Caroline Rowe

Course Director

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I have worked within the field of sexual health nursing for the last 22 years gaining experience of working in the acute, community and the third sector. I qualified as a nurse at a London teaching hospital in 1987 and I worked at all levels of sexual health nursing from a staff nurse in an urban GUM clinic, a Sister and Manager of a London GUM Clinic to a HIV Nurse Specialist in the community. I have also worked as a Sexual Health Adviser with a GUM Clinic.

Since 2006 I have been employed as a Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University working within both the undergraduate and postgraduate Life Long Learning portfolio within the Faculty of Health. Recent publications include being a contributing author to Sexual Health (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses) Edited by Kathy French (2009).

Professional memberships and activities

Royal College of Nursing
Society Sexual Health Advisers
National HIV Nurses Association
Genito- Urinary Medicine Nurses Association
Registered with Nursing and Midwifery Council

Academic qualifications

MSc in Education and Sexual Health by Negotiated Learning
Certificate in Medical Education
Post Graduate Diploma Gestalt Psychotherapy
Registered General Nurse


Sexual Health and in particular HIV

Research interests

Sexuality and its impact on care
HIV and Ageing
HIV and Psychosocial care


Pre-registration Nursing - Sexual health


Contraception and Sexual Health Course – Module Lead
Care and Management of Persons Infected with HIV – Module Lead
Sexual Health Advising – Widening the Remit
Loss Grief and Bereavement
BSs by Negotiated Learning – Award Lead


Sexual Health Advising – Widening the Remit – Module Lead
Advanced Care and Management of persons infected with HIV – Module Lead
Loss Grief and Bereavement
MSc Professional Practice Death, Bereavement and Human Tissue Studies - Pathway Lead
Negotiated Leaning Module – Module lead
MSc by Negotiated Learning in Health and Social Care – Award Supervisor
Dissertation – Project Based Change – Module Lead


Rowe C in French K (ed) (2009) Sexual Health (Essential Clinical Skills for Nurses) Oxford Wiley-Blackwell

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021