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Kate Brown

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Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills

My teaching is focused around the development of clinical skills in health care practice. I am the Programme Leader for Non-Medical Prescribing, Advanced Diploma in Chronic Disease Management and the Advanced Diploma in General Practice Nursing. The University of Sunderland won the Student Nursing Times Award 2018 for Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post-Registration) for these courses.

I am a Senior Lecturer and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). I also lecture and supervise dissertation students on a wide range of courses and modules including Public Health, Nursing and Pharmacy. 

I am currently an external examiner for the University of Worcester's MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and Non-Medical Prescribing modules.

Teaching and supervision

I am the Module Lead for:
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • Minor Injuries
  • CHD and Heart Failure
  • Contraceptive Health
  • Advancing Contraceptive Health
  • Treatment Room Skills
  • Managing Common Ear Conditions
  • Contemporary Issues in Health

Research interests for potential research students

I am able to offer support to students undertaking projects in many areas of Nursing and Healthcare.


Currently I am undertaking the Professional Doctoral programme with a view to exploring and enhancing the process of clinical assessment.  I have a specialist interest in advanced nursing roles and clinical practice.  My research has a focus on clinical proficiency and the pedagogy underpinning the teaching and learning in a clinical environment.
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  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner
  • Non-medical Prescriber
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Last updated 09 April 2020

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