Kate Brown joined Middlesex University in 1995 from the NHS where she had worked as practitioner in child health and in educational roles. She iscurrently seconded back to the NHS on a one-day- a-week basis in a practice development role. She is passionate about community nursing and in developing practice learning opportunities in that setting.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Kate Brown teaches on a wide range of programmes in undergraduate and post graduate nursing. She is Co- Programme Leader for the Diploma in Higher Education ( Assistant Practitioner) which is an innovative programme to develop support workers in health care. As a university teaching fellow she contributes to a range of initiatives to develop teaching expertise across the university and also sits on validation panels for new programmes. She links with a range of organisations in the NHS and voluntary sector with a particular emphasis on developing learning opportunities for pre-registration nursing. Since 2010 Kate has been seconded back to the NHS on a one day a week basis in a practice development role and uses this experience to inform her teaching.
An open learningtextbook -Community Health Care - which she co-authored with community practitioners - was published in three editions
Brown K and Elliot M (2000) Community Health Care London : Emap Healthcare
Brindle C and Brown K ( 1992) Community Health Care London: Macmillan Magazines Limited
Johnston C and Brown K ( 1989) Community Health Care London: Macmillan Magazines Limited
Research Outputs & Interests
Kate Brown hasresearch interests in community and primary health -including Health Needs Assessment, sexual health, informal care, user group involvement, domestic violence, postnatal care and back care.Her educational research interests are practice-based learning and open learning.