mclaughlin,katie

Katie McLaughlin

Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Department of Nursing and Community Health
Katie joined the Adult Nursing team within the Department of Nursing and Community Health as a Lecturer in 2018, having thoroughly enjoyed studying for her previous qualifications at the University. Katie qualified as a Mental Health Nurse from GCU in 2004, with a Bachelor of Nursing (Distinction), and soon after completed the conversion course into Adult Nursing, qualifying in 2006. Katie subsequently returned to undertake the Post Graduate Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing in 2013, and again in 2017 to complete her dissertation for the MSc in Public Health. The focus of Katie’s Masters research was to explore the experiences of Health Visitors in undertaking assessment of parent-child attachment, including the emotional impact, and challenges in articulating findings. Katie will soon commence the Post Graduate Certificate in Education with GCU.

As a clinician, Katie has a broad range of experience, including adult Mental Health inpatient care with the NHS and the private sector, Oncology nursing, Health Visiting, and most recently with the Family Nurse Partnership. Katie has special interests in child and maternal health, maternal mental health, and public health approaches to early intervention and prevention.