Kate Delves-Yates


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Personal profile

Academic Background

  • 1987-1990 Nightingale School, St Thomas Hospital, London, RGN.
  • 1997 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, 1st Class, Anglia Polytechnic University.
  • 1998 Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, Nottingham Trent University.
  • 2002 MSc Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.


Catherine Delves-Yates is an experienced nurse and Lecturer.  She started her nursing career as a student nurse at the Nightingale School of Nursing, London and has worked clinically in adult and paediatric critical care in the UK and has taught and nursed in America, Africa and Nepal.  Her passion is to ensure all student nurses have the knowledge, skills and professionalism to deliver compassionate nursing care to every one of their patients.  Catherine is currently researching nursing students concepts of health and illness.


1990-2000 Clinical nursing - Cardiothoracic Surgery, Intensive/Coronary Care

2000 to date Lecturer in Adult Nursing including the following roles and experiences:

Senior Advisor for Pre-registration Nursing, Fulbright Teaching Scholarship teaching undergraduate student nurses at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA, Placement Officer for all clinical programmes delivered by the School, Adult Field Course Director

Key Research Interests

Concepts of health and illness held by nursing students.

The nurse education in developing countries

Grounded theory

Textbook Publications

Delves-Yates C. (2021) Beginners Guide to Reflection in Nursing Practice. London SAGE publications Ltd.

Delves-Yates C (ed) (2018) Essentials of Nursing Practice. 2nd edition. London SAGE publications Ltd.

Delves-Yates C (ed) (2018) Clinical Skills for Nurses. 2nd edition. London SAGE publications Ltd.

Teaching Interests

Catherine's teaching interests cover a wide range including:

  •  the care of the critically ill
  • patients with specific respiratory needs
  • Advanced Life Support 
  • the merging of Western and traditional medicine in nursing care
  • issues relating to health care in developing countries.