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Katie graduated as a registered Children’s Nurse from Kings College, London in 1998. Her nurse training was consolidated by gaining 6 years of general surgical and medical paediatric nursing experience at Guys & St Thomas’s NHS Foundation Trust delivering care to acutely and chronically unwell children, young people & their families. The greatest challenge, and reward, followed in her capacity as Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Pain Control Service at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust where she spent four years fulfilling this specialist nursing role and developing expertise and passion for healthcare education and delivery of care to children and young people with complex health care needs and disabilities. Thereafter she returned to Kings College, London in 2008; a decade from qualifying as a children’s nurse, and this time to commence a new and exciting career trajectory as a Nursing Lecturer. A decision she did not regret on return to her Norfolk roots in 2011 undertaking the role of a Child Health Nursing Lecturer at the School of Health Sciences, UEA. Katie spent four years leading the pre-registration children and young people’s health nursing provision as Course Director and since 2018 has stepped aside from this role to undertake the school level leadership role of Quality Assurance Lead and NMC Official Correspondent.
Katie cultivated an enthusiastic research interest into public health issues and particularly the impact of childhood on adult health outcomes and the responsibilities of all four fields of nursing in adopting a life course approach to empowering and effective healthcare. Her distinct curiosity lies with the prevention and management of childhood obesity, particularly in the context of shifting the focus from weight to wellbeing and enabling children to develop healthy relationships with food, body and mind by the promotion of models of internally regulated eating i.e. intuitive eating and eating competence.
Additional areas of expertise and scholarly activity are paediatric pain management and the travel care needs of people across the life course with Type 1 Diabetes.
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Research output: Contribution to specialist publication › Article
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Research output: Contribution to journal › Article