Tracey Heath

Senior Lecturer/ Programme Director (MSc Leadership in Health and Social Care and related programmes)

Faculty of Health Sciences

01482 464519

Tracey moved into higher education following a career in the National Health Service where she held a wide variety of clinical, operational and strategic roles.

At the University of Hull, she has held several director-level positions related to both enterprise and postgraduate / professional post-qualifying education.

Tracey is passionate about knowledge transfer and leadership for improvement, as reflected in her teaching and external consultancy work.


Research Interests

  • Leadership in cross sector contexts

  • Leadership and service improvement

Research groups

  • Previously, project manager for collaborative research projects with the NHS, and led strategic activity including establishing research governance infrastructure


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Self as Leader

  • Developing Strategic Influence

  • Creativity, Innovation and Change

Research PhDs

Tracey welcomes applications for supervision in her specialist areas. She has supervised numerous Masters level projects, as well as organisational consultancy projects, research projects, literature reviews and, more recently, healthcare improvement projects.

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc

  • PG Dip

  • PG Cert KT

  • BSc

  • RGN

External roles

  • Extensive range of external work (consultancy and collaborative activity) across the health and social care sector

  • Member of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer

  • Member of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL)

  • Fellow of the Improvement Academy (YHAHSN)

Awards and accolades

  • Membership of the Institute of Knowledge Transfer

  • Details of funding awards available on request