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Education and Practice



Dr McCutcheon’s work is primarily focused upon educational research of nurses and allied health professionals in higher education.

The objective of her research is to assess the optimal methods of teaching and learning in nurse education.

Her most recent study was a randomised controlled trial of online learning versus blended learning for teaching the principles of clinical supervision skills in the undergraduate nursing programme. She also conducts systematic reviews including Cochrane systematic reviews on health and healthcare.

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Dr McCutcheon is open to PhD applications in the fields of:

  • Educational research

  • Clinical supervision

  • Curriculum development

  • Nursing leadership

  • Ophthalmic and perioperative practice

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School of Nursing and Midwifery

Dr Karen McCutcheon


Dr Karen McCutcheon is a Senior lecturer (Education) in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, and the Director of Education









Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Chronic Illness And Palliative Care


Research students

PhD Title: Emergency nurses’ and policymakers’ experiences in using digital communication technology during disasters in emergency department in Riyadh city, Saudi Arabia.

Name: Badryah Alsheri
Years of Study: 2017-2020
Country: Saudi Arabia

MSc Title: An evaluation of the impact of online learning of clinical skills in undergraduate midwifery education

Name: Tai Yiwei
Years of Study: 2017-2018
Country: China

Alumni: where are they now?

Suhaila Al Subhi

MSc Title: The effectiveness of simulation and debriefing to increase the preparedness and competence of healthcare providers during disaster management.

Years of Study: 2016-2017
Country: Oman
Current position: Emergency Nurse Specialist

Maria Coyle

MSc Title: Inter-professional simulation training in difficult airway management: an extended literature review

Years of Study: 2015-2016
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Anaesthetic Nurse Specialist

Conor Hamilton

MSc Title: The effectiveness of Entonox as pain relief during colonoscopy

Years of Study: 2015-2016
Country: Northern Ireland
Current position: Nurse Endoscopist

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