Tanya Urquhart Kelly

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Tanya Urquhart-Kelly RGN RSCN MSc DIP H Onc NMP FHEA

Senior Lecturer Child Nursing


I joined the child field academic team as a lecturer in 2015 and am passionate about developing the future nursing workforce. My role involves facilitating students learning via lectures, seminars, workshops and clinical skills sessions across all levels of undergraduate children's nursing and interprofessional education. This includes a variety of post graduate students including via distance learning. I have a particular interest in paediatric and teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer, survivorship and transitional care.


Before joining Sheffield Hallam University as a substantive lecturer in 2017 I worked clinically as a Macmillan specialist nurse in paediatric and teenage and young adult (TYA) cancer survivorship. In total I have over 30 years clinical experience predominantly in paediatric oncology/ haematology nursing.

My research interests include transition in survivorship care, activity and sports participation in children & young people (CYP) following a cancer diagnosis and endocrinopathies associated with the treatment for childhood cancer. My PhD is focusing on the impact of family focused nursing on the care and transition of childhood brain tumour survivors.

I am the undergraduate assessment lead for the department of nursing & midwifery and currently undertaking the role of child field team leader for an interim period.


Department of Nursing and Midwifery

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Subject area:

  • Child nursing

Courses taught:

  • BSc Nursing
  • MSc Nursing

Modules taught:

Assessing and planning for person centred care, core principles of paediatrics in the acute sector and primary care, applied sciences for professional practice, science for professional practice and working with complexity in practice.


My research and professional interests include: exercise and activity for childhood cancer survivors, endocrinopathies associated with the treatments for childhood cancer, transition for survivors of childhood cancer and an evaluation of the value of Roald Dahl specialist children's nurses.


Key Publications

Hauffa, B.P., Touraine, P., Urquhart-Kelly, T., & Koledova, E. (2017). Managing Transition in Patients Treated with Growth Hormone. Frontiers in Endocrinology, 8. http://doi.org/10.3389/fendo.2017.00346

Urquhart-Kelly, T., & Collin, J. (2016). Understanding the endocrinopathies associated with the treatment of childhood cancer: part 2. Nursing children and young people, 28 (9), 36-43. http://journals.rcni.com/doi/abs/10.7748/ncyp.2016.e777

Journal articles

Nightingale, J., Ali, N., Lewis, R., Ibbotson, R., Monks, H., Urquhart-Kelly, T., & Saunders, L. (2023). Transforming nursing care for children with serious long-term conditions: A mixed methods exploration of the impact of Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses in the United Kingdom. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 70, 90-102. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2023.02.004

Urquhart-Kelly, T., Jenkins, A., rowley, D., Aucharaz, K.S., & Demack, S. (2018). Does an annual community based activity day (Do It For You) increase participation insports and leisure activities following a diagnosis of childhood cancer? Journal of association of paediatric chartered physiotherapists. 9:2 pp 4-16, 9 (2), 4-16.

Urquhart, T., & Collin, J. (2016). Understanding the endocrinopathies associated with the treatment of childhood cancer: part 1. Nursing Children and Young People, 28 (8), 37-44. http://doi.org/10.7748/ncyp.2016.e735

Book chapters

Urquhart-kelly, T. (2019). Chapter 3; Cancer. In Gormley-Flemming, E., & Peate, I. (Eds.) Children's Applied Pathophysiology. (1). (pp. 51-66). Oxford, UK: Wiley Blackwell: https://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1119232651,descCd-buy.html

Urquhart-kelly, T., & Wales, J.K. (2019). Section 10 - Part 58 - Transition of childhood cancer survivors. In Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing. Springer

Urquhart-kelly, T., & Wales, J.K. (2019). Section 10 - Part 58 - Transition of childhood cancer survivors. In Advanced Practice in Endocrinology Nursing. Springer

Urquhart-Kelly, T., & Urquhart-Kelly, T. (2018). Cancer. In Fundamentals of Children's Applied Pathophysiology An Essential Guide for Nursing and Healthcare Students. John Wiley & Sons


Nightingale, J., Urquhart-Kelly, T., Saunders, L., Monks, H., Ali, N., Ibbotson, R., & Lewis, R. (2021). 'Marvellous Nurses': An independent evaluation of the role, impact and contribution of Roald Dahl specialist nurses. Roald Dahl's Marvellous Charity. https://www.roalddahlcharity.org/dyn/_assets/_pdfs/marvellous_nurses_shu_report_september_2021.pdf


Urquhart-Kelly, T., Monks, H., Nightingale, J., Ibbotson, R., Ali, N., Lewis, R., & Saunders, L. (2023). The Quality And Experience Of Care For Children, Young People And Their Families Receiving Care From Roald Dahl Specialist Nurses. Presented at: International Family Nursing Association Conference 2023 IFNA16, Dublin

Other activities

Member of TYAC, CCLG, Pancare the CAN UK nurses group (Cancer aftercare nurses).

Postgraduate supervision

I support post graduate dissertation students.

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