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Mrs Kate Davies

Mrs Kate Davies

kate.davies@lsbu.ac.uk

Advanced Practice & Non Medical Prescribing

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4640-533X

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I am an Associate Professor in Paediatric Prescribing and Endocrinology. I am the Deputy Course Director for the Non Medical Prescribing programme.

I have been a children's nurse since 1994, working in general paediatrics, paediatric ICU and neuroscience before specialising in paediatric endocrinology in 2000. I have focused on advancing my education by studying for a BSc (Hons) in Psychology, an MSc in Occupational Psychology and an MSc in Professional Healthcare Research.

I am known internationally within paediatric endocrinology, having presented and published widely.

I have been actively involved in clinical endocrine research throughout my senior nursing career, focusing on genetics in short stature, clinical trials, and differences in sex development. I have also studied whistleblowing amongst nurses for my MSc in Occupational Psychology, and advanced nursing practice amongst clinical nurse specialists and advanced nurse practitioners for the MSc in Professional Healthcare Research. I was awarded the Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Award in 2014 from the British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes, for my research looking at endocrine nurses, research and social media, and again in 2023 for my proposed PhD research. This PhD in Nursing research is exploring monitoring and adherence in young people with congenital adrenal hyperplasia, working closely with University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, and Barts Health NHS Trust.

I am also part of the departments ethics committee, systematic review board, and the academic misconduct committee.

Courses taught

Advanced Clinical Practice (Adult, Child and Mental Health routes) - MSc

Children's Nursing - BSc (Hons)

MSc Professional Healthcare Research

Kings College London

2005
2009
MSc Occupational Psychology

Birkbeck College, London

2001
2003
BSc Psychology 2:1

The Open University

1996
2000
Post Graduate Certificate - Practice Education (Distinction)

London South Bank University

2016
2017
Post Graduate Diploma - Children's Advanced Nurse Practitioner (Merit)

London South Bank University

2014
2017
RN (Child)

Berkshire College of Nursing

1991
1994
Diploma - Health Care Studies

University of Reading

1991
1994
FunderYear wonProjectRole
NHS Kent & Medway 2024N&M_One full day Autumn 2024_NHS K&M Principal Investigator
NHS Kent & Medway 2023HSC_Paediatric Study Day TWO DAYS_Kent and Medway NHS TrustCo-Investigator
NHS Kent & Medway 2023HSC_Paediatric Study Day ONE DAY_Kent and Medway NHS TrustCo-Investigator
CPD - Individual2023HSC_CPD Study Day 2023_Paediatric NMPPrincipal Investigator
ProposalProjectRoleFunderStatusStatus last updated
PSL2324-0428_Paediatric NMP Study Day 2024Paediatric NMP Study Day 2024Principal InvestigatorCPD - IndividualOPEN In preparationJun 2024
Society of Endocrinology
2022
Canadian Pedaitric Endocrine Nurses Group
2024
Queen Mary, University of London
Honorary research fellow

Paediatric endocrinology research, adrenal clinics

September 2015
Sheffield Hallam University
External examiner

Non Medical Prescribing

September 2022
Prizes, awards, and accolades

Excellence in Education (May 2022)

Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Society (PENS)


Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Prize (Nov 2014)

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes


Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Prize (Nov 2023)

British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology & Diabetes


Reach and Impact

The role of psychology in a DSD service (Dec 2021)


Non Medical Prescribing at LSBU - The History of NMP (Apr 2022)


A good response to growth hormone therapy - why?
Davies, K. (2014). A good response to growth hormone therapy - why? 2014 IMAGE meeting. Prague, Czech Republic Oct 2014

Endocrine nursing, social media and research: results of an international study
Davies, K. (2014). Endocrine nursing, social media and research: results of an international study. 2014 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Dublin, Ireland Sep 2014 European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).

Patient choice in growth hormone prescribing: The Nurses' perspective
Davies, K. (2014). Patient choice in growth hormone prescribing: The Nurses' perspective. 2014 British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Winchester, UK Nov 2014

Society for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing: 2nd edition
Kieffer, V, Davies, K, Gibson, C, Middleton, M, Munday, J, Shalet, S, Shepherd, L and Yeoh, P (2015). Society for Endocrinology Competency Framework for Adult Endocrine Nursing: 2nd edition. Endocrine Connections. 4 (1), pp. W1-W17. https://doi.org/10.1530/ec-14-0134

New nurse prescriber-led clinic for children with adrenal disease
Davies, K (2015). New nurse prescriber-led clinic for children with adrenal disease. Nurse Prescribing. 13 (6), pp. 308-309. https://doi.org/10.12968/npre.2015.13.6.308

The Clinical Nurse Specialist role in the DSD service in the UK
Davies, K. (2015). The Clinical Nurse Specialist role in the DSD service in the UK. 2015 Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society annual summit. Savannah, Georgia, United States of America May 2015

Endocrine nursing, social media and research: results of an international study
Davies, K. (2015). Endocrine nursing, social media and research: results of an international study. 2015 American Endocrine Society. San Diego, California, United States of America Apr 2015

Case study presentation: Craniopharyngioma
Davies, K. (2015). Case study presentation: Craniopharyngioma. 2015 IMAGE meeting. Nice, France Nov 2015

Diagnosis of CAH in infancy and management in a new nurse led adrenal clinic
Davies, K. (2015). Diagnosis of CAH in infancy and management in a new nurse led adrenal clinic. 2015 Clinical Update: The Society of Endocrinology. Birmingham, UK Apr 2015

Neuro-endocrine tumours in children
Davies, K (2016). Neuro-endocrine tumours in children. 2016 European Congress of Endocrinology. Munich, Germany May 2016

The education of paediatric endocrine nurses and advanced level practice in the UK
Davies, K. (2016). The education of paediatric endocrine nurses and advanced level practice in the UK. 2016 International Congress in Endocrinology. Beijing, China Aug 2016

Disorders of Sex Development - Ambiguous Genitalia
Davies, K (2016). Disorders of Sex Development - Ambiguous Genitalia. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 31 (4), pp. 463 - 466. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2016.04.007

The expanding role of the paediatric endocrinology specialist nurse
Davies, K. (2016). The expanding role of the paediatric endocrinology specialist nurse. 2016 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Lyon, France Sep 2016 European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).

Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Leadership
Davies, K. (2016). Paediatric Endocrine Nurse Leadership. 2016 IMAGE meeting. Lyon, France Oct 2016

Male puberty and spermatic development
Davies, K (2016). Male puberty and spermatic development. Society for Endocrinology BES 2016. Brighton, UK 07 - 09 Nov 2016 Bioscientifica. https://doi.org/10.1530/endoabs.44.n2.1

Whole-exome sequencing gives additional benefits compared to candidate gene sequencing in the molecular diagnosis of children with growth hormone or IGF-1 insensitivity
Shapiro, L, Chatterjee, S, Ramadan, DG, Davies, KM, Savage, MO, Metherell, LA and Storr, HL (2017). Whole-exome sequencing gives additional benefits compared to candidate gene sequencing in the molecular diagnosis of children with growth hormone or IGF-1 insensitivity. European Journal of Endocrinology. 177 (6), pp. 485-501. https://doi.org/10.1530/EJE-17-0453

What comes under the DSD Umbrella?
Davies, K (2017). What comes under the DSD Umbrella? Pediatric Endocrine Nurses Society Annual conference. Minneapolis, USA Pediatric Endocrine Nurses Society.

Growth Hormone Therapy
Davies, K (2017). Growth Hormone Therapy. Endocrine Nurse Update. Birmingham, UK Society for Endocrinology .

Paediatric Endocrine Emergencies
Davies, K (2017). Paediatric Endocrine Emergencies. American Endocrine Society, Nurses meeting. Orlando, USA American Endocrine Society.

Nurses’ viewpoints on growth hormone delivery devices
Davies, K and bryan, S (2017). Nurses’ viewpoints on growth hormone delivery devices. International Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Summit. Washington, USA 13 Sep - 13 Dec 2017

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia: A Case Study
Davies, K. (2017). Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia: A Case Study. 10th International Meeting of Pediatric Endocrinology. Washington DC, United States of America Sep 2017 European Society for Paediatric Endocrinology (ESPE).

Audit of Adrenal Function tests
Davies, K and Bryan, S (2017). Audit of Adrenal Function tests. 2017 IMAGE meeting. Toulouse, France Oct 2017

Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia presenting as DSD
Davies, K (2017). Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia presenting as DSD. 2017 IMAGE meeting. Toulouse, France Oct 2017

Care of the child and young person with endocrine problems
Davies, K (2017). Care of the child and young person with endocrine problems. in: Price, J and McAlinden, O (ed.) Essentials of Nursing Children and Young People Sage.

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia in Children and the Importance of Screening: Part 1
Davies, K (2018). Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia in Children and the Importance of Screening: Part 1. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 41, pp. 153-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.04.014

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia in Children and the Importance of Screening: Part 2
Davies, K (2018). Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia in Children and the Importance of Screening: Part 2. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 42, pp. 129-131. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2018.04.015

The Endocrine Nurse career progression: The UK experience with endocrine nurse competencies, courses and further education
Davies, K. (2018). The Endocrine Nurse career progression: The UK experience with endocrine nurse competencies, courses and further education. 2018 Endocrine Nurses' Society of Australasia Annual Symposium. Adelaide, Australia Aug 2018 Endocrine Nurses' Society of Australasia.

Translating genetic literacy into pediatric endocrine nursing practice
Dwyer, A. and Davies, K. (2018). Translating genetic literacy into pediatric endocrine nursing practice. 2018 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Athens, Greece European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology.

History taking - why is it so important?
Davies, K. (2018). History taking - why is it so important? 2018 IMAGE meeting. Marseille, France Oct 2018

Diagnosis and management of CAH in the United Kingdom
Davies, K. (2018). Diagnosis and management of CAH in the United Kingdom. 2018 International Conference in Endocrinology. Capetown, South Africa Nov 2018

Diagnosis and Management of DSD in the United Kingdom
Davies, K. (2018). Diagnosis and Management of DSD in the United Kingdom. 2018 International Conference in Endocrinology. Capetown, South Africa Nov 2018

Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing
Llahana, S., Follin, C., Yedinak, C., Grossman, A., Davies, K. and Keil, M. (ed.) (2019). Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing. Springer.

Short stature, growth hormone deficiency and primary IGF-1 deficiency
Moore, B., Whitehead, A. and Davies, K. (2019). Short stature, growth hormone deficiency and primary IGF-1 deficiency. in: Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing Springer. pp. 13 - 37

Genetic Competencies for Effective Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Practice
Davies, K and Dwyer, AA (2019). Genetic Competencies for Effective Pediatric Endocrine Nursing Practice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 48, pp. 127-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2019.06.006

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Study. What happens next?
Davies, K. (2019). Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: A Case Study. What happens next? 2019 IMAGE meeting. Bordeaux, France Sep 2019

Whats new in CAH?
Hughes, I. and Davies, K. (2019). Whats new in CAH? European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology. Vienna, Austria Sep 2019 European Society of Paediatric Endocrinology.

The XY Female: Exploring Care for Adolescent Girls with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome
Davies, K. (2019). The XY Female: Exploring Care for Adolescent Girls with Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome. Comprehensive Child and Adolescent Nursing. 43 (4), pp. 378-388. https://doi.org/10.1080/24694193.2019.1691677

Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics
Davies, K and Meimaridou, E (2020). Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics. Nursing children and young people. 32 (3), pp. 25-34. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1047

Biological basis of child health 2: introduction to fertilisation, prenatal development and birth
Crawford, D, Noakes, A and Davies, K (2020). Biological basis of child health 2: introduction to fertilisation, prenatal development and birth. Nursing children and young people. 32 (3), pp. 35-43. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1247

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment.
Crawford, D. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment. Nursing children and young people. August. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1246

Biological Basis to Child Health 6: Development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions
Crawford, D., Wilson, B. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 6: Development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions. Nursing children and young people. 32 (5). https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1248

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system.
Davies, Kate (2020). Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1308

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions.
Edge, D. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2020.e1101

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease
Archer, S and Davies, K. (2021). Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1258

Biological Basis to Child Health 10: An introduction to understanding the embryology, composition and function of blood
Baker, E., Crawford, D. and Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 10: An introduction to understanding the embryology, composition and function of blood. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1278

Biological Basis to Child Health 11: The Senses
Davies, K. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 11: The Senses. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1322

Biological Basis to Child Health 12: The Endocrine System
Davies, K. and Bryan, S. (2020). Biological Basis to Child Health 12: The Endocrine System. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1342

How to explain the diagnosis of Turner Syndrome to patients and their families
Davies, K. (2020). How to explain the diagnosis of Turner Syndrome to patients and their families. 2020 IMAGE meeting. Online 19 Nov 2020

Advanced Practice and Prescribing
Davies, K. (2021). Advanced Practice and Prescribing. British Endocrine Society. Edinburgh, UK 08 - 10 Nov 2021

Non Medical Prescribing – How can you make a difference to your service as a Non Medical Prescriber?
Davies, K. (2021). Non Medical Prescribing – How can you make a difference to your service as a Non Medical Prescriber? British Society of Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes. Online 24 - 26 Nov 2021

Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children's skin conditions.
Davies, K. and Hewitt, C. (2021). Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children's skin conditions. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1359

Biological Basis to Child Health 14: The Immune System
Davies, K., Batt, R. and Crawford, R. (2021). Biological Basis to Child Health 14: The Immune System. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2021.e1341

Normal Sex Development
Davies, K. (2021). Normal Sex Development. 2021 IMAGE meeting. Online 18 Nov 2021

Biological basis of child health 15: understanding the renal system and common renal conditions in children
Davies, K., Bradley, S and Crawford, D (2022). Biological basis of child health 15: understanding the renal system and common renal conditions in children. Nursing children and young people. https://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2022.e1392

A single-center, observational study of 607 children & young people presenting with Differences in Sex Development (DSD)
Man, E., Mushtaq, I., Barnicoat, A., Carmichael, P., Hughes, C.R., Davies, K., Aitkenhead, H., Amin, R., Buchanan, C.R., Cherian, A., Costa, N.J., Creighton, S.M., Duffy, P.G., Hewson, E., Hindmarsh, P.C., Monzani, L.C., Peters, C.J., Ransley, P.G., Smeulders. N., Spoudeas, H.A., Wood, D., Hughes, I.A., Katugampola, H., Brain, C.E., Dattani, M.T. and Achermann, J.C. (2022). A single-center, observational study of 607 children & young people presenting with Differences in Sex Development (DSD). Journal of the Endocrine Society. 7 (1), p. bvac165. https://doi.org/10.1210/jendso/bvac165

Understanding tertiary adrenal insufficiency.
Davies, K. (2023). Understanding tertiary adrenal insufficiency. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 69, pp. 121-122. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2023.02.012

A Digital Health Solution for Child Growth Monitoring at Home: Testing the Accuracy of a Novel “GrowthMonitor” Smartphone Application to Detect Abnormal Height and Body Mass Indices
Thaventhiran, T., Orr, J., Morris, J., Hsu, A., Martin, L., Davies, K., Harding, V., Chapple, J. P., Dunkel, L. and Storr, H. (2023). A Digital Health Solution for Child Growth Monitoring at Home: Testing the Accuracy of a Novel “GrowthMonitor” Smartphone Application to Detect Abnormal Height and Body Mass Indices. Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Digital health. 1 (4), pp. 498 - 509. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mcpdig.2023.08.001

An evaluation of the roles and job satisfaction of adult and paediatric endocrine nurses in the UK
Davies, K. (2023). An evaluation of the roles and job satisfaction of adult and paediatric endocrine nurses in the UK. British Endocrine Society. Edinburgh, UK 08 - 10 Nov 2021 Bioscientifica. https://doi.org/10.1530/endoabs.94.P155

A-Z of Prescribing for Children: A - Absorption
Davies, K. (2023). A-Z of Prescribing for Children: A - Absorption. Journal of Prescribing Practice. 5 (9), pp. 370 - 371. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.9.370

A-Z Prescribing for Children: B - BNFc
Davies, K. (2023). A-Z Prescribing for Children: B - BNFc. Journal of Prescribing Practice. 5 (10), pp. 418 - 419. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.10.418

The current state of paediatric non-medical prescribing
Davies, K. (2023). The current state of paediatric non-medical prescribing. Journal of Prescribing Practice. 5 (12), pp. 518-524. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.12.518

A–Z of prescribing for children: C – Concordance
Davies, K. (2023). A–Z of prescribing for children: C – Concordance. Journal of Prescribing Practice. 5 (11), pp. 464-465. https://doi.org/10.12968/jprp.2023.5.11.464