Dr Kate Sanders PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), HV Cert, RN

Person-centred Practice Facilitator

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Dr Kate Sanders PhD, MSc, BSc (Hons), HV Cert, RN - Practice Development FacilitatorKate Sanders joined the Foundation of Nursing Studies (FoNS) as a facilitator about 20 years ago. Prior to this she worked clinically in a variety of acute and community settings where she became increasingly interested and involved in activities and initiatives to innovate and improve practice. At FoNS, Kate has led a number of practice development programmes, working with nurse-led health and social care teams to develop people, practice and workplace cultures towards person-centredness. She has also been an active participant in both the International Practice Development Collaborative and the Person-centred Practice International Community of Practice, engaging in the development and expansion of knowledge around person-centredness and participatory approaches to transforming care, practice and workplace cultures. She had a lead role in the development and ongoing publication of the International Practice Development Journal for 12 years.

Kate actively represents FoNS on a range of national and international initiatives and boards and is an Honorary Associate Professor with University of East Anglia, England.

She completed her doctoral studies in early 2022 at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, which focused on the well-being of staff and how this impacts on their ability to be creative and innovative and to deliver person-centred care.