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Mrs. Joint

Curriculum Vitae

Full Name: Carole Ann Grace Joint

Present Role: Movement Disorder Nurse Specialist

Present Employer: Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust

Professional Qualifications

Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate 1975Registered General Nurse 1982Operating Theatre Nursing Certificate (ENB176) 1984Infection Control Nursing Certificate (ENB 329) (Modules assessed at level 2) 1993Further and Adult Education Teaching Certificate – Stages 1 and 2 (CGLI 7303)1996


PhD awarded for original research entitled:‘The performance of motor tasks in parkinsonian patients treated with levodopa and surgery: does the patient’s perception of their ability match their actual ability?’Awarded in March 2007 by Oxford Brookes University

Professional Experience

Movement Disorder Nurse Specialist, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust, June 1996-presentInfection Control Nurse, Radcliffe Infirmary – Oxford, 24.6.91–June 1996Sister – Plastics and Craniofacial Surgery theatres, Radcliffe Infirmary – Oxford, 14.12.87-23.6.91Sister – General surgery theatres, Cardiac theatres, Day surgery theatres, Bristol Royal Infirmary6.1.85-12.12.87Staff Nurse – General surgery and Trauma Theatres, Bristol Royal Infirmary, 8.4.84-5.1.85Post Registration Student (ENB 176) Bristol and Weston School of Nursing, 3.4.83-7.4.84Staff Nurse – Theatres, Winford Orthopaedic Hospital, 1.8.82-26.3.83Student Nurse (Conversion course) Bristol and Weston School of Nursing 17.7.80-31.7.82Laboratory Technician – Haematology, Churchill Hospital – Oxford, 1.3.76-19.2.77Pre-Registration Student Nurse (Orthopaedic Nursing Certificate) – Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre – Oxford, 22.4.74-16.11.75

Publications as first authorJoint, C. (1997) A multi-disciplinary approach to pallidotomy and thalamotomy in the management of Parkinson's disease. Br J Theatre Nurs 7, 5-8.Joint, C., Nandi, D., Parkin, S., Gregory, R. and Aziz, T. (2002) Hardware-related problems of deep brain stimulation. Mov Disord 17 Suppl 3, S175-80.Joint C, Swinn.L. (2005) Surgical Treatments for Parkinson's Disease. In: Swinn L, (Ed.) Parkinson's Disease: Theory and Practice for Nurses, London: Whurr Publishers]Joint C, Stross R, Mallon G, O’Sullivan K (2004) The Role of the Surgical Movement Disorder Nurse. Supported by the PDNSA, Tremor Foundation, and Dystonia Society. Rollmark Joint C, Fletcher C, Foxtrot D, Aziz TZ. (2010) The relationship between self perception of abilityand actual ability in parkinsonian patients performing motor tasks: a prospective study. AJNN: in press