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Dr Celia Hynes

Director of Multi Professional Post Graduate Studies


I entered nurse education in 1988 as a lecturer/practitioner to lead the then ENB 415 intensive care course for children, having spent the majority of my clinical practice in this area. Although originally trained as a registered nurse I found that my desire was to work closely with children and therefore undertook further studies to achieve this. I became a fulltime lecturer in Children’s nursing in 1990. I progressed my academic career and maintained strong clinical links.  My interest grew in the area of human relationships and psychoanalytic work and I gained my PhD in this area. I took on roles as programme leaders and Associate Head for Teaching and Learning. My desire to work closely with teams led me to apply for my current role as a Director and I now lead the Directorate of Multi professional post graduate studies.


My academic interests remain focused on human relationships, leadership and management and emotional intelligence. I teach across all levels of learning from pre registration to post graduate studies. I supervise across all of these areas too.

Research Interests

I have a particular interest in the behaviour of people and why they behave the way they do. I have been working with colleagues from other Universities to consider elements of conflict resolution. In addition I have a passion for work with veterans of armed services personnel and I am leading a project and research in this area.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • PhD (2010) ‘ Transference and Counter transference as an agent in Care’  - University of Salford.
  • 2000 - A50 Children’s Community Nursing University of Salford.
  • 1998 - M.A. Psychoanalytic Studies  - The University of Sheffield.
  • 1996 - E.N.B. NO1 Counselling in the Caring Professions - University of Salford.
  • 1995 - Manchester Course in Group Psychotherapy - Institute of G.A.N. London
  • 1994 -B.A. (Hons) Nurse Education/Registered Nurse Tutor  - Manchester Victoria University.
  • 1988 - Registered Clinical Nurse Teacher  - Liverpool John Moores University.
  • 1984 - Registered Sick Children's Nurse  - Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool Health Authority.
  • 1978 - Registered General Nurse  -  Preston Health Authority


I have a growing record of publications across a variety of journals, particularly focusing on leadership and management and the concept of transference and counter transference in relationships. I work to promote the profile of the staff within my Directorate and support their time for writing and bidding.