Ms Karen Day BSc (Hons), MA Ed (ISEN), PGCE, RN (Adult), Practice Teacher (NMC), Senior Fellow HEA

Karen Day

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Contact details

Institute of Clinical Sciences
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Karen is a Lecturer in Adult Nursing, teaching on the Bachelor of Nursing and Master of Nursing programmes.  She has been qualified as a nurse for over 28 years with a wide range of clinical experience including encompassing a broad range of specialities in medicine, renal care and palliative care. She has many years experience teaching in Higher Education, both in Health care and Education and inclusion.  Karen is International Lead for the School of Nursing and Midwifery.


  • Master of Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs), University of Birmingham 2014
  • PG CERT Education (Dyslexia Studies). University of Birmingham 2012
  • PCE CERT ED. University of Wolverhampton 2008
  • BSc Professional Nursing Studies (Hons). University of Wolverhampton 2003
  • DIP HE Critical Care Nursing. University of Wolverhampton 2000
  • Registered Nurse (Adult Nursing) 1993
  • Practice Teacher 2012


Throughout her professional career Karen has maintained a dedicated interest in inclusive practice which forms an integral part of effective and transformative education and healthcare. As a Senior Nurse supporting both staff and patients she was able to develop a comprehensive understanding of teaching and learning across a range of acute and community based settings. She was required to be adaptive and flexible to meet the diverse needs of learners which could include staff, students, patients and their families. This included working with service users with disabilities and additional learning needs in partnership with the wider multidisciplinary team.

In subsequent roles as Practice Development Manager and Practice Placement Manager Karen was able to develop and facilitate clinical and professional nurse and interdisciplinary education from a practice based and strategic perspective with a number of Higher Education Institutes across the region.

Later as a Practice Teacher and Senior Lecturer in Higher Education (Pre and Post registration Nursing/ Inter-disciplinary Health Education/ SENDIS and Education Studies) Karen has been able to develop pedagogic special interests, ability and skills. Although clinical and education roles and responsibilities have changed over time, Karen’s commitment and high regard for professional values, inclusive quality teaching and practice has remained a constant throughout. Karen’s varied education and practice experience is invaluable to teaching as aligned to SEND, the wider education agenda and to the evolving future education and health care workforce.


  • Research themes
  • Qualitative methodology.
  • Student and patient experience and wellbeing.
  • Inclusive practice in education and the wider health care setting.

Other activities

  • International Lead, School of Nursing and Midwifery (April 2022 onwards)
  • Deputy Professional Support Tutor (November 2021- April 2022)


  • Day. K, Emanuel. V, Diegnan. L and M. Price-Miller (2011) Developing evidence-based practice among students. Nursing Times. Available at:
  • Day. K, (2013) Coping with Dyslexia. Nursing Standard. Available at:

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