Katrina Whittingham
First Name: Katrina
Surname: Whittingham
Telephone: +44 (0)1224 262984

Katrina is a lecturer in the area of Adult Nursing. Her recent projects include a reflective analysis of being a new lecturer in an Action Learning Set and an investigation into post registration nursing students' experience of using patchwork text analysis as a method of assessment in an online module.

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical skills development
  • Communication skills for nursing
  • Basic life support
  • Person centred care
  • Patient safety
  • Healthcare policy
  • Workforce planning and development
  • Pharmacology and medicines management
  • Woundcare

Funding: Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship; carried out a piece of qualitative research in Alberta, Canada, investigating the role of Licensed Practical Nurses.



Whittingham, K.A., and Adam, D., 2012. How can online learning with patchwork text analysis be used to ease the return to academic learning for students beginning a top up degree level nursing course? NET 12 Conference. 4–6th September 2012. Cambridge. 

Whittingham, K. and Haith, M., 2011. Presentation: The impact of being part of an Action Learning Set for new Lecturers: A Reflective Analysis. 22nd International Networking for Education in Healthcare NET conference. 6-8th September 2011. University of Cambridge, Cambridge.

Whittingham, K., 2010. Presentation: Lessons learned from the Canadian LPN model. RCN National Conference for Healthcare Support Worker & Assistant Practitioners Development. January. London.

Whittingham, K., 2009. Poster: Lessons learned from the Canadian LPN model, 2nd National Scottish Government Healthcare Regulation event. National Cycling Arena, Edinburgh.



Haith, M.P. and Whittingham, K.A., 2012. How to use action learning sets to support nurses. Nursing Times, 108(18/19), pp 12-14.

Haith, M.P. and Whittingham, K.A., 2012. The impact of being part of an action learning set for new lecturers: a reflective analysis. Action Learning: Research and Practice, 9(2), pp 111-123.

Whittingham, K., 2011. (In press). Lessons learned from the Canadian (Albertan) Licensed Practical Nurse role for the emerging Assistant Practitioner role in the UK. British Journal of Nursing.

Whittingham, K., 2011. Seeing the bigger picture. Nursing Standard, 25(23), pp. 62-63.

Whittingham, K., 2010. Can Scotland learn lessons from the Alberta Licensed Practical Nurse model? Care, 24(1), p. 15. [online]. Available at:

Whittingham, K., 2009. An evaluation of a competency tool (Niche) to develop Nursing Assistants. British Journal of Nursing, 18(11), pp. 690–696.