Edwina Thacker

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole MS3.19

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Current positions

Lecturer in Children & Young People’s Nursing


I have been in nurse education since November 1991 and have taught predominantly within the field of Children and Young People’s nursing. Prior to entering nurse education, I was a Ward Sister on a general Paediatric Unit.


I have taught on a range of diploma and undergraduate programmes but notably on pre registration programmes.  My key academic interests lie in child and family policy and the sociology of health and illness.   I have clinical links with a local PCT which supports my academic interests.

Research Interests

As the School Retention Officer, my research interests currently focus on the student experience and student engagement and support.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • B.A (Hons) Social Science 1978 – Manchester Polytechnic
  • MSc Nursing 1998 - Manchester University
  • PG Diploma in Nurse Education 1993 – Manchester University
  • SRN 1982
  • RSCN 1985
  • Registered Nurse Teacher 1993