Rosamund Bryar has been involved in service development, education, research and research capacity building in health visiting and primary health care since the mid-1980s.
Emeritus Professor of Community and Primary Care Nursing, City, University London
Ros has held health visiting and academic posts in London, Wales and Hull. At City, University of London, she was Professor of Community and Primary Care Nursing where she led the return to health visiting practice programme and contributed to the SCPHN programmes, research concerning health visiting practice and supervision of PhD students. Prior to working at City, she held the clinical academic chair in Community Healthcare Nursing Practice at The University of Hull and was professional lead for health visiting in Hull and Holderness Community Trust. She was appointed as a Fellow of the Queen’s Nursing Institute in 2005. Her initial research experience was in midwifery and the 2nd edition of ‘Theory for Midwifery Practice’ which she co-edited with Professor Marlene Sinclair was published in 2011.
She is co-editor, with Professor Sally Kendall, of the journal ‘Primary Health Care Research and Development’ and honoraray treasurer of the charity International Collaboration for Community Health Nursing Research (ICCHNR).
She is the ICCHNR representative on the Global Network of Public Health Nursing Council and a trustee of Tavistock Relationships. She is one of the editors of the 4th edition of the health visiting text book: Luker KA, McHugh GA and Bryar RM (Eds) 2016 Health Visiting: Preparation for Practice. She is a member of the Collaborating in Pregnancy and Early Years (COPE) Project, hopes one day to do a study of health visiting prior to 1974, and is part of a team at City, University of London supporting health care education in Togo, West Africa.