Tracy qualified as an Adult Nurse in 1998 and began working at the Ipswich Hospital. She has worked in various areas, including ITU, trauma and orthopaedics, before finding her area of specialism working in 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 and is the lead admissions tutor for the BSc pre-registration adult nursing programme.
Tracy engages in teaching on the pre-registration degree nursing programmes and is a module leader for Fundamentals of Bioscience in year one. Tracy also contributes to various other programmes and modules within the health courses. Tracy’s postgraduate teaching is on the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing programme for Health Visiting and School Nursing. She gained her teaching qualification on the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice course in 2019 and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Tracy’s research interests are in public health, managing minor illnesses, and promoting patient confidence in accessing appropriate NHS pathways. Tracy completed her dissertation on the MSc in Public Health Nursing exploring Emergency Department attendance and minor illness, intending to complete primary research in this area for her PhD.
Tracy’s academic interests lie in interprofessional learning and building resilience in the health professions.