MSc Health Care Ethics, University of Birmingham
Post Grad Cert in Higher and Further Education, University of Greenwich
Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, London
Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, London
RN, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham
LLB (Hons), University of Warwick
Catherine originally came to the Centre for Biomedical Ethics based within Primary Care Clinical Sciences at the University of Birmingham in 1998 as a part-time post-graduate student, whilst working as a lecturer part-time teaching health care ethics as well as law, including professional legal qualifications for solicitors, legal executives and paralegals.
Upon completing her MSc in Health Care Ethics in 2000 she obtained a full-time lectureship in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Birmingham and is now a Senior Lecturer within the Medicine, Ethics, Society and History (MESH) group. During her career at the University of Birmingham she has taught and administered a wide variety of programmes particularly within the Medical School and continues to specialise in medical law, combining her previous clinical experience especially as a transplant co-ordinator, with her considerable teaching and legal expertise.
Catherine continues to be a key player in the medical undergraduate curriculum. Her current University teaching management responsibilities include: Deputy Lead & Member of Special Study Component Management Group MBChB 1-5; Member of MBChB Phase 1 Management Group, Phase 1 MBChB Committee, MBChB 5 Committee, and GEC Committee. She is Module Co-ordinator for MBChB2 Medicine in Society: Decision Making Module, Special Project Module Crime and Medicine, compulsory final year Special Study Module in Ethics and Law, and Discipline Strand Lead for the Graduate Entry Programme.
She continues to be involved with post-graduate teaching and mentoring in law, ethics and personal development across the University, including on the following programmes: MSc (Health Sciences), MSc in Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility (Business School) Continuing Professional Development- dentists (Dental School), Continuing Professional Development- GPs (Department of Primary Care and General practice).
Catherine's ethical and legal research interests include prescribing, discrimination in health care, professional roles and end of life issues.
RESEARCH IN PROGRESS
She is currently working in collaboration with Dundee Medical School and colleagues at Birmingham to under take research into ethical issues encountered by medical students in their elective placements.
She is also drafting a paper commissioned by the British Journal of Nursing on Ethical and Legal Issues for Physician Assistants
2010-Present: Associate Lecturer: Institute of Clinical Leadership, The University of Warwick Medical School. Completed 10 lectures (have also been invited to do 6 lectures this Academic year): Medical Leadership and Management:Lectured on all 5 levels of the Medical Leadership Competency Framework:
Level 1 & 2 ‘Ethics of Personal Qualities & Working With Others’
Level 3 & 4 ‘How Law and Ethics Set & Improve Patient Safety in Medicine’
Level 5 Lecture ‘Setting Direction for the NHS: Understanding the impact of the Health and Social Bill/Act 2012
24.02.2010: Lecture: ‘Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Practice’, Physician Assistant Course, University of Wolverhampton
20.01.2009: Lecture: ‘Ethical and Legal Clinical Case Analysis’ Network Grand Ward Round of Midlands Neonatologists- Heartlands Hospital Trust, East Birmingham
2005- 2007: Series of Lectures on Foundation Year 1 and Foundation Year 2 Post-Graduate Medical training for West Midlands Post-Graduate Deanery: ‘Ethical and Legal Issues Update’: Redditch Hospital Post Graduate Centre, Good Hope Hospital Post Graduate Centre, Selly Oak Hospital Post Graduate Centre, Sandwell Hospital Post Graduate Centre, City Hospital Post Graduate Centre, Heartlands Hospital Post Graduate Centre, Hereford Hospital Post Graduate Centre
10.03.2005: Lecture: ‘Criminalisation of Medical Error’, Royal Society of Medicine
2004-2007: Lecture Series: ‘Fraud in Research- The Ethics of Research’, Wellcome Trust
23.10.2004: Lecture: ‘Legal Aspects of Prescribing’, Conference on Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health: South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
05.10.2003: Lecture: ‘Legal and Ethical Issues’ Overcoming the Language Barrier in Healthcare Conference: UCL Medical School & King’s Fund
19.05.2002: Lecture: ‘Legal Aspects of Extended Roles and Supplementary Prescribers’, Conference on Nurse Prescribers: Staffordshire University
14.11. 2002: Lecture: ‘Clinical Negligence’, Centre for Defence Medicine
01.08.2001: Lecture: ‘Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Governance’ Conference on Clinical Governance: College of Pharmacy Practice
17.05.2001: Lecture: ‘Legal Aspects of Clinical Governance’, Royal Pharmaceutical Society
2000- 2001: Series of lectures: MSc Nursing, The University of Central England
Hale C and Singh S (2011) Ethical and legal issues in prescribing module: Script Project: Online Learning package now included in Foundation Year Medical Training.Commissioned by Strategic Health Authority in collaboration with Aston, Birmingham and Warwick University: independently refereed, published online at: www1.aston.ac.uk/his/business-and-community-engagement/partnerships/script/elearning-toolkit/
Hale C (2007) 'Recent thinking about end of life issues' Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiolgy 20:605-17 Elsevier
Hale C (2005) ‘Legal Aspects of Prescribing’ Abstract, Conference Proceedings Non-Medical Prescribing in Mental Health: South Staffordshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Baines D and Hale C (2004) ‘How to Build a Professional Network’ The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 273:258-259
Baines D and Hale C (2004) ‘Use Network Theory to Develop Services’ The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 272: 222-223
Baines D and Hale C (2004) ‘How should community pharmacists be paid under the new contract?’ The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 273: 119-120
Baines D and Hale C (2004) ‘Pharmacy economics: are proposals for a national contract already redundant?’ The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 273: 89-90
Hale C (2003) ‘Legal and Ethical Issues’ Abstract, Conference Proceedings of Overcoming the Language Barrier in HealthCare: UCL Medical School King’s Fund
Baines D, Kay A, Hale C & Goodyer L (2003) ‘OFT the Beaten Track?’ The Pharmaceutical Journal Vol 270: 122-123
Hale C (2003) ‘Chapter 4, Confidentiality, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care’ p47-63 in Draper H and Scott W (2003) Ethics in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Butterworth Heinemann
Hale C (2002) ‘Legal Aspects of Extended Roles and Supplementary Prescribers’ Abstract, Conference Proceedings on Nurse Prescribers: Staffordshire University
Hale C (2001) ‘Legal and Ethical Issues in Clinical Governance’ Abstract, Conference Proceedings on Clinical Governance: College of Pharmacy Practice