Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Science and Middlesex University and HEA and University Teaching Fellow. She is a level 5 qualified soft tissue therapist, personal trainer and Performance and Lifestyle mentor. Kate recently completed a professional Doctorate in mobile learning games in teaching anatomy and is active in research in education and public health, specifically obesity and physical activity. Kate is the link tutor with our partner Tottenham Hotspur Foundation with whom she is involved in their public health initiatives alongside Lizi Bryant. Kate is also a Validation Chair and University rep, an active Teaching Fellow and external reviewer for University West of England.
B.Sc (Hons) Loughborough University; M.Sc University of Essex; DProf Education Middlesex University
Level 3 Personal Trainer, Level 4 Postgraduate Diploma Sports and Remedial Massage Therapy, ISAK level 1 technician, A1 Assessor award, EIS Communicating with Athletes, Performance and Lifestyle Mentoring, 100% ME.
Fellow Higher Education Academy (fHEA)
Level 4 Silver SMA member & Level 5tutor, ISRM Full member, ISAK, REPs Level 3.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Kate is module leader for SES1240, Fundamentals of Anatomy but also contributes to UG and PG teaching in physiology, soft tissue techniques and clinical exercise and health. She also contributes to the PGCertHE at Middlesex University as part of her Teaching Fellow role and is responsible for the LSI Student Learning Assistants.
Kate is an external reviewer for UWE and an external guest speaker for a PG University of Edinburgh programme. She actively participates in Teaching and Learning committees within Middlesex and presented at BETT 2014 on "The Integration of technology in a UK HE Sports Science degree; The good, the bad and the ugly".
Kate is an advanced Soft Tissue Practitioner who supervises students at events such as the London Marathon and regularly works with elite athletes from Rugby, Fencing, Athletics and Equestrianism.
Research Outputs & Interests
My current research projects include:
The effect of e-learning in anatomy teaching on student engagement & acheivement
The effect of m-learning in anatomy teaching on student engagement & acheivement
Engagement measurement in large and small group teaching sessions.
A novel apporach to peer observation, a case study.
Health Check data from a community project in Haringey.
Physical Activity in primary schools across Barnet
Physical activity strategies i na range of community projects in north london.
Wilkinson, K., Bryant. E., and Heal, K. (2017) Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk factor differences in Adults and Older Adults: Results of a Unique Approach to NHS Health Checks. Practice Nursing (In Press)
Keane, L. G. and Wilkinson, K. (2016). Comparing AquaStretch with supervised land based stretching for Chronic Lower Back Pain. Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies.
Wilkinson, K. and Barter, P (2016) DO MOBILE LEARNING DEVICES ENHANCE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION ANATOMY CLASSROOMS? Journal Pedagogical Development.
Gibbs, Paul and Cartney, Patricia and Wilkinson, Kate and Parkinson, John and Cunningham, Sheila and James-Reynolds, Carl and Zoubir, Tarek and Brown, Venetia and Barter, Phil and Sumner, Pauline and MacDonald, Angus and Dayananda, Asanka and Pitt, Alexandra (2016) Literature review on the use of action research in higher education. Education Action Research. ISSN 0965-0792
Wilkinson, K. and Barter, P. (2015) DO MOBILE LEARNING DEVICES ENHANCE LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION ANATOMY CLASSROOMS? 11th International Conference on Mobile Learning 2015, MADEIRA, PORTUGAL.
Carter, N. And Wilkinson, K. (2011) The effect of level of fatigue on netball shooting skill. BASES Conference proceedings, University of Essex, September 2011
Wilkinson. K, and Graham. S., (2008) The effect of a 6-week core stability programme on rider position. BASES Conference proceedings. Brunel University. Journal of Sports Sciences. (2008) 26:2
Wilkinson, K. and Pitt. R., (2008) The effect of rider posture on the laterality of the equine gait. BASES Conference proceedings. Brunel University. Journal of Sports Sciences. (2008) 26:2
Gibbs, Paul and Cartney, Patricia and Wilkinson, Kate and Parkinson, John and Cunningham, Sheila and James-Reynolds, Carl and Zoubir, Tarek and Brown, Venetia and Barter, Phil and Sumner, Pauline and MacDonald, Angus and Dayananda, Asanka and Pitt, Alexandra (2015) Literature review on the use of action research in higher education. Education Action Research . ISSN 0965-0792 (Accepted/In press)