Kay has been a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University since 2007 following an exciting move from North West Ambulance Service where she was a Paramedic Training Officer. She assisted the development of the first portfolio of paramedic programmes and became Programme Lead for the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science. She has continued to develop curricula, teach a variety of programmes and embrace her own personal development.
Kay embarked on her PhD in October 2020 and is focusing on the topic of menopause in relation to paramedics. She is beginning her exciting research on this area and hopes her studies will help bring menopause discussions to the fore.
Kay leads several modules relating to research and public health. She also teaches practical and clinical skills. She is also interested in building resilience in her students and encourages effective use of "Wellbeing Wednesdays" to encourage students to be mindful of their own physical, psychological and social health.
With a longstanding interest in global health, Kay helps facilitate the international perspective in the paramedic programmes. She maintains relationships with the paramedic programme in Centennial College, Toronto, and has enjoyed many visits as part of the student paramedic international exchange agenda. She has also been to Uganda with students, working with Salford University's "Knowledge4Change" initiative and embraced the opportunity for clinical practice in Ugandan hospitals and outreach clinics. Kay was also fortunate in gaining some teaching experience with a paramedic programme in Finland as part of the Erasmus initiative.
2011, Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom, MSc Public Health (Applied)
1988, Bangor University, United Kingdom, BA (Hons) Sociology with Social Administration
Beattie IB, Hughes K. 2016. From mind full to mindful: transitions in the students’ learning journey
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). 2013
Membership of professional bodies:
Health and Care Professions Council, Registrant. 2000