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Kate Newby

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Faculty Academic Support Lead: Nursing

As Faculty Academic Support Lead for Nursing I am responsible for developing, leading and evaluating university and Faculty initiatives that improve student retention. I have been a Nursing Academic since 2010 teaching on postgraduate, CPD and pre-registration programmes. My teaching has been focused around the development of theoretical and clinical skills for nursing and healthcare practice. 

I have an extensive background in skills for practice and work-based learning. The University of Sunderland won the Student Nursing Times Award 2018 for Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post-Registration) for my work-based learning programmes. My clinical expertise is in advanced nurse practitioner/advanced practice roles. Advanced nursing practice is one of my research interests along with non-medical prescribing.

My nursing background is in emergency/urgent care, general practice as a Practice Nurse and Advanced Nurse Practitioner and as a Community Matron.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Nursing, a registered nurse teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 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 nursing, public health and pharmacy.

Teaching and supervision

I teach on BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice and also on several health CPD modules. I am the Module Lead for:

  • Enquiry For Nursing Practice
  • Holistic Nursing For Altered Physiology To Promote Wellbeing

Research interests for potential research students

I am able to offer support to undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking projects in many areas of nursing and healthcare.


Currently, I am undertaking the Professional Doctorate with a view to exploring inclusion and 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 inclusivity and learning and teaching in a clinical environment.


Number of items: 6.


Lee, Matthew, Newby, Kate and Lee, Amanda (2023) Are nurses with visible tattoos subject to public stigmatisation? British Journal of Nursing. ISSN 0966-0461 (In Press)

Conference or Workshop Item

Lee, Matthew, Robinson, Gina, Clark, Liz, Lee, Amanda and Newby, Kate (2023) Innovating to enhance belonging and student mental health and wellbeing. In: Health and Wellbeing Conference: Partnerships, 15th November 2023, University of Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Newby, Kate and Lee, Amanda (2023) How can the new Predictive Analytic Dashboard better enable us to support our students’ mental health and wellbeing? In: University of Sunderland Mental Health and Wellbeing Conference, 15 Nov 2023, University of Sunderland.

Miller, Phillip and Newby, Kate (2023) Exploring student lived experiences of leave of absence. In: University of Sunderland Mental Health Conference- Partnerships, 15 Nov 2023, The Fire Station, Sunderland. (Unpublished)

Newby, Kate (2023) Unlocking Potential through Empathy: The Power of Understanding in the Personal Academic Tutoring Relationship. In: Queer Joy – The University of Sunderland’s 3rd Annual LGBTQI+ Multidisciplinary Research Conference, 04 Jul 2023, University of Sunderland - Online.

Hayes, Catherine, Collins, Michael, Duffy, Victoria and Brown, Kate (2015) Embedding Patient Safety across the Pharmacy Clinical Skills Curriculum; Modernising Professional Identity via Strategic Pedagogic Design. In: Health Education North East, Faculty of Patient Safety Event, 13 May 2015, Ramside Hall Hotel, Durham. (Unpublished)

This list was generated on Mon Dec 4 06:04:03 2023 GMT.
  • Higher education
  • Student engagement and experience
  • Inclusivity
  • Advanced nursing roles
  • Prescribing
  • Clinical Skills
  • Research skills
  • Long term conditions
  • General practice
  • Emergency nursing
  • Registered General Nurse (RGN)
  • NMC Registered Nurse Teacher
  • Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP)
  • Independent Prescriber
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
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Last updated 21 June 2023