Cath is Director of Education in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her interests lie in quality education standards and the student experience. Cath is dedicated in supporting staff towards achieving high education standards and robust standards of assessment, she strives to provide an excellent student experience in a supportive environment. Cath has extensive experience in education, in particular, pre-registration nursing and simulation. She has worked in higher education since 2005 and worked at Keele University since 2006.

Clinically, Cath’s background is in acute surgical assessment and critical care nursing since qualifying in 1993 and worked up to the position of Ward Manager before focusing on education. Cath has experience in external examining for other HEI’s and has held a number of different roles as adult nursing lecturer, both within the school and across the University, such as Programme Lead, Professional Lead, Academic Conduct Officer and University Discipline Panellist.

Cath completed her MSc in Professional Education in Healthcare in 2010 and further postgraduate study in education in 2020. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


I support colleagues with teaching strategies and operationalizing University standards for teaching and assessing. I am also the Senior Academic Mentor within the School of Nursing and Midwifery.

Further information

I am proud to be part of a team that has resulted in excellent league table results for the programmes I am involved in. 

In addition my bid for the Nursing Times Awards 2019 resulted in a finalist place in the Pre-registration Educator Provider of the Year category.

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