Catherine Delves-Yates is an experienced nurse and Lecturer. She started her nursing career as a student nurse at the Nightingale School of Nursing, London and has worked clinically in adult and paediatric critical care in the UK and has taught and nursed in America, Africa and Nepal. Her passion is to ensure all student nurses have the knowledge, skills and professionalism to deliver compassionate nursing care to every one of their patients. Catherine is currently researching how nurses in Cameroon merge Western and traditional medicine within the care they provide for their patients.
1990-1991 Staff Nurse, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1991-1992 Staff Nurse, Intensive/Coronary Care
1992-1994 Senior Staff Nurse, Intensive/Coronary Care,
1994-2000 Sister, Intensive/Coronary Care,
2000 to Lecturer in Critical Care, Adult Nursing
date including the following roles and experiences:
2002-2004 Senior Advisor for Pre-registration Nursing
2003-2004 Fulbright Teaching Scholarship (August-January) teaching undergraduate student nurses at Johnson County Community College, Kansas, USA
2004-2009 Placement Officer for all clinical programmes delivered by the School
2008-2011 Adult Field Course Director
- 1987-1990 Nightingale School, St Thomas Hospital, London, RGN.
- 1997 BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, 1st Class, Anglia Polytechnic University.
- 1998 Post Graduate Certificate in Adult Education, Nottingham Trent University.
- 2002 MSc Health Sciences, University of East Anglia.
Key Research Interests
The merging of Western and traditional medicine in nursing practice.
The development of nurse education in developing countries
The application of ethnography to nursing research
Publications (under maiden name)
D’Cruz, G. & Allen, K, (2009) Using monitoring technology in Cameroon: The World of Critical Care Nursing Vol 7 No 1 p 92-96.
Allen K (2005) Four-step method of interpreting arterial blood gas analysis. Nursing Times. 101:1, 42-45
Allen K (2004) Recognising and managing adult patients who are critically sick. Nursing Times. 100:35, 34-37
Allen K (2004) Principles and limitations of pulse oximetry in patient monitoring. Nursing Times. 100:41, 34-37
Catherine's teaching interests cover a wide range including:
- the care of the critically ill
- patients with specific respiratory needs
- Advanced Life Support
- the merging of Western and traditional medicine in nursing care
- issues relating to health care in developing countries.
External Activities and Indicators of Esteem
- External examiner for the University of Hertfordshire
- Honorary Lecturer at the University of Buea and the Higher Institute of Applied Medical Sciences, Cameroon
- International advisor to the Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal.