Mrs Hazel Cowls

Mrs Hazel Cowls

Lecturer in Adult Nursing (Education)

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Lecturer in Adult Nursing

I joined the University as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing 2017 having worked in the NHS in acute cardiology, cardiac specialist nurse teams and as a practice educator. 
Part of the wider team for eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC). 
I am the membership secretary of the Collaboration for Compassion in Healthcare Education (C4CHEd), a newly formed collaboration supporting and networking researchers locally and afar. 


Registered Nurse- Adult RN

Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)
Fellow Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Non-medical prescriber(NMP)
Accredited 360 feedback facilitator (NHS Leadership Academy)
Action Learning Set Facilitator (HEE Southwest)
Coaching certificate(ILM)

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy(FHEA)



Teaching interests


Clinical Skills 
Assessing Healthcare Needs 
Care Planning
Leadership and Management



Research interests

Virtual e-engagement project UK/New Zealand

Digital Health Champion research 
eHealth Productivity and Innovation in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (EPIC)

Other research

Interested in digital health

Telephone or Virtual clinics 




Edwards, Katie & Jones, Ray & Shenton, Deborah & Page, Toni & Maramba, Inocencio & Warren, Alison & Fraser, Fiona & Kri┼żaj, Tanja & Coombe, Tristan & Cowls, Hazel & Chatterjee, Arunangsu. (2020). Implementing smart speakers for care home residents at scale across a region: uses, benefits and barriers (Preprint). 10.2196/preprints.26767

Conference Papers

Cowls, H., Young, K., Honey, M. (2019) Virtual Engagement Learning Opportunities Pilot: The Collaborative Experiences of Student Nurses in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Presented at: Royal College of Nursing Education Research Conference, Sheffield, UK (2019)

Honey M, Young K, Cowls H. (2019) Virtual Student Collaboration: Connecting Student Health Professionals. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2019 Aug 21;264:1935-1936. doi: 10.3233/SHTI190721. PMID: 31438415.