Dr Kate Cuthbert

Pedagogic Proj Dev Man Ass Prof

Health, Education, Policing and Sciences

I began my career in health research, completing a PhD exploring health beliefs in 8 CIS-nations. As the Interprofessional Learning lead at the University of Derby I introduced service improvement experiences into 4 curricula. This led to secondment with the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement contributing to national programmes for patient safety learning. At the Higher Education Academy, I developed a national portfolio of educational consultancy and internationally with educators in Bahrain.

Having led the professional recognition scheme at Nottingham Trent University, I have expertise in scholarship development. I have recently taken on a role on the repository’s board of directors.

As a member of SCoLPP, I am providing co-leadership to a QAA-funded project, exploring the value and implications of embedding Phenomenon-based learning into higher education.

I am also a member of the project team, funded by TASO to develop a typology, and an understanding of the current and potential landscape in achieving racial equality in UK Higher Education.

I am leading a project funded by AdvanceHE to curate institutional case studies to understand a range of techniques, approaches and lessons learned from current work about student outcomes interventions that are driven by or largely feature ‘third space’ colleagues supporting activities outside the classroom.

Professional memberships and activities

    Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, “Health Beliefs and Health Behaviours in 8 CIS-nations”, The University of Derby
  • MSc Health Psychology, Staffordshire University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching, University of Derby
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology, University of Derby

Enterprise and commercial interests

Throughout my career I have engaged in commercial ventures and consultancy.

At the University of Derby:

  • Research Consultant for Community Regeneration Project in Wirksworth;
  • Research Consultant for the production of a Learning and Educational Strategy for Erewash Primary Care Trust & Central Derby Primary Care Trust (2002 –2003);
  • Research Consultant for “Culture and Wellbeing: Culture East Midlands project”
  • Interprofessional Education Consultant- Wilen Project (www.wilen.ac.uk);
  • Academic lead on a HIEC project with a local mental health trust. Over the course of 4 days I worked with front-line staff and managers to build up skills that could reduce the length of stay in mental health services

At the NHS Institute of Innovation and Improvement:

  • E-learning author- Medical Leadership Competencies (2010) -Learning for Healthcare, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and the NHS Institute;
  • Human Factors Teaching- NHSIII (2010-2013);
  • Royal Academy of Medicine and the various Medical Colleges; at the NHS Institute I project managed the development of an interactive curriculum tool for specialist medical training. Sponsored by Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and in partnership with Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and NHSIII

At De Montfort University - Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Board Development Programme (2012)

At the Higher Education Academy/AdvanceHE

  • Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust- 2 substantial pieces of work curriculum review and redesign of the Trust’s educational provision;
  • East Midlands LETB (2 projects; Quality Improvement Skills in the Curriculum and Academic Guidance to an educational portfolio evaluation) Learning and teaching task- academic guidance and pedagogic knowledge contributed to steering group of research project- developing an audit of educational provision as part of the learning beyond registration contracts in the East Midlands; educational leadership and strategic guidance leading to co-authoring a regional briefing paper to all East Midlands Universities initiating curricula enhancement with quality improvement as a foci.
  • Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management- co-facilitator at regional event developing a strategic approach to embedding quality improvement activities and experiences for health professional;
  • Human factors training for clinical staff at Kingsmill Hospital;
  • East Midlands LETB- Creating a Regional Learning Hub for Human Factors and Patient Safety Science;
  • Hull York Medical School to coach their senior curriculum development team (academics, service department staff and executive) to apply service improvement tools such as driver diagrams and process mapping to their curriculum planning in advance of revalidation of their 5 year programme;

University of East London - Teaching Excellence Programme with Coaching element;

University of Gloucestershire - Supporting the Developing of Subject-based Communities;

University of South Wales - Centre of Excellence in Learning and Teaching Review;

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine - Technology-enhanced learning;


Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) Demystifying APL. “In Touch Magazine” Published by the British Council: Zimbabwe

Nyatanga, L. and Dann, K. (2001). Giving credit where credit is due. “In Touch Magazine” Published by the British Council: Zimbabwe

Dann, K. (2001) Commentary: Peer assessment: a missing link between teaching and learning? A review of the literature. Nurse Education Today, Vol 21 (7).

Dann, K. (2001) Commentary: Toward a model of psychological health empowerment: implications for health care in multicultural communities. Nurse Education Today, Vol 22 (1). Also invited to present commentary at Salford University.

Dann, K., Wolfe, M. and Basford, L. (2001) To Russia with Love: Beginning to Explore Health Value in the CIS. Health Psychology Update, 11(2).

Nyatanga, L., and Dann, K. (2002) Empowerment in Nursing: The role of philosophical and psychological factors. Journal of Nursing Philosophy, 3, 234-239

Cuthbert, K., Short, P. and Simpson, R. (2006) Breaking Bad News during Pregnancy and Early Life. The Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy 7(2)

Cuthbert, K., Mackenzie, H. and Slater, A. (2008) Improving your workplace before you get there, Nursing Standard

Cuthbert, Kate (2017) Curriculum Design Learnings from Product Design Editorial JADE Keele University

Kate Cuthbert, K. Bunting, M. De Ste Croix, K. Gough, E. Kennedy, J. Matic & B. McCarter (2022) Top Trumps: The Nottingham Trent University Educational Development Edition, International Journal for Academic Development, DOI: 10.1080/1360144X.2022.2126477

Research Reports

Basford, L., Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2001) The Concept of Empowerment Within a Mental Health Unit. University Of Derby: ISBN 0 901437 19 0

Dann, K., Wolfe, M., Wilson, A. And Basford, L. (2001) Health Systems And Health Policies In The CIS. The University Of Derby: ISBN 0 901437 33 6

Dann, K., Wolfe, M., Wilson, A. And Basford, L. (2001) Psychological Dimensions Of Health In The CIS. The University Of Derby: Isbn 0 901437 38 7

Dann, K., Wolfe, M., Wilson, A. And Basford, L. (2001) Lifestyle And Culture In The Cis. The University Of Derby: Isbn 0 901437 43 1

Dann, K., Basford, L. And Gerrett, D. (2002) Cross-National And Comparative Analysis Of Health, Living Conditions and Lifestyle in 8 CIS-nations. Inco Copernicus Project Report.

Dann, K., Basford, L. et al (2003). Comparative Analyses of Psychosocial Factors and Health and Lifestyle, Culture and Health. Inco Copernicus Project Report.

Basford L, Reed A, Nowaski N., Dann, K (2003) Health Assessment Analysis in the CIS. Inco Copernicus Project Report.

Dann, K. (2003) Psychological Aspects of Living Conditions, Lifestyle and Health in the CIS. Inco Copernicus Project Report

Cuthbert, K. (2012) 360 Reviews- Clinically-led Commissioning Board Leicester

Book Chapters

Basford, L. and Dann, K. The Global Health Community: The role of the nurse practitioner: In Cox, C (2002) Enhancing the Practice Experience. Chichester, Nursing Praxis International.

Dann, K. Empowering Care (2003). In Slevin and Basford (Editors) Theory and Practice of Nursing: An integrated approach to patient care: 2nd edition. Nelson Thornes: Cheltenham.

Cuthbert, K. Embracing learner leadership as a change agent for interprofessional learning in the UK. In Forman, D., Jones, M. and Thistlethwaite, J. (Eds) (2015) Leadership and collaboration: Further developments for IPE and collaborative practice. Palgrave MacMillan.

Ryan, G et al ((2016) Going 4D: Embedding the Four Dimensional Framework for Curriculum Design. In Forman, D., Jones, M. and Thistlethwaite, J. (Eds) (2016) Leading Research and Evaluation in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Palgrave MacMillan.

Cuthbert. K, and Stinson, L. (2021) Pivoting professional recognition- a community approach In J. Golam, & D. Morley (Eds.), Agile Learning Environments amid Disruption 2021 Palgrave Macmillan

Conferences and Presentations

Forman, D., Nyatanga, L., Rich, T. and Dann, K. (2001). Making Your Experience Count: The accreditation of learning in Zimbabwe. Harare, Zimbabwe, for the British Council Science Alive Series.

Nyatanga, N. and Dann, K. (2002) Perceptions of Empowerment in Health Care Organisations. Paper presented at Bi-annual conference for International Society for the Study of Work and Organisational Values, Poland.

Dann, K. (2002) Analysing the Quantitative Data: Developing a Health Indices. LLH Conference, Vienna.

Dann, K. and Basford, L. (2002) Cross-national and Comparative Analysis of Health, Living Conditions and Lifestyle in 8 CIS-nations. LLH Conference, Vienna.

Dann, K. and Basford, L. (2003) Addressing the Soviet Legacy and Re-building an Effective Health System in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS): A Challenge for Nursing Leadership. 2003 Nursing Leadership Conference, Canadian Nurses Association, Canada

Dann, K. (2003) Locus of Control in CIS-nations. The All Russia Second Sociological Congress, Centre For Sociological Studies Moscow State University, Russia

Dann, K. and Mclenachan, J. (2004). Shared Placements. European Honour Society Second International Conference of Nurses and Midwives

Dann, K. (2004) From Small Acorns: Sharing New IPE Opportunities in Practice. LTSN IPE Special Interest Group. Canterbury Christ Church University.

Dann, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2004) Professional Habitus: The challenge of interprofessional education (IPE) in mental health. National Mental Health Nursing conference, Cambridge University

Dann, K., Nyatanga, L., Farmer, A., Heafield, R., Jelf, P. (2005) Beginning and Staying in Practice: Contextualising Chronic Illness Management as a New Model of Interprofessional Learning. Inter-professional learning in the NHS, Bradford

Dann, K., Nyatanga, L., Farmer, A., Heafield, R., Jelf, P. (2005) Chronic Illness Management: The IPL Imperative. Joint Social Work Education, Loughborough

Dann, K., Gale, M., Ziomek, A. (2005) Capturing Experience: Academics as a community of users. Association for Learning Technology: University of Manchester

Forman, D., Cuthbert, K. and Nyatanga, L. (2006) Contemporary Interprofessional Learning. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Cuthbert, K. and Hewitt, D. (2006) Interprofessional and Interagency Learning within Teacher Education. 2nd annual ESCalate ITE Conference; Lancaster

Cuthbert, K. and Fuller, F. (2006) Interprofessional Partnerships for Child Protection. DSCB Annual Conference: Participation and Safeguarding Children, Derby, UK.

Cuthbert, K., Thistlewaite, J. and Jones, M. (2006) Training the Trainers: an international perspective. The Network: Towards Unity for Health Annual Conference: Belgium

Cuthbert, K. And Day. L. (2007) An Audit Of Service User Involvement: Lessons On Diversity In Health Care Programmes At The 7th International Conference On Diversity In Organisations, Communities And Nations, Amsterdam.

Cuthbert, K. (2009) Service Improvement Training; First Step of the Journey. Poster presentation at International Forum for Quality and Safety in Healthcare, Berlin.

Cuthbert, K. and Emerton, M. (2010) Human Factors and Healthcare Patient Safety 2010, London

Cuthbert, K. and Collins, F. (2010) Preparing the next generation for patient safety Patient Safety Congress, London

Cuthbert, Carter and Pepper (2010) The Business Model for Practice, Pedagogy and Pocket- Nurse Education Today Conference Cambridge University

Cuthbert, K. (2019) Fellowship Research Heroes at the Society for Research into Higher Education- Newer and Early Career Researchers Conference, Swansea

Cuthbert, K. (2021) The PF Deck AdvanceHE Annual Learning and Teaching Conference- Online

Cuthbert, K., Stinson, L., Bell, D, Tasler, N. (2021) Developing a Scholarship Profile- A Panel at Practical Pedagogy Conference

Open Educational Resources

The PFHEA Deck https://figshare.edgehill.ac.uk/articles/report/PFHEA_Deck_from_Nottingham_Trent_University_pdf/14892726

Communicating Value and Impact

Communicating Impact and Value.pdf (edgehill.ac.uk)

External profiles

 Developing phenomenal learning: part of a future-proofed SDG HE curriculum

Developing phenomenal learning: part of a future-proofed SDG HE curriculum


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Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2024

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

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The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

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Research Excellence Framework 2021

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

Research Excellence Framework 2021

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QS Star Ratings 2021