Dr Kay Norman


Head of Practice and Partnerships and Principal Lecturer Adult Nursing

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: k.norman@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 542665


EdD. Keele University
Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Healthcare Education. Staffordshire University, (Distinction)
MSc Health Studies. Wolverhampton University
BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice (Practice Nursing) 2:1. Wolverhampton University
Diploma in Professional Nursing Studies. Wolverhampton University
RGN (Adult Nursing). Wolverhampton School of Nursing

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

Leadership and management in health care
Primary care and community based nursing
Health promotion
Qualitative research methods
Research Supervision for Postgraduate and Doctoral students

Research Interests

Research methodologies: Qualitative, interpretive approaches. Social Phenomenology. Social constructionism.

My research interests relate to the image and perceptions of nursing, with my recent work focusing on young peoples perceptions of nursing as a career and the image of nursing in general. This also relates to my current interest in the 'recruitment and retention' aspect of nursing and young peoples' decision making voice.

My previous research has related to the development of leadership and management roles within nursing and the impact of this on decision making processes relating to health care services.

Other research interest areas include nursing mentorship,young peoples sense of 'voice', contraception and sexual health.

Professional Experience

Clinical roles:

Contraception and sexual health nurse (2005 - 2014)
Practice Nurse Facilitator and Professional Executive Committee Board Nurse, Wolverhampton Primary Care Trust (2001 - 2003)
Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing) (1996 - 2003)

Academic roles:

Qualifications Lead for Nursing, Open University (2014 - 2016)
Principal Lecturer/Academic Group Lead Community Based Nursing, Staffordshire University (2006 - 2014)
Senior Lecturer Community Based Care, Staffordshire University (2003 - 2006)
Lecturer in Primary Care (Part time), Wolverhampton University (2000 - 2003)


NORMAN K., PEARSON L. AND KNIGHT K. (2022) How to use annual appraisal and ongoing staff reviews to enhance performance. Nursing Management, doi: 10.7748/nm.2022.e2065

NORMAN K. (2022) A student coaching in practice (SCiP) approach: the impact on adult field pre-registration nursing students. British Journal of Nursing, Vol 31(15), p2-8.

WILLIAMS J., LATHLEAN J. and NORMAN K. (2021) An exploration of the development of resilience in student midwives. British Journal of Midwifery, Vol 29 (6), p330 – 337

NORMAN K. AND MEZAROS K. (2021) Community Nursing Placements: student learning experiences during a pandemic and beyond. British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol 6 (5), p214-217

NORMAN K. ed, (2019) Communication Skills for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Cheltenham, Lantern Publishing

NORMAN K. AND PAVROD E. (2019) Communication as a concept IN NORMAN K. ed, (2019) Communication Skills for Nursing and Healthcare Students. Cheltenham, Lantern Publishing

NORMAN K. Leadership and Teamwork IN NORMAN K. ed, (2019) Communication Skills for Nursing and Healthcare students. Cheltenham, Lantern Publishing

NORMAN K. (2019) Social phenomenology: a personal research journey. Nurse Researcher, Vol 27 (2), p43-45

DONLEY C. AND NORMAN K. (2018) Nursing student perspectives on a quality learning environment in general practice. Primary Health Care, Vol 28 (4), p 36 42, doi:10.7748/phc.2018.e1388

NORMAN K. (2017) The unique role of the nurse: organisation of nursing careers IN O’LUANAIGH P. (Ed) Nurse and Nursing: the person and the profession, London, Routledge 

NORMAN K. and MITCHELL H. (2016) Addressing sexual health an essential role for the primary care nurse. Nursing in Practice, Published online 04.07.16

NORMAN K. (2015) How mentors can influence values, behaviours and attitudes of nursing staff through positive Professional Socialisation, Nursing Management, Vol 22 (8), p32-37

NORMAN K. AND ROCHE K. (2015) Mentors: supporting learning to improve patient care, British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, Vol 9 (3), p 132-137

NORMAN K. (2015) The image of community nursing: implications for future student recruitment, British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol 20 (1) p352-357

NORMAN K. AND NIXON V. (2013) Reflection and reflective practice IN NIXON V. (Ed) (2013) Professional Practice for Paramedic, Emergency and Urgent Care. London, Blackwell Publishing

NORMAN K., ROCHE K. AND JUKES S. (2012) Integrated Care a way forward for Assistant Practitioners. British Journal of Healthcare Assistants, Vol 6 (9) p458-461

NORMAN K. (2012) Leading service improvement in changing times. British Journal of Community Nursing, Vol 17 (4) p162-167

NORMAN K. (2011) Primary and Community Care In HINDLE A. & COATES A. (Eds) Nursing Care of Older People. Oxford, Oxford University Press

NORMAN K. Ed (2008) Portfolios in the Nursing Profession, Use in assessment and professional development. London, Quay Books

NORMAN K. (2008) Providing evidence of achievement IN Portfolios in the Nursing Profession, Use in assessment and professional development. London, Quay Books

NORMAN K. (2008) Organising your portfolio logically and effectively IN Portfolios in the Nursing Profession, Use in assessment and professional development. London, Quay Books

NORMAN K. & OLD C. (2007) PCT Commissioning: how community nurse involvement can be encouraged. British Journal of Community Nursing Vol 12 (11) p518-520

NORMAN K. & PARKER-NORTON M. (2007) Developing a workbook for primary care nursing students. Nursing Times Vol 103 (10) p30-31

NORMAN K. (2005) Leading the response to changes in nursing. Practice Nursing Vol 16(4) p189-190

Conference Presentations:

NORMAN K. and PERRY L. (2022) Practice assessor and practice supervisor experiences of facilitating learning for international pre-registration nursing students. Worcester Acute Hospitals NHS Trust student link conference, Worcester, 3rd May 2022.

NORMAN K. Chair, (2019) Project Evaluation: initial findings of student confidence and preparedness for practice following a SCiP placement. Student Coaching in Practice (SCiP) Conference, University of Worcester, UK, September 2019.

NORMAN K. (2015) A social phenomenology approach to explore how young people perceive the role of nursing in society, 21st Qualitative Health Research Conference, Toronto, Canada, October 2015

NORMAN K. (2015) How to Recruit and Retain the Next Generation of Nurses in the UK: Young Peoples Views on the Image of Nursing, Annual International Conference on Nursing, Athens, Greece, May 2015

NORMAN K. (2014) Year 11 pupils perceptions of nursing, paper presented at the Research and Innovation in the Recruitment & Retention of Pre-registration nursing students, Edinburgh, Feb 2014

NORMAN K. (2012) The Image of Nursing, paper presented at NHS West Midlands Nursing Conference, Birmingham, March 2012

NORMAN K. (2006) How do PEC nurses perceive their leadership role, paper presented at the Society for academic primary care, North Regional Conference, Kendal, March 2005

External Responsibilities

  • External Examiner for the University of Bedfordshire
  • External Examiner Cardiff University
  • External Research Supervisor for the Doctor of Education programme, Open University
  • Reviewer for Nurse Researcher
  • Reviewer for Primary Care
  • Reviewer for Nursing Management

Professional Bodies

NMC Specialist Practitioner (Practice Nursing) 
NMC Lecturer/Practice Educator