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Gary Rolfe is Professor of Nursing in the School of Health Science. He qualified as a mental health nurse in 1983 and has an academic background in philosophy and education. He teaches reflective practice and practice development and has published eight books and over one hundred journal articles and book chapters on philosophical aspects of practice, research methodologies, practice development and education. He has been invited to speak at conferences across the world, including keynote presentations in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and throughout Europe. Since moving to Swansea University in 2003 he has worked with practitioners across West Wales to establish a number of practice development units. He is currently chair of the school research committee and was the founding director of the Institute for Health Research.

External activity factors
Professor Rolfe sits on a number of journal editorial boards and scientific committees.

Publications
Books
Rolfe G 2006 Reflection, Research and the Postmodern Turn: Collected Papers 2000-2006, London: NPI

Freshwater D & Rolfe G 2004 Deconstructing Evidence-Based Practice London: Routledge

Rolfe G, Freshwater D & Jasper M 2001 Critical Reflection for Nursing and the Helping Professions: a User’s Guide, Basingstoke: Palgrave

Rolfe G 2000 Nursing Praxis and the Reflexive Practitioner: Collected Papers 1993-1999, London: NPI

Rolfe G 2000 Research, Truth and Authority: Postmodern Perspectives on Nursing, Basingstoke: Macmillan

Rolfe G & Fulbrook P 1998 Advanced Nursing Practice, Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.

Rolfe G 1998 Expanding Nursing Knowledge: Understanding and Researching your own Practice, Oxford: Butterworth Heinemann.

Rolfe G 1996 Closing the Theory-Practice Gap: A New Paradigm for Nursing, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann.

Monographs
Rolfe G & Jasper M 2004 Research, Evidence and Expertise, London: South Bank University Distance Learning Centre

Rolfe G 2001 Knowledge and...
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