Dr. Karen Higginbotham

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Room MS192

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A Registered General Nurse I have extensive experience in the field of Acute /Critical Care Nursing. I have been involved and was a key contributor in the design of a educational program for Critical Care Nurses namely the Greater Manchester Critical Care Programme. I have contributed to the redesign of educational modules in my previous role as Practice Educator for both undergraduate and post qualifying nurses. I have extensive leadership experience in both the NHS and Private Sector. My current role as Lecturer provides the opportunity to teach across both the Undergraduate and Post Graduate programmes in the School of Health and Society.


I teach both on the undergraduate and post graduate programs.

I am module lead for Research Methods (Masters Taught )

Co-Supervise PhD students both National and International students

Supervise MSc Students dissertations

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the field of heart failure particularly those patients who are at the end stages of the disease.

My doctoral research was exploring healthcare professionals and patients experiences of decision- making when managing end of life care.

Postgraduate Research

My research skills focus on Qualitative methods particularly Constructivist Grounded Theory.

Currently co-supervise Ph.D. both National and International students Supervise M.Sc.dissertations

Qualifications and Memberships


  • D.Prof
  • MPhil
  • BSc Hons
  • RN
  • ENB 100 (Intensive Care Nursing)
  • ENB 998 (Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice)
  • ENB R34 (Developing Clinical Skills)