DrKateCuthbertDr Kate Cuthbert is the Academic Lead for Health and Social Care at the Higher Education Academy, UK. Her academic background is health and social care (producing and delivering learning opportunities in clinically-led commissioning; interprofessional learning; patient safety; quality improvement skills and leadership and management).

Kate has delivered national learning programmes in patient safety as part of the NHSIII safer care initiative and headed up numerous validation and quality assurance activities in Higher Education Institutions, working to meet professional/ regulatory body requirements and health sector needs. Kate has significant experience in facilitating change within learning organisations (incorporating undergraduate; postgraduate and CPD/ worked-based learning frameworks). Kate has also contributed to international learning developments in Zimbabwe with the British Council.

Her work at the Higher Education Academy has included whole organisational change programmes, curricula reviews and she has recently led the development and delivery of the Teaching Excellence Programme. Kate was part of the development team for the HEA toolkits. Her PhD explored health beliefs in 8 Post-Soviet states.

Dr. Kate Cuthbert