Dr Caldwell was registered as a nurse in1979, she gained a fiorst class honours degree in Social Policy at Middlesex University in 1991, a PGCHE at Surrey University in 1992 before completing her PhD (The impact of the NHS reforms in the professional practice of doctors and nurses and the quality of patient care) at Middlesex in 1997.

Dr Caldwell took up the post of Head of Institute of Nursing and Midwifery in 2005, and Social Work joined the Insttitute in 2012. Dr Caldwell's clinical background is in nursing, and she still maintains strong links with Trusts acrioss London

Dr Caldwell currently teaches undergraduate , postgraduate and research students on:

  • Professional issues in n ursing
  • Research methods
  • Service models and delivery
  • Interprofessional working and learning
  • User involvement
  • Health policy evaluation
  • Models of service delivery

Research Publications

Individualism-collectivism as an explanatory device for mental illness stigma

Papadopoulos, Chris and Foster, John and Caldwell, Kay (2013) Individualism-collectivism as an explanatory device for mental illness stigma. Community Mental Health Journal, 49 (3). pp. 270-280. ISSN 0010-3853

Developing a framework for critiquing health research: an early evaluation

Caldwell, Kay and Henshaw, Lynne and Taylor, Georgina (2011) Developing a framework for critiquing health research: an early evaluation. Nurse Education Today, 31 (8). e1-e7. ISSN 0260-6917

Professional practice in the new NHS: a study into the impact of the NHS reforms on the practice of doctors and nurses, and the effect on quality of patient care.

Caldwell, Kay (1997) Professional practice in the new NHS: a study into the impact of the NHS reforms on the practice of doctors and nurses, and the effect on quality of patient care. PhD thesis, Middlesex University.

An investigation into the impact of religion on health among Iranian community residents in the UK.

Ghazi, Fery and Caldwell, Kay and Collins, Leila and Workman, Elizabeth (2003) An investigation into the impact of religion on health among Iranian community residents in the UK. Implicit Religion , 6 (2 & 3). pp. 133-145. ISSN 1463-9955

User involvement in primary care: a case study examining the work of one patient participation group attached to a primary care practice in North London

Taylor, Gina and Brown, Kate and Caldwell, Kay and Ghazi, Fery and Henshaw, Lynne and Vernon, Lesley (2004) User involvement in primary care: a case study examining the work of one patient participation group attached to a primary care practice in North London. Research, Policy and Planning, 22 (1). pp. 21-30. ISSN 0264-519X

Involving users in service planning: a focus group approach

Kelly, Lorraine and Caldwell, Kay and Henshaw, Lynne (2006) Involving users in service planning: a focus group approach. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 10 (4). pp. 283-293. ISSN 1462-3889

Psychological distress of cancer and clinical trial participation: a review of the literature.

Kelly, Charles and Caldwell, Kay and Ghazi, Fery (2002) Psychological distress of cancer and clinical trial participation: a review of the literature. European Journal of Cancer Care, 11 (1). pp. 6-15. ISSN 0961-5423

Supportive care: experiences of cancer patients

Fincham, Lorraine and Copp, Gina and Caldwell, Kay and Jones, Louise and Tookman, Adrian (2005) Supportive care: experiences of cancer patients. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 9 (3). pp. 258-268. ISSN 1462-3889

Preparation for cancer care: perceptions of newly qualified health care professionals

Copp, Gina and Caldwell, Kay and Atwal, Anita and Brett-Richards, Madeline and Coleman, Kate (2007) Preparation for cancer care: perceptions of newly qualified health care professionals. European Journal of Oncology Nursing, 11 (2). pp. 159-167. ISSN 1462-3889

The ageing population: challenges for policy and practice

Caldwell, Kay and Coleman, Kate and Saib, Mohammed (2008) The ageing population: challenges for policy and practice. Diversity in Health and Social Care, 5 (1). pp. 11-18. ISSN 1743-1913

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Dr Caldwell co-chaired the London Deans of Health in 2012/3 and is an active member of the Council of Deans of Health. She has been a Trustee of the Lady Hoare Trust and Contact a family for the last 12 years and chairs the UK Services and Policy Committee.