Dr. Natalie Yates-Bolton

School of Health and Society

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Current positions

Senior Lecturer


Dr Natalie Yates-Bolton is a senior lecturer in Nursing in the School of Health and Society at the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. Natalie is the International lead for staff and student mobility across the School. This role involves optimising international collaboration in research, education and enterprise for the Directorates of Health Sciences, Psychology and Sport, Nursing & Midwifery Society and Criminology.

Natalie is part of a team working with the World Health Organisation and Health Education England (HEE) to support the Ministries of Health in six countries to develop their health care workforce post-Covid.

Natalie was the University lead for the University’s HEE funded workforce development contribution to the Greater Manchester Teaching Care Homes project which focussed on enhancing residents’ experience of care, health and well-being outcomes and quality of care.

Natalie has recently been a member of the Public Health England, Breast Cancer after Radiotherapy data base project team at the Christie Hospital, UK; Natalie’s role in this team was that of public and patient involvement.

Natalie teaches and supervises UK under-graduate student nurses, post-graduate nurses and international health professionals undertaking post-graduate studies at the University of Salford. Natalie acts as an examiner for PhD and Professional Doctorate students.

Natalie is an Associate Consultant for HammondCare International, a leading Dementia care, education and research focussed organisation based in Australia.

Natalie is an Executive Coach working with the Florence Nightingale Foundation supporting NHS leaders.


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.

  • Enhancing the care home experience of residents and staff
  • Empowering approaches to nursing
  • Academic lead KTP communication for carers of people with dementia
Postgraduate Research
  • Care home experience of residents and /or staff
  • Appreciative inquiry methodology

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).