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Kristina Carr

PositionLecturer in Nursing
Location2.09
DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback Hours3 days a week, usually Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Telephone01274 236354
Emailk.carr@bradford.ac.uk

Research Interests (key words only)

Communication skills in health care

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

Teaching and assessing across undergraduate pre registration and continuing development / post graduate programmes, particularly in communication skills, clinical skills including basic life support and study skills.

Administrative Responsibilities

Module lead Developing Lifelong Professional Learning.

Biography

Following qualification as a Registered General Nurse at Leeds General Infirmary, Kristina travelled abroad working in Australia as a Staff Nurse in general surgery in Sydney, and in a bush hospital in Queensland caring for men with alcohol addiction.

After returning to the UK Kristina worked as ward Sister in general surgery in the private sector and in the NHS as nursing adviser before moving into nurse education to deliver a Return to Nursing programme at Leeds College of Health. Kristina moved with the College into Leeds University, School of Health Studies and developed a particular interest in legal and ethical aspects of healthcare. At the same time she pursued her interest in alternative medicine to study and qualify as a homeopath. Kristina continued to combine her role as a nurse lecturer and running her own private homeopathic practice, in addition to facilitating communication skills teaching at Leeds Medical School.

Kristina has held posts as a research officer and Assistant Principal of the Yorkshire School of Homeopathy. As a nursing lecturer at Bradford University she has contributed to a range of teaching on both undergraduate pre registration and postgraduate nursing programmes, undertaking roles of module leadership, post registration programme lead and cohort lead.

She has co developed a communication skills theme throughout the undergraduate nursing programme and advanced communication skills at post graduate level.

Study History

  • PG Diploma in Health Professional Education, University of Huddersfield, 1995 -1997
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing, Leeds Metropolitan University, 1984 -1988
  • Diploma in Homeopathy, Yorkshire School of Homeopathy, 1991 - 1995
  • Registered General Nurse, Leeds General infirmary, 1976 – 1979

Professional History

  • 2001 – 2008 Communication skills facilitator 1st, 2nd & 3rd year medical students, University of Leeds Medical School
  • 1996 – 2005 Registered Homeopath – private practice & lecturing (part time)
  • Dec 2001 – May 2003 Research Assistant/Nursing Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds (part time)
  • Sept. – Dec. 2001 Assistant Principal, Yorkshire School of Homeopathy
  • 1996 –  2001 Nursing Lecturer, School of Healthcare Studies, University of Leeds
  • 1991 – 1996 Nurse Teacher, Leeds College of Health
  • 1988 – 1991 Clinical Nurse Adviser, Surgery & Medicine, Chapel Allerton Hospital & Leeds General Infirmary
  • 1983 – 1988 Ward Sister, The Yorkshire Clinic, Bingley
  • 1981 – 1983 Registered General Nurse, Australia: Acute general surgery, Lewisham Hospital & Private gynaecology clinic, Sydney; Alcohol rehabilitation, Rockhampton Hospital, Queensland.
  • 1980 – 1981 Staff Nurse, Neurosurgery, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds
  • 1979 – 1980 Registered General Nurse, various: occupational health, children in care, community nursing, acute medicine & surgery, British Nursing Agency, Leeds

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