Kairen Roche

Senior Lecturer

School of Health, Science and Wellbeing

I commenced Nursing in 1983 and undertook a pre-registration Ophthalmic Nursing Diploma, and qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1986. I then worked within Accident & Emergency for six years where I developed an interest in primary care, as I felt intervention and health promotion would prevent some of the life threatening conditions I dealt with. I subsequently commenced work within a General Practice and have enjoyed immensely how the role has evolved. I joined the university in 2009, where I became module lead for Long Term Conditions and Respiratory disorders, for which I have a great passion; I have continued to work in general practice to maintain a contemporary view of primary care.

Professional memberships and activities

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Professional Higher Education

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Higher Education

  • BSc (Hons) Specialist Practice (Practice Nursing)

  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (Level 6)

  • University Diploma in Teaching in The life long learning Sector

  • Diploma in Spirometry

  • Diploma in Management of Asthma and COPD

  • Diploma in Family Planning in Society (Level 6)

  • Diploma in Nutrition

  • Travel Health Promotion (Level 6)

  • Diabetic Nursing (Level 6)

  • Accident & Emergency Certificate

  • Diploma in Ophthalmic Nursing

  • Registered General Nurse


Community Based Care, Practice Nursing, health education


  • Module leader for The Care and Management of Respiratory Disorders (Chronic Obstructive Airways Disease) (Level 6&7)

  • Module leader for Long Term Conditions Level (6)

  • Module leader for The Role of Health Promotion in the patient journey (Level5)

  • Module leader for Long Term Conditions for Assistant Practitioners (Level 4)

  • Module Leader for Competencies in Health & Social Care Level (4 & 5)

  • Module leader for The Role of the Health Care Assistant within the community (Level 3)

  • I teach on the pre-registration program delivering Community Care sessions

  • I teach on Non-Medical Prescribing course


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

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