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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.
Tracey is a member of the North of England Research group for Health Visitors.
Hardy, T. and Nicol, T. (2017) ‘The impact of early maternal employment on infant wellbeing and attachment’ Journal 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 success’ Widening 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 practitioner’ Community Practitioner , 83 (8), pp. 21-24. ISSN 1462-2815
Tracey is currently contributing to the Yorkshire and Humber Health Visitor Implementation Plan.