Professor Helen Hurst

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole Building, Room 2.75.



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Current positions

Professor of Nursing


Helen is a Professor of Nursing and holds a joint clinical academic position with the University and the Northern Care Alliance NHS Trust. She has over 30 years' experience working in the NHS in renal medicine and care of the elderly, with over 20 years in advanced practice. Her current clinical work is within renal medicine. She holds national and international leadership positions and has been involved in conference organisations and collaborative working across multi-professional teams. She has had postdoctoral awards and continues her research with older people, frailty and advanced kidney disease, including a specialist interest in peritoneal dialysis.

She has completed a Florence Nightingale Scholarship exploring postdoctoral careers for academic nurses and works across both organsisations to support capacity and capability. Supporting AHP and nurses, supervising mres, pre doctoral, doctoral and post-doctoral students.

Areas of research

Kidney disease, Dialysis, Aging and frailty, Patient experience , Multi-morbidity


  • Research methods
  • Advanced practice

Research Interests

  • Long term conditions
  • Renal medicine
  • Frailty
  • Older people
  • Patient experience
  • Patient reported outcomes
  • Qualitative research

Qualifications and Memberships


  • RGN
  • BA (hons)
  • V300
  • MSc
  • PhD


  • Florence Nightingale Scholar
  • Greater Manchester and Cheshire Clinical Senate
  • Association of Nephrology Nurses UK Secretary and Co-Founder
  • International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing Committee
  • Academic Vice President UK Kidney Association (UKKA)
  • Co-Chair UK Kidney Dialysis and Research Innovation Network
  • Special Interest Group Co Chair Supportive Care UKKA
  • NIHR Nursing and Midwifery Incubator