Lesley Gratrix

Lecturer in Adult Nursing/ Programme Director, BSc Nursing (Adult)

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Prior to commencing her career in academia, Lesley worked for many years at a senior level within nursing leadership at a number of large NHS Trusts in both England and Scotland.

She joined the University of Hull in 2012 as a lecturer in nursing with an interest in critical care, neuroscience nursing and leadership.

Lesley currently teaches at Level 4 to Level 7 on a diverse range of programmes whilst being programme director for the BSc Nursing (Adult) programme.

She is currently undertaking her PhD with the University of Birmingham exploring the role of the ward sister.


Research Interests

  • Pedagogical research

  • Nursing leadership

Research groups

University of Birmingham (PhD - current study)


Gratrix L, Barrett D (2017), 'Desperately Seeking Consistency: Student Nurses’ Experiences and Expectations of Academic Supervision', Nurse Education Today, 48 p7-12.

Gratrix L (2014), 'Commentary on Fernandez R, Salamonson Y and Griffiths R (2012), 'Emotional Intelligence as a Predictor of Academic Performance in First-Year Accelerated Graduate Entry Nursing Students'', Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3485-3492.

Conference Poster, 'Emotional Intelligence: An Essential Attribute of Nursing Leadership', STTI Honor Society 2nd European Regional Conference, 16-18 June 2014, Gothenburg, Sweden ISBN: 978-91-628-9041-4 (Item 126 Poster)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

University Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice

  • Fundamentals of Tissue Viability (Level 4)

  • Work-based Learning (Level 4)

  • Medicines Management (Level 4)

BSc Nursing (Adult)

  • Skills for Practice (Level 4)

  • Adult Nursing (Level 4)

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing (Level 5)

  • Deteriorating Health (Level 5)

  • Complexity in Care (Level 6)

  • Safe and Competent Nursing / Dissertation (Level 6)

MSc programmes

  • Decision Making (Level 7)

  • Driving Specialist Developments (Level 7)

  • Dissertation supervision

Teaching awards and accolades

  • PCAP

  • Registered Nurse Teacher

  • FHEA

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc, University of Hull

  • BA (Hons), Leeds Metropolitan University

  • PCAP, University of Hull

  • RGN, Leeds Western School of Nursing

  • Registered Nurse Teacher, NMC

External roles

International Advisory Board member of the International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing.

Professional highlights

  • PhD studentship funding x 3 application for the PoWER program in Faculty of Health and Social Care, University of Hull – successful (2016)

  • Athena Swan Bronze Departmental application member, submitted Nov 2016 successful

  • Funding application for PoWER programme, Faculty of Health and Social Care, successful (2014)