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Anice Kavathekar

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery
Research Supervision:

Anice is a dual registered nurse in adult and children’s nursing field with a specialisation in neonatal nursing.

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Anice was first qualified as a registered nurse and midwife in India, worked in Children’s ward and neonatal intensive care units in early years. After completion of postgraduate nursing course, she continued as a lecturer in India. Anice has been in England since 2003 and practiced in NHS for nine years in a variety of settings including Orthopaedic ward, Children’s and Neonatal unit as a sister, mentor and an educational link. She has been working in close collaboration with Bliss charity organisation in setting up a parent support network for Broomfield neonatal unit.

Anice joined Anglia Ruskin University in December 2013 and has held a range of roles including senior lecturer, course leader, education champion, personal tutor, academic assessor, and module leader for a number of child modules. She has been shortlisted on several occasions for Made a difference award for her student support.

Anice was also involved in developing a virtual simulated placement for child nursing students which was shortlisted for a student nursing times award in the best student experience category in 2023. She has also undertaken external examiner and parent governor role supporting quality assurance.

Research interests
  • Anice is currently undertaking her professional doctorate with a research interest in ‘Team Based learning in nursing education and its applicability to nursing practice’.
  • The research project for master’s study was focussed on ‘exploring the occurrence of low birth weight and the effectiveness of a planned teaching programme on care of the low-birth-weight new-borns’.
Areas of research supervision
  • BSc (Hons) and MSc student supervision – Children’s Nursing and Advanced Practice
  • Pre-Registration Nursing Curriculum.
  • High dependency care of the children and young people.
  • Personal Tutor to children’s nursing cohort.
  • Education champion for Basildon and Thurrock university hospital.
  • Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery, Miraj Medical Centre
  • BSc Nursing, Shivaji University
  • MSc in Child Health Nursing, Manipal Academy of Higher Education
  • ENB 405- Special and intensive care of the new born, ARU
  • Mentorship in Public Health Services, ARU
  • PGCert Medical and Healthcare Education, ARU
  • Qualified NMC teacher
  • Professional doctorate in education- in progress
Memberships, editorial boards
  • NMC- Registered Nurse (Adult), Registered Nurse (Child)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Royal College of Nursing- Nurse
  • Trained Nurses Association of India- Registered nurse and Midwife
  • Christian Medical Association of India- Registered nurse
Selected recent publications

Kavathekar, A., 2013. Neonatal Heel prick blood sampling - clinical guidelines. Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust.

Kavathekar, A.,2018. Phototherapy. In: E. Gormley-Fleming and D. Martin.2018. Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Kavathekar, A.,2018. Arterial Blood Gas. In: E. Gormley-Fleming and D. Martin.2018. Children and Young People's Nursing Skills at a Glance. Chichester: Wiley Blackwell.

Sookhoo, D., Kavathekar, A., & Bonacaro, A.,2019. Effectiveness and Experiences of Team-based Learning in Undergraduate Nursing Education Programs: Some Findings from a Mixed Methods Systematic Review. In 6th World Congress on Advanced Nursing and Healthcare, Brussels, Belgium.

Media experience

Anice has experience of writing in the staff focus newsletter in Mid Essex hospitals NHS Trust.