Dr Kathleen Greenway

EdD, MA (Ed), BSc, RGN, RNT, Cert HE

Senior Lecturer

Oxford School of Nursing and Midwifery

Kathleen Greenway


Kathleen Greenway is a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing in the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, based at the Marston Road.

Kathleen completed her Registered General Nurse training at the Oxford School of Nursing and later completed a BSc in Nursing Studies and Registered Nurse Tutor qualification at the University of Hull. After qualification, Kathleen had 6 years clinical experience in Gastrointestinal Surgery and two years in Geratology. She then spent two years working for Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare Trust as a tutor/facilitator, and during this time she completed her MA in Education at the Open University.

In 2000, Kathleen joined Oxford Brookes University as a Senior Lecturer. Kathleen is a graduate of the EdD programme at Oxford Brookes University, where the title of her thesis was 'Do student nurses experience a theory-practice gap? A case study'.

Kathleen contributes to the pre-registration adult nursing programme (BSc and MSc) and to the DNurs programme. She is also the coordinator of the successful immersive nursing exchange programme between Oxford Brookes University and the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an external exmainer for Coventry University - Sri Lanka BSc programme.

Teaching/research interests

  • Using and understanding evidence based practice at the beginner/novice level
  • Theory-practice gap
  • Concept analysis
  • Research methods
  • Intramuscular Injection (IM) technique
  • The provision of care after death
  • Ritualistic nursing practice

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught


  • Dissertation supervision
  • Research methods
  • Adults with complex care needs
  • Research design module on the Hong Kong BSc programme


  • Kathleen teaches on the DNurs programme run by Oxford Brookes University


PhD, DNurs and MSc dissertation supervision

Research Students

Name Thesis title Completed
Ria Betteridge Wound Care as a Fundamental of Nursing Practice Active
Lian Lee Registered nurses' communication experiences in Robotic-Assisted Surgery Active
Julie Cooke Academic nurse educators’ experiences of preparing and supporting nursing students for clinical placements in nursing homes: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis 2022


Research projects include :

  • Euro2Care:Patient’s fundamental care needs and the Fundamentals of Care framework: Bedside nurses’ perspectives
  • Development of an augmented reality ‘recovery package’ to assist head and neck cancer patients’ recovery from surgery: a focus group study



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing


Conference presentations

  • Sigma Theta Tau International:  Dublin July 2017 – Poster presentation title: International perspective, international collaborations: Logistic considerations for survey research in nursing study abroad and exchange.
  • RCN Research conference Oxford April 2017, verbal presentation: The theory-practice gap: a concept analysis
  • EdD Colloquium Oxford 24th June 2017, verbal presentation: What is a theory‐practice gap?  A concept analysis and subsequent case study.
  • Bristol Graduate School Doctoral Conference 2015 Research in Education across boundaries, June 1st 2015 Concurrent session: ‘How the practice of student nurses who are learning to administer intramuscular injections is affected by their clinical placement experiences’
  • ASPiH National Conference, Oxford. Presentation , November 2012
  • RCN Mental Health Forum Conference ,Liverpool, IM workshop 6/3/10
  • Partnerships in Care, National Conference, Warrington, IM workshop October 2010
  • First Surgical Nursing Conference,  IM workshop, Oxford October 2005
  • Second Surgical Nursing Conference, Holiday Inn, IM workshop,Oxford October 2006