Gayle Hazelby | Sheffield Hallam University

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Gayle Hazelby RN, SCPHN, PgDip, MA

Senior Lecturer


I am Module Leader for Practice Learning on the SCPHN Course having recently started full-time at Sheffield Hallam University after 23 years of Health Visiting in Derbyshire and Rotherham.

  • About

    I contribute to the other SCPHN modules - Transformational Leadership & Management, Preventative Interventions in Safeguarding, Behaviour Change, Person Centred Primary Care and Nurse Prescribing. I have been a Practice Teacher since 2006, and have successfully supported many Health Visiting students through the SHU SCPHN program.

    I have been involved in many diverse aspects of Health Visiting practice, including being Team Leader for Health Visiting and School Nursing; Project Officer for the Action Heart Project in Wath and Swinton (Rotherham); Co-Ordinator of the Health and Benefits Bus (Rotherham); Clinical Risk Co-Ordinator (Rotherham); Clinical Nurse Supervisor at the Walk-In Centre at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital (Sheffield).

    I am a trainer for Antenatal and Postnatal Promotional Interviewing; Maternal Mental Health; HENRY; Breast Feeding. I am a trained Clinical Supervision Supervisor and Restorative Supervision Supervisor. I retain a Health Visiting practice contract with Derbyshire Community Health Services - Dronfield.

    My special interests are in Public Health & Health Promotion and in Community Development / Partnership Working. I have travelled to Cuba, USA and the old Soviet Union to explore primary health care provision .I am Link lecturer for SCPHN - Health Visiting in Rotherham.

  • Publications

    Journal articles

    Day, P., Peckover, S., Hazelby, G., Chauhdry, H., Kirkham, L., & Mcaleavy, J. (2018). Putting new therapeutic communication skills into public health nursing practice: the student experience. British journal of school nursing, 13 (8), 386-392.

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