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Kate Kirk

Teaching Associate, School of Health Sciences (Clinical Academic secondment with Nottingham University Hospitals), Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences

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Biography

After working in the NHS as a Nursing Assistant in the NHS, I undertook a BSc (Hons) in Nursing at the University of Lincoln. On qualification, I worked in the emergency department setting as a Staff Nurse.

The then named 'Bronze Scholar' research internship with Health Education East Midlands offered an insight into health services research. My MA in Research Methods (Health pathway) followed. In 2019 I graduated with a PhD in Health Management at the University of Nottingham Business School exploring Hochschild's Emotional Labour theory in the emergency care setting, with a particular focus on moderators of this labour and conceptualisation of associated feeling rules.

During this time, I also worked as a Research Fellow for the University of Birmingham (Health Services Management Centre) working on a large NIHR funded project examining 'embedded research' models in the NHS.

My current clinical academic role in the School of Health Sciences includes a secondment to Nottingham University Hospitals Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Care Excellence. I also still work clinically in emergency care.

Expertise Summary

Interests and areas of expertise:

Qualitative methodologies | ethnography | metaphors | organisational behaviour in health care | sociology of professions | emotions at work | implementation science | evidence based practice | workforce research | wellbeing

Teaching Summary

Sociology of health and illness | medical and nursing sociology | professional identity | health care leadership and management | research methods and ethics in health

Research Summary

At present, I'm working to publish findings from my recently completed PhD study. These papers will be published in both academic and practice based journals and include methodological insights,… read more

Recent Publications

Current Research

At present, I'm working to publish findings from my recently completed PhD study. These papers will be published in both academic and practice based journals and include methodological insights, contributions to emotional labour theory and practice based implications / interventions.

I'm also working with colleagues from the 'embedded research' project to publish findings from our recently completed in-depth case study explorations, through a variety of different outputs.

School of Health Sciences

B236, Medical School
Queen's Medical Centre
Nottingham, NG7 2HA

telephone: +44 (0)115 95 15559
email: mhssupport@nottingham.ac.uk