Staff profile

Katherine Oliver


Lecturer in Pre-Qualifying Healthcare

Katherine Oliver at reception of St Helenas

Subject

Nursing

College

College of Health and Social Care

Department

School of Nursing and Professional Practice

Campus

Chesterfield

Email

k.oliver@derby.ac.uk

Teaching responsibilities

I am a Lecturer in Pre-Qualifying Healthcare, which is part of the College of Health and Social Care.

I am part of the third year team teaching Adult Nursing, based in Chesterfield. Part of this role is guiding students with their final dissertation work. This is a great opportunity to find out the different aspects of health and social care that the students are interested and passionate about.

I am also involved in preparing the students for qualifying and joining the Nursing and Midwifery Council register.

Professional interests

I have a passion and interest in palliative and end of life care. I have worked as a nurse in a community hospital, where I was able to learn how to care for older people approaching the end of life. I have also worked at a hospice in-patient unit and as part of a specialist palliative care community team.

Research interests

I am interested in research looking into palliative and end of life care, particularly relating to the causes of social issues connected to this area of study. I am also interested in exploring some of the causes of barriers to palliative and end of life care for patients and those important to them.

Membership of professional bodies

Qualifications

International experience

I have previously had experience of working as a volunteer in the Favelas (slum areas) of Sao Paulo, Brazil. This time taught me many skills that I have been able to transfer into my nursing practice.