Tracy Fitzpatrick

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Tracy graduated from Anglia Ruskin University as a qualified children’s nurse and has clinical experience in many areas of child nursing, gained during her professional career.

tracy.fitzpatrick@aru.ac.uk

Background

As a nurse, Tracy was promoted to a leadership role and continues to maintain her clinical practice within Addenbrooke's Hospital.

Having had previous teaching experience in science and mathematics within secondary and sixth form schools and enjoying mentoring students within practice, Tracy decided to follow her love of teaching and education and moved to ARU in May 2018, as a Clinical Skills Tutor in Children’s Nursing. She became a Senior Lecturer from August 2020. Tracy commenced a professional doctorate in education in September 2020.

Research interests

  • Simulation based teaching/learning and preparation of students for placement
  • Children and young people requiring surgery
  • Children’s nursing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences, Biomedical Science and Microbiology, Anglia Polytechnic University
  • Bachelor Degree in Nursing (Child), Anglia Ruskin University
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education, Homerton College, University of Cambridge

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing

Media experience

Contributed to the Recruitment video for Paediatric Recovery for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.