Biography

Susanne is Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Practice and Senior Lecturer in Interprofessional Practice.  Her responsibilities include delivery and evaluation of Interprofessional Learning (IPL) delivered by the Centre.  Susanne and her team carry out research associated with interprofessional education, and her own particular interests in this area focus around interprofessional attitudes and effective facilitation of IPL.

Susanne joined the Centre in 2002, initially to set up a pilot with healthcare students.  The purpose of the initiative was to give students an opportunity to learn with, from and about each other allowing them to develop knowledge, skills, attitudes, values and behaviour that facilitate effective interprofessional practice and lead to high quality and person-centred care delivery.  The initial pilot turned out to be a success, and as a result Susanne was asked to extend IPL to involve all undergraduate health and social care students from the very outset of the course and throughout students’ education.     

The Centre currently offers a number of different opportunities of IPL to ~ 2400 students every year across ten different professions at UEA.  Many of these IPL opportunities are compulsory, and some are voluntary.  Where possible, IPL will involve people with lived experiences of receiving care to forge the link between theory and practice.  Students work together in small IPL groups with peers from different professions supported by facilitators trained by the Centre and who may be either staff, clinicians, or students. 

Further to delivering IPL to undergraduate students, Susanne also works with professionals and teams in the practice setting to help them manage change, and optimise their current communication and collaborative practice. 

Working together with other colleagues locally, nationally and internationally is a key ingredient in the Centre’s approach to finding the best way forward in the joint attempt at providing meaningful opportunities for IPL that lead to real improvements in patient/client care.  Since May 2015, Susanne has taken on a Professorship at Molde University in Norway with the intention of developing excel their IPL opportunities from good to great.

Career History

  • Senior Lecturer of Interprofessional Practice  (August 2008 - present)
     
  • Director of Centre for Interprofessional Practice (August 2005 - present)
     
  • Lecturer of Interprofessional Practice (August 2004 - July 2008)
     
  • Research Associate/Educational Facilitator and Co-ordinator of Pre-Registration Interprofessional Learning (October 2002 - July 2004)

All Publications

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Lindqvist, S.

(2015)

Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. WHO Report,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Hawkes, G., Nunney, I., Lindqvist, S.

(2013)

Caring for attitudes as a means of caring for patients--improving medical, pharmacy and nursing students' attitudes to each other's professions by engaging them in interprofessional learning,

in Medical Teacher

35

(7)

pp. e1302-8

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Collins, M., Lindqvist, S.

(2013)

Interprofessional practice and rank dynamics: evolving effective team collaboration through emotional, social, occupational, and spiritual intelligences ,

in The Changing Roles of Doctors.

Radcliffe Publishing

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Wright, A., Baker, B., Hawkes, G., Lindqvist, S.

(2012)

Reflections and unprompted observations by healthcare students of an interprofessional shadowing visit.,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

26

pp. 305-311

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lindqvist, S., Skranes, J., Eikenes, L., Haraldseth, O., Vik, T., Brubakk, A., Vangberg, T. R.

(2011)

Visual function and white matter microstructure in very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) adolescents--a DTI study,

in Vision Research

51

(18)

pp. 2063-70

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Løhaugen, G. C. C., Gramstad, A., Evensen, K. A. I., Martinussen, M., Lindqvist, S., Indredavik, M., Vik, T., Brubakk, A., Skranes, J.

(2010)

Cognitive profile in young adults born preterm at very low birthweight,

in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology

52

(12)

pp. 1133-1138

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Anderson, L., Howkins, E., Thistlethwaite, J., Hammick, M., Lindqvist, S.

(2010)

Tomorrow's Interprofessional Educators: Ensuring Quality Through Thorough Preparation for those who Lead Interprofessional Learning.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Barr, H., Lindqvist, S.

(2010)

The WHO Framework for Action,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(5)

pp. 475-478

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Freeman, S., Wright, A., Lindqvist, S.

(2010)

A Facilitator Training Programme for educators involved in interprofessional learning,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(4)

pp. 375-385

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Gilbert, J., Lindqvist, S. (. O. W. S. G.

(2010)

The global emergence of IPE and collaborative care,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(5)

pp. 473-474

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Hawkes, G., Wright, A., Lindqvist, S.

(2010)

Shadowing of another healthcare professional - as part of developing professional identity.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Lindqvist, S. M. O. W. S. G. O. I. E. &. C. P.

(2010)

The World Health Organisation Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice,

in The World Health Organisation Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Mickan, S., Hoffman, S., Nasmith, L., Lindqvist, S.

(2010)

Collaborative Practice in a Global Health Context: Common Themes from Developed and Developing Countries,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(5)

pp. 492-502

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Rodgers, S., Lindqvist, S., Hoffman, S.

(2010)

Where in the World is Interprofessional Education? A Global Environmental Scan,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(5)

pp. 479-491

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Thistlethwaite, J., Moran, M., Glibert, J., Yan, J., Hoffman, S., Baker, P., Hammick, M., Horne, W., Hughes, L., Rodger, S., Schmitt, M., Ishikawa, Y., Lindqvist, S., Mickan, S., Morgensen, E., Mpofu, R., Nasmith, L., Barr, H., Curran, V., Holmes, D., Humphris, D., Hughes, L., MacDonald-Rencz, S., Macleod Clark, J., Murray, B.

(2010)

Learning outcomes for interprofessional education (IPE): Literature review and synthesis,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

24

(5)

pp. 503-513

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Evensen, K. A. I., Lindqvist, S., Indredavik, M. S., Skranes, J., Brubakk, A., Vik, T.

(2009)

Do visual impairments affect risk of motor problems in preterm and term low birth weight adolescents?,

in European Journal of Paediatric Neurology

13

(1)

pp. 47-56

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Dagley, V., Lindqvist, S., Cranwell, F., Wright, A., Howe, A.

(2009)

Investigating Views of How Interprofessional Learning Relates to Learning About Patient Safety.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


Jacobsen, F., Lindqvist, S.

(2009)

A two-week stay in an Interprofessional Training Unit changes students' attitudes to health professionals,

in Journal of Interprofessional Care

23

(3)

pp. 242-250

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Lindqvist, S.

(2009)

Educating Professionals - Practice Learning in Health and Social Care,

UEA Repository

(Working paper)

(Published)


Lindqvist, S.

(2009)

Students in East Anglia and Guernsey Engaged in Virtual IPL.,

UEA Repository

(Paper)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Susanne and her team carry out research and/or evaluation associated with different aspects of interprofessional education and practice.  Her own particular interests in this area focus around: facilitation of interprofessional learning; the process of supporting a team to optimising their current practice; the nature of professionals’ attitudes to their own and other professions; how such attitudes affect the quality of collaboration; and how the overall “team climate” impacts on the quality of collaboration and care delivery. 

Key Research Interests

Interprofessional learning
Interprofessional working
Quality of care
Empowerment of team members
Change management
Optimising collaborative practice
Facilitation of interprofessional learning and working
Attitudes between health and social care professionals
Mentoring and supervision within the healthcare setting
Hierarchy within and between professions in the healthcare setting

Highlighted Publications

Hawkes G, Nunney I & Lindqvist S. Caring for attitudes as a means of caring for patients – improving medical, pharmacy and nursing students’ attitudes to each other's professions by engaging them in interprofessional learning. Medical Teacher, 2013; Web paper e1-e.

Collins M & Lindqvist S. Interprofessional working and its relation to rank dynamics. In: The Changing Roles of Doctors, Edited by Penny Cavenagh, Sam J Leinster & Susan Miles, 2013. Radcliffe Publishing: London (pp 89-100).

Freeman S, Wright A & Lindqvist S. ‘Facilitator Training for educators involved in
interprofessional learning’. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2010; 24(4):375-385.

WHO Study Group [of which Lindqvist S was a member] on Interprofessional
Education and Collaborative Practice. Framework for Action on Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice. WHO report.

Jacobsen F & Lindqvist S. A two-week stay in an Interprofessional Training Unit changes students' attitudes to health professionals. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2009;23(3):242-250.

Watkin A, Lindqvist S, Black J & Watts F. Report on the implementation and evaluation of an interprofessional learning programme for inter-agency child protection teams. Child Abuse Review 2009;18(3):151-167.

Wright A. & Lindqvist S. The development, outline and evaluation of the second level of an interprofessional learning programme - listening to the students. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2008; 22(5); 1-14.

Watts F, Lindqvist S, Pearce S & Richardson B., Introducing an interprofessional team based learning programme. Medical Teacher 2007;29(5): 443-449.

Lindqvist S & Reeves S. Facilitator’s perception of delivering interprofessional education: a qualitative study. Medical Teacher 2007;29(4):403-405.

Lindqvist S, Duncan A, Shepstone L, Watts F & Pearce S. Development of the ‘Attitudes to Health Professionals Questionnaire’ (AHPQ): A measure to assess interprofessional attitudes. Journal of Interprofessional Care 2005;19 (3): 269-279.

Postgraduate Research Student Supervision

PhD Student working on a study titled: “An Investigation of the Relationship Between Interprofessional Education, Interprofessional Attitudes and Interprofessional Practice”

Enterprise and Engagement activities

Collaborating with Molde Univeristy to optimise IPL development, delivery and evaluation

Collaborating with Reykjavik University around developing a tool that can be used to assess collaborative practice

Delivery of interprofeesional communication skills to foundation doctors and other healthcare professionals with Sandra Winterburn at the Norwich Medical School at the James Paget University Hospital since 2013

Visits by Higher Education England (HEE) on two occasions by Director of Nursing, Professior Shirley Pearce, the Director of Medicine and the Chief Executive (HEE) - April 2013 and August 2013
 
Worked with team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to improve collaboration, Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
 
Visits by Universities of Oslo, Molde and Stavanger - October 2013

Teaching Interests

Susanne and her team want to ensure that as many students as possible studying health and social care at UEA, get opportunities to learn and work with students from a range of different courses from the beginning and throughout their time at UEA.  The Centre also wants to offer new graduates and professionals in practice opportunities to develop and consolidate skills that enable effective communication and collaboration.  Courses are avaiable to optimise communication and to facilitate the initiation, management and sustainability of changing their current practice 
 
The ethos of the Centre is to be a flexible and dynamic teaching resource to enable the future workforce to receive the education, training and further development that they require.

“High quality care is delivered by high quality teams who have received high quality education”

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • Hosting a visit by University of Nigata Health and Welfare in March 2016 for the 9th year
  • Took up a 10% Professorship at University Molde, May 2015
  • Initiated a collaboration with reykjavik University, June 2015
  • Delivered Seminar at University in Molde, June 2014
  • Delivered Facilitator Training to colleagues in Iceland, May 2013
  • “Interprofessional learning at UEA”. Leading a one-day seminar in Oslo to help them set up a model of IPL based on the Centre at UEA, September 2011
  • ‘Interprofessional Education at UEA’. Seminar given at Niigata University, March 2010
  • Acting Associate Editor for Journal of Interprofessional Care - Since February 2010
  • Member of an IPE Study Group in the World Health Organisation, WHO: May 2007 - June 2009

Key Responsibilities

As Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Practice, Susanne have a range of educational, administrative and managerial responsibilities associated with the Centre and the different interprofessional learning modules that the Centre delivers every year for over 2400 students across ten different courses.

Administrative Posts

  • Susanne’s main administrative role is within her duties as Director of the Centre for Interprofessional Practice.