Dr Tracey Harding

Dr Tracey Harding

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Associate Head of School Post Graduate (PG) Study 



I am a lecturer and Associate Head of School Post Graduate (PG) Study, where I take a strategic and organisational lead for our master's provision, working with programme and module leads.

My research interests include psychosocial elements of problem drinking within families, impact and strategies to enable drinking within recommended limits.

I have fulfilled several leadership roles within the university environment and have experience of curriculum development and taking modules through validation and re-validation events.

I am studying for a Post Graduate Diploma in CBT (high intensity).


Professional membership

Senior Fellow of the Health Education Authority (SFHEA)

Member of the NationaI IA Research Sub-Committee



Teaching interests

I teach across undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral programmes. 

My teaching focus includes leadership and management, qualitative research methods, alcohol related subjects for example, psychosocial elements of alcohol consumption, transgenerational transmission of patterns of behaviour/drinking, anatomy and physiology of the liver. 

Staff serving as external examiners

I am an External Examiner for City University, London.



Research interests

I am interested in qualitative research approaches and have undertaken empirical studies using grounded theory, thematic analysis and constructivist grounded theory. My main area of research focus is drinking within the family, patterns of drinking behaviour and impact. 




Farley, L.T and Harding T.A (2018) Delivering Targeted Motivational Interviewing to Reduce Alcohol Related harm in Adolescents British Journal of School Nursing 13 (1) , p18-24

Thayanukulvat, C and Harding.T (2015) Binge Drinking and Cognitive impairment in Young People British Journal of Nursing 24 (7), p401-407

Harding, T.A and Sque, M (2010) Do Leadership Skills Impact the Clinical Decision Made by Ward Managers? Nurse Leader February 8 (1), p42-45

Whitehead, C and Harding, T and Kirby, D (2005) using Partnerships in Education: Involving the Patient, Clinician and Commercial Enterprise At 4th Annual Scholarship Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Southampton, UK. 12 Jul, 2005

Harding, T (2005) To the Editor. Gastrointestinal Nursing 3 (20), p6


Co-authored chapter 20 'using Evidence in Practice' In Glasper, A and Rees, C (2013) How to Write your Nursing Dissertation Wiley Blackwell Chichester



Other academic activities

Conference - Oral Presentation:

Presentation on Post Qualifying doctoral education for nurses.
At International Conference 30th World Congress for Advanced Nursing Practice (September 2017).

Conference - poster Presentation:

RCN joint Education Forum Conference - Excellence in the Education of Gastroenterology Nurses: 'Involving the Patient, Clinician and Commercial Enterprise'. Authors C.S. Whitehead and T.A.Harding (February 2002).

RCN GI & Stoma Care Conference Telford International Centre - Excellence in the Education of Gastroenterology Nurses: 'Involving the Patient, Clinician and Commercial Enterprise'. Authors C.S.Whitehead and T.A.Harding (November 2005).

School Conference, University of Southampton Partnerships in Education - 'Using Partnerships in Education; Involving the Patient, Clinician and Commercial Enterprise'. Authros C.S.Whitehead & T.A.Harding (July 2005). 

Conferences attended:

Alcohol Concern Annual Conference, London (November 2014 and 2012).

National Council Conference - Ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, Chester (April, 2005).

National Council Conference - ileostomy and Internal Pouch Association, Blackpool (April 2002).