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Stuart Hibbins

Stuart Hibbins

Associate Professor

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    Health and Social Care / Children's Nursing

Stuart is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Children's Nursing at London South Bank University (LSBU).

He began his paediatric nursing career in 1987 in Manchester and has since worked in neurosurgery, neurology, theatres, neonates, intensive care and accident and emergency. While working as ward manager at King's College Hospital (KCH), he completed a retrospective study to evaluate the treatment of children with hydrocephalus. In 2001 he moved into full time research for two years, investigating acute brain injury with a team led by Professor Strong at KCH. In 2003 he became the Trauma Audit Coordinator at KCH and played a role in the development of the Trust becoming a London trauma centre. He has published numerous book chapters and journal articles and is a member of the editorial board for the British Journal of Neuroscience (BJNN). He also reviews and edits articles for nursing journals.

Since 2006 Stuart has been in full-time education at LSBU where he teaches child development and neuroscience nursing to both pre and post-registration nurses. He is currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care at LSBU.

Subject teaching expertise:

Children’s nursing; child development; neurological maturation; paediatric diseases of the nervous system; anatomy and physiology of the nervous system; structured approach to assessment and Intervention.

Book chapters:

Hibbins, S (2018) Care of the Child and Young Person with Neurological Problems in Price, J. McAlinden, O.(eds) Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People, Sage Publications.

Hibbins, S (2011) ‘Management of Hydrocephalus’ in Woodward, S. and Mestecky, A. (eds) Neuroscience Nursing: Evidence-Based Theory and Practice, Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell

Hibbins, S. (2009) Anatomical characteristics of children; Neurological assessment in children; Cerebral palsy; Hydrocephalus in children (four chapters) in: Woodward, S. & Waterhouse, C. (eds) Oxford Handbook of Neuroscience Nursing Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Teaching publications:

Hibbins S (2018) Neurological development in the womb. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 14 (4), 188-192.

Hibbins, S. (2016) ‘Neurological observations in infants and children’ Clinical Guideline for

Horrox, F. Hibbins, S. (2014) Neurological scenario/paediatrics UK & Europe/Resuscitation app EM Gladiators LLC. (Scenario for phone app)

Hibbins S. (2009) Research Round-up. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 5 (6): 290-291.

Hibbins S. (2009) Painful stimulus in the paediatric setting. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 5 (5): 215.

Hibbins S. (2007) Research Round-up. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 3(12): 582-583.

Hibbins S. (2006) Research Round-up. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2(10): 472-473.

Hibbins S. (2006) Research Round-up. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing 2(2): 96-97.

How young people describe the impact of living with and beyond a cancer diagnosis: feasibility of using social media as a research method. F. Gibson, S. Hibbins, T. Grew, S Morgan, S. Pearce, D. Stark, LA. Fern. Psycho-oncology 25 (11), 1317-1323 (2016).

Cortical spreading depression in the injured human brain-electrocorticographic analyses. M. Fabricius, A.J. Strong, R. Jones, S. Hibbins, M. Lauritzen.
Journal of Cerebral blood Flow and Metabolism 23, 291-291 (2003).

Spreading and synchronous depressions of cortical activity in acutely injured human brain. A.J. Strong, M. Fabricius, M.G. Boutelle, S.J. Hibbins, S.E. Hopwood, R. Jones, Stroke 33 (12), 2738-2743 (2002).

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Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC): adult and paediatric nurse and  teacher.

  • A member of the editorial board of British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.
  • External Examiner for University of South Wales.
  • Peer reviewer for Nursing Publications.