreciate, application and professional development. Eds. Freshwater, D and Bishop, V. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan pp. 22 - 44
  4. Traynor, M. (2004) Nursing, managerialism and evidence based practice: the constant struggle for influence. in: Unmasking Health Management: a critical text Eds. Learmonth M. and Harding, N. Hauppage, Nova Science
  5. Traynor, M. (2003) Discourse analysis, ideology and professional practice: in Advanced Qualitative Research for Nursing. Ed. Latimer, J. Blackwell Science pp. 137-154
  6. Baum F. Traynor, M. and Brice G. (1992) Healthy Cities: The Noarlunga Experience in: Health Policy Development, Implication and Evaluation in Australia. Ed. Gardner H. Churchill Livingstone Melbourne. p.337-360

(iii) Articles in peer reviewed journals

  1. Traynor, M., Stone, K., Maben, J. and Gould, D (accepted in press) Disciplinary Processes and the Management of Poor Performance among UK nurses: bad apple or system failure? A Scoping Study. Nursing Inquiry
  2. Niedel S, Traynor M, Tamborlane WV, Acerini C, McKee M. Developing parent expertise: A framework to guide parental care following diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in a young child (Accepted in press) Journal of Health Services Research & Policy.
  3. Selaine Niedel, Michael Traynor, Martin McKee and Margaret Grey (2012) Parallel vigilance: Parents' dual focus following diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes mellitus in their young child. Health (London) published online 15 July 2012 DOI: 10.1177/1363459312451180
  4. Stone, K., Traynor, M., Gould, D. and Maben, J (2011) The management of poor performance in nursing and midwifery: a case for concern. Journal of Nursing Management. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2834.2011.01219.x
  5. Buus, N., Angel, S., Traynor, M. and Gonge, H. (2011) "Psychiatric nursing staff members' reflections on participating in group-based clinical supervision: a semi-structured interview study" International Journal of Mental Health Nursing 20, 95–101 doi: 10.1111/j.1447-0349.2010.00709.x
  6. Traynor, M., Boland, M. and Buus, N. (2010) Professional Autonomy In 21st Century Healthcare: Nurses' Accounts Of Clinical Decision-Making. Social Science & Medicine doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.07.029
  7. Buus, N., Angel, S., Traynor, M. and Gonge, H. (2010) Psychiatric hospital nursing staff's ambivalence towards group based clinical supervision: An interview study. Issues in Mental Health Nursing. vol. 31, no. 10, p. 654–661
  8. Traynor, M., Boland, M. and Buus, N. (2010) Autonomy, Evidence and Intuition: Findings from a Focus Group Study of Nurses and Decision-Making. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol. 66 Issue 7,1584-1591 doi:10.1111/j.1365.2648.2010.05317.x

  9. Traynor, M. (2009) Humanism and its critiques in nursing research literature. Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol. 65 Issue 7, Pp. 1560 - 1567 doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2008.04956.x

  10. Traynor, M. (2009) Implementing a clinical academic career pathway in nursing: criteria for success and challenges ahead (commentary). Journal of Research in Nursing VOL 14 (2) 149–151 DOI: 10.1177/1744987108101952

  11. Traynor, M. (2009) Indeterminacy and technicality revisited: how medicine and nursing have responded to the evidence based movement. Sociology of Health & Illness. 2009;31(4):494-507 Early View, Date: December 2008 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9566.2008.01146.x

  12. Drennan, V. Davis, K, Traynor, M. Goodman, C, Mark, A., Peacock, R. Humphrey, C. and Fairley-Murray, S. (2007) Entrepreneurial nurses and midwives in the United Kingdom: an integrative review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 60(5), 459–469

  13. Traynor, M. Davis, K, Drennan, V. Goodman, C, Mark, A., Peacock, R. and Banning M. (in press) 'Nurse entrepreneurs' a case of government rhetoric? Journal of Health Services Research and Policy. January 2008

  14. Traynor, M. (2007) A historical description of the tensions in the development of modern nursing in 19th century Britain and their influence on contemporary debates about evidence and practice. Nursing Inquiry. Vol. 14 Issue 4, pp. 299-305

  15. Traynor, M. (2006) Discourse analysis: theoretical and historical overview and review of papers in the Journal of Advanced Nursing 1996 – 2004. Journal of Advanced Nursing. Vol 54 No. 1 pp. 62-72

  16. Rafferty, AM. and Traynor, M. (2004) Context, convergence and contingency: political leadership for nursing. Journal of Nursing Management vol. 12 pp. 258-265.

  17. Traynor, M. (2003) 'A brief history of empowerment': Response to/discussion with Julianne Cheek: from International Conferences in Community Health Nursing Research, September, 2001. Primary Health Care Research and Development. Vol. 4 No. 2 pp. 129-136

  18. Traynor, M. (2002) The oil crisis, risk and evidence-based practice. Nursing Inquiry Vol. 9 No. 3 162-169

  19. Rafferty, AM, Newall, R,  and Traynor, M (2002) Nursing and midwifery research in England: Working towards establishing a dedicated fund. NT Research, 7(4): 243-254

  20. Lewison, G., Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (2001) Is nursing research typical of biomedical research? Research Evaluation Vol. 10 No. 2 pp. 97-103
  21. Traynor, M. Rafferty, A.M. and Lewison, G. (2001) Endogenous and exogenous research? Findings from a bibliometric study of UK nursing research. Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol. 34 No. 2 212-222

  22. Traynor, M. (2000) Purity, Conversion and the Evidence-based movements. Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 4 No. 2 pp. 139-158

  23. Rafferty, A.M., Bond, S. and Traynor, M. (2000) Does Nursing, midwifery and health visiting need a research council? NT Research Vol. 5 No. 5 pp. 325-335

  24. Traynor, M. (1999) The problem of dissemination: evidence and ideology. Nursing Inquiry Vol. 6: 187-197 September

  25. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1999) Nursing and the RAE: past, present and future Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol. 30 No. 1. pp. 186-192

  26. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1999) Nurse education in an international context: the contribution of contingency: International Journal of Nursing Studies  Vol. 36 No. 1 pp. 85-91

  27. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (1999)The research practice gap in nursing: lessons from the research policy debate. NT Research Vol. 4 No. 6 458-465

  28. Traynor, M. (1997) Postmodern research: no grounding or privilege, just free-floating trouble making. Nursing Inquiry Vol. 4 pp. 99-107,

  29. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (1997) The State of Play on Nursing Research, Journal of Interprofessional Care, Vol. 11 No. 1 pp. 43-48, 1997.

  30. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (1997) Quality and quantity in research policy for nursing. N T Research Vol. 2 No. 1. 16-27, 1997

  31. Traynor, M. (1996) A Literary Approach To Managerial Discourse After The NHS Reforms: Sociology of Health and Illness  Vol. 18 No. 3 315-340

  32. Traynor, M. (1996) Looking At Discourse In A Literature Review Of Nursing Texts: Journal of Advanced Nursing  Vol. 23 No. 6 pp. 1155-1161

  33. Duff, L., Kelson, M., Marriott, S., McIntosh, A., Cape, J., Marcus, N., Brown, S., Traynor, M. (1996) Clinical Guidelines: involving patients and service users. Journal of Clinical Effectiveness Vol. 1. No 3 p. 104-112.

  34. Traynor M. and Wade B. (1993) The development of a measure of job satisfaction for use in monitoring the morale of community nurses in four trusts. Journal of Advanced Nursing 18, 127-136

(iv) Articles in professional or policy journals

  1. Roberts, P., Priest, H. and Traynor, M. (2006) Reliability and Validity in Research. Nursing Standard, Art and Science Vol. 20 No. 41 p. 44-45
  2. Traynor, M., Rafferty, A.M. and Solano, D. (2003) Between the lines. Nursing Standard Vol 18 No. 8 pp. 16-17
    Based on focus group research into how various textual genres influence nurses' use of evidence in practice.
  3. Traynor, M and Rafferty, A.M. (1999) Whose Lifelong Learning is it, Anyway? Nursing Times Learning Curve Vol. 3 No. Based on an analysis of policy issues in nurse education including the move of UK nurse education into the higher education sector.

  4. Traynor, M. (1994) Stormy weather Health Service Journal 30 June 1994 p.22-239
    Based on research into the 1991 NHS reforms carried out in 4 community trusts.

  5. Traynor, M. (1993) Some Current Issues for Health Visiting Health Visitor  Volume 66 Number 6 June 1993 p. 216-218
    Based on a literature review of the problems of evaluating health promotion initiatives.

  6. Traynor, M. (1993) Health Visitors' Perceptions of their Role Health Visitor  Volume 66 Number 1 January 1993 p.
  7. Traynor, M. and Wade, B. (1992) "I wish I had been an Accountant" Community Nursing; The challenge of Change Health Service Journal 2nd July 1992 p. 22-24
    Based on research data from nurses in four NHS trusts in research into the 1991 NHS reforms.

(v) Short pieces, editorials, letters

  1. Traynor, M. (2012) Guest Editorial: Exogenous and endogenous research in nursing revisited Journal of Research in Nursing January 2012 17: 6-8, doi:10.1177/1744987111432050
  2. Traynor, M. (2011) Bibliometrics as politics: the case of emerging disciplines. International Nursing Review Vol 58, p. 26-27
  3. Traynor, M. (2010) 'Cases in the Balance' [about a Nursing and Midwifery Council misconduct hearing] Nursing Standard. Vol. 24 No. 46 pp 20-21
  4. Traynor, M. (2009) 'The Bigger Picture: nursing researchers should tackle the big questions about healthcare, says Michael Traynor'. Nursing Standard. Vol. 24 No. 10 pp 26-27 [about the importance of social sciences in nursing research]
  5. Traynor, M. (2008) Commentary on: Systematic review of the uptake and design of action research in published nursing research, 2000-2005. Journal of research in nursing. Vol. 13 no. 6 p. 478-479
  6. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (2006) 'Assessing Research Quality' 30th anniversary invited editorial reflecting on: Robinson, J (2000) Editorial from JAN 31(3) 497-499. Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol. 54 No. 1 p. 2-4
  7. Traynor, M (2006) 'A certain pressure of meaning' Editorial Nursing Inquiry 2006; Vol. 13 No. 2 p. 81
  8. Traynor, M. (2006) Commentary on: 'The politics of the evidence-based practice movements' by Rycroft-Malone. Journal of research in nursing. Vol. 11 no. 2 p.109
  9. Traynor, M. (2004) Commentary. Nurse Researcher; Special Issue on discourse analysis. Vol. 12 No. 2 pp. 4-6
  10. Rafferty, A.M., Traynor, M. (2004) The next steps for nursing research: A policy perspective from one European Country. Editorial NT Research Vol. 9 no. 3 p. 213-215
  11. Traynor, M. (2004) Foreword in: Shaping the Facts: evidence-based nursing and health care eds. James T., Smith, P. and Lorenzon, M. Elsevier Health Sciences
  12. Dash, P., Gowman, N., Traynor, M. (2003) Increasing the Impact of Health Services Research. Education and Debate BMJ Vol. 327 no. 7 p. 427
  13. Rafferty, A.M., Traynor, M., Thompson, D. Illott, I. and White, E. (2003) Research in Nursing, midwifery and the allied health professions; Quantum leap required for quality research. Editorial BMJ 326: pp. 833-4 19th April 2003
  14. Traynor, M. (2003) Evidence based health care. Editorial Special Edition of Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine Vol. 7 No. 3 pp.265-266, July 2003
  15. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (2003) Early Nursing Research: Worth a Second Look Journal of Health Services Research & Policy Vol. 8 No. 2 pp. 118-119
  16. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (2002) Sustainable Funding for Nursing Research in Higher Education Editorial Nursing Inquiry: Vol. 9. No 4 219-220
  17. Traynor, M and Rafferty, A.M. (2001) Bibliometrics and a culture of measurement Editorial. Journal of Advanced Nursing Vol. 36 No. 2
  18. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (1999) Building and benchmarking research capacity for nursing. Guest Editorial. NT Research Vol. 4 No. 1 pp. 5-7
  19. Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. (1999) 'Do Nurses Need Degrees?' Questions & Answers Section Journal of Health Services Research & Policy. Vol. 4. No. 3
  20. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1998) Context, convergence and contingency. Editorial. Journal of Health Services Research and Policy Vol. 3 No. 4 p. 195

(vi) Articles in popular journals or magazines

  1. Traynor, M. (2011) Constrained by Impossible ideals. Nursing Standard Vol. 26 No. 13 p. 19-20 November 30th
  2. Traynor, M, Rafferty, A. M. and Spragg, J. (2003) Decent proposals. Nursing Standard Vol. 17 No. 18 p. 114 –115 January 15th
    Guidance on successful research grant applications for nurses.
  3. Traynor, M, Rafferty, A. M. and Spragg, J. (2002) Decent proposals. Nursing Standard Vol. 17 No. 17 p. 74 December 18th
    Commentary on recent initiatives in funding for nursing and AHP research
  4. Traynor, M and Rafferty, A. M. (2002) League table tells only part of the story. Nursing Standard. Vol. 16. No. 16 p. 6
  5. Traynor, M and Rafferty, A. M. (2001) Need to know. Nursing Standard. Vol. 16 No. 12 18-19
  6. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A. M. (2000) Research Revealed Nursing Standard. Vol. 14 No. 45 35-37
    Based on CPNR’s bibliometric research into nursing research output.
  7. Traynor, M. (1998) Survey looks at problems in university nursing research. Nursing Times Vol. 94 No. 29 p. 66-67
    Based on an analysis of policy issues in nurse education.
  8. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1998) ‘Academic bandwagon’. Nursing Standard Vol. 12 No. 30 p. 16
    Popular account of research on policy issues in nurse education written for a wide readership.
  9. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1997) Policy for research in nursing: a new centre. Nursing Standard. Vol. 11. No. 21 32-33 February, 1997
    About the founding and objectives of the Centre for Policy in Nursing Research for a wide readership.
  10. Traynor, M. (1995) “Buying in or selling out?” Nursing Management October 1995 Vol. 2 No 6 p. 8-10
    Based on research interviews with managers in four NHS Trusts.
  11. Traynor, M. (1995) Job Satisfaction and Morale of Community Nurses in NHS Trusts Nursing Times Vol. 91 No. 26 pp 42-45
    Popular account of research into the impact of the 1991 NHS reforms on nurses employed in four trusts.
  12. Traynor, M. (1993) Community nurses: a culture of uncertainty Nursing Standard June 2 vol. 7 Number 37 1993 p. 38-40
  13. Traynor, M. (1993) Lost in the community?: changing values in community nursing Nursing Standard April 14 Volume 7 Number 30 p.23- 24
  14. Traynor, M. (1991) Practice Nurses: At the Cross-roads Nursing Standard September 11th 1991
  15. Traynor, M. (1987) When Trad is Bad: Some attitudes behind the concept of Professionalism in the Nursing world; Nursing Times, June 17th 1987
  16. Traynor, M. (1985) "I've Done That One": An analysis of some reasons for inadequacies in care of the elderly in one Geriatric ward; Nursing Times, August 14th
  17. Traynor, M. (1984) Where Teamwork Takes On A New Meaning: A comparison of attitudes to teamwork among General and Psychiatric Nurses; Nursing Times, September 19th

(vii) Research reports/discussion papers

  1. Traynor, M. Stone, K., Gould, D and Maben, J. (2010) Literature Review on Performance Concerns in Nursing and Midwifery: A summary report to the National Clinical Assessment Service. Middlesex University, May 2010.
  2. Traynor, M. Drennan, V. Davis, K, Goodman, C, Mark, A., Peacock, R. Humphrey, C. and Fairley-Murray, S. and Banning, M. (2006) A scoping study of nurse, midwife and health visitor entrepreneurs and their promotion of patient choice. For NHS Service Delivery and Organisation research programme, London.
  3. Brown, K, Messele, A. Traynor, M. (2005) 'Skills and knowledge for the Children's workforce': a scoping exercise for Barnet Local Authority. Middlesex University, School of Health and Social Sciences, February 2005.
  4. Traynor, M., Rafferty, A-M, Solano, D. (2003) Dissemination of research in nursing and the reading process: can feminist theories of knowing and literary theory provide explanations for the apparent reluctance of nurses to implement research findings?. Report for the GNC Trust, June 2003
  5. Centre for Policy in Nursing Research, Research Forum for Allied Health Professionals, Association of Commonwealth Universities, CHEMS Consulting (2001) Promoting Research in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions. Centre for Policy in Nursing Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. (report for HEFCE and DH Task Group 3)
  6. Rafferty, A.M., Traynor, M. and Lewison, G. (2000) Measuring the outputs of nursing R&D: a third working paper. Centre for Policy in Nursing Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  7. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1998) Nursing research and the higher education context a second working paper . Centre for Policy in Nursing Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. March, 1998
  8. Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A.M. (1997) The NHS R&D Context for Nursing Research: a working paper . Centre for Policy in Nursing Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  9. Traynor, M. (1995) A Study of Three NHS Trusts: The managers' account. NHS Trust Series Report IV. Daphne Heald Research Unit Royal College of Nursing, London
  10. Traynor, M. & Wade B. (1994) The Morale Of Nurses Working In The Community: A Study Of Three NHS Trusts: Year 3 The Final Report. Daphne Heald Research Unit Royal College of Nursing, London
  11. Traynor, M. (1993) The Morale Of Nurses Working In The Community: A Study Of Three NHS Trusts: Year 2 Daphne Heald Research Unit Royal College of Nursing, London,
  12. Wade, B. & Traynor, M. (1992) The Morale Of Nurses Working In The Community: A Study Of Four NHS Trusts: Year 1 Daphne Heald Research Unit Royal College of Nursing, London
  13. with the Southern Community Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia (1990)
    Planning Healthy Communities; A Needs Assessment Manual;  Southern Community Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia.
  14. with the Southern Community Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia (1990)
    Healthy Cities Noarlunga Evaluation of the Pilot Project  Southern Community Health Research Unit Adelaide, Australia.
  15. Traynor, M. (1990) Measuring The Health Of The City: A Glimpse of the Invisible Christie Downs; Southern Community Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia.
  16. Traynor, M., Crowe, K., Cooke, R. Baum, F. (1990)"Nothing or No-One Could Have Told Me What It Was Going To Be Like": The third and final report from the New Parenthood Project on the first year of parenting. Southern Community Health Research Unit, Adelaide, Australia.

Media appearances

  1. Interviewed by Leslie Gelling, Editor of Nurse Researcher May 2013, Vol. 20, No. 5 p. 45
  2. Public Q and A with Dr Peter Carter, General Secretary of the RCN at RCN International Research Conference, London, April 2012
  3. “Nurses are ‘losing professional identity’” Irish Medical Times. Coverage of keynote address at Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland March 2012 at: http://www.imt.ie/news/health-management/2012/03/nurses-are-losing-professional-identity.html
  4. ‘Nurses face impossible expectations’. Interview with Nursing Standard November 2011 at: http://nurseresearcher.rcnpublishing.co.uk/campaigns/care-campaign/interview-michael-traynor/
  5. CNO rejects NCAS plea to support nurses Interview about management of poor performance in nursing and midwifery with Nursing in Practice. November 2011 at: http://www.nursinginpractice.com/article/27461/CNO_rejects_NCAS_plea_to_support_nurses

Grants and Awards

Teaching and learning

(i) Continuing professional development attended

Personal and academic tutoring;

Personal tutor on the Health Services Management MSc 1996-2004.

Was personal tutor for 18 students on this course since that time.
Examination duties, including external examining;
Member (and Chair from 2002) of the Health Services Management MSc Exam Board; involved extensively in marking for this Course
External assessor for Diploma in Tropical Nursing at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
External examiner 1997 to 2001 for Health Services Research Methods and Health Studies MScs at Staffordshire University

Memberships and other responsibilities

Chair Judging Committee for Akinsanya award for innovation in doctoral studies in nursing 2013
Chair Organising committee RCN Research Society Annual Conference, London 2012

Appointed member of the RCN Research Society, Steering Committee, November 2010

Visiting Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Institute of Public Health, Odense, from April 2009

Accepted as Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science in May 2008

Editor of Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine (Sage) from August 2006 European Editor of Nursing Inquiry (Wiley Blackwell publishing) from 2006

Invited member of RCN Research Society International Advisory Committee for 2005 and 2006 conference

Editor Special Edition of Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine on the evidence based movements in health care (2003)

Co-opted member of the NHS National Co-ordinating Centre for Service Delivery and Organisation R&D (NCCSDO) panel on Change Management (from 2002) and Nursing (from 2004)

Member of the International Editorial Board of Health: an interdisciplinary journal for the Social Study of Health, Illness and Medicine and Editor from Jan 2007
Member of the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Advanced Nursing
Member of the Editorial group Medical Sociology News
Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Nursing Standard.
Manuscript reviewer for International British Journal of Sociology, Journal of Quality in Health Care, Social Science and Medicine, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Nursing Inquiry, Nurse Researcher, Health, was proposals reviewer for DH Modern Matron evaluations (2002), North Thames NHS Getting Research into Practice in Primary Care and a Participant in the joint CPNR/RCN Research Priority Setting Exercise, 1997-8.
British Sociological Association
British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Group Committee (elected from 2002)
Royal College of Nursing Research Society
Royal College of Nursing History Society
Full member of the Institute of Learning and Teaching (from 2001)
Joint organiser (with City University and Middlesex University) of the symposium: Moving images, research and the construction of contemporary health. St.Bartholomew’s hospital London, October 1998

Conference Papers and Posters Presented

Paper: Traynor, M., Buus, N., Nissen, N. and Lincoln, N. Occupational closure in carework: health care support workers, assistant practitioners and nurses. Royal College of Nursing Research Society International Conference, Belfast, UK, March 2013

Invited keynote speaker at Healthcare Conferences UK: Managing Nursing Performance & Supporting Nurses in Difficulty, London, 6th December, 2012.

Paper: Niedel, S., Traynor, M. and McKee, M. Parallel Vigilance: Parents’ dual focus following diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus in their young child at Language and Social Interaction Working Group, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City. September, 2012

Paper: Traynor, M., A Evans and C Leliopoulou. Passivity and Jouissance: analysis of two focus group studies with nurses in England and Australia. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, London, UK, April 2012

Invited keynote speaker at Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland, 31st Annual Nursing and Midwifery Conference, Nurses’ talk about powerlessness and victimhood: slavery and jouissance Dublin: Wednesday 22nd and Thursday, 23rd February, 2012

Paper: Traynor, M., A Evans and C Leliopoulou. Masochism in Nursing: ethics after Lacan and Žižek. In Sickness and in Health, Odense, Denmark, May 2011

Paper: Traynor, M., Stone, K., Maben, J. and Gould, D. A scoping exercise into the management of poor performance in nursing and midwifery: Disciplinary processes and the management of poor performance among nurses in the UK NHS: bad apple or systemic failure? Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK, May 2011

Invited speaker at ECCO 15 - ESMO 34 International Congress: Berlin, September, 2009

Paper: Traynor, M. Talk of intuition as a threat to authorised professional discourse: findings of focus group studies. In Sickness and in Health, Victoria, Canada, May 2009

Paper: Traynor, M. and Boland, M. Instinct and Evidence: findings from a focus group research into Nurses and Decision-Making. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Cardiff, UK, March 2009

Paper: Traynor, M. and Boland, M. Autonomy, Instinct And Evidence In 2003 And 2008: Comparing Two Focus Group Studies Of Nurses And Decision-Making at Annual BSA Medical Sociology conference, Brighton, UK, September 2008

Paper: ‘The challenge to professionalism from evidence-based practice: the perspective of indeterminacy/technicality’ at: The Australian Sociological Association National Conference, Aukland, New Zealand, December 2007
Keynote presentation: ‘Making research links with universities’ at Nursing Research Practice: Royal College of Nursing, London, November 2007.

Paper: ‘Professional ideology and the challenge of Evidence Based Practice’ at Annual BSA Medical Sociology conference, Liverpool, UK, September 2007

Paper: Traynor, M. (principal investigator), Davis, K., Drenan, V., Fairly-Murray, S., Goodman, C., Humphrey, C., Locke, R., Mark, A., Peacock, R., ‘Nurse entrepreneurs: a case of government rhetoric?’ Sixth national Service Delivery and Organisation Conference, Church House, London, May 2007

Paper: Traynor, M., Davis, K., Drenan, V., Fairly-Murray, S., Goodman, C., Humphrey, C., Locke, R., Mark, A., Peacock, R., ‘The promotion of ‘nurse entrepreneurs’: a policy analysis’. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Dundee, Scotland, April 2007

Paper: Traynor, M. Williams, J. and Caldwell, K. ‘Evidence Based Practice And Expertise: A Spurious Tension? An Analysis Of Professional Literature’ Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing: Paradigms & Dialogue, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, 19-21 April 2007

Invited plenary paper: ‘The development of Nineteenth century nursing and English literature: subjects fit for women’ Royal College of Nursing History Conference, London, November 2006.

Paper: Mark, A, Davis, K., Fairly-Murray, S., Goodman, C., Humphrey, C., Locke, R., Drenan, V., Peacock, R., Traynor, M. (principal investigator) Nursing the new entrepreneurs. European Health Management Association, Annual Conference, Budapest, Hungary, June 28th-30th 2006

Invited keynote paper: 'Performing profession: post-structuralism, ethnomethodology and evidence based practice' The 4th International R&D Conference Theory and Practice in Nursing Education The Centre for Innovation in Nursing Education in the County of Aarhus, Denmark 24th-26th August 2005

Invited paper: 'Discourse analysis use and abuse in nursing'. University of Stirling, Scotland, February, 2005 Series: Nursing Avant-garde

Paper: Investigating influences on nurses' practice and decision-making Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Cambridge, April 2004

Invited keynote paper: 'From Nightingale to post-structuralism: the development of nursing and literary theory in the 19th and 20th centuries'. The International Philosophy of Nursing Conference University of Stirling, Scotland, September, 2003

'Can feminist theories of knowing and literary theory explain the apparent reluctance of nurses to implement research findings?' British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, York, UK. September 2003

Invited speaker: Research funding for nursing and allied health professions. Allied Health Professions Research Forum, London, 14th January, 2003
Invited keynote address: Examples of effective primary care commissioning: Making a Success of Primary Care Commissioning, Central London, 20 November 2002

Invited Keynote speaker for Research in Nursing and the Allied Health Professions. Institute of Health, University of Warwick October 2002

Poster: How nurses read research: communicating and receiving scientific products: research in progress British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, York, UK. September 2002
Invited Keynote speaker for Sixth Nursing Practice Conference, Adelaide, Australia November 2000. “The problem of implementation in nursing practice”.
‘A history of empowerment’ Invited Discussant at the Fifth International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research, London. September 2000.
Other papers and conference presentations (Author: Traynor, M. unless stated otherwise)
Discourse analysis: one name, many methods. British Sociological Association Medical Sociology Conference, York, UK. September 2001
Lewison, G., Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. How far is Nursing Research Typical of Biomedical research? S&T Assessment and Monitoring of Scientific and Technological Developments. Centre for Science and technology Studies, Leiden University, The Netherlands, May 2000
Traynor, M. and Rafferty, A. M. Endogenous and exogenous research? Findings from a bibliometric study of UK nursing research. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Sheffield, April 2000
Rafferty, A.M. and Traynor, M. Does Nursing Need a Funding Council? Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Sheffield, April 2000
Traynor M. and Rafferty, A. M. Nurse education in an international context (a comparison of four countries). International Congress of Nurses Centennial Celebration, London, June, 1999.
Rafferty A.M. and Traynor M. Performance and profile of research publication in nursing. Royal College of Nursing Research Society annual Conference, Keele, April 1999
Purity, conversion and the evidence based movements. Royal College of Nursing Research Society annual Conference, Keele, April 1999
Reading research and implementation: a literature review. Royal College of Nursing Research Society annual Conference, Keele, April 1999
Nursing education in higher education and the challenge of the New Right: experiences in the US, the UK and Australia. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh, April 1998
Poster: The problem of dissemination. Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, Edinburgh, April 1998
Adopting a literary approach to managerial discourse in the National Health Service (NHS) BSA Medical Sociology Group Annual Conference, York, September, 1997
Poster: Split subjectivity; caring and exploitation in the texts of nurses in NHS Trusts. Nursing, Women’s History and the Politics of Welfare, 18-20 September, 1996, University of Nottingham
The discourses of the Enlightenment as a technology of power; adopting a literary approach to managerial discourse after the NHS reforms. Nursing, Women’s History and the Politics of Welfare, 18-20 September, 1996, University of Nottingham
Poster: The tyranny of rationality: a deconstruction of managerial discourse in the new NHS. The Royal College of Nursing Research Society Annual Conference, March 29-31, 1996, Newcastle upon Tyne
Looking at discourse in a literature review of nursing texts: The Royal College of Nursing annual research conference, March 31-2 April, 1995, Belfast, Northern Ireland
Using discourse analysis in research into the NHS reforms: The Royal College of Nursing annual research conference, March 31-2 April, 1995, Belfast, Northern Ireland
The views and values of community nurses and their managers. at: The adventure of nursing practice through research. International Nursing Research Congress. Sydney, Australia July 11-13, 1994
No Machiavellian Background: the views and values of community nurses and their managers at: Royal College of Nursing Research Advisory Group Annual Conference University of Glasgow April 1993
The job satisfaction of community nurses at: First International Conference on Community Health Nursing Research, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Sept 26-29 1993.
Morale of the Community Nursing Workforce: results of a pilot study at: Royal College of Nursing Research Advisory Group Annual Conference University of Birmingham April 1992
Healthy Cities: A Glimpse of the Invisible Christie Downs. Paper presented at Healthy Cities Australia - First National Conference, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong, N.S.W. Australia. February 1990
Other invited talks and lectures
School of Postgraduate Nursing, University of Melbourne, Australia ‘What bibliometrics can offer nursing’. November, 2000
RCN Institute, Oxford, May, 2000 ‘Introduction to discourse analysis as a research method’
University of Sunderland, Department of Health Care Studies, December, 1999. ‘The uses of evidence’.
Greenwich University, Professional Educational Research Group, London, October, 1999. ‘Reconceptualising the evidence based movements’.
English National Board Conference: Integration and After, London, December, 1998 ‘Lifelong learning, but learning for a particular kind of life’.
London Medical Sociology Group, London, July, 1998 ‘Leviticus, purity and the evidence based movements’
Health Services Research Unit seminar, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, 1997, Discourse analysis and Evidence based medicine
RCN Institute, Oxford, February, 1997 ‘Using NUD•IST’ (computer aided qualitative analysis)
RCN Institute, London, February, 1997 ‘Theorising the body: Modernism and the loss of the body’
RCN Institute, Oxford, January, 1997 ‘Postmodernism, deconstruction and policy research’
RCN Institute, London, December, 1996 ‘Using discourse analysis to investigate nursing talk’
RCN Institute, London, November, 1996 ‘Modernism, Postmodernism and knowledge for research’
Department of Nursing and Midwifery Studies University of Keele, October 1996 ‘Nursing, self-sacrifice and concepts of morality’
Addenbrookes Teaching Hospital Trust Nursing Research Group, September 1996 ‘Nursing Research in a Policy Context’

Further courses attended


Module, Deconstruction and Context, from the Graphics and Illustration Degree course at Anglia Polytechnic University, 1998
A valuable short course taken which supported my contribution to design of CPNR WWW pages, working papers, conference posters etc. It also covered theoretical issues to do with visual communication of relevance to work on research dissemination.

Positions held

Middlesex University, School of Health and Social Sciences, Archway, London Trevor Clay Professor of Nursing Policy (from 2004 to present) and joint head of the Health and Social Science Research Cluster (From 2010)

The Health Foundation
Cavendish Square, London (Secondment) Facilitator Nursing and Allied Health Professions Research Training Fellowship Scheme Oct 2001 - 2004

Centre for Policy in Nursing Research
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Senior Lecturer Oct 2001 - 2004
As above Lecturer Aug. 96 – Oct 2001
Investigating various issues relating to nursing research and producing yearly reports and other publications. Also MSc Course Organiser Health Services Management.
Daphne Heald Research Unit
Royal College Of Nursing
Cavendish Square
LONDON WC1M 0AB
Research Officer Jan. 91- July, 1996
Design, piloting, analysing data and report writing from a four year study monitoring the impact of NHS and community care changes.
Member of RCN Institute shadow management team, representing research; also acting as RCN Research and Development Adviser for part of this time. Both roles involved helping to shape RCN and RCN Institute research and development strategy. Lecturing to undergraduate and postgraduate students at RCN Institute, supervision of research students.
Southern Community Health
Research Unit
c/o Flinders Medical Centre
BEDFORD PARK
S. Australia 5042 Research Officer July 89-Sept. 90
The conducting of community health needs assessment, research and evaluation of community health programmes, the designing and conducting of research on specific community health topics and providing a consultancy service to community health workers on research and evaluation matters, supervising research assistants and clerical staff, running workshops for community workers.Ealing Health Authority,
Community Health Services,
Cherrington House,
LONDON W.7. Health Visitor Sept 87-Jan 89 Ealing Health Authority Student H.V. June 86-Sept 87
Paddington and North
Kensington Health Authority,
LONDON W.2 Staff Nurse Oct 85 -May 86
Cambridge Health Authority Staff Nurse Aug 85 -Oct 85