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Professor Mark Hayter

Professor of Nursing and Health Research/ Associate Dean Research

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 463179

Mark is a leading international nurse academic with a 20 year track record of high quality nursing and health related research.

He collaborates nationally and internationally on nursing research projects and has a particular interest in reproductive health and adolescent health.

Mark edits the Journal of Advanced Nursing and regularly lectures on academic writing internationally. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing.


Research Interests

  • Adolescent health and reproductive health

  • Family planning clinics

  • Contraceptive counselling

  • HIV

  • Sex education and sexual health services

  • Psycho-sexual health

Research groups

Professor Hayter belongs to the Maternal and Reproductive Health (MaRH) research cluster at the University of Hull and his research explores a variety of reproductive and adolescent health topics - his current research is a study into LGBT access to primary care.

He has published extensively – with over 60 papers in peer review journals. He has also presented over 60 papers at national and international conferences and has extensive academic contacts in Asia, Australia, the Middle East and the United States.


Jones, C, Hayter, M, Jomeen, J (2017), 'Understanding Asexual Identity as a Means to Facilitate Culturally Competent Care: a Systematic Literature Review', Journal of Clinical Nursing, DOI: 10.1111/jocn.13862

Kao, S, Hayter M, Hinchliff S, Tsai CH, Hsu MT, (2015), 'Experience of Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercises Among Women in Taiwan; a Qualitative Study of Improvement in Urinary Incontinence and Sexuality', Journal of Clinical Nursing, published online: 7 February 2015, DOI: 10.111

Hayter, M, Jones, CG, Owen, J, Harrison C (2015), 'A Qualitative Evaluation of the Home Based Contraceptive and Sexual Health Care for Teenage Mothers', Primary Health Care Research & Development, 1-11

Mepham, N, Arcelus, J, Bouman, W, Hayter, M, Wylie K (2014), 'People with Gender Dysphoria who Self-Prescribe Cross Sex Hormones; Prevalence, Sources and Side-Effects Knowledge', Journal of Sexual Medicine, published online: DOI: 10.1111/jsm.12691

Chang, YT, Hayter, M, Lin, ML (2014), 'Chinese Adolescents’ Attitudes Toward Sexual Relationships and Premarital Sex Implications for Promoting Sexual Health', Journal of School Nursing, published online, doi: 10.1177/1059840514520996

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Research PhDs

Professor Hayter welcomes applications from students wishing to conduct research using qualitative or mixed methods approaches in all strands of reproductive health, adolescent health, sociological research into nursing/midwifery practice and school nursing.

Completed PhDs 

• An Ethnographic Study in Women’s Sexual Health Clinics in Saudi Arabia, Ahlam Al-Zahrana,

• Perceptions of Critical Illness Recovery, Lee Cutler

• ICU Nurses Perceptions and Practice of Enteral Feeding in Jordan, Mahmoud Al- Kaledeh

• A Mixed Methods Study of the Factors Associated with HIV Testing Uptake Among Young People in Saudi Arabia, Abdullah Abdulbasit Almilaibary

• Health and Wellbeing Amongst Elderly Farm Workers in Thailand, Weearachart Kaewanan

Current PhD supervisons 

A Foucauldian Analysis of ‘Asexuality’, Catriona Jones

• The Role of the Digital Age in the Formation of Sexual Identity, Sheena MCrae

• The Experiences of Living with Vaginal-Anal Fistula in Nigeria, Hannah Degge

• Sexuality and Intimacy in the Elderly, Dawne Garrett

• Child Bearing Decisions Among Thai HIV Infected Women, Jurawan Kownaklai

• Designing a Nursing Intervention to Improve Eating in Dementia Patients in Spain, Alvisa Palese

• Sexual Health Services for Adolescents in Nigeria, Franklin Onukwugha

Teaching awards and accolades

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA(Hons) Social Dimensions of Health, Sheffield Hallam University

  • MMed.Sci, Clinical Nursing, University of Sheffield

  • PhD, A Sociological Analysis of Family Planning Consultations, University of Sheffield

External roles

Professor Hayter is an editor of the Journal of Advanced Nursing and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of School Nursing, the Journal of Nursing Interventions and Nursing Outlook.

He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and the European Academy of Nursing Science.

Professor Hayter has also served on numerous international scientific committees including the Royal College of Nursing International research conference 2010 & 2012, International School Nurse Conference 2011 and the World Association of Sexology conference 2011.

As an experienced qualitative researcher, he has delivered workshops on writing for publication on six continents.

He has a keen interest in professional standards, and nursing and midwifery regulation, and serves on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) Fitness to Practice Investigating Committee.

Professional highlights

Professor Hayter qualified as a nurse in 1987 and after working in several clinical roles he joined the Sheffield School of Nursing in 1991.

From 1995 to 2012 he held academic positions in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at the University of Sheffield, most recently as Reader in Nursing. He joined the University of Hull in 2012.