Karen Hughes

Karen Hughes

Senior Teaching Fellow
+44 (0)1483 682939
18 DK 05


I did a combined RGN /RSCN qualification and worked in general children's nursing for a number of years before moving in to education with the Kent and Canterbury School of Nursing. I spent 9 years at Canterbury Christ Church University College as a senior lecturer in children's nursing, and undertook a range of additional roles there including academic lead for children's nursing and marketing lead for the faculty. I was external examiner at Medway School of Nursing and University of Hertfordshire.

Following a family relocation to Sussex, I worked as a distance learning tutor for the Royal College of Nursing Institute and then moved to primary care, initially in educational leadership roles and later moving into clinical commissioning.

When family commitments allowed, I decided to return to teaching, something that I am passionate about. Initially I worked as a tutor on the fabulous FD programme and was subsequently appointed as Head of CPD and postgraduate education.

Research interests

Segmentation of data across acute, community and social care organisations to identify target areas for implementation of integrated care model

Community Bed Review for Coastal West Sussex CCG

Analysis of time series student data - to provide information regarding the changing profile of students recruited to the Dip. HE (Nursing Studies)

An exploration of children's literature and its value to the nursing of childrenPost registration education needs for children's nurses


Head of CPD programmes

Teaching: leadership & management, education in practice environment, health promotion/ public health, children's nursing.

My publications


Kimber T. Hughes K. White M. (2011) Community Bed Review Phase 1: Engagement, research & analysis

Hughes K. (2000) Quality and Marketing Issues in Nursing Education, British Journal of Nursing Vol. 9 No.12, p.763-768

Robinson S. Hughes K, Manning K. (2002) Children's Books: a resource for children's nursing care Paediatric Nursing Vol 14, No.5 p26 - 31