Summary: Academic Unit: Adult, child and Mental Health Nursing
Location: Baines Wing
Teaching Commitments: Undergraduate teaching related to healthcare ethics and law, nursing the acutely ill child and theory related to practice.
Kirsten is a lecturer in children's nursing and is passionate about ensuring education prepares practitioners to think critically and use the evidence base to provide quality care to children, young people and their families. Kirsten has 12 years of experience in higher education. She has a first degree in Nursing, a Masters degree in Healthcare Ethics and Postgraduate Certificates in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and Health Research. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her teaching expertise focuses on healthcare ethics and law, nursing the acutely ill child and skills and knowledge needed for students to become competent practitioners. She draws on her clinical expertise working with children and young people with cancer to inform her teaching.
Kirsten has research interests around collaborative and blended learning. She is looking to develop research around the use of educational technology and use of social media to prepare students to become life-long learners. She is also passionate about ensuring ideas are shared and colleagues can benefit from the experience of others. To support this Kirsten writes a blog reflecting on her experiences of using educational technology and different learning and teaching strategies http://kirstenhuby.weebly.com/ and tweets as @KirstenHuby
Kirsten has been the admissions tutor for the BSc (Hons) Nursing (Child) programme for over 8 years. She has developed recruitment events that assess candidates values and ability to work collaboratively to ensure the best candidates are selected.