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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.


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Conference or Workshop Item

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 Tue Mar 21 01:45:11 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

Last updated 06 February 2023