Karolina Martins

Senior Lecturer

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

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Peterborough (Guild House)

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery , Health and wellbeing

Karolina is a qualified nurse with clinical experience in many areas of Adult Nursing gained during her professional career. She joined ARU in 2017, and is currently a Senior Lecturer teaching the essential knowledge and skills in nursing and on apprenticeship (FdSc Assistant Practitioner).



Karolina previously graduated from the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan, Poland, with a Master degree in Adult Nursing.

In 2008, Karolina started her career on a general medical ward. She moved to the UK in 2012 where she gained professional experience in a number of different nursing settings. She was promoted to a Junior Sister role where her nursing responsibilities extended to leadership and management including mentoring the nursing students. Karolina's passion for teaching led her to look for further career opportunities in higher education, and she became a Clinical Skills Tutor here at ARU in May 2017 and Senior Lecturer from April 2020.

Research interests

Peer teaching/peer learning in nursing students (currently running her own teaching project with 3rd year students who contribute to teach skills for the 1st years)


  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
  • FdSc Assistant Practitioner (Nursing) Apprenticeship


  • Bachelor’s Degree in nursing, Poznan University of Medical Sciences (2007)
  • Master’s degree in nursing, Poznan University of Medical Sciences (2009)
  • Mentorship, Anglia Ruskin University (2015)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Education (MSc level), Anglia Ruskin University (2018)
  • Educational Practice for Professional learning (MSc level), Anglia Ruskin University (2019)

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA) Fellowship

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

Internally funded research: 

2019 - Evaluating the participation of final year student nurses teaching clinical skills to first year student nurses.

Selected recent publications

The article below was based on research I undertook for my Masters degree:
Filipiak, K. et.al. 2011. The assessment of patient's satisfaction with nursing care on the surgical and non-surgical units with the use of The Newcastle Satisfaction with Nursing Scale (NSNS). Przegl Lek.; 68(3):157-60.