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. @C4CHEd


Registered Nurse- Adult RN

MSc Contemporary Healthcare Education
BSc (Hons) Health Studies
Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)
Fellow Advance HE 
Non-medical prescriber (NMP)

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
  • Non medical prescribing programme

Staff serving as external examiners

Completed External Examiner training with Advance HE

To commence EE role August 2023



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 & 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 )


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.

Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference : Shaping the Future of HE June 2023


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 and December 2022