Julie Blundell

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing, Midwifery and Public Health
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Julie completed her BSc in Nursing at the University of Stirling, Scotland in 2012 and then went to work as a Staff  Nurse in the Acute Medical Setting at Southampton General Hospital.  Following this Julie moved back to Bury St Edmunds where she worked briefly in the Outpatients department at the private BMI Hospital.  Julie later returned to the NHS and worked as a staff nurse at the local hospital in Bury St Edmunds where she gained essential experience working in the medical and emergency assessment setting.

Julie was then employed as a Clinical Research Nurse at the West Suffolk Hospital.  Julie enjoyed this role and worked on a range of studies including areas in Dermatology, Respiratory, Cardiology and Rheumatology.  Julie played a fundamental role in the success of a pilot study to increase collaboration between secondary care research and primary care research.  The findings from this study were presented by Julie at the NHS Forum in Wales.

Throughout her career Julie has enjoyed advancing her knowledge and skills.  Her additional roles have including acting as the link ANTT nurse at Southampton General Hospital and working with the education team at the West Suffolk Hospital to deliver training to newly qualified nurses.  Julie has also successfully completed her own training as a practice assessor for student nurses.

Julie joined the University of Suffolk as a lecturer in adult nursing in January 2021. Julie's other role at the university is a link tutor working with the Partnerships team (CAIP) and international partner Rushmore Business School for the adult nursing (top up) programme.  

In 2014 Julie achieved a Masters Degree in Health Research (MRes).  Following completion of her studies Julie was employed as a volunteer at the University of Stirling and then later as a paid Research Assistant.  Julie worked on various studies, carrying out scoping reviews and critical analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data.  In 2017 Julie published 2 papers and presented the findings at the ENTER conference in Aberdeen. 

Julie completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP) with the University of Suffolk in 2023. 

Julie has a specific interest in Dementia, Care of the Older Adult and Caring for the Acutely Unwell Adult. 

MACADEN, L ,. KYLE, R.G., MEDFORD, W., BLUNDELL, J., MUNOZ, S. and, WEBSTER, E. (2017) What promotes or inhibits Dignity in the care of Older Adults? Student Nurses’ Perceptions & Insights. British Journal of Nursing: 26 (5) 274-280  

KYLE, R.G., MEDFORD, W., BLUNDELL, J., WEBSTER, E., MUNOZ, S. and MACADEN, L. (2017) Learning and unlearning dignity in care: Experiential and experimental educational approaches. Nurse Education in Practice   (25) 50 – 56  

BLUNDELL, J;, KYLE, R.G,., MEDFORD, W,. MACADEN, L,. MUNOZ, S., and WEBSTER, E. (2014) Student Nurses’ Perceptions of Dignity, Learning and Unlearning Dignity in the Care of Older People. ENTER Aberdeen forum (Keynote Speaker)  

BLUNDELL, J,. GODDEN, J,. MULLEN, R,. and COCKERILL, H,. (2018) Optimising a Collaborative Workforce within a District General Hospital and Primary Care. Research and Development Forum (Poster Presentation)  

Julie is a Registered Adult Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)