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Sarah Knott

PositionChildren's Nursing Lecturer and Admissions Tutor
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Telephone01274 236595

Research Interests (key words only)

Recruitment, Orthopaedic issues

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Teaching across the pre-registration programme for all fields of nursing, and post-registration orthopaedic teaching

Areas of specific interest include:

  • record keeping
  • orthopaedic conditions and fracture management in children
  • clinical skills and preparation for placement
  • children’s surgery, neurological assessment and other childhood injuries/illnesses

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Module leader for year 1 semester 1 module
  • member of the induction programme working group
  • admissions tutor for children’s nursing
  • joint programme leader for 2017 curriculum, responsible for development of the BSc and MSc programme

Responsibilities include developing development of Interprofessional education strategy, developing service user / carer strategy, developing research informed teaching strategy for both BSc and MSc programmes.


I have been a registered nurse since 1986, initially qualifying and practicing as a registered general nurse specialising in orthopaedic and trauma nursing. I changed direction in 1996 when through reorganisation of the unit I moved initially to the Neonatal unit and then to the children’s surgical unit, undertaking a conversion course in 1999 to become a registered sick children’s nurse.

I became involved in teaching primarily in the clinical setting as a practice and professional development Sister before taking a temporary post at the University of Bradford 11 years ago.

I have developed my role at the University teaching not only children’s nurses but across the pre and post registration programme for all fields. I have recently taken the role of joint programme leader for the development of the 2017 programme.

Study History

Academic Qualifications

  • Master of Science (Advanced Practice) - December 2014
  • Bachelor of Science Nursing Practice (Children’s Nursing) - December 2004
  • Leading an Empowered Organisation - June 2003
  • Diploma of Higher Education - July 2000
  • ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice -1991
  • ENB 219 Orthopaedic Nursing - 1989

Registered and Recordable Qualifications

  • Teacher - Registered with the NMC 12/07/12
  • Specialist Practitioner – Children’s Nursing January 2005    
  • Registered Sick Children’s Nurse - January 2000
  • Registered General Nurse - October 1986

Professional History

  • Lecturer Child Branch (0.6wte), Faculty Of Health Studies University of Bradford / Practice and Professional Development Sister (0.4wte), Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - October 2009 to September 2010
  • Practice and Professional Development, Sister IV therapy and safe administration of medication - November 2002 to April 2009
  • Staff Nurse, Paediatric Surgical unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - April 1997 to November 2002
  • Staff Nurse, Neo-Natal Unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - May 1996 to March 1997
  • Sister, Orthopaedic and trauma unit, Bradford Hospitals NHS Trust - January 1995 to May 1996
  • Sister, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - June 1990 to January 1995
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1989 to June 1990
  • ENB 219 Orthopaedic Nursing for RGN'S, Woodlands Orthopaedic hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1988 to January 1989
  • Staff Nurse, Woodlands Orthopaedic Hospital, Bradford Health Authority - January 1987 to January 1988
  • Student Nurse - October 1983 to December 1986

Research Areas

Part of a small group in the process of collating results of a small research project entitled: “An analysis of factors which influence the outcomes for a cohort of nursing students: an observational study”.

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