Natalie Yates-Bolton

Natalie Yates-Bolton


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My clinical background is in surgical nursing (orthopaedic, ophthalmic and colo-rectal), neuro-medicine and nursing home care of older people. I have worked in Australia, UK and undertaken a nursing scholarship placement in the USA.


My academic interests focus on evidence based practice, research methods, dementia care, care of older people, spiritual care and cancer care.

I teach and supervise on the School’s undergraduate, post qualified and post graduate programmes.

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily in the area of the care of older people; this includes nursing home care, dementia care and human rights based care.

I am undertaking a Ph.D exploring meaning and purpose in nursing home life, using appreciative inquiry.

I am the co-chair of the Dementia Design Group at the University.

I am the co-chair of the EU funded intensive programme; HUROPEL, Human rights: Older People and End of Life Care.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • 1990  BSc (Hons) Nursing, University of Surrey
  • 1990  R.G.N, University of Salford
  • 1994  City and Guilds 7307 Teaching Certificate
  • 1998  P.G.C.E , University of Bolton
  • 2006  MSc Nursing, University of Salford

I have been awarded a Vice-Chancellor’s research scholarship to study human rights based care in nursing homes (2008).

I have been awarded a Florence Nightingale scholarship to study how non-pharmacological care can improve the quality of life of people who have dementia (2011).


My publications are focussed on nursing home care of older people and human rights based care of older people.

I am a peer reviewer for nursing education and nursing journals.