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Karen joined the university in 2002 as a senior lecturer in primary care and public health.
Course leader MSc Public Health Nursing Practice programme (Health Visiting and School Nursing) 2008-14
Karen has a lead role in marketing, recruitment and retention of the SSPRD provision. She has teaching responsibilities on the PgDip Public Health Nursing Practice, PgCert Health Professional Education and leads the PgCert Leadership and management. Karen is also involved in the delivery of mentor education and research methods within undergraduate provision.
Karen began her career as a general nurse and then a midwife in Wakefield and Pontefract. She subsequently qualified as a health visitor and practice teacher and worked in Pontefract, Leeds, Bradford and SSAFA in Germany before moving into nurse education.
Karen is a member of the UKSC – an organisation that represents health visitor educators nationally and was secretary from 2012-2016
Karen is currently writing up her doctoral studies which is a socio-material analysis of practice teaching in a productive system.
Karen is a member of the North of England Health Visitor research group.
Sanderson, P., Adams, K. and Bishop, J. (2017) ‘The practice and identity of liminal professionals: exploring the social and material context for practice teachers in the health service, and learning mentors in schools in the UK’. In: 3rd International ProPEL Conference 2017, 14th-16th June, Linköping University, Sweden
Adams, K (2015) ‘Practice Education in a Productive System’. In: NET2015 Conference, 8th-10th September 2015, Churchill College, Cambridge, UK
Oldbury, S. and Adams, K. (2015) ‘The impact of infant crying on the parent-infant relationship’ Community Practitioner , 88 (3), pp. 29-34. ISSN 1462-2815
Adams, K (2014) ‘The Education Needs of Practice Teachers’. In: 15th Healthcare Interdisciplinary Research Conference, 4th - 6th November 2014, Dublin, Ireland
Devlin, A., Adams, K., Hall, L. and Watts, P. (2014) Educating Practice Teachers and Specialist Practice Mentors for their new role: Ensuring high quality Practice Learning Health Education England
Lyon, S. and Adams, K. (2014) ‘Brain-based health visiting: How neuroscience is shaping practice’ Journal of health visiting , 2 (3), pp. 142-146. ISSN 2052-2908
Lyon, S., Adams, K. and Ellis, R. (2013) ‘Educating health visitors for their new role: psychological interventions’ Community Practitioner , 86 (12), pp. 36-39. ISSN 1462-2815
Adams, K (2013) ‘Practice teaching: professional identity and role recognition’ Community Practitioner , 86 (10), pp. 20-23. ISSN 1462-2815
Adams, K (2013) Practice Teacher Framework: Good Practice Guidance University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)
Adams, K (2013) ‘The education needs of practice teachers’. In: QNIS / ICCHNR International Conference Transforming Community Health: The Nursing Impact, 13th-14th March 2013, Edinburgh, Scotland
Adams, K (2012) ‘The education needs of practice teachers’. In: Equinox 2012: An Academic Conference for Teaching, Learning and Research, 18th June 2012, University of Huddersfield
Adams, K. and Johnson, C. (2008) ‘Blended learning: combining action learning and virtual learning to facilitate independent and collaborative learning for post-graduate Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (SCPHN) students’. In: 9th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Tranforming Healthcare through Research Education and Technology, 5th 7th November 2008, Dublin
Phillips, S., Johnson, C., Kaye, V. and Adams, K. (2008) ‘Supervision and Support’. In: Developing Advanced Skills in Practice Teaching. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 132-146. ISBN 9780230205581
Firth, J. and Adams, K. (2007) ‘Public health nurse education in Albania a partnership approach’. In: Beyond the borders:international nursing education in the 21st century, Thursday 5 Saturday 7 July 2007, Brighton