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Dr Liz King

Profile summary

Professional biography

Liz qualified as an RN (Child) in 2000 and has since gained copious experience of caring for children, young people and their families.

Liz's clinical nursing career includes paediatric cardio-respiratory, oncology, infectious diseases, spinal and general nursing care in ward, HDU and PICU areas in the NHS and Private healthcare settings. 

Liz has been involved with pre and post registration nurse education throughout her career in both clinical settings and in universities as a nurse academic.

Liz has 10 years of experience working in the Higher Education sector and has held the roles of module lead, year/cohort lead, Fitness to Practice Investigator, programme lead, dissertation supervisor and ethics panel membership. 

Liz is a Staff Tutor at The Open University in the School of Health, Wellbeing and Social Care (HWSC) and is the Lead for Private, Voluntary and Independent nursing placements for England.

Liz is a Cluster Manager for module KYN325- Assimilating Nursing: Knowledge & Theory and teaches various master classes for OU pre and post registration nursing learners regarding research processes and childrens nursing related topics.  

Liz is also a member of The Open University's HWSC Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility champions group and the Children, Young People and Families research group. 


Nursing/Education Qualifications:

Doctor of Education (EdD) - University College London

MSc Advanced Nursing Practice (Education)- Kings College London

BSc (Hons) Childrens Nursing- Kings College London

DipHE Childrens Nursing- University of Surrey

NMC Registered Nurse (Child) 

NMC Registered Nurse Teacher 

NMC Nurse Mentorship qualification 

Research interests

My main research interests include reasonable adjustments for student nurse learning in clinical placement, and aspects of childrens nursing and nurse education.

I also enjoy co-authoring publications with fellow academics, nurses and student nurses. 

External collaborations

I am the Chair and Founder of the RAINE forum (Reasonable Adjustments In Nursing Education). 

I am an External Examiner for Kingston University for their Nursing Associate programme and post registration nursing research modules.

I work with the SAGE Journal of Child Health Care as an Associate Editor and lead on the journal's regular podcasts.

I am a peer reviewer for Nursing Children & Young People and Nursing Management journals. 

I also engage in external research consultancy, most recently with University College London as a nursing expert on paediatric consent to cardiac surgery. 


Children’s understanding and consent to heart surgery: Multidisciplinary teamwork and moral experiences (2022-09-27)
Alderson, Priscilla; Bellsham-Revell, Hannah; Dedieu, Nathalie; King, Liz; Mendizabal, Rosa and Sutcliffe, Katy
Journal of Child Health Care ((Early Access))

Benefits of podcasts for healthcare professionals (2022-09-01)
King, Liz
Journal of Child Health Care, 26(3) (pp. 341-342)

Bereavement and children’s mental health: Recognising the effects of early parental loss (2022-01-06)
Azuike, Priscilla; Anjoyeb, Mahmood and King, Liz
Nursing Children and Young People, 34(1) (pp. 26-32)

Children's informed, signified and voluntary consent to heart surgery: Professionals’ practical perspectives (2022)
Alderson, P; Bellsham-Revell, H; Brierley, J; Dedieu, N; Heath, J; Johnson, M; Johnson, S; Katsatis, A; Kazim, R; King, Liz; Mendizabal, R; Sutcliffe, K; Trowell, J; Vigneswaren, T; Wellesley, H and Wray, J
Nursing Ethics ((Early access))

Mobile phone interventions to promote adherence to HIV treatment: mitigating the challenges (2021)
Manderson, Grace and King, Liz
Nursing Standard ((Early access))

Factors contributing to parental ‘vaccine hesitancy’ for childhood immunisations (2020-07-14)
Haroune, Valerie and King, Liz
Nursing Children and Young People, 32(4) (pp. 20-25)

Exploring student nurses’ and their link lecturers’ experiences of reasonable adjustments in clinical placement (2019-09-26)
King, Liz
British Journal of Nursing, 28(17) (pp. 1130-1134)

Link lecturers' views on supporting student nurses who have a learning difficulty in clinical placement (2018-02-08)
King, Liz
British Journal of Nursing, 27(3) (pp. 141-145)

Hub and spoke model for nursing student placements in the UK, Nursing Children and Young People (2015)
Harrison-White, Karen and King, Elizabeth
Nursing Children and Young People, 27(2) (pp. 24-29)

Parental Refusal of Consent for their Child's Medical Treatment: An Ethical, Professional and Legal Dilemma (2013)
King, Liz
British Journal of Anaesthetic and Recovery Nursing, 14(8) (pp. 11-17)