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Personal profile


I began working at the University of Huddersfield in January 2007  first as a lecturer practitioner and then in July 2007 as a senior lecturer. And am still in post as field leader for the course. I teach predominantly on the child nursing course but also  on the wider nursing curriculum and other allied health professional courses such as Midwifery and physiotherapy. I am a registered RSCN ( Registered Sick children’s Nurse )  , registered RGN ( Registered General Nurse)  and  a registered teacher. I am also a qualified neonatal nurse and in addition I hold a diploma in respiratory medicine. I have a Post graduate diploma in health professional education  and an MSc in health professional education with distinction and am currently studying part time for a Phd. My nursing career began with my training at the Hosptials for sick children , Great Ormond Street London  and St mary’s Hospital Paddington London where I trained and worked for seven years .I then moved home to the north of England and worked at St James University hospital  as a staff nurse and then Sister .I have also worked in the community setting before moving into education . My clinical experience  covers , general paediatrics, respiratory medicine , liver disease in children and diabetes and neonatal intensive care.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Digital Learning Environments
  • Qualitative methodologies
  • Paediatric related subjects
  • Teaching, learning and assessing using digital technologies

External positions

external examiner - CHILD NURSING - post reg, London South Bank University


External examiner - Post registration Neonatal care, University of Brighton


External examiner - Acutely ill child - post reg, University of Brighton


Research Expertise and Interests

  • Qualitative Methodology
  • Teaching
  • Learning
  • Assessing
  • Digital Technologies

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Research Output

Valuable knowledge about how families manage their child’s allergy

Currell, K., 11 May 2015, In : Nursing children and young people. 27, 4, p. 13-13 1 p.

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  • An approach that helps break down gender stereotypes

    Currell, K., 11 Feb 2014, In : Nursing children and young people. 26, 1, p. 13-13 1 p.

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  • Activities

    • 4 Oral presentation

    Encompassing design - exploiting the VLE to create the online resource for nursing students planning a voluntary placement

    Karen Currell (Speaker), Paul Dagg (Speaker)
    5 Jun 2015

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Huddle Street - A virtual learning environment (VLE) for integrated interprofessional working within a healthcare setting

    Karen Currell (Speaker), Ruth Taylor (Speaker)
    5 Mar 2012

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    SORT: Ed

    Karen Currell (Speaker)
    9 Mar 2010

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    From The “Cot in the corner”

    Jackie Vasey (Speaker), Karen Currell (Speaker)
    18 Jul 2008

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation