I am a registered nurse & midwife with over 30 years health care experience, both in the UK and abroad. I have worked with in academia since 2004 and have had several roles including Recruitment Lead (Midwifery), IPL Midwifery Programme Director, MSc Empirical Lead, Formal Investigating Officer for Student Fitness to Practice and Faculty Ethics panel member. I have recently joined the University as a Midwifery Lecturer.

I have a particular interest in research since completing my MRes; especially exploring students experiences of education to help improve these and maximise student success. I am also interested in the care of women with complex health needs and how to normalize their experiences of care, additionally I am a NIPE practioner. Currently I am involved in a project investigating how the Nursing Associate (NA) role is viewed and understood by stakeholders who have had experience of working with the NA in practice. 



Qualifications and memberships



Awarding body

Master of Research (health)

Canterbury Christ Church University


Canterbury Christ Church University

BSc (Hons) Midwifery Studies

University of Hertfordshire

BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies

Coventry University

Diploma Nursing Studies

City University

D33/34 Assessor

City and Guilds

N96 – Examination of the Newborn (NIPE)

Homerton College Cambridge

ENB 100 – Intensive Care Nursing

English National Board

ENB 998 – Teaching and Assessment

English National Board





Lecturer/ Practice Educator

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Registered Midwife

Nursing and Midwifery Council

Registered Nurse - Adult

Nursing and Midwifery Council


Membership of Professional Organisations


Membership status

Advanced HE

Senior Fellow

Academic and research interests

Completed Research and Funded Scholarship


Brief details

An evaluative study of an NHS Trust Preceptorship Programme

Focus groups methodology exploring the views of 3rd year students and NQM

Midwifery students’ experiences of being resilient whilst studying on a professional health programme

Small Project Grant in 2018

Student Voices: Final year midwifery students lived experiences of learning to become a midwife whilst studying on an interprofessional learning programme

Part of MRes Studies, awarded a Small Project Grant in 2007

Action Research: Creative provision of obstetric emergency education


Part of PGCLT Studies

Survey of nurses’ and midwives’ views on the ‘Named Nurse’ concept

Part of BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies


Publications / Presentations


Wier J Lake K (2022) Making the Transition: A focus group study which explores third year student and newly qualified midwives’ perceptions and experiences of becoming a registrant midwife Midwifery 111: 103377

Lake K (2022) Exploring midwifery students’ experiences of being resilient whilst studying on a professional health programme (In Progress)

Rogers K (2010) Exploring the learning experiences of final year midwifery students British Journal of Midwifery 18(7): 457- 463

Rogers K (2008) Action Research: Part 2 Testing the new teaching method The Practising Midwife 11(11): 32-35

Rogers K (2008) Action Research: Part 1 Achieving meaningful reflection The Practising Midwife 11(10):54-57

Rogers K (2008) Ethics and qualitative research: what are the issues for midwifery researchers British Journal of Midwifery  16(3): 179-182

Rogers K (2007) Skills drills training: the way forward MIDWIVES 10(5):218-9  May 2007


Books/ Chapters

2011 IPL Case Study, with student learning activities, for the Pearson’s Library

Rogers K (2010) An exploratory study into final year midwifery students experiences In Graham-Matheson L (editor) Research Informed Teaching ISBN 978-1-899253-75-3


Conference Papers / Posters / Presentations

Type: Title



Poster Presentation Midwifery students’ experiences of being resilient whilst studying on a professional health programme

NET Conference


Poster Presentations Students’ Experiences of IPL

CCCU Learning and Teaching conference

The Faculty Annual postgraduate conference


Presentation Student Midwives prior to qualification are they prepared for practice


Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury

Presentation The student experience of IPL

The NET Conference


Poster Presentation Midwifery Students’ Experience of IPL

National Conference for Nurse-Midwives,

Seattle USA

Presentation Midwifery Students’ Experience of IPL

Research Informed Teaching Conference


Presentation  Best practice in learning: the midwifery perspective:

Best Practice in Practice Learning Conference


Recent external roles

External Examinar Huddersfield University (2017)