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Ms Catherine Kelsey

PositionNursing Lecturer
LocationHorton A Building Room 2.07
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday, Tuesday and Wednesday (although flexible)
Telephone+44 (0) 1274 236527
Emaila.c.kelsey@bradford.ac.uk
Twitter@CKelseyUoB
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ORCID10000-0003-2866-820

Research Interests (key words only)

Nurse Mentorship, Nursing Humanities, Health Inequalities, Public Health

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Module Leader for the Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills Module
  • Pre-registration nursing mandatory training

Administrative Responsibilities

Personal Academic Tutor for pre-registration nurses and post-registration healthcare professionals

Biography

Catherine Kelsey is a nursing lecturer at the University of Bradford, and is module leader for the Advanced Physical Assessment and Clinical Decision Making Skills module, which supports the skills development of nurses, pharmacists and paramedics.

Since 2001 she has developed a career in public health as a specialist community public health nurse (SCPHN), specialising in occupational health and as a nurse educationalist. Catherine is also an associate lecturer with the University of Hull and has developed a 20 credit postgraduate distance learning module entitled 'Mental Health in the Workplace' for the MSc in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management in partnership with NEBOSH; she is also the supervisor for the students undertaking this module. Catherine is also an external examiner with the University for the viva voce for the Masters in Research (MRes) in Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Management also in partnership with NEBOSH.

As a SCPHN in occupational health and a nurse educationalist she is committed to positively influencing the provision of high quality healthcare, through both quality leadership and mentorship. Her experiences of working with specialist nurses, senior nurse lecturers and practice teachers whilst previously teaching on the SCPHN Postgraduate occupational health programme and practice teacher module has equipped her with the skills and knowledge to facilitate the development of critically reflective nurse practitioners. Such nurses are able to work collaboratively to develop and deliver high quality evidence based practice within increasingly demanding healthcare environments.

Her commitment to professional nursing practice was recognised in 2012 when she received the Queen’s nurse award in recognition of her commitment to providing high standards of patient care and the continual improvement of professional practice. In 2015 she also became a nominated member of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International, which recognises her academic achievements, leadership and dedication to the nursing profession as a global network.

Since 2015, Catherine has presented at a number of National and International conferences and published a number of professional articles and conference papers to promote her passion for nurse mentorship, writing for publication, the health humanities and the importance of critical reflection and action in supporting the delivery of high quality effective nursing care. Catherine is also a board member for the RCN Yorkshire and Humber region having commenced her four year term in January 2017.

Study History

  • 2016 - Successfully completed the first year of the taught Doctorate in Education (EdD) with Leeds Beckett University, having completed the following modules:
    • Research Proposal
    • Policy, Practice and Professional Learning
    • The Researcher as Practitioner
  • 2013 - PGCE Health Studies (Health Professional Education: Teaching) Huddersfield University
  • 2011 - Practice Teacher Module (40 credits Postgraduate Level) Leeds Beckett University
  • 2011 - Foundations of the Theory and Practice in Coaching (20 credits Postgraduate Level) Leeds Beckett University
  • 2010 - Certificate in Quality Management Systems Auditor/Lead Auditor ISO 9001 2010 - Expert Witness Certificate - Civil Law and Procedure
  • 2009 - Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills for Occupational Health Professionals
  • 2009 - MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Course - Occupational Health Leeds Beckett University
  • 2001 - Bachelor of Education Degree (Honours) Huddersfield University
  • 1993 - Registered General Nurse, West Yorkshire College of Health Studies

Professional Activities

Conference Presentations

17th-19th July 2018, University of Sheffield, Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA)
Theme: 'Lifelong Learning and the Pedagogy of Hope'
Title: Praxis as a transformational paradigm and a strategy for hope

4th-6th June 2018, Anglia Ruskin University, Sigma Theta Tau International (Phi Mu Chapter), 4th Biennial European Conference
Theme: Leading nursing in times of change: education, research and practice
Title: Reclaiming the Humanities: Creating new Learning Opportunities within Nurse Education

13th-14th April 2018, Women’s History Network, The Black Country Living Museum, 2 Tipton Rd, Dudley DY1 4SQ
Conference Theme: Voices of Women in the Great War and Its Aftermath
Title: Is it really necessary that ‘to help a million sick, you must kill a few nurses’?

21-23 March 2018 Universities Association for Lifelong Learning Cambridge University, Downing College, Cambridge 

Theme: Opportunities for Lifelong learning in a Changing World
Title: Nurturing capacity within the nursing profession through the process of praxis

10 November 2017 North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership
Theme: Intersections of the Critical and the Creative Voice Subject: Auto-ethnography. Writing from personal experience in order to understand cultural experience
Title: Being the protagonist of one’s own story. Extoling the value of humanitarian behaviours in nursing practice.

3 October 2017 Centre for Clinical Excellence, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester 7th UK Clinical Nurse Educator Network Event (CNEnet)
Title: How can Clinical Nurse Educators help build resilient nurses in these challenging and ever-changing times?

31 August - 2 September 2017 University of Worcester The 21st International Philosophy of Nursing Society Conference
Theme: Revisiting the philosophy and practice of nursing research and scholarship
Title: Unravelling the discourse of nursing humanities: promoting Socratic critical thinking as a paradigm for social reform

12 July 2017 Leeds Beckett University Health Education England Yorkshire and Humber Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference
Theme: Show me something new - Working together, winning together
Title: Can becoming a mindful healthcare practitioner promote a humanistic approach to healthcare provision?

27 June 2017 University of Oxford Faculty of Theology and Religion
Theme: Accounts of Illness in Historical and Modern Texts: Exploring Methods in Medical Humanities Research across Disciplines
Title: Why is it important to examine illness experiences?

24 June 2017 Oxford Brookes University
Theme: Learning as a Doctoral Student
Title: Exploring the Meaning of Life… as a Doctoral Student!

5 July 2016 University of Leicester International Conference Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults (SCUTREA)
Theme: Adult Education in Austere Times
Title: Can nurse mentorship enhance career development?

28 November 2015 University of Birmingham 14th Annual School of Education Research Conference
Title: Rethinking Scholarship in Nurse Education

27 June 2015 Oxford Brookes University School of Education Global and Local Perspectives on Education
Theme: Link between Research & Practice
Title: How does the discourse that surrounds the integration of empirical research into professional nursing practice influence healthcare provision?

18 June 2015 Sigma Theta Tau International Phi Mu Chapter 2nd Biennial Nursing Scholarship Conference Conference
Theme: Reflective scholarship that supports personal and professional renewal
Title: Igniting the Flickering Flame

9 June 2015 Leeds Beckett University PORESO - Postgraduate Research Students' Organisation. Redefining the Boundaries of the ‘Event’
Title: In Contemporary Society How Do Political Paradigms Influence Health and Social Care Reform

Research Areas

  • Nurse mentorship
  • Nursing humanities
  • Health inequalities
  • Social and political healthcare reform

Current Projects

In 2017 Catherine had a project accepted by the RCN as part of their centenary year celebrations 'Celebrating Nursing Practice'. This project has focused on developing a 3 hour writing workshop for student nurses, the aim of which is to encourage skills of writing for publication, writing conference abstracts and conference presenting.

This has now been launched and will run until December 2017, when it will be evaluated.

Networks/Roles

  • Member of the Nursing Society Sigma Tau International (STTI)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the STTI Conference Cambridge (2017-2018)
  • Committee member of the Clinical Nurse Educators Networking group
  • Member of the Honor Nursing Society Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
  • Member of the Scientific Committee for the STTI European Conference Cambridge
  • RCN Board Member Yorkshire and Humber Region
  • Secretary West Yorkshire Occupational Health Group and sole author of group newsletter (September 2016-July 2017)
  • Volunteer with the Major Incident Response Team in North Yorkshire (August 2016 - December 2017)
  • Member of the UK Clinical Nurse Educator Network Group (CNENet) and regular contributor to the CNENet Newsletter (2015-2018)

Publications

Journal articles

Kelsey, C. (2018) Praxis as a catalyst for nursing reform.  Nurse Education Today, 67, 90-92.

Kelsey, C. (2017) Promoting mental health in the workplace. Occupational Health & Wellbeing, 69, (10) October, pp. 20-22.

Kelsey, C. (2017) How to succeed in NMC Revalidation. Occupational Health & Wellbeing, 69 (4) April, pp. 17-19.

Kelsey, C. (2017) Healthy minds, healthy workplaces. Health and Safety at Work, March, pp. 26-28.

Kelsey, C. (2016) How to get published in OH Journals. Occupational Health & Wellbeing, 68 (10) October, pp. 24-25.

Kelsey, C. (2016) Pomp and prestige. Community Practitioner, October, pp. 18.

Kelsey, C. (2016) Working together: Peer support and occupational health. Community Practitioner, 89 (8) August, pp.24-25.

Kelsey, C. (2015) Training Practice Teachers in OH. Occupational Health, 67 (9) September, pp. 21-23.

Kelsey, C and Hayes, S. (2015) Frameworks and Models, Scaffolding or Strait Jackets. Problematising Reflective Practice. Nurse Education in Practice, 15 (6) November, pp. 393-396.

Kelsey, C. and Hayes, S. (2012) A Framework for Educational Leadership. Primary Health Care Journal, 22 (8) October, pp. 16-18. Conference Papers University of Leicester

Kelsey, C. (2016) Can nurse mentorship enhance career development. In: Adult Education in Austere Times, July 5-7, 2016, Leicester. Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning in conjunction with Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, SCUTREA, pp. 147-154. University of Birmingham

Kelsey, C (2016) Rethinking Scholarship in Nurse Education. In: Papers from the Education Doctoral Research Conference 2015. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, pp. 53-59. ISBN 9780704428621

Conference Papers

University of Leicester Kelsey, C. (2016) Can nurse mentorship enhance career development. In: Adult Education in Austere Times, July 5-7, 2016, Leicester. Vaughan Centre for Lifelong Learning in conjunction with Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults, SCUTREA, pp. 147-154.

University of Birmingham Kelsey, Catherine (2016) Rethinking Scholarship in Nurse Education. In: Papers from the Education Doctoral Research Conference 2015. University of Birmingham, Birmingham, pp. 53-59. ISBN 9780704428621

Leeds Beckett University Kelsey, C. (2015) In Contemporary Society How Do Political Paradigms Influence Health and Social Care Reform? (Accepted for publication)

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Catherine is currently developing her application for the New Generation Thinkers 2018. This pioneering scheme which has been developed in conjunction with BBC Radio 3 and the Arts and Humanities Research Council aims to develop a new generation of academics who can bring the best of university research and scholarly ideas to a wider audience through working with the media.

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