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Katharine Simpson

Teaching Associate, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



After graduating in 1995 with a degree in Social and Cultural Studies from University of Nottingham I began my career working with children in care and then moved onto working with the homeless, particularly women and children. Following this I worked within a public heath project supporting teenage parents and pregnant young women. Through this work I developed a strong interest in healthcare and decided to embark on a Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing which I completed in 2007. On qualification I worked on an elderly rehabilitation ward for a year and then moved onto an emergency admissions ward where I worked for 7 years as a staff nurse and deputy sister. I mentored many students during this time and realised that I loved teaching and so applied for a secondment at the university teaching clinical skills on a part time basis. After a short time working as a deputy sister within emergency oncology and haematology admissions, I secured a permanent job share post as a teaching associate in the School of Health Sciences in February 2016.

Expertise Summary

I have a strong clinical background within medical nursing, caring for patients with a range of both physical and mental health conditions. I have an interest in the unique skills required of acute nurses and in emotional resilience. For my MSC in Nursing I completed a piece of primary research around care of people with dementia in acute environments which was published in the Nursing Times in 2016.

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