Ms Catherine Hughes

Ms Catherine Hughes

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health & Human Sciences)


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, Post graduate 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. Undertaking Master Level study in Advanced Pathophysiology.

Professional membership

Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN), Emergency Care Association (ECA)  and British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN). 

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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