Prof Charles Docherty
Head of School of Nursing, RCSI Bahrain (also director of clinical simulation)
Tel: +97317531450 Ext: 3425
Professor Docherty studied nursing at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, in the college founded by Rebecca Strong, a protege of Florence Nightingale, qualifying in 1979. After 3 years as staff nurse, he achieved a Higher Education Diploma in Nursing at London University. As a charge nurse in ICU, he graduated as a Master of Nursing from Glasgow University in 1987, then studied teaching at Jordanhill College and became a Nurse Tutor in 1988. Doctoral studies focused on the use of multimedia as a method of helping mentors assess student nurses and he graduated with a PhD from Glasgow University in 2002.
Since 1988 Professor Docherty has been an educator, and research interests have paralleled innovative developments in education. Latterly in Glasgow Caledonian as a senior lecturer for Practice Based Learning, he redesigned a simulation laboratory around a workflow based on an innovative educational paradigm. In 2008 he was appointed to be Director of Clinical Simulation, RCSI Bahrain, and more recently in 2010, to the role of Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery. During his time in Bahrain he has established a training centre for advanced clinical simulators, in partnership with Gaumard Scientific.
As recent past chair of the British Computer Society (BCS) Health Informatics Scotland specialist group Professor Docherty recently helped establish a branch of BCS in Bahrain. He was instrumental in Glasgow Caledonian University being awarded membership of the International Medical Informatics Association, and was a committee member of the Association of Common European Nursing Diagnoses, Interventions and Outcomes (ACENDIO), based in Geneva. In 2006 he received an award from the Jordanian Nursing Council for his contribution to the development of nursing in Jordan, through projects with the British Council to introduce liberal curricula in nursing in the Hashemite University; and through consultancy and teaching on a new PhD programme for nurses in Jordan University.
Dykes, P., Docherty, C., et al,2010 The Impact of Health Information Technology (I-HIT) Survey: results from an International Research Collaborative in Weaver,C.A. et al, eds Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century, 2nd Edition,pp69-88 HIMSS, Chicago
Docherty, C and McCallum J. eds 2009 “Clinical Nursing Skills: A Foundation” Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Dykes, P., Docherty C., et al, 2009 ‘Validation of the Impact of the I-HIT Scale: and international collaboration’ in Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, pp 618-622
Docherty,C., Lang, K., Timmons, J 2009 ‘Personal Cleansing and Dressing’, in Docherty, C., McCallum J., “Clinical Nursing Skills: A Foundation” chapter 8 pp 309-355 Oxford University Press, Oxford
Alkhasawneh, I; Docherty C (et al) 2008 “Problem-Based Learning : Assessing Nursing Students' Learning Preferences Using VARK” Nurse Education Today, July.
Docherty, C,. 2006 “A Scottish perspective on issues surrounding the electronic record” in Nursing and Informatics for the 21st Century: an international look at trends, practice and the future: edited by Weaver, C., Delaney, C., Weber, P., Carr, R.
Docherty, C, 2006, ‘The structure and content of the nursing component of a pilot electronic health record for the Cardiac Managed Clinical Network in Scotland’ Proceedings of the International Congress of Nursing Informatics, 12-14 June, Seoul.
Egbu, C.O., Docherty, C., Hoy, D., O’Brien, G., Liyanage, C.L., Curran, E., 2006 “Mapping knowledge of controlling and avoiding healthcare acquired infections”. ISBN 1903661587 Dawson Books
Docherty, C., Hoy, D., Topp, H., Trinder, K. 2005; ‘eLearning techniques supporting problem based learning in clinical simulation’, International Journal of Medical Informatics. 74, 527-533
Docherty, C., Kellagher, M,, 2005 ‘Missing in UK Nursing: a structured conceptualisation of nursing care as a pre-requisite to electronic records’ ACENDIO conference proceedings, Bled, Slovenia, 7-9 April Verlag Hans Huber
Docherty, C, 2004 ‘Introducing Problem Based Learning to the Hashemite University Jordan’ Nursing and Midwifery Links: World Health Organisation publication, Glasgow
Docherty, C., Topp, H., 2003, ‘The development and evaluation of an enquiry based virtual learning environment’ in Collaboration and Learning in Virtual Environments, eds Bopry, J., Etelapeto, A., chpt 7, p112-125
Kinn, S., Docherty, C., 2003, ‘Issues in Nursing Informatics Research’ British Journal of Health Care Computing and Information Management; 20(1); 23-5
Docherty, C. 2003 ‘The results of a randomised controlled trial in evaluation of a multimedia computer program designed to help mentors assess student nurses’ clinical skills” Proceedings of the 8th International Congress in Nursing Informatics, Rio de Janeiro, July 2003.
Duffy, K., Docherty, C., Carnduff, L., White, M., Winters, G., Greig, J., 2002 “The nurse-lecturer’s role in mentoring the mentors” Nursing Standard, 15, 6, 35-38.
Docherty, C. 2002 “The instructional design and evaluation of a multimedia program to help mentors assess student nurses’ clinical performance” PhD thesis, Glasgow University.
Hoy, D., Docherty, C., Topp, H., Trinder, K. 2000 “Learning Systems supporting curriculum change in nurse education”, Proceedings of the International Congress of Nursing Informatics, New Zealand, May.
Docherty, C 2010 ‘From Concept to Reality – developing the infrastructure for clinical simulation’ Third Jordanian Nursing Council International Nursing Conference, Amman, Jordan 27&28 April
Docherty, C 2010 ‘Clinical Simulation’ invitation to present to faculty at the University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 15 April
Docherty, C., McCallum J 2008 ‘Using a Virtual Learning Environment to deliver simulation education’ SCSN, Inverness UK, 26 September
Docherty, C 2008 ‘The development of a second generation clinical simulation laboratory’, JNC 2nd International Conference, April 23-24, Dead Sea
Docherty, C 2008 ‘Health Informatics in a Nursing PhD Programme ‘JNC 2nd International Conference, April 23-24, Dead Sea
Docherty, C 2008 ‘Clinical Simulation today and tomorrow’ invitation to address the College of Nursing faculty, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 18
McCallum, J; Docherty; C 2007 “Simulation in nurse education: the students’ experience” Second International Clinical Skills Conference, Prato Monash Centre, Italy, July 1-4.
Docherty, C; Ensio, A; 2007 invitation ‘An Introduction to Nursing Informatics’ workshop, ACENDIO conference, Amsterdam, April18.
Docherty, C 2007 invitation ‘The Nursing Process”, Informing Healthcare Stream of the International Health Care Computing conference, Harrogate, 23 March. (2nd consecutive invitation)
Docherty, C, 2006 invitation ‘eHealth: implications for nursing’ lecture to senior Jordanian nurses at JNC headquarters, Amman: 16 July
Docherty, C., Kellagher, M., 2005 ‘Moving towards the electronic record: issues for nurse education and practice’ Health Care Computing International conference, Harrogate, 21-23 March.
Docherty, C., Taylor, K., 2002 invitation “Problem Based Learning” workshop, International Middle East Nursing Conference, Irbid, May.
Docherty, C., Trinder, K., 2002 invitation “The Modern Clinical Practice Suite” Fitness for Practice conference, Swansea. 6th December.