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Dr Kay Norman

Principal Lecturer Adult Nursing

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


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 & Research

Teaching Interests

Leadership and management in health care
Primary care and community based nursing
Health promotion
Qualitative research methods
Research Supervision for Post graduate 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 people’s 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 people’s sense of 'voice', contraception and sexual health.

Professional Experience

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)




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: The organisation of nursing careers IN O’LUANAIGH P. (Ed) Nurses and Nursing: the person and the profession, Oxon, 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. (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 Responsibilities

  • 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