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Sex education against the algorithm: the algorithmically enforced deplatforming of YouTube sex edutainment (2024)
Journal Article
Garwood-Cross, L., Light, B., Cooper-Ryan, A., & Vasilica, C. (2024). Sex education against the algorithm: the algorithmically enforced deplatforming of YouTube sex edutainment. Journal of Gender Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/09589236.2024.2374752

Deplatforming of sexual content has increased across social media, usually operationalized by commercially charged, and algorithmically enforced, platform policies. This paper extends work on the algorithmic deplatforming of sex through the case stud... Read More about Sex education against the algorithm: the algorithmically enforced deplatforming of YouTube sex edutainment.

Using FLO text-messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management of long-term conditions in South-Asian patients (2024)
Journal Article
Chaudhry, T., Ormandy, P., & Vasilica, C. (in press). Using FLO text-messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management of long-term conditions in South-Asian patients. Digital Health, 10, https://doi.org/10.1177/20552076241242558

Objectives: Cultural and communication differences faced by South-Asian (SA) ethnic minority groups have led to challenges in the delivery of health care and complex management of long-term conditions (LTCs). We aim to explore the use of text-messagi... Read More about Using FLO text-messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management of long-term conditions in South-Asian patients.

Digitizing nursing: A theoretical and holistic exploration to understand the adoption and use of digital technologies by nurses (2023)
Journal Article
Wynn, M., Garwood‐Cross, L., Vasilica, C., Griffiths, M., Heaslip, V., & Phillips, N. (2023). Digitizing nursing: A theoretical and holistic exploration to understand the adoption and use of digital technologies by nurses. Journal of Advanced Nursing, https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15810

Background: With healthcare undergoing rapid digitalization, the effective integration of new technologies is crucial for nursing professionals, who form the largest group in the healthcare workforce. However, barriers within the nursing profession m... Read More about Digitizing nursing: A theoretical and holistic exploration to understand the adoption and use of digital technologies by nurses.

Where do you stand?: an exploration of perspectives toward feet, foot health, and footwear using innovative digital methods (2023)
Journal Article
Skidmore, S., Prior, Y., Nester, C., Bird, S., & Vasilica, C. (2023). Where do you stand?: an exploration of perspectives toward feet, foot health, and footwear using innovative digital methods. Journal of Foot and Ankle Research, 16(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s13047-023-00621-3

The cost of losing foot health is significant to the person, healthcare systems, and economy, with diabetes related foot health issues alone costing over £1 billion annually in the UK. Yet many foot health problems are preventable through alternative... Read More about Where do you stand?: an exploration of perspectives toward feet, foot health, and footwear using innovative digital methods.

Digital nursing practice theory: A scoping review and thematic analysis (2023)
Journal Article
Wynn, M., Vasilica, C., Garwood‐Cross, L., & Davis, D. (in press). Digital nursing practice theory: A scoping review and thematic analysis. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 79(11), 4137-4148. https://doi.org/10.1111/jan.15660

Aims This scoping review aims to identify existing theories associated with digital nursing practice to add a lens on the future use of digital technologies by nurses. Design A review of theories related to digital technology in nursing practice... Read More about Digital nursing practice theory: A scoping review and thematic analysis.

Digital Innovation in Healthcare (2023)
Book Chapter
Prior, Y., & Wynn, M. (2023). Digital Innovation in Healthcare. In C. Vasilica, E. Gillaspy, & N. Withnell (Eds.), Digital Skills for Nursing Studies and Practice. SAGE Publications

Social media futures – let's have a heated debate! (2022)
Presentation / Conference
Withnell, N., Vasilica, C., & Gillaspy, E. (2022, December). Social media futures – let's have a heated debate!. Presented at Social Media for Learning in Higher Education 2022, The University of Northampton

Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach (2022)
Thesis
Garwood-Cross, L. (2022). Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach. (Thesis). University of Salford

British Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) has gained public attention in recent years due to several reports highlighting gaps in provision and a change of statutory guidance for RSE in 2019. Historically RSE has linked sex with risk and shame, s... Read More about Interrogating the possibilities and problems of YouTube sex edutainment content : an Actor-Network Theory approach.

Participating in CaMKIN : impact on patients (2021)
Report
Vasilica, C., Garwood-Cross, L., Finnigan, R., Bashford, T., O’Kane, P., & Ormandy, P. (2021). Participating in CaMKIN : impact on patients

Introduction: Managing long-term health conditions is a global challenge, which has necessitated developing innovative ways to deliver patient centred care. Social media allow patients to access and share personal experiences and peer support, with... Read More about Participating in CaMKIN : impact on patients.

Developing the digital self-determined learner through heutagogical design (2021)
Journal Article
Gillaspy, E., & Vasilica, C. (2021). Developing the digital self-determined learner through heutagogical design. Higher Education Pedagogies, 6(1), 135-155. https://doi.org/10.1080/23752696.2021.1916981

This empirical qualitative study investigates whether the introduction of heutagogy in contemporary nursing education can foster the development of the digital self-determined learner, who is prepared to work and live in the fourth industrial age and... Read More about Developing the digital self-determined learner through heutagogical design.

The STRENCO Logic Model for tripartite working in mental health (2021)
Report
Vasilica, C., McGlynn, L., Schoultz, M., & Iles-Smith, H. (2021). The STRENCO Logic Model for tripartite working in mental health

The STRENCO Logic Model for Tripartite Working provides a snapshot of the feasibility of working in more co-produced ways to achieve greater inclusiveness of service users, family members, carers, experts by experience, clinicians, academics and stud... Read More about The STRENCO Logic Model for tripartite working in mental health.

Exploring the experiences and use of text messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management in South Asian patients (2021)
Thesis
Chaudhry, T. Exploring the experiences and use of text messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management in South Asian patients. (Thesis). University of Salford

This PhD thesis seeks to explore and understand the use and experiences of whether text-messaging in the South-Asian (SA) community enhances positive health behaviours, and self-management through the Florence (FLO) text messaging system. It also exa... Read More about Exploring the experiences and use of text messages to enhance health behaviours and self-management in South Asian patients.

Identifying information needs of patients with IgA Nephropathy, using an innovative social media stepped analytical approach (2021)
Journal Article
Vasilica, C., Oates, T., Clausner, C., Ormandy, P., Barratt, J., & Graham-Brown, M. (2021). Identifying information needs of patients with IgA Nephropathy, using an innovative social media stepped analytical approach. Kidney International Reports, 6(5), 1317-1325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ekir.2021.02.030

Introduction Increasingly people with kidney disease are using social media to search for medical information and to find peer-support. IgA nephropathy (IgAN) predominantly affects young adults, demographically the biggest users of... Read More about Identifying information needs of patients with IgA Nephropathy, using an innovative social media stepped analytical approach.

Female fans and social media : micro-communities and the formation of social capital (2021)
Journal Article
Fenton, A., Gillooly, L., & Vasilica, C. (2021). Female fans and social media : micro-communities and the formation of social capital. European Sport Management Quarterly, https://doi.org/10.1080/16184742.2020.1868546

Research question: Using the theoretical lens of social capital, this study explores the challenges faced by female football fans in performing their fandom on social media, and how they respond to these challenges in the way they consume and express... Read More about Female fans and social media : micro-communities and the formation of social capital.

Developing digitally capable graduates (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Leigh, J., Vasilica, C., Dron, R., Davis, D., & Etherington, S. (2020, July). Developing digitally capable graduates. Presented at Education 4.0: Our Next Phase to Curriculum and Assessment Design International Virtual Series, University of Hong Kong (Online)

During the current coronavirus pandemic, undergraduate nurse teaching is facing many challenges. United Kingdom (UK) Universities have had to close their campuses, which means that academics are working from home and may be coping with unfamiliar tec... Read More about Developing digitally capable graduates.

Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies (2020)
Journal Article
Leigh, J., Vasilica, C., Dron, R., Gawthorpe, D., Burns, E., Kennedy, S., …Croughan, C. (2020). Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies. British Journal of Nursing, 29(10), 566-569. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjon.2020.29.10.566

During the current coronavirus pandemic, undergraduate nurse teaching is facing many challenges. Universities have had to close their campuses, which means that academics are working from home and may be coping with unfamiliar technology to deliver t... Read More about Redefining undergraduate nurse teaching during the coronavirus pandemic : use of digital technologies.

A co-designed social media intervention to satisfy information needs and improve outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease : a longitudinal study (2020)
Journal Article
Vasilica, C., Brettle, A., & Ormandy, P. (2020). A co-designed social media intervention to satisfy information needs and improve outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease : a longitudinal study. JMIR Formative Research, 4(1), e13207. https://doi.org/10.2196/13207

Background The number of people living with a long-term condition is increasing worldwide. Social media offers opportunities for patients to exchange information and experiences with others with the same condition, potentially leading to better self-... Read More about A co-designed social media intervention to satisfy information needs and improve outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease : a longitudinal study.

Hacking the Future of Education (2019)
Presentation / Conference
Vasilica, C., & Withnell, N. (2019, December). Hacking the Future of Education. Presented at Social Media for Learning in Higher Education Conference., Lancashire, United Kingdom