Kate Bowers

Lecturer / Academic Lead for Nursing Programmes

Faculty of Health Sciences


01482 464527

Kate joined the University in 2003 after spending a number of years working as a nurse in clinical and practice development roles in the NHS in London.

Her teaching specialism is in the area of skin integrity and wound management, and her current research is on assessment feedback in higher education.


Research Interests

  • Student engagement with assessment feedback

  • Curriculum development

  • Using technology to enhance learning and teaching

Research groups

  • Doctoral Candidate in School of Education and Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts Culture and Education, University of Hull


Barratt S, 'Wound related pain: clinical features, assessment and treatment', Nursing Standard, 14(10), pp 47-56 (2009)

Bowers K, 'Student and teacher perceptions of the educational value of e-learning activities designed to replace a university lecture', paper presented to the University of Hull Annual Teaching and Learning Conference (2009)

Bowers K, 'Peer Observation of Learning in Online Environments', paper presented to the University of Hull Annual Learning and Teaching Conference (2008)

Bowers K, 'Personal Tutoring: Ought we to Dispense with the Pastoral Element?', paper presented to the Higher Education Academy 2nd Annual Conference on Personal Tutoring, York St John University (2006)

Bowers K, 'Exploring nurses' experiences of job satisfaction'(Masters thesis), presented to the Royal College of Nursing International Research Conference (1998)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Research and Literature Review Methods (Level 7)

  • MSc Dissertation (Level 7)

  • Safe and Competent Nursing/Dissertation (Level 6)

  • Skills for Practice (Level 4)

  • Fundamentals of Tissue Viability and Wound Care (Level 4)

  • Tissue Viability and Wound Care (Level 4)

Teaching awards and accolades

  • HEA Fellowship

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Teacher

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • Registered Nurse

  • BA (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University

  • MSc, University of Surrey

  • PG Cert, University of Hull

External roles

  • External Examiner for School of Medicine, Cardiff University and Edge Hill University.

  • Peer reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Nursing

Awards and accolades

  • Nominated for a Student Led Teaching Award (Overall Achievement), University of Hull, 2014.