Kathryn Waldegrave qualified as a nurse in 1995 and has enjoyed a varied clinical background. Areas of clinical practice include gynaecology, oncology, breast cancer care, surgical outpatients, clinical nurse advisor and lead primary care nurse at HMP New Hall, a women's and young female offenders estate in Wakefield. In 2013, Kathryn qualified as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visiting) working in South Leeds, an area with multiple challenges and high levels of safeguarding.
In supporting student nurses in practice, Kathryn successfully gained her Clinical Practice Teacher qualification in 2015 and joined the University of Leeds in 2016 as a lecturer and PhD student. She currently teaches on a number of undergraduate modules and has a particular interest in community nursing. Kathryn was awarded the Queen's Nurse title in 2018, denoting her commitment to learning, leadership and high standards of patient care in the community setting.
Utilising and combining her clinical practice experience in prison nursing alongside her Health Visitor work, Kathryn focused her Masters research to explore the impact on infant mental health of having a father in prison. From this she has successfully published two articles and has also presented her work at a national conference.
As an Early Career Researcher, her post graduate work PhD work is focused on the the unique health needs of the older prison population.
- Registered General Nurse
- MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nurse - Health Visitor
- Clinical Practice Teacher - Health Visiting
- Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Education
- Queen's Nurse
- Member of the Royal College of Nursing
Lecturer on the Adult nursing course, teaching mainly undergraduate student nurses with a particular focus on community nursing. I am a personal tutor for undergraduate student nurses and also act as a link lecturer to a designated practice placement area, undertaking educational audit and mentorship updates as required.
Research groups and institutes
- Long-term conditions