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t.hardy@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471359


Tracey is  working within the Division of Child and Maternal Health and is Course leader for MSc  Public Health Nursing Practice programme (Health Visiting and School Nursing)  within the School of Human and Health Sciences.Tracey qualified as a Registered Nurse (part one) in 1993 and spent several years working on adult and neonatal intensive care units. After completing a BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner-Public Health in 2001, she  worked as qualified health visitor  gaining extensive knowledge and experience of working within communities and with services relevant to social welfare and wellbeing.

Tracey also worked as a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People, within the Acute and Primary Care Trusts.

In 2007 Tracey  moved into Higher Education, working across the Division of Health and  Wellbeing and teaching on undergraduate and  postgraduate  programmes in relation to Community Studies and  Safeguarding Children and Young People.

Research and Scholarship

Research interests

  • Tracey has an interest in the families of prisoners. She has commenced a PhD researching how families of prisoners who have committed a serious crime manage and renegotiate their identity; examining concepts of shame and stigma management within the familial and extended community networks.
  • Tracey has an interest in issues relating to safeguarding children and young people and vulnerable groups and in mentorship.

Tracey is a member of the North of England Research group for Health Visitors.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Hardy, T. and Nicol, T. (2017) ‘The impact of early maternal employment on infant wellbeing and attachmentJournal of Health Visiting , 5 (4), pp. 178-183. ISSN 2052-2908


Hardy, T (2015) ‘The Familial Impact of Imprisonment: An Exploratory Study Examining how Families of Prisoners manage their identity.’. In: British Sociological Association 2016 Conference: Global Societies Fragmenting and Connecting., Wednesday 6-Friday 8th April 2016, Aston University Birmingham , pp. 224-224


Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship and positive effects on student mentor and mentee retention and academic successWidening Participation and Lifelong Learning , 14, pp. 76-92. ISSN 1466-6529

Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship: yes it does have a positive effect on student retention and academic success’. In: ‘What Works? Student Retention and Success, 28th - 29th March 2012, University of York


Hardy, T. and Snowden, M. (2010) ‘Familial impact of imprisonment and the community specialist practitionerCommunity Practitioner , 83 (8), pp. 21-24. ISSN 1462-2815


  • 2016 - Reviewer International Journal of Society and System Science
  • 2014 - External Course Validator for UCLAN Safeguarding on an International Context
  • 2014 - Appointed External Examiner UCLAN Safeguarding in an International Context
  • 2011 - Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Research Degree Supervision

Teaching and Professional Activities

Course Leader

  • MSc Public Health Nursing Practice programme (Health Visiting and School Nursing)

Module Leader

  • HMH2001 Practice 2 Service Development in SCPHN Practice
  • HMH1038 Targeting Risk and Vulnerability

Tracey is currently contributing to the Yorkshire and Humber Health Visitor Implementation Plan.