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Dr Katherine Curtis is Associate Professor and Head of Department Nursing and Clinical Sciences in the Faculty of Health and Social Sciences at Bournemouth University. She is a Registered Nurse and Nurse Educator with extensive clinical experience in adult critical care nursing as well as many years of experience and a successful track record in leading and managing undergraduate and postgraduate health professional preparation programmes. She has a particular research interest in the socialisation of compassionate practice and the sustainability of ethical practices within healthcare cultures and environments, attracting funding for research projects and practice innovations, and has published and presented her research nationally and internationally.
Katherine completed her Registered General Nurse education at St.Thomas’ Hospital in London in 1984, a BSc(Hons) in Psychology and Social Biology in 1991, a MSc in Behavioural Biology and Healthcare in 1997, and became an NMC Registered Lecturer/Practice Educator in 2003...
In her role as Head of Department Nursing and Clinical Sciences, Katherine is responsible for leading the academic team in the fusion of high quality education, research and professional practice. Through her strategic leadership, she is keen to shape ongoing developments within the department that enable an excellent experience for students, staff and all stakeholders.
Katherine is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and holds a National Certificate in Workplace Mediation. She provides peer review to many health professional and education journals.more
Compassionate Practice, Dignity in Residential and Domiciliary Care for Older People, Nursing Ethics, Professional Socialisation, Emotional Labour, Appreciative Inquiry, Grounded Theory, Phenomenology, Action Research, Narrative Enquiry
- Gallagher, A., Curtis, K., Dunn, M. and Baillie, L., 2017. Realising dignity in care home practice: an action research project. International Journal of Older People Nursing, 12 (2).
- Allan, H.T., Magnusson, C., Evans, K., Horton, K., Curtis, K., Ball, E. and Johnson, M., 2017. Putting knowledge to work in clinical practice: understanding experiences of preceptorship as outcomes of interconnected domains of learning. J Clin Nurs.
- Curtis, K., Gallagher, A., Ramage, C., Montgomery, J., Martin, C., Leng, J., Theodosius, C., Glynn, A., Anderson, J. and Wrigley, M., 2017. Using Appreciative Inquiry to develop, implement and evaluate a multi-organisation 'Cultivating Compassion' programme for health professionals and support staff. JOURNAL OF RESEARCH IN NURSING, 22 (1-2), 150-165.
- Allan, H.T., Magnusson, C., Evans, K., Ball, E., Westwood, S., Curtis, K., Horton, K. and Johnson, M., 2016. Delegation and supervision of healthcare assistants' work in the daily management of uncertainty and the unexpected in clinical practice: invisible learning among newly qualified nurses. NURSING INQUIRY, 23 (4), 377-385.
- Kinchin, I.M., Alpay, E., Curtis, K., Franklin, J., Rivers, C. and Winstone, N.E., 2016. Charting the elements of pedagogic frailty. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 58 (1), 1-23.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Compassionate Care: The student nurse perspective. Nursing and Residential Care, 17 (11), 641-642.
- Allan, H.T., Magnusson, C., Horton, K., Evans, K., Ball, E., Curtis, K. and Johnson, M., 2015. People, liminal spaces and experience: Understanding recontextualisation of knowledge for newly qualified nurses. Nurse Education Today, 35 (2), e78-e83.
- Johnson, M., Magnusson, C., Allan, H., Evans, K., Ball, E., Horton, K., Curtis, K. and Westwood, S., 2015. 'Doing the writing' and 'working in parallel': How 'distal nursing' affects delegation and supervision in the emerging role of the newly qualified nurse. Nurse Education Today, 35 (2), e29-e33.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Compassion is an essential component of good nursing care and can be conveyed through the smallest actions. Evidence-Based Nursing, 18 (3), 95.
- Curtis, K., 2014. Learning the requirements for compassionate practice: Student vulnerability and courage. NURSING ETHICS, 21 (2), 210-223.
- Curtis, K., 2013. 21st Century challenges faced by nursing faculty in educating for compassionate practice: Embodied interpretation of phenomenological data. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 33 (7), 746-750.
- Curtis, K., Horton, K. and Smith, P., 2012. Student nurse socialisation in compassionate practice: A Grounded Theory study. NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, 32 (7), 790-795.
- Curtis, K., 2012. Keep compassion alive. Nursing standard (Royal College of Nursing (Great Britain) : 1987), 26 (44), 64.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Socialisation in Compassionate Practice. Saarbruken: Scholar's Press.
- Curtis, K., 2017. Nursing Leadership for Cultivation of Compassionate Care: Findings from an Appreciative Inquiry project in England. In: Sigma Theta Tau International 44th Biennial Convention 28-30 September 2017 Indianapolis, USA.
- Defillippis, T., Curtis, K. and Gallagher, A., 2017. The process of reharmonising connectedness as an ethical challenging experience. In: International Ethics in Care Conference 15 September 2017 Leuven, Belgium.
- Curtis, K., 2017. Delegation and supervision of healthcare assistant's work in the daily management of the uncertain and the unexpected in clinical practice. In: RCN International Nursing research Conference 5-7 April 2017 Oxford.
- Curtis, K., 2017. the Changing Uk Nursing Workforce: supporting successful introduction of new roles and apprenticeship education. In: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing 23 February 2017 Bournemouth.
- Curtis, K., 2016. Compassionate Practice: Personal expectation, professional duty and real-world challenges. In: International Compassionate Forces in Healthcare 7 November 2016 Ireland.
- Curtis, K., Defillippis, T. and Gallagher, A., 2016. Moral resilience among intensive care nurses in Switzerland: a Grounded Theory study. In: International Ethics in care Conference 14-15 September 2016 Sao Paulo.
- Defillippis, T., Gallagher, A., Curtis, K. and Defillippis, T., 2016. Happiness, Eudaimonia and Moral Resilience. In: Economics, Health and Happiness Conference 14-16 January 2016 Switzerland.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Grit and Pearls: Educating for ethical practice. In: World Congress on Nursing 23-25 November 2015 Dubai.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Excellence in education and mentoring. In: Mentors Conference for Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust 11 November 2015 Cobham, Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2015. ENACT: Empowering Nurses to Provide Ethical Leadership in Care Homes. In: 1st International Care Ethics Observatory and 16th Nursing Ethics (combined) Conference 17-18 July 2015 Surrey.
- Defillippis, T., Gallagher, A., Curtis, K. and Defillippis, T., 2015. Conceptualising Moral Resilience. In: 1st International Care Ethics Observatory and 16th Nursing Ethics (combined) 17-18 July 2015 Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Ensuring Compassion in Practice. In: The 6 C’s Conference 25 March 2015 Salford University.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Securing Excellence in Patient Care: High quality education and mentoring. In: Mentors in Partnership Conference for Surrey NHS Trusts 11 February 2015 Cobham, Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2015. Building Creative Education Partnerships with the NHS. In: Surrey Excites 7 January 2015 Guildford.
- Defillippis, T., Gallagher, A., Curtis, K. and Defillippis, T., 2014. Is Moral Resilience a Virtue? In: International Conference for Nursing Ethics 2-3 September 2014 Bangalore, India.
- Curtis, K., 2014. Delegation as a Newly Qualified Nurse: Early findings from an intervention Study. In: The RCN International Research Conference 2-4 April 2014 Glasgow, Scotland.
- Curtis, K., 2014. Supporting Student Learning of Professionalism. In: Surrey ExciTes 8 January 2014 Guildford Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2012. Sustaining Caring Practices in Challenging Times. In: Expert Panel University of Surrey 28 June 2012 University of Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2012. Nursing’s Got Talent. In: NETNEP 17-20 June 2012 Baltimore, USA.
- Curtis, K., 2011. An Iterative Journey using Grounded Theory. In: Postgraduate Researcher Seminar Series 14 September 2011 University of Surrey.
- Curtis, K., 2011. The Student Experience of Compassionate Care. In: NET2011 Conference 6-8 September 2011 Cambridge University.
- Curtis, K., 2007. Using formative OSCE with peer feedback to develop physical assessment and consultation skills. In: RCN International Education Conference 4 May 2007 Brighton.
- Curtis, K., 2004. The development of Masters Level OSCE. In: RCN International Education Conference 16 September 2004 Bath University.
- Willis, 2015. Raising the Bar: Shape of Caring Report. London: Health Education England.
- Susanna Bentman (An exploration of the clinical features, epidemiology, impact, current non -surgical management and outcome measures used within management of patients with neurogenic claudication secondary to degenerative spinal stenosis of the lumbar spine.)
- Peter Phillips (An Analysis of Factors Affecting Resilience in Paramedics)
- Zoe Cowie (A Narrative Inquiry into the Experiences of Adults who grew up with Seriously Mentally Ill Parents)
- Tiziana Defillippis (Moral Resilience of Intensive Care Nurses in Switzerland: A grounded theory study)
- Cultivating Compassion (Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, 08 Sep 2014). Completed
- Registrar Ready: Development of simulation programme for senior medical staff working in acute and critical care (Health Education Kent Surrey and Sussex, 05 May 2014). Completed
- Empowering Nurses to provide ethical leAdership in care homes supported by a dignity Toolkit (ENACT) (Burdett Trust for Nursing, 02 Dec 2013). Completed
- Academic award and Recontextualising/Re-using Knowledge (AaRK) project (General Nursing Council, 03 Dec 2012). Completed
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, NMC Signatory (2008-)
- Journal of Advances in Medical Education and Practice, Peer Reviewer (2015-)
- Nursing in Critical Care Journal, Peer Reviewer (2011-)
- Nursing Ethics Journal, Peer Reviewer (2012-)
- Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, Peer Reviewer (2015-)
- Journal of Nursing Management, Peer Reviewer (2015-)
- Journal of Clinical Nursing, Peer Reviewer (2013-)
- Journal of Advanced Nursing, Peer Reviewer (2013-)
- Nurse Education Today Journal, Peer Reviewer (2012-)
- Nursing Ethics Journal, Consultant Editor (2012-)
- International Human Rights and Nursing Awards, Selection Committee (2012-)
- International Care Ethics Advisory Board, Founder Member (2014-), http://www.surrey.ac.uk/fhms/research/centres/ICE/
Public Engagement & Outreach Activities
- Raising the Bar: Shape of Caring Report (Willis 2015)
- 2012 An Expert Panel Presentation to the public at the University of Surrey
- A presentation to a local CCG and HEKSS Deanery
- 2015 Inter-Professional Learning within Health and Medical Sciences
- National Certificate in Workplace Mediation (2011)
- NMC Registered General Nurse in Adult Nursing (1984)
- PG Diploma in Health Professional Education (NMC Registered) (University of Portsmouth, 2003)
- BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Social Biology (Roehampton University, 1991)
- MSc in Behavioural Biology and Healthcare (Roehampton University, 1997)
- PhD in The socialisation of compassionate practice (University of Surrey, 2012)
- Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow (2014-),
- Nursing and Midwifery Council, Member (1984-),
- Royal College of Nursing, Member (1981-),