Ms Catherine McDougall

Ms Catherine McDougall

Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Advanced Practice

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


I have been an AdvancedNurse Practitioner in Primary Care since 1999 and latterly I work in the localOut of Hours service. The development of advancing practice roles in the healthservice is exciting and positive and I am proud to be the programme leader forthe School of Nursing and Midwifery MSc Advanced Professional Practice, acontemporary and innovative programme that supports integrated learning acrosshealth disciplines. 




Registered General Nurse  PIN:  78I4896E

RCGP Asthma Diploma 

Family Planning Certificate 

RCN Nurse Practitioner Diploma 

Non medical Independent prescriber 



MSc Healthcare Practice University of Exeter 

Post Graduate Certificate of Education Plymouth

NMC registered teacher, (applying forFellowship HEA)

Teaching interests

  • Advanced Practice
  • Adult Nursing
  • Interprofessional Education
  • Management and Leadership
  • Consultation and Advanced Clinical Skills

Staff serving as external examiners

Research and consultancy

External examiner SouthamptonUniversity

Professional activities (to include engagement in practice)

Regular shifts as ANP Out of Hours


Research interests

My key research interests are round advanced parctice and how the skills and knowledge at a higher level  than initial registration can enhance the patient journey and sevice delivery. 

Other academic activities

I am currently the Associate Head of School for Marketing and Admissions.