Dr Judie Knowles

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Dr Knowles is a registered nurse in adult nursing and an experienced NHS nurse manager with nurse researcher expertise. She is also an experienced higher education institution nurse educator and a current doctoral student.


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Judie trained at London’s Romford School of Nursing qualifying as a Registered General Nurse in 1990. She gained staffing experience in general medicine at Rush Green Hospital. She then led projects to start pre-admission services for Barking, Havering & Brentwood Health Authority, subsequently working as a Specialist Nurse.

Judie joined Havering Hospitals as a Nurse Manager before leading practice development projects pan Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust. She also project managed multi-professional research studies as the study centre co-ordinator and Senior Research Nurse. She became a Senior Lecturer at London South Bank University moving to Anglia Ruskin University in 2011.

Research interests

  • ‘Equality and diversity in clinical placements: Experiences of pre-registration student nurses with dyslexia’ - a study on the placement experiences of nursing students with dyslexia, research thesis for EdD 2015-2017.
  • ‘Harnessing disABILITY project’ with Dr. Zrinker Mendas. Multi-professional research on how staffs manage their own disabilities in their teaching at Anglia Ruskin University 2014-2015.
  • Rheumatology multi-center observational studies, Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust Hospital 2001-2008.
  • ‘The lecturer's role in linking with practice placements: Exploring the views of students, mentors, practice facilitators, lecturers & managers’ 2006-7.

Judie is a current student on the professional doctorate EdD programme (with a special focus on sustainability, equality and diversity) at the department of education, faculty of arts and human sciences at London South Bank University. She has full ethical approval for her registered research study and is waiting for her sabbatical from Anglia Ruskin University to complete this.  She is also engaged in research for a study with Dr. Mendas ‘harnessing disABILITY project’ and the findings will be presented at Anglia Ruskin Universities 16th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference in 2015 and published in ARU’s Networks Issue 19.


Judie educates students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Her pedagogical approaches include an evolving understanding that the individual learner’s social, economic and political experiences shape their values, beliefs, attitudes, behaviours, identity and thinking. She’s interested in how her teaching can better fit students’ learning needs for their academic success.


  • Doctorate in Education (EdD) - current studies, London South Bank University.
  • Senior Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
  • MSc in Nursing Research & Practice Development, London South Bank University.
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Greenwich University (London).
  • Internally Verify the Assessment Process (TDLB D34), City & Guilds.
  • BSc (Hons) in Professional Nursing Practice, London South Bank University.
  • Higher Award in Nursing, English National Board for Nursing.
  • Assess Candidate Using Differing Sources of Evidence (TDLB D33), City & Guilds.
  • Assess Candidate Performance (TDLB D32), City & Guilds.
  • Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing, South Bank University (London).
  • Certificate of Higher Education: Professional Development in Nursing, Redwood College.
  • General Nursing (Level 1), Romford School of Nursing.

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Anglia Ruskin University Professional Recognition Scheme for teaching and supporting learning: Senior Fellowship.
  • Higher Education Academy: Senior Fellow.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Registered Nurse (Adult) – Effective.
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council: Lecturer/ Practice Educator – Effective.
  • Royal College of Nursing: Member.

Selected recent publications

Shaw, S., and Knowles, J. (2014). ENGAGE 15th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference; Learning and Teaching Project Reports. Chelmsford, UK: Networks, Issue 18, Anglia Ruskin University. Online http://www.lta.anglia.ac.uk/networks.php

Knowles, J. M., and Gray, M. G. (2011). The experience of critiquing published research: Learning from the student and researcher perspective. Nurse Education in Practice. 11(6), p.390-4 doi:10.1016/j.nepr.2011.03.019.

Knowles, J. (2010). Establishing a sustainable nursing workforce. Nursing Management, 17(4), p.34-36.

Knowles, J. (2010). The Pulse of Beds 2 & 3 (p. 11) in Terry, L. M. (Ed.). Because we care: Poetry and values of health and social care. Rayleigh, NC: Lulu.

Recent presentations and conferences

Shaw, S., and Knowles, J. (2014). An evaluation of videos to teach clinical skills to pre-registration student nurses. ENGAGE 15th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference; Presentation. Cambridge, UK: Anglia Ruskin University. Online: http://myplayer.anglia.ac.uk/Play/2830

Media experience

Knowles, J., and Whittaker, E. (2013). Pre-defibrillation basic life support VodCast. Chelmsford, UK: Anglia Ruskin University. Online: http://vimeopro.com/user13884592/module-1-videos/video/80190740