Senior Nurse Lecturer, Birmingham City University
Catharineâ€™s teaching responsibilities focus on the care of older people with mental health problems, with her main area of expertise being dementia care. Catharine is interested in creative approaches to active learning for nurse education. Catharine has presented at international conferences about teaching and research. Her recent research looked at developing and evaluating teaching interventions designed to support nursing home nurses in leading practice change for their residents living with dementia. Current research explores the impact of online support on the experiences of recently qualified nurses. She is also working on a project to investigate the experiences of nurses as they offer carer support to South Asian family carers. Prior to becoming a nurse educator, Catharine worked for many years as a Community Mental Health Nurse and team leader of an outreach team. At present she also works as a volunteer for BUDS (Better Understanding of Dementia in Sandwell).