Erica has worked at Liverpool John Moores University since 2019.
After completing a BA Hons in Child Nursing in 2003 at Liverpool John Moores University, Erica went on to obtain a MSc in Child Nursing Studies at the University of Manchester in 2008.
Erica's clinical career has been based at Alder Hey which has included working on a busy surgical children's ward and more recently a research nurse working on early phase clinical trials for paediatric oncology patients.
Erica's research path has focused upon her main interests which include exploring children, young people and their families needs around palliative care, sexual health in children and young people, and parent and patient satisfaction in the care that is delivered. As well as the work being published some of the findings have also been presented at research conferences such as the RCN International Nursing Research Conference.
Erica's academic career sees her involved in delivering and running modules which include practical skills, leadership and change management and how to deliver safe and quality care to children, young people and their families. As field lead for child nursing it enables Erica to have an active role in all areas needed for the design and delivery of nurse education.
Research interests within academia include student resiliance and teaching and learning enhancements.
2008, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, Master of Science Nursing Studies (Child)
2003, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, BA Hons Nursing Child
Senior Lecturer/Field Lead Children's Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University, 2019 - present
Postgraduate Cerificate in Academic Practice, United Kingdom, Liverpool John Moores University, ? - 2020
Bray L, McKenna J, Sanders C, Pritchard E. 2012. Discussing sexual and relationship health with young people in an acute children’s hospital Journal of Research in Nursing, 17 :231-242 DOI
Kirk S, Pritchard E. 2012. An exploration of parents' and young people's perspectives of hospice support Child: Care, Health and Development, 38 :32-40 DOI
Sanders C, Pritchard E, Bray L, McKenna J. 2011. Exploring young people’s expectations and experiences of discussing sexual and relationship health with professionals in a children’s hospital Journal of Clinical Nursing, 20 :1705-1712 DOI
Pritchard E, Howard E, Liverpool R. 2006. Parent questionnaires: are they effective for auditing services? Paediatric Nursing, 18 :37-39 DOI