Staff Profile


Miss Paula Kuzbit

Senior Lecturer

School: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work

Campus: Canterbury Main Campus

Tel: 01227 922104

Profile summary

I am the Programme Director for the Masters degree in Nursing (Adult and Mental Health fields). 

I undertook my Diploma in Nursing at the Frances Harrison College of Health Care, part of the University of Surrey, qualifying in 1995 and on qualifying  I worked in various clinical posts within Cancer Care across Kent and Surrey. In 2003 I joined Canterbury Christ Church University as a lecturer practitioner in Cancer Care. I received my Master’s Degree in Advanced Practice (Cancer Nursing) from the University of Surrey in 2004 and I completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in 2005. I am currently undertaking a PhD exploring the experiences of lesbians with cancer called Lesbian Cancer Voices.

I have extensive experience in curriculum design and I am currently the project lead for the validation of the 2019 nursing curricula. I teach across all academic levels. I am the module leader for the post qualifying Undergraduate and Post Graduate Cancer Care and Systemic Anti Cancer Therapy modules. I am also the module leader for an enquiry based learning module in the Undergraduate Pre-Registration Adult Nursing Programme.

I am a reviewer for the European Journal of Oncology Nursing, and Cancer Nursing Practice. 

Research and knowledge exchange

I am currently undertaking a a PhD study entitled Lesbian Cancer Voices. A Queer Feminist Narrative Inquiry into the Lived Experiences of Being Lesbian with Cancer. 

My research uses intersectional feminist and queer theory to explore the lived experiences of marginalised people with health care needs, and how nursing practice can better hear these voices    

Teaching and subject expertise

Cancer Care

Adult Nursing

LGBTQi, Sexuality and Gender 

External activities

Conference presentation: Queering Cancer Narratives July 2016 Queering Paradigms 6 Canterbury Christ Church University  

Publications and research outputs

Kuzbit P (2008) Ambulatory Cancer Care in Howatson Jones and Ellis (eds) Outpatients Day Surgery and Ambulatory Care Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell

Kuzbit P (2005) Living with a peripherally inserted central catheter for the delivery of cancer chemotherapy; a phenomenological study. European Journal of Cancer 6(3) Supplement pp 466

Kuzbit P (2005) Understanding Fatigue Cancer Nursing Practice. March Supplement, 16-19

Kuzbit P (2004) The Importance of Hair Cancer Nursing Practice 3(8) pp. 10-13.


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