Dr Calvin Moorley RN, PhD is an Associate Professor in Nursing Research and Diversity in Care, Adult Nursing Department at London South Bank University, with a background in public health and diversity in care. His research focuses on the interplay of gender, culture ethnicity and health. Since graduating from the University of Essex as an adult registered nurse, Calvin has followed a clinical/academic career, remaining close to clinical nursing, particularly in the critical care environment, and currently works one shift a week in an inner-city hospital in central London. He supports clinical nursing at the point-of-care through his role as a link lecturer for Barts Health NHS Trust.
Calvin has a keen interest in how health is theorized using social media platforms. He has published widely in nursing and social media and is developing an area on the use of social media to enhance research literacy of nurses. His most recent works include
Knowledge, attitude and beliefs on sex among Black Africans; Psychosexual Experiences of FGM survivors and Experience of Stroke among Caribbean populations in the UK. Calvin is well recognised in the field and this can be seen in his esteem factors which include: Guest Editor for a special issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing on LGBTI Health 2017; the Mary Seacole Prize for Leadership in Nursing 2013/14 by the Royal College of Nursing, and various editorships including Evidence Based Nursing Journal and Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Calvin collaborates nationally and internationally including working with teams in Trinidad, Jamaica and Australia. He publishes widely in various nursing journals, and has a current H-index of 6 (Google Scholar 2019). Calvin further serves the nursing community on various panels such as the Nursing Times Student Nurses awards; Edith Cavell Awards and Health Service Journal awards. A key objective of Calvin’s programme of work is to reduce the gap in health inequalities through developing and improving cultural competence and health literacy.