Kate Rudd
Lecturer

Profile

Biography

After qualifying as a general nurse, Kate initially worked in various general medical andhealth care of the elderly settings and then studied Applied Psychology. Kate then became interested in epilepsy worked as a clinical nurse specialist in an adult neuropsychiatry clinic before moving to East London to set up a nurse led service for children and young people with epilepsy.

Kate obtained her Children’s Nursing degree and studied Epileptology whilst in London and in 2007, was seconded part-time to the Sapphire Lecturer Practitioner in Epilepsy role at Leeds Metropolitan University whilst continuing with clinical nursing. Kate has a particular interest in psychosocial support for children and their families living with epilepsy.

Kate came full-time to the University of York in 2012 and has a range of teaching, link lecturing and administrative responsibilities related to the BSc (Hons) Nursing programme. Kate teaches about epilepsy to the different fields of nursing students and is External Examiner for a specialist epilepsy course at Edinburgh Napier University.

Qualifications

  • RGN (Nottingham School of Nursing)
  • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • BSc (Hons) Children’s Nursing (RN Child) (St Bartholomew School of Nursing & Midwifery, City University)
  • MSc Epileptology (Kings College , University of London)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (University of York, 2014)
  • NMC Registered Teacher

Departmental roles

  • Chair of Fitness to Practise Committee
  • Member of the Undergraduate Programmes Board Committee

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • Co-operative Learning Groups
  • Fundamental Communication Skills
  • Community Practice Experience
  • Long Term Conditions
  • Children and Young People with Continuing Care Needs (module leader)
  • Service Improvement Project Supervisor (BSc)

SSPRD

External activities

Memberships

  • Epilepsy Specialist Nurses Association
  • Royal College of Nursing

External Examiner

  • Graduate Certificate in Care of People with Epilepsy: Edinburgh Napier University

Invited talks and conferences

  • Rudd, K. A. & Lavelle, C. L. ‘An innovative approach to meeting the psychosocial needs of children & young people with epilepsy’ . Poster presentation. 2nd International Conference on Child & Adolescent Psychopathology - Roehampton University. 5-6th July 2007, London.
  • ‘Parenting & Caring’. Interactive Workshop Session. Epilepsy Action – Annual National Conference. 14th June 2008, London.
  • ‘Moving on from childhood with epilepsy’. Conference Presentation. National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy – Professionals & Families Conference, 11th October 2008, Surrey.

Contact details

Kate Rudd
Lecturer

Tel: 01904 32(1515)

Publications

Selected publications

Poster presentations

  • Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd ,K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F. 'A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery'. Poster at RCP Transition: developmentally appropriate care for young people with long term conditions (12/10/2015).
  • Gelder, C., MacArthur, C., Phillips, A., Rudd, K., Evans, P., Smalley, A., Redfern, S., Morgan, S., Campbell, F. (2015) A collaborative educative approach to improve transition services: closing the gap between child and adult care delivery, RCPCH & RCN Conference on Transition Poster Presentation.

Conference presentations

  • Rudd, K. A. & Lavelle, C. L. ‘An innovative approach to meeting the psychosocial needs of children & young people with epilepsy’ . Poster presentation. 2nd International Conference on Child & Adolescent Psychopathology - Roehampton University. 5-6th July 2007, London.
  • ‘Parenting & Caring’. Interactive Workshop Session. Epilepsy Action – Annual National Conference. 14th June 2008, London.
  • ‘Moving on from childhood with epilepsy’. Conference Presentation. National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy – Professionals & Families Conference, 11th October 2008, Surrey.