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
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.
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 (Unpublished)
- Higher education
- Student engagement and experience
- Advanced nursing roles
- 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