Cate O'Kane

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Personal profile


I have worked as a nurse within the medical directorate, Accident and Emergency, in Glasgow and New Zealand and ICU in Glasgow and Leeds.

My teaching background includes a lecturing postion at Glasgow Caledonian University, a lecturing position at Leeds Metropolitan University and The university of the West of Scotland where I have been employed since 2013.

I am currently a Senior lecturer within the School of Health and Life sciences, in the division of Adult Nursing and Health Care.

Area of academic expertise - outline

My background is predominantly acute nursing care, but my research interests are in Nursing education and Internationalisation.

Current research activities

I am currently involved with a study exploring the experiences of patients in the community with indwelling urethral catheters. This has been a collaboration between UWS, QNIS and West Dunbartonshire Health and Social care. WE are currently awaiting publication of findings and preliminary findings have been presented at an International conference I Slovenia. 

Desired research direction

As part of my Professional Doctorate studies, I am keen to explore the implementation of Kuracloud into the pre-registration nursing program. This type of innovative learning which is based around virtual simulation has been implemented recently and I aim to carry out a quantitative study to assess students ability in problem-solving and clinical skills decision making since it was introduced.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Lecturer , Leeds Beckett University

1 Mar 20071 Mar 2012

Lecturer , Glasgow Caledonian University

1 Oct 20041 Feb 2006


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