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Natasha Hackett

Lecturer in Adult Nursing


Natasha Hackett

T: 01473 338102 

On qualifying, Natasha worked within an ENT and Plastic Surgery ward, specialising in Hand Trauma. This involved caring for both surgical and medical patients, day surgery as well as inpatient admissions. The ENT aspect was particularly interesting as involved both an emergency and elective focus, within a regional specialist unit. Following on from this, Natasha moved to the Post Anaesthetic Care Unit, caring for patients in the immediate post-operative phase, providing specialist airway management and care. She then moved to an Emergency General Surgery ward, caring for GI, Colorectal, Urology and ENT patients, before coming to UoS.

Current Teaching

Preparation for Mentorship – a 12 week post registration module which allows nurses and midwives to become mentors. Topics include teaching and assessing in clinical practice, supporting a diverse range of learners and coaching.

Healthcare in Society – a foundation degree module which considers a wide variety of topics relating to working in healthcare. Topics include Social Policy, Equality & Diversity, Targets & Commissioning, Person Centered Care, Ethics, Law and Holism.


Natasha's areas of interest include teaching clinical skills, relating theory to practice and sharing my experiences with students. My academic interest is considering nurse education, in particular the theory practice gap and its associated issues.

Research Interest

MA Dissertation - performing a dual role: identifying the benefits and challenges.

Publications/conference presentations

Hackett, N., Harvey-Lloyd, J. & Rooke, N. (2016) "Performing dual roles in education and practice: Experiences of lecturers who also work as clinicians: a literature review and study", Nursing Management, vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 31-37.

NET Conference 2015 – Theme Paper: Performing a dual role: identifying the benefits and challenges.