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Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith

De Montfort University UK

Kathryn Hinsliff-Smith

As Associate Professor at the De Montfort University within the Leicester School of Nursing and Midwifery my primary role is that of developing research activity and collaboration. I am a specialist qualitative gerontology researcher.

I am Editor for Nurse Education in Practice (NEP) and a Joanna Briggs Institute systematic review programme and became a qualified trainer in 2015.


Countries South Africa;
Topics Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care in rural and other non-urban settings; Care inequalities; Care outcomes; Co-production in LTC; COVID-19 and other infectious diseases and LTC; Employment education and family carers; LTC systems in LMIC countries; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Research gaps and priorities in LTC;
Methods Case studies; Co-production methods; Creative research methods; Ethnography; Knowledge-exchange; Literature reviews and synthesis; Mixed methods; Practice-based approaches; Qualitative studies; Research ethics; Systematic Review; Theory of Change;
Role Research;
Research interests

My main focus on research are on older people, domestic violence and abuse (DVA) and healthcare education. I have conducted studies on older people living in care homes (the PEACH study), transitions from acute settings to home or community hospitals and the involvement of family carers for those with a cognitive impairment.

I led a leading UK wide COVID study working with family of residents living in care homes in addition to a rapid review on communication tools used as best practice in care homes between relatives and care homes.

Most of my work is collaborative around older people and/or care homes.  I work nationally and have international collaborations with colleagues at USP, UNESP in Brazil as well as links to South African research institutions.

Key publications

Please see my outputs on ORCID and freely available here DORA :: Home (