Ms Catherine Hughes

Ms Catherine Hughes

Visiting Specialist

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)

I started my career in nursing in 1998 after graduating from UWE, Bristol.  I worked as a surgical and intensive care nurse until 2005 before joining Plymouth University.  My current role is Lecturer in Adult Nursing and Lead for Clinical Skill and Simulation.  I am involved in the development of interprofessional education.   I continue to practice as an Emergency Nurse Practitioner.     


BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, RGN, Postgraduate qualifications in Care of the Critically Ill and Wound Management. MSc Health and Social Care Education.  Masters Level post-graduate qualifications in Advanced Health Assessment.  Masters Level post-graduate study in Advanced Pathophysiology.  Undertaking Masters Level post-graduate study in Simulation Based Education.  European Advanced Paediatric Life Support (EPALS) Instructor.   

Professional membership

Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Emergency Care Association (ECA) 

Teaching interests

Essential and Advanced Clinical Skills
Consultation skills and clinical examination
Anatomy and Physiology

Human Factors

Research interests

Self-assessment of clinical practice.


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