Tracy qualified as an Adult Nurse in 1998 and began working at the Ipswich Hospital. She has worked in a variety of areas including ITU, and trauma and orthopaedics before finding her area of specialism working on the Acute Medical Unit.
Tracy then completed an 18-month shortened course and qualified as a Registered Midwife in 2011 where she developed an interest in public health and health promotion. Following this Tracy completed a Specialist Community Public Health Nursing course where her most recent area of practice was health visiting.
Tracy joined the university of Suffolk as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in December 2017.
Tracy is involved in teaching on the pre- registration degree nursing programmes, Inter-professional Learning modules and parts of the midwifery programme. Tracy is co-module leader for Fundamentals of Bioscience in year one.
Tracy’s postgraduate teaching is on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme for Health Visiting and School Nursing.
Tracy gained her teaching qualification on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice course in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tracy’s research interests are in public health, managing minor illness, and promoting patients/parent’s confidence in accessing appropriate NHS pathways. Tracy is currently undertaking her dissertation on the MSc in Public Health Nursing exploring Emergency Department attendance and minor illness, with a view to completing primary research in this area for her PHD.
Tracy’s academic interests lie in reducing the practice- theory gap and building resilience in the health professions.