Professor Marilynne N Kirshbaum

Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Sc., RN (New York), RN (UK), RN (Australia), PGDipAdult Onc, PGDipHealthCareEd, FHEA, Dip Counselling, DipCBT, Hypnotherapist

Member

Marilynne is a native New Yorker who started her career as a nurse in New York City at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, a major cancer research centre. She continued nursing in England, first as a neonatal intensive care nurse and then as a research sister/manager within a breast care unit, where she worked for many years. Her area of clinical and research expertise is in cancer and palliative care, specifically in exploring how people who suffer with debilitating fatigue can summon up sources of vitality and energy. This is Marilynne’s life’s work!

Marilynne joined CDU as Professor of Nursing in October 2014 and is strongly committed to promoting excellence in nursing research and teaching. Her goal is to enable, motivate and inspire others to follow this path through integrity, compassion, truth and intelligence. She researches because she is determined to advance the evidence base of nursing science and improve people’s lives though increasing knowledge. She teaches and supervises research degrees because she wants to encourage and support others to expand their minds and nurture their innate abilities.

Research Interests

  • Cancer related fatigue
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Physical exercise in cancer care
  • Energy medicine/Integrative Health & Wellbeing
  • Art and Music for Wellbeing
  • Development of theory

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Research Projects

Current Projects

  • Art in Cancer Care
  • Psychological Wellbeing of Nursing Students
  • The Effect of Resistance Training on Pelvic Floor Strength
  • Examining Nursing students’ knowledge and attitude toward dementia: Integrating Transition Theory in Dementia
  • Scoping the Engagement of First Year Nursing Students

Publications & Resources

Books

Kirshbaum, M. (1999). Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer. Nursing Times Clinical Monograph No 38. London: Emap Healthcare 

Book Chapters

Kirshbaum, M.N., & Rodriguez, A.  (2016). Chapter Two: Spirituality in Western Multicultural Societies. In J. Wattis, S. Curran & M. Rogers (eds.), Spiritually Competent Practice in Health Care. Oxfordshire, UK: Taylor and Francis.

Kirshbaum, M. (2000). Breast Lymphoedema. In R. Twycross, J. Todd & K. Jenns (eds.), Lymphoedema (pp. 321-330). Oxford: Radcliffe Medical Press. 

Journal Articles

Kirshbaum, M.N., Ennis, G., & Waheed, N. (2017/2018, in press). Art in cancer care: Exploring the role of visual art-making programs within an Energy Restoration Framework. European Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Ennis, G., Kirshbaum, M.N., & Waheed, N. (2017, in press). The beneficial attributes of visual art-making in cancer care: An integrative review. European  Journal of Cancer Care. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12663.

Kirshbaum, M., Dent, J., Stephenson, J., Topping, A.E., Allinson, V., McCoy, M., & Brayford, S. (2016). Open Access Follow-up for Early Breast cancer: A Randomised Controlled Quality of Life Analysis. European Journal of Cancer Care, 00, 1-9. DOI: 10.1111/ecc.12577.

Kirshbaum, M.N., Stead, M., & Bartys, S. (2016). An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women who have cancer. International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22(4), 166-172.

Olson, K., Pongthavornkamol, K., Graffigna, G., Kirshbaum, M., & Tarozzi, M. (2015). Variation in the manifestations, meanings and distress associated with fatigue of advanced cancer patients in four countries. Supportive Care in Cancer, 23(S1), S85. 

Kirshbaum, M., & Donbavand, J. (2014). Making the most out of life: Exploring the contribution of Attention Restorative Theory in developing a non-pharmacological intervention for fatigue. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12(6), 473-480. DOI: 10.1017/S1478951513000539.

O’Connor, M., Lee, S., Kissane, D., & Kirshbaum, M. (2014). Palliative Supportive Care Perspectives. Palliative and Supportive Care, 12(6), 527.

Kirshbaum, M. (2013). Cochrane Review Brief: Exercise Interventions on Health- Related Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors. OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing, 18(3). DOI: 10.3912/OJIN.Vol18No03CRBCol03.

Burton, R., & Kirshbaum, M.N. (2013). Supporting international students on professional doctorate programmes: A perspective from the United Kingdom. Work Based Learning e-Journal International, 3(1), 109-121.

Kirshbaum, M., Olson, K., Pongthavornkamol, K., & Graffigna, G. (2013). Understanding the Meaning of Fatigue at the End of Life: An Ethnoscience Study. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 17, 146-153. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejon.2012.04.007.

Kirshbaum, M., & Arrey, S.K. (2012). An Unspoken Need. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(8), 355. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2012). Waking up to Fatigue. British Journal of Community Nursing, 17(2), 49.

McDonnell, A., Kirshbaum, M., Gerrish, K., Nolan, M., & Tod, A. (2012). The perceived impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) on promoting evidence-based practice amongst frontline nurses: findings from a collective case study. Journal of Research in Nursing, 18(4), 368–383. DOI:10.1177/1744987112446241. 

Gerrish, K., Nolan, M., McDonnell, A., Tod, A., Kirshbaum, M., & Guillaume, L. (2012). Factors influencing advanced practice nurses' ability to promote evidence-based practice among frontline nurses. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 9(1), 30-39. 

Kirshbaum, M., Carey, I., Purcell, B., & Nash. S. (2011). Talking about death and dying: a focus group study to explore a local community perspective. Nursing Reports, 1(1), e8.

Kirshbaum, M. (2011). Editorial - Talking about Dying and Death: Must we really? British Journal of Community Nursing, 16(4), 181.

Pongthavornkamol, K., Olson, K., Soparatanapaisarn, N., Chatchaisucha, S., Kamkhon, A., Potaros, Kirshbaum, M., & Graffigna, G. (2011) Comparing the meanings of fatigue in individuals with cancer in Thailand and Canada. Cancer Nursing, 35(5), E1-E9.

Kirshbaum, M. (2011). Pharmacological Treatments for Fatigue Associated with Palliative Care. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 15(4), 438-439. 

Wilson, J., & Kirshbaum, M. (2011). Effects of patient death on nursing staff: A literature review. British Journal of Nursing, 20(4), 239-241. 

Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Nolan, M., Kirshbaum, M., & Tod, A. (2011). The role of advanced practice nurses in knowledge brokering as a means of promoting evidence-based practice among clinical nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(9), 2004-2014. 

Gerrish, K., Guillaume, L., Kirshbaum, M., McDonnell, A., Tod, A., & Nolan, M. (2011). Factors influencing the contribution of advanced practice nurses to promoting evidence-based practice among front-line nurses: findings from a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(5), 1079-1090. 

Kirshbaum, M. (ed). (2011). Editorial - Welcome to Nursing Reports. Nursing Reports, 1(1). 

Kirshbaum, M. (2010). Editorial - Reporting of Scientific Studies: Misleading Titles. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(10), 17. 

Kirshbaum, M.N. (2010). Aromatase inhibitors for treatment of advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women. Cochrane Nursing Care Corner: Nursing Network News in Breast Cancer Care, 4, 8-10. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2010). Does Protein and Energy Supplementation Benefit Older People at Risk of Malnutrition? Cochrane Nursing Care Corner: Nursing Times, 106(39), 22.

Kirshbaum, M., Guillaume, L., Gerrish, K., McDonnell, A., Nolan, M., & Tod, A. (2010) Factors influencing the contribution of advanced practice nurses to promoting evidence-based practice among frontline nurses: Findings from a cross-sectional survey. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 67(5), 1079-1090. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2010). Cancer related fatigue: a review of nursing interventions. British Journal of Community Nursing, 15(5), 220-224. 

Ghirotto, L., Pongthavornkamol, K., Kirshbaum, M., Tarozzi, M., Graffigna, G., & Olson, K. (2009). Understanding the meaning of fatigue: A cross-cultural study. Supportive Care in Cancer, 17(7), 892. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2008). Translation to Practice: A RCT of an Evidenced Based Booklet Targeted at Breast Care Nurses in Britain. Worldviews on Evidence-Based Nursing, 5(2), 60-74. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2007). A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancer. Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE): Quality-assessed Reviews. Centre for Reviews and Dissemination, The Cochrane Library.

Kirshbaum, M. (2007). A review of the benefits of whole body exercise during and after treatment for breast cancer. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 6(1), 104-21. 

Warnock, C., Tod, A., Kirshbaum, M., Powell, C., & Sharman, D. (2005). A pilot study examining nutrition and cancer patients: Factors influencing oncology patients receiving nutrition in an acute cancer unit. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9, 197-201. 

Bird, J., & Kirshbaum, M. (2005). Towards a framework of advanced nursing practice for the clinical research nurse in cancer care. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9, 161-171. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2005). The case for promoting physical exercise in breast cancer care. Nursing Standard (Arts & Science), 19(41), 41-48. 

Kirshbaum, M. (ed). (2005). Editorial - Moving forward in the care of people with cancer. ‘Innovations in Cancer Care’. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 9, 99-100. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2004). Are we ready for the Electronic Patient Record? Attitudes and perceptions of staff from two NHS Trust hospitals. Health Informatics Journal, 10, 265-276. 

Kirshbaum, M., Beaver, K., & Luker, K. (2004). Perspectives of breast care nurses on research dissemination and utilisation. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 8, 47-58. 

Kirshbaum, M., Booth, K., & Luker, K. (2004). The changing face of cancer care in the UK: can nurses help to structure new services? European Journal of Cancer Care, 13, 246-253. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2003). A patient-focused evaluation of breast care nurse specialist services in North Wales [invited commentary]. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 7, 103.

Booth, K., Kirshbaum, M., Eastwood, L., & Luker, K. (2001). Guidance on commissioning cancer services: an investigation of the implications for nursing. Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing, 5, 73-80. 

Kirshbaum, M. (1998). Neutropenia: More than a Low Neutrophil Count. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 2(2), 115-122. 

Kirshbaum, M. (1998). Commentary Review: Use of hormone replacement therapy in the past 5 years is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Evidence Based Nursing, 1(4), 87.

Kirshbaum, M. (1996). The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema. European Journal of Cancer Care, 5, 246-251.

Kirshbaum, M. (1996). Lymphoedema Massage: A Valued Nursing Intervention. Professional Nurse, 11(4), 230-232. 

Kirshbaum, M. (1995). Role of the Research Nurse. Cancer Research Campaign Report, May, 2.

Ricketts, T., & Kirshbaum, M. (1994). Helpfulness of Mental Health Day Care: Client and Staff Views. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 20, 297-306. 

Conference Proceedings

Stead, M., Kirshbaum, M., & McCluskey, S. (2015). An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women living with cancer. Published Conference abstract. European Journal of Integrative Medicine, 7(6), 682.

Stead, M., Kirshbaum, M., & McCluskey, S. (2015). An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women living with cancer. Published Conference abstract. Psycho-oncology, 24(S1), 11. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3824.

Kipling, K., McCluskey, S., Kirshbaum, M., Garbutt, G., & Boduszek, C. (2015). Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer. Preliminary results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. Psycho-oncology, 24(S1), 9. DOI: 10.1002/pon.3824.

Kipling, K., McCluskey, S., Bodusek, D., Kirshbaum, M., & Garbutt, G. (2015). Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer: Results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. Journal of Sports Sciences, 33(1), s85-s93.

Xerri de Caro, J., Richardson, B., Kirshbaum, M., Burton, M., & Gordon, F. (2015). The Bologna Process and physiotherapy education across Europe. World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress 2015, Singpore 1-4 May. Physiotherapy, 101. DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.066.

Burton, R., & Kirshbaum, M. (2013). Curriculum Considerations for International Students on Professional Doctorate Courses: A Perspective from the United Kingdom. In 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates: ICPD 3, 2nd­3rd April 2012, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Donbavand, J., Phillips, S., & Kaye, V. (2012). Exploring Attention-Restorative Theory and its use in fatigue management. Current Oncology, 19(5), e373. 

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Graham, J., Phillips, S., Malone, J., & Kaye, V. (2012). Exploring Attention Restorative Theory and its use in fatigue management. BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, 2(Suppl1), A51-A52. 

Kirshbaum, M., Carey, I., & Conrad, L. (2011). Talking about Dying and Death. British Medical Journal (BMJ) Supportive & Palliative Care, 1, 266. 

Walshaw, S.E., & Kirshbaum, M.N. (2012). Maintaining activities of daily living in Multiple Sclerosis: A literature review. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 75(8), 82-82.

Kirshbaum, M., Purcell, B., Carey, I., & Nash, S. (2011). Talking about dying and death: exploring the views of an ex-coal mining community in the UK. MASCC International Society for Supportive Care in Cancer.

Spilsbury, H., & Kirshbaum, M. (2011). Casting light into dark corners: Can social constructivism illuminate the experience of the older service user? Royal College of Nursing. 

McDonnell, A., Gerrish, K., & Kirshbaum, M. (2010). The Impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) in promoting evidence-based practice among front-line staff - findings from a UK study. In Joanna Briggs International Research Conference, 2010, Melbourne, Australia.

Kirshbaum, M., Olson, K., Graffigna, G., & Pongathavornkamol, K. (2010). An ethnoscience approach to develop a cross-cultural understanding of fatigue. Current Oncology, 17(5), 247. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2010). The group cohesion factor of a dragon boat race training programme following treatment for breast cancer

Kirshbaum, M. (2009). Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care: Current Evidence for Improving Life after Breast Cancer. International Cancer care Conference, Kerala, India. Cancer Treatments India, 3(1), s3. 

Cooke, M., & Kirshbaum, M. (2007). Questioning Collaboration in research: Do the ideals result in realities? Royal College of Nursing.

Kirshbaum, M. (2005). A conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions to meet the needs of breast cancer patients in the United Kingdom. Oncology Nursing Forum, 32(1), 164. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2004). The benefits of physical exercise for breast cancer patients: A critical review. RCN International Nursing Research Conference, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK 21-24th March. 

Conference Papers & Presentations

Invited keynote and plenary conference papers:

Evidence based practice in Cancer Care. 2nd International Nursing Research Conference Udayana University, Bali  (invited keynote)  4th August 2017 

Towards a Theory of Energy Restoration Global Healthcare Conference Singapore July 2017 (invited keynote and workshop) http://globalhc-conf.org/

Arts in Health: A Nursing Perspective. Nursing and Midwifery Symposium in the conjunction with the NT Nursing and Midwifery Excellence Awards: ‘Colliding Cultures in Health Care’.  Darwin, NT (invited plenary) 9th May 2016.

In Pursuit of Improving Well-being: Focus on Attention Restoration, National Trust of the Northern Territory (invited keynote) 25th of September 2015

The Global Perspective of Breast Care Nursing, First International Nursing Research Conference, Udayana University, Bali   (invited keynote) 7th November 2015

Tackling Cancer Related Fatigue, What can we do to help,  (invited keynote) Public Lecture Series, University of Huddersfield, UK (20 June 2013)

International Association of Professional and Practice Doctorates (IAPPD), (invited keynote) Engaging with Methodology: Diversity, Questions and Challenges for Professional Doctorates, (31st May 2013), University of Brighton, UK.

British Pharmaceutical Students Association, Pennine  Area Conference,   (invited keynote) Talking about Dying and Death; Must We Really? (9th March 2013), University of Huddersfield, UK

Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: A Feminist Research Symposium (invited plenary) In Women’s Words: Recounting Experiences of Fatigue (8th March 2013), University of Huddersfield, UK

3rd International Symposium on Cancer Fatigue, Montreal, Canada (13 October 2012) (invited plenary) Attention Restoration Theory and its Potential Use in Cancer Fatigue Management 

University of Tel Aviv, Israel (22 May 2012) and the University of Haifa, Israel (24th May 2012) (Invited keynote presentations) Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management; In Pursuit of Effective Fatigue Management; Ethnoscience in Palliative Care 

Dragon Boat Racing (invited plenary presentation) British Lymphology Society: Back to Basics – The Next Steps. Royal Victoria Hall, Sheffield 13th October 2009.

Dragon Boat Race Training as a Safe and Effective Exercise Activity for Breast Cancer Survivors (invited oral presentation) Second World Congress on Cancer 2010, Beijing, China

Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care: Current Evidence for Improving Life After Breast Cancer. (invited plenary presentation) First World Congress on Cancer 2009, Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 12-14th January 2009.

Advances in the Benefits of Physical Exercise in Breast Cancer Care (invited plenary) East Midlands Breast Screening: Breast Care Nurses Education Day. Nottingham.15th October 2008. 

Rehabilitation Research in Cancer Care (invited keynote) Research in Rehabilitation Conference. Malta Association of Physiotherapists and Nurses. Malta 16th February 2008. 

Advances in the Benefits of Physical Exercise in Breast Cancer Care (invited plenary) East Midlands Breast Screening: Breast Care Nurses Education Day. Nottingham.15th October 2008. 

Cancer-related Fatigue (invited plenary speaker) Breast Cancer Treatment and Care: Sharing Best Practice. Breast Cancer Care National Event, Sheffield. 17th Nov 2005.

Understanding and Coping with Cancer-related Fatigue for younger women (invited speaker) Breast Cancer Care Patient Education Programme, Middlesbrough, 7th April 2006 

One for the Road: Alcohol as a Risk Factor for Breast Cancer, (invited plenary speaker) RCN Breast Care Nursing Society Annual Conference and Exhibition, ‘Whose Life is it Anyway?’ Patient Choice in Breast Cancer Risks, Rights and Rhetoric, Warwick, 3rd December 2004

Breast Oedema (invited plenary speaker) Specialist Practice in Lymphoedema Management Conference, Royal Marsden Hospital, London, 15th September 2004.

Cancer-related Fatigue (invited plenary speaker) Advancing Nursing Practice, King’s College London/OrthoBiotech) April 2004

Cancer - Related Fatigue (invited plenary speaker) Yorkshire Breast Care Nurse Conference, York, October 11th 2002.

Research: Macmillan Cancer Relief (invited plenary with Jeanette Webber, Chief Nurse of Macmillan Cancer Relief). Lead Cancer Nurse Conference organised by the National Cancer Action Team, London 3rd July 2000.

Research and Breast Cancer Nursing (invited plenary speaker) RCN Breast Care Nurses Society, Excellence in Nursing, Harrogate, 26th November 1999.

Lymphoedema (invited plenary presentation).  Breast Cancer, Patients, Practice and Politics. Yorkshire Cancer Organisation. Leeds Marriot Hotel, Leeds: 17 November 1995.

The Lymphoedema Project: Guideline Development Using a Consensus Strategy. (invited plenary presentation with R Ainsworth) Wound Care Society AGM Derby, UK June 1995.

Peer reviewed conference presentations (highlights)

Art-making for Wellbeing in cancer care, based on HeArt-Artful Wellbeing research program. Artlands in Dubbo 2016, Regional arts conference 26-28 October 2016 (abstract accepted for experiential workshop).

 An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women who have cancer. International Society of Nurses in Cancer Care (ISNCC). Annual Conference Hong Kong, Sept 4-7 2016 (abstract accepted)

An exploratory study of Reiki experiences in women who have cancer. Multinational Association for Supportive Cancer Care (MASCC) Annual Conference .  Adelaide Conference Centre, 23-25 June 2016 (e-poster and abstract)

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management England Honour Society Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu) Nursing Society Inaugural Research Conference,  Putting People at the Heart of Nursing Care Using Effective Leadership,  Bournemouth, UK (oral presentation) June 2013.

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management First Online Cancer Conference (oral presentation) New York based, online Jan 13th 2012.

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference (oral presentation) London, UK 24th April 2012.

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management 9th Palliative Care Congress, Gateshead, UK (poster) 15 March 2012)

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) (abstract accepted for poster) New York, NY USA  June 2012

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management International Society for Nursing in Cancer Care (ISNCC) (abstract accepted for poster), Prague, Czech Republic,  Sept 2012

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management Second Online Cancer Conference (oral presentation) New York based, Jan 14th 2013) update

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management European Palliative Care Congress, (abstract accepted for oral presentation) 29st May 2013. Prague, Czechoslovakia  

Attention Restorative Theory and its Potential Use in Fatigue Management Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), (oral presentation) Berlin Germany, 22 June 2013

Curriculum Considerations for International Students on Professional Doctorate Course (with Dr Rob Burton) (workshop) 3rd International Conference on Professional Doctorates ICPD 3 2-3 April 2012, European University Institute, Florence, Italy.

Talking about dying and death: exploring the views of an ex-coal mining community in the  U.K. (poster presentation and published abstract). In: MASCC Multinational Society for Supportive Care in Cancer Symposium, June 23-25 2011, Athens (with Purcell, B., Carey, I. and Nash, S.)

A Four-Country study: An Ethnoscience Approach to Develop a Cross-Cultural Understanding of Fatigue (e-poster and published abstract) In: MASCC Multinational Society for Supportive Care in Cancer Symposium, June 23-25 2011, Athens (with Olson, K., Graffigna, G. and Pongthavornkamol, K.)

Passing the Baton: A Longitudinal View of a Professional Doctorate.  (workshop) 2nd International Conference on Professional Doctorates ICPD 2, 20-21st April 2011, John McIntyre Conference Centre, Edinburgh (with R. Burton)

The Impact of Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) in promoting evidence-based practice among front-line staff - findings from a UK study  (oral presentation by A. McDonnell) Joanna Briggs International Research Conference, 2010 , Melbourne, Australia 

A Four Country Study to Understand Cancer –Related Fatigue. “2nd International Symposium on Cancer –Related Fatigue (invited poster), Montreal 2-3 October 2010.

The Group Cohesion Factor of a Dragon Boat Race Training Programme Following Treatment for Breast Cancer (oral presentation) Personal and Public Lives: Exploring Relationships, Roles, and Responsibilities: An international and interdisciplinary conference, 7th - 9th September 2010, University of Huddersfield, UK 

Exploring the Views of Barnsley People on Talking about Dying and Death Trans-Pennine Palliative Care Research Network Meeting (poster) May 20th 2010, Sheffield, UK 

An Ethnoscience Approach to Develop a Cross-Cultural Understanding of Fatigue.  (oral presentation).  RCN International Research Conference April 2010, Gateshead, UK.

The Group Cohesion Factor of a Dragon Boat Race Training Programme  Following Treatment for Breast Cancer in the UK (oral presentation), International Cancer Care Nurses, March 2010, Atlanta, USA.

Dragon Boat Race Training as a Safe and Effective Exercise Activity for Breast Cancer Survivors (invited oral presentation) Second World Congress on Cancer 2010, Beijing, China

Rehabilitation in Breast Cancer Care: Current Evidence for Improving Life After Breast Cancer (invited oral presentation) First World Congress on Cancer 2009, Institute for Holistic Medical Sciences, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 12-14th January 2009.

A Preliminary Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions, KT08: Knowledge Translation: Forum for the Future. (Post-doctoral poster presentation – won competitive travel bursary) Banff, Alberta, Canada. June 9-11th 2008.

Facilitating the link between evidence and practice: The process of evidence-brokering undertaken by advanced practice nurses. (oral presentation). The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool 8th April 2008. Research presentation team with K Gerrish, A McDonnell.

Factors that Influence Advanced Practice Nurses in the Promotion of Evidence-Based Practice Amongst Frontline Staff: Findings From a National Survey. (oral presentation). The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool 9th April 2008. Research presentation team with K Gerrish, A McDonnell.

The Impact of Advanced Practice Nurses in Promoting Evidence-based Practice among Front-line Staff. (oral presentation). The 2008 International Nursing Research Conference Liverpool 10th April 2008. Research presentation team with K Gerrish, A McDonnell.

Chemotherapy Treatment for Older Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Literature Review (oral presentation) 18th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidence-Based Practice. Collaboration: A Transdisciplinary Roadmap to Discovery. Vienna, Austria. 11-14th July 2007 

Questioning Collaboration in Research: Do Ideals Result in Realities? (co-authored with Mary Cooke) (oral presentation) The 2007 International Nursing Research Conference, RCN Research Society, Dundee, Scotland 1-4th May 2007.

Translation to Practice: A RCT of an Evidenced Based Booklet Targeted at Breast Care Nurses in the United Kingdom (oral presentation) 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, Toronto, Canada, 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2006.

The Benefits of Physical Exercise During and After Breast Cancer: A Current and Critical Review (oral presentation) 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, Toronto, Canada, 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2006.

Chemotherapy Treatment for Older Women with Breast Cancer: A Systematic Literature Review (oral presentation) 14th International Conference on Cancer Nursing 2006, Toronto, Canada, 27 Sept - 1 Oct 2006.

Translation to Practice: A RCT of an Evidenced Based Booklet Targeted at Breast Care Nurses in the UK (oral presentation) 17th International Nursing Research Congress Focusing on Evidenced Based Practice, Sigma Theta Tau International, Montreal, Canada, 19-22 July 2006.

A Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions to Breast Care Nurses (oral presentation), Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference, Belfast,  Northern Ireland March 2005

A Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions to Breast Care Nurses in the UK (oral presentation) , Oncology Nursing Forum, Oncology Research Conference, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA; 3rd February 2005

A Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions to Breast Care Nurses (abstract accepted for oral presentation), RCN Yorkshire and Bradford University, School of Health Studies Research Conference, 3rd Nov. 2004

The Benefits of Physical Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients: A Critical Review (oral presentation), RCN International Research Conference Cambridge 23rd March 2004

Disseminating Research Evidence to Breast Care Nurses: The Case of Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients (oral presentation), Grasping the Nettle, RCN Yorkshire and Bradford University, School of Health Studies, 15th September 2002.

Disseminating Research Evidence to Breast Care Nurses: The Case of Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients (oral presentation), RCN International Research Conference, Exeter, 8th April 2002, 

Research: Macmillan Cancer Relief (invited speaker with Jeanette Webber, Chief Nurse of Macmillan Cancer Relief). Lead Cancer Nurse Conference organised by the National Cancer Action Team, London 3rd July 2000.

Clinical Guidance: Nursing Implications (poster presentation) co-authors K. Booth, L Eastwood. RCN International Research Conference. Sheffield, 13- 15th April 2000. 

The Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse Initiative Meeting. Presentation and Discussion of the Project (Year 1) (oral presentation and workshop). Chancellors Conference Centre, Manchester.  Macmillan Cancer Relief. 1st February 2000

The Barriers to Research Utilisation for Breast Care Nurses (oral presentation) RCN Research Conference. Keele University, 24th April 1999.

Husband’s Perspective on Spouse’s Breast Cancer Experience (2nd author to R. Ainsworth oral presentation) 10th  International Conference on Cancer Nursing. Jerusalem, Israel. 3rd September 1998. 

The Development, Implementation and Evaluation of Guidelines for the Management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema. (invited oral presentation) 10th  International Conference on Cancer Nursing. Jerusalem, Israel. 3rd September 1998. 

The ABC Trial: Nursing Issues (oral presentation) Yorkshire Cancer Organisation, Leeds: 12th March 1997.

Data Management: Reaching a Consensus on Communication. (workshop presentation) BODMA Annual Meeting, Emanuel College, Cambridge: 9th September 1997.

Chemotherapy from a Nurse's Perspective (oral presentation). BODMA Study Day, Yorkshire Cancer Organisation, Leeds: 12 March 1997.

The Management of Lymphoedema after Treatment for Breast Cancer (poster and presentation). 4th International Breast Cancer Symposium. East Midlands Conference Centre, University of Nottingham: September 19 1995

The Lymphoedema Project: Guideline Development Using a Consensus Strategy. (oral presentation). International AGM British Lymphology Interest Group, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford: 1 September 1995.

The Management of Lymphoedema After Treatment for Breast Cancer (oral presentation) Cancer Everyone's Concern, Yorkshire Cancer Organisation, Parkway Hotel, Leeds: 17 May 1995.

Breast Care Units: Positive and Negative Aspects (workshop presentation) The Management of Early Breast Cancer, Yorkshire Cancer Organisation. Fairfield Hotel, York: 10 May 1995.

Patient Outcome Results from the Lymphoedema Project (oral presentation) Outcomes Seminar, Research Interest Group Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield: 26 April 1995.

The Dilemma of the Research Nurse (workshop presentation) BODMA Annual General Meeting University of Birmingham, Birmingham: 9 September 1994.

Techniques of Maintaining and Improving Patient Recruitment (workshop presentation) BODMA-EORTC Annual General Meeting East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham:  18 September 1993. 

Patient Satisfaction on a Breast Unit at a District General Hospital (poster presentation) Cancer Nursing Society, Royal College of Nursing, AGM Queens Hotel, Chester: 4th - 5th June 1993.

(Plus over 25 local and regional presentations on breast cancer fatigue, exercise, lymphoedema, focus groups and clinical trials were given over the years to health care practitioners and academics. ) 

Conference outputs co-authored with research students:

Lyndall Warton (PhD student). Engaging parent in school-based nutrition education interventions to encourage healthful eating and drinking behaviour of children in low-income populations: A Systematic Review. 2nd World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition 22-24th March 2017 (oral presentation).

Kevin Kipling (PhD student). Supervised exercise for older women treated for breast cancer: results from a pilot randomised controlled trial. British Psychological Oncology Society Annual Conference 19-29 March, 2015, Leeds, UK. 

Jackie Vasey (PhD student). Tokenism or True Partnership: Parental Involvement In The Child's Acute Pain Care Facilitated By Nurses Within A  Culture Of Family Centred Care In General Children's Wards. In: 12th International Family Nursing Conference, 18th-21st August 2015, Copenhagen, Denmark

Sally Arrey (PhD student). Passionate Dedications: Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLDs) and palliative care professionals leading the way in the care of people with communication difficulties (PCD) and a learning disability experiencing distress in palliative care settings. Trinity University, Dublin, Ireland, November 2013 (oral presentation)

Sally Arrey (PhD student). Passionate Dedications: Registered Learning Disability Nurses (RNLDs) and palliative care professionals leading the way in the care of people with communication difficulties (PCD) and a learning disability experiencing distress in palliative care settings. Putting People at the Heart of Nursing, Inaugural Conference of Phi Mu Chapter (England) Sigma Theta Tau, Bournemouth, UK,   June 2013 (oral presentation)

Jackie Vasey (PhD student). Tokenism or True Partnership: Parental Involvement In The Child's Acute Pain Care Facilitated By Nurses Within A  Culture Of Family Centred Care In General Children's Wards; Preliminary  Findings. International Family Nursing Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, June 2013 (oral presentation)

Limota Goroso Giwa (PhD student). Sharing Women’s Stories of Polygamy and HIV/STIs in Nigeria. Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives: A Feminist Research Symposium 8th March 2013, University of Huddersfield, UK (poster).

Chris Walshaw (PhD student). An exploration of occupational therapy interventions in maintaining instrumental activities of daily living for people with relapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis. National Occupational Therapy Annual Conference. Glasgow, Scotland Sept 2011 (oral presentation).

John Xerri de Caro (PhD student). Physiotherapy Education across Europe. International Physiotherapy Association Conference Vienna, Austria, June 2011 (several oral presentations and posters)

Hilary Spilsbury (PhD student). Casting light into dark corners: Can social constructivism illuminate the experience of the older service user?’ RCN Annual International Nursing Research Conference 2011, 16 - 18 May 2011, Harrogate, UK  (Visual and oral presentation – ViPer)

Janet Wilson (PhD student). Nursing staff responses to patient death in an acute hospital setting. 11th European Doctoral Conference in Nursing Science. 17-18th September 2010. (Oral presentation and Winner for Best Presentation)

Research Reports

Kirshbaum, M., Piercy, H., McDonnell, & Soltani, H. (2008). Report of the Research Scoping Exercise from the Research Co-ordinators for Nursing and Midwifery. Sheffield Hallam University.

Kirshbaum, M. (2008) Promoting Evidence-based Practice at St Luke’s Hospice, Sheffield. 

Kirshbaum, M. (2009). A preliminary conceptual framework for targeting research dissemination interventions. Macmillan Practice Development Unit, Annual Report, University of Manchester.

Schofield, P., Clarke, A., Smith, P.C., Aveyard, B., Dunham, M., Kirshbaum, M., Faulkner, M., Ryan, T., Steele, K., Keogh, T., & Gell, L. (2006). An annotated bibliography for pain relief in the terminal stages of palliative care. University of Sheffield.

Kirshbaum, M. (2004). Exercise and Breast Cancer: A Booklet for Breast Care Nurses. 

Booth, K., Kirshbaum, M., & Luker, K. (2001). An Evaluation of the Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurses Initiative, Final Report.  Macmillan Practice Development Unit, University of Manchester for Macmillan Cancer Relief.

Booth, K., Kirshbaum, M., Eastwood, L., & Luker, K. (2000). Nursing Implications of the NHS Guidance on Commissioning Cancer Services. Macmillan Practice Development Unit, University of Manchester.

Professional Positions, Memberships & Awards

Professional Positions & Memberships

Memberships

2011-2013Founding Editor-in-Chief, Nursing Reports
2013-presentAssociate Editor for Cancer and Palliative Care, Nursing Reports
2012-presentEditorial Board, World Scientific Journal 
2013Chair of Scientific Committee, England Honour Society Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu) Nursing Society Inaugural Research Conference
2006-2016Member of scientific committee for Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference  
ContinuingMember of Medical Advisory Committee for Breast Cancer Care, UK
ContinuingConsultant and facilitator for regular exercise and fatigue workshops for breast cancer survivors, Young Women’s Forum and Secondary Disease Group, hosted by Breast Cancer Care. Provide regular workshops and sessions (4-5/yr.) on cancer fatigue, throughout the Yorkshire, the Humber, Tyneside and Manchester. 
ContinuingExpert facilitator for SPK Events on health service topics (consultancy)

Professional Posititons

2016Cancer Nursing Society of Australia
2011-presentFellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK
2010-2013UK Council for Graduate Education, International Association for Professional and Practice Based Doctorates (IAPPD)(committee member and Director of Research) 
2010-presentMultinational Association for Cancer and Supportive Care (MASCC), member of Fatigue and Survivorship Groups
2009-presentSigma Theta Tau International, Phi Mu (England) (elected to governance group, Northern Region co-ordinator)
2009-presentOncology Nursing Society (United Kingdom)
2004-2008Co-chair RCN Yorkshire and the Humber Research, Informatics and Quality Group
1998-2002British Psycho-Oncology Group
1997-1998Yorkshire Breast Cancer Research Group
1992-1998BODMA (British Oncology Data Managers Association), nursing representative for the management of cancer treatment trials
1984–presentOncology Nursing Society (USA)
1985-presentRoyal College of Nursing, including Cancer Nursing Forum, Research Society, Breast Care Nurses Society 

Awards

  • University of Huddersfield Thank You Award 2014 (nominee) for Inspirational Teaching
  • University of Huddersfield Thank You Award 2013 (nominee) for Inspirational Teaching
  • Best Oral Presentation England Honour Society Chapter Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu) Nursing Society Inaugural Research Conference,  Putting People at the Heart of Nursing Care Using Effective Leadership, June 2013
  • Won competitive post-doctoral travel bursary, A Preliminary Conceptual Framework for Targeting Research Dissemination Interventions, KT08: Knowledge Translation: Forum for the Future. Banff, Alberta, Canada. June 9-11th 2008.
  • Founder’s Day Award, New York University; the university’s most prestigious honour representing the School of Nursing, Health, Arts and Arts Professions.
  • Selected for inclusion in Marquis Who’s Who International for scholarship in nursing, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

Higher Degree by Research (HDR) Supervision

Current Supervision Areas

  • Yoga for Trauma Release
  • Family based interventions to promote healthy eating amongst school children
  • Survivorship and Quality of Life of People with Cancer
  • Patterns of Fatigue in Children undergoing Radiotherapy for CNS tumours
  • Music and wellbeing
  • Benefits of Ballroom Dancing to the Quality of Life of Older Adults
  • Exercise during adjuvant treatment for breast cancer in women over 60
  • Nurse related adverse events subject to coronial inquiry 

Previous/Completed Supervision Areas

  • Tokenism or true partnership: An observational study of the involvement of parents/main carers in their child’s acute pain care, within the culture of family centred care (phenomenology)
  • A Phenomenological Study of Expression of Distress in Speech Impairment within the Palliative Care setting (phenomenology)
  • RCT evaluating the use of olive oil to reduce accumulation of ear wax (RCT)
  • An Ethnoscience Study on End of Life on Acute Medical Wards (Ethnoscience)
  • An Ethnographic Study on The Bologna Process and Physiotherapy Programmes Across Europe (case study)
  • An exploration of the prevention and control of HIV/STIs in Polygamous Marriages in Nigeria (Feminist ethnography)
  • Effectiveness of Quality of Life Measure in Multiple Sclerosis (case study0
  • Gait Analysis in Diabetes Care (RCT)
  • The Concept of Dignity in the Care of Home-based Older Adults (phenomenology)
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