Qualifications and memberships

Currently PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh due to complete 2018

2017 Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

2010 NMC Teacher

2004 MSc in Health Care Management, Bath Spa University.

2000 - Level 3 Counselling for Carers Module, UWE, Bristol.

1997 - 1999 Stage 1 & 2 7307 teaching qualification and Cert. in Education, Birmingham.

1998 - 2002 Assessor (D32/33), Internal Verifier (D43) and APEL (D36) NVQ qualifications.

1996 BA (Hons) John Moores University, Liverpool

1992 ENB 188 Theatre Nursing

1991 EN(G) South East Kent, 1996 RN(G) Edge Hill, Liverpool

Current Professional Affiliations

Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA)

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Academic and research interests

Training and development of health care staff and their personal and professional development.

Perioperative nursing issues.

Research and research options for students undertaking the masters dissertation.


Hatfield LM (2017) ‘A Risky Research Project: A cross cultural comparison on Registered Nurses (RN) using a feminist approach. Exploring UK and South African (SA) women’s experiences and perceptions of Personal and Professional Development (PPD). RCN International Research Conference 2017. Oxford UK.

Hatfield LM (2017) ‘Struggles and Effective Strategies of RN’s and their Personal and Professional Development (PPD). An exploration of the findings from a qualitative research study of UK and South African (SA) women and to how this knowledge can influence future practice of developing RN’s in a global context’. RCN Education International Conference 2017. Nursing Education and Professional Development: The global perspective. Cardiff UK.

Hatfield LM (2016) ‘Researching female nurses experiences and perceptions of Personal and Professional Development (PPD) in the United Kingdom (UK) and South Africa(SA)’. Real World Research & Innovation. University of Cumbria, Lancaster UK.

Hatfield LM (2016) ‘Researching SA Registered Nurses’ perceptions and experiences of Personal and Professional development (PPD)’, DENOSA 3rd SA Nurses Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Hatfield LM (2014) ‘The Feminist Approach in Recruiting, interviewing, and interpreting findings from research carried out with Women in the UK and SA’, Doctorial Colloquium, University of Cumbria Lancaster, UK

Hatfield L.M. (2004) Registered Nurses and the role of the NVQ Assessor. Bournemouth University, 5th Qualitative Research Conference in Heath and Social Care.UK

Recent external roles

Research collaboration with the University of Western Cape, South Africa

Presented research to the Princess Royal at The University of Edinburgh, April 2016

Other Relevant Experience

Voluntary work in teaching and assessing young people, adults and leaders for various outdoor qualifications and awards relating to the outdoors through the Guide Association, BASI, ML and member of the BCU.