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I qualified as a Registered Nurse (part one) in 1993 and spent several years working on adult and neonatal intensive care units. After completing a BSc (Hons) Community Specialist Practitioner-Public Health in 2001, I worked as a qualified health visitor for a period of two and a half years gaining extensive knowledge and experience of working within communities and with services relevant to social welfare and wellbeing.
Between 2005-2007 I was employed as a Named Nurse for Safeguarding Children and Young People, within the Acute and Primary Care Trusts.
In 2007 I moved into Higher Education, I am currently working as a Senior Lecture on BSc Health and Community Studies. In addition I work across the division of Public Health and Wellbeing and teach postgraduate students in relation to Safeguarding Children and Young People.
I have completed the MSc Health Professional Education in 2010.
Public Health, Interagency Working, Health Care Policy, Health Promotion, Safeguarding, Domestic Violence and the Familiar Impact of Imprisonment
Principles of Safeguarding Children
HIC 1001 Health Promotion Skills in the Workplace
HFC 100 An Introduction to Issues of Personal Values and Helping Skills
HFC 1000 Core Skills
HHH1100 Literature Based Study
HHC 1001 Social Problems and Social Issues
HHC1005 Towards Understanding Health and Social Care Policy
HIC 1001Reseach Methods in Health Care
Research and Scholarship
Familial Impact of Imprisonment
Publications and Other Research Outputs
Hardy, T (2015) ‘The Familial Impact of Imprisonment: An Exploratory Study Examining how Families of Prisoners manage their identity.’. In: British Sociological Association 2016 Conference: Global Societies Fragmenting and Connecting., Wednesday 6-Friday 8th April 2016, Aston University Birmingham , pp. 224-224
Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship and positive effects on student mentor and mentee retention and academic success’ Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning , 14, pp. 76-92. ISSN 1466-6529
Snowden, M. and Hardy, T. (2012) ‘Peer mentorship: yes it does have a positive effect on student retention and academic success’. In: What Works? Student Retention and Success, 28th - 29th March 2012, University of York
Hardy, T. and Snowden, M. (2010) ‘Familial impact of imprisonment and the community specialist practitioner’ Community Practitioner , 83 (8), pp. 21-24. ISSN 1462-2815