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Lecturer in Adult Nursing, Keele University

Kate trained at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in 1988. She rapidly developed an interest in end of life care and worked in a variety of hospices and acute care settings in London providing palliative care to both adults and children. Her interest in evidenced based practice and research grew whilst she when working as a ward sister when she became increasingly interested in ensuring that best practice was systematically implemented into nursing care.

Kate was employed at Keele University School of Nursing and Midwifery in 2009. She is the Lead Lecturer for Palliative Care and a member of the Royal College of Nursing, Pain and Palliative Care Steering Committee. Kate leads the School Palliative Care, Loss and Bereavement research group and is chair of the School Project Research Ethics group. She is committed to ensuring that the education we provide not only helps develop the knowledge and skills required to function effectively in today’s healthcare environment, but also to preparing students to be able to adapt and improve care as the evidence base changes


  • 2010–2022
    Dr, Keele University