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Kate Allan

Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Areas of Expertise:
Nursing and midwifery
Courses taught:

Kate is a registered adult nurse and specialist community public health nurse and has clinical experience in acute and critical care, clinical research and the community. She joined ARU in October 2020 as a lecturer in pre-registration adult nursing.

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Kate is a registered adult nurse and specialist community public health nurse. She has enhanced her practice through continual study since registering as a nurse. Kate has an MSc in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and has completed post-registration modules in cancer care and systemic anti-cancer therapies.

Kate is currently studying for a PG Cert in Learning and Teaching (Higher Education). Since graduating from King’s College, London, Kate has worked clinically in cancer critical care, an NHS phase one accredited clinical research facility, and in the community as a SCPHN health visitor. Prior to registering as a nurse, Kate worked as a healthcare assistant in a variety of acute ward settings and an adolescent eating disorders unit.

Research interests
  • Nursing policy and health economics
  • Health inequalities and social justice 

Kate has conducted qualitative research that used the effort-reward imbalance model to explore the experiences of nurses in relation to NHS pay policy. She is interested in how nurses help to reduce health inequalities and the economic and sociological aspects of the profession.


BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing

  • MSc Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • PG Diploma Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting), Anglia Ruskin University
  • BSc Adult Nursing, King’s College London
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Member, Royal College of Nursing
Selected recent publications

Allan, K. & Beauchamp, H. (2020) Becoming a parent in lockdown. In: Institute of Health Visiting, 2020. Making History: Health visiting during COVID-19 case studies. Available at: https://ihv.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Health-visiting-making-history-case-studies-FINAL-VERSION-10.9.20.pdf

Recent presentations and conferences

Allan, K. & Trillana, G. (2018) Research Nurses to the Rescue: overcoming challenges and making it reality through passion [presentation]. UK-CRF Annual Conference, 12-13 July, University of Leeds.

Allan, K., Powell, A. & Blackstone, K. (2018) Move and Improve: Can IT service upgrades improve the delivery of clinical research in an NIHR Clinical Research Facility? [poster]. UK-CRF Annual Conference, 12-13 July, University of Leeds.