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. I am Deputy Programme Lead ( Truro campus), and the membership secretary of the Collaboration for Compassion in Healthcare Education (C4CHEd), a newly formed collaboration supporting and networking researchers locally and afar. @C4CHEd


Registered Nurse- Adult RN
MSc Contemporary Healthcare (Education)
BSc (Hons) Health Studies
Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)
Fellow Advance HE 
Independent/ Supplementary Prescriber 

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Roles on external bodies

Accredited 360 feedback facilitator (NHS Leadership Academy)
Action Learning Set Facilitator (HEE Southwest)


Teaching interests

I teach on undergraduate, foundation degree nursing associate and post graduate programmes
  • Clinical Skills 
  • Leadership,Management and team working
  • Pharmacology and medicine optimisation
  • Independent/Supplementary Prescribing 

Staff serving as external examiners

External Examiner training Advance HE
External Examiner Keele University 


Research interests

Virtual e-engagement project UK/New ZealandDigital 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 
Compassion in Healthcare Education


Edwards, Katie & Jones, Ray & Shenton, Deborah & Page, Toni & Maramba, Inocencio & Warren, Alison & Fraser, Fiona & Križaj, 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

Understanding Leadership for Nursing Associates. ( Hazel Cowls, Dr Sarah Tobin, Natalie Cusack )http://https//

Conference Papers
Other Publications
Cowls, H. (2020) A qualitative research study exploring student nurses’ experiences of learning numeracy and drug calculations skills whilst enrolled on a nursing degree programme in a South West University.Unpublished MSc dissertation. University of Plymouth



Conferences organised

Supported Collaboration for Compassion in Healthcare Education conference December 2021;  2022 and 2023