Mrs Adele Kane

Mrs Adele Kane

Associate Head of School (Practice Learning)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Adele for Kane is currently Associate Head of School Practice Leaning, Programme Lead Return to Practice. Having worked as a lecturer with the university since 2004, She has taken Lead roles within the School of Nursing and Midwifery such as Subject Specialist and Programme Lead Mentorship, Programme Lead BsC HEalth Studies, and Project Lead Learning for Health eLearning. 

As Associate Head of School for Practice Learning Adele regularly engages with student Placement Providers to improve the students placement experience and in 2018 to 2020 has worked as a Health Education England Proactice Fellow and consultant for Collaborative Learning in Practice for Primary Care. 


Prior to commencement of University position Adele had worked in many leadership Roles in an acute NHS Trust in the Southwest both managerial and Educational. 

Adele holds NMC registration as a Adult Nurse, and Nurse Tutor. BSc Hons in Nursing, MSc Education Health and Social care 

Professional membership

Member of the Royal   College of Nursing Fellow of the Higher Education Institute.

Roles on external bodies

Health Education England Practice Fellow



Teaching interests

Return to Practice

prep-registration skills simulation 



Research interests

Practice Learning 

Collaborative Learning in Practice



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Williamson GR, Rowe L-M, Sandy Knowles & Kane A (2020) 'Preparation and support for students in community placements: A mixed methods study' Nurse Education in Practice 44, 102747-102747 , DOI Open access
Williamson GR, Kane A, Plowright H, Bunce J, Clarke D & Jamison C (2020) '‘THINKING LIKE A NURSE’. CHANGING THE CULTURE OF NURSING STUDENTS' CLINICAL LEARNING: IMPLEMENTING COLLABORATIVE LEARNING IN PRACTICE' Nurse Education in Practice 102742-102742 , DOI Open access
Williamson GR, Plowright H, Kane A, Bunce J, Clarke D & Jamison C (2020) 'Collaborative learning in practice: A systematic review and narrative synthesis of the research evidence in nurse education' Nurse Education in Practice 43, 102706-102706 , DOI Open access
Clarke D, Williamson GR & Kane A (2018) 'Could students’ experiences of clinical placements be enhanced by implementing a Collaborative Learning in Practice (CliP) model?' Nurse Education in Practice 33, A3-A5 , DOI Open access

·    Part of a research group funded by HEE Research into Collaborative Learning in Practice:- 1. Service Evaluation CLIP Patient care and clinical outcomes service evaluation. 2. Preparation and Communication For Clip. Design, Trial And Evaluation Of Reusable Learning Objects

·  Developing use of digital learning within social media - the use of virtual Twebinars.

·    Associate Collaborator Diverse-Learners (



Kane A, Hodge S, Fishers M, Nealmes P & McLeod F (2008) Supporting Learning and Assessing in Practice, Interactive update for Health Professionals. Plymouth University of Plymouth
Other Publications
Kane A (2006) Peer to Peer Mentoring by Cornish Nursing Students.