Hannah Waterhouse

Lecturer in Nursing

School/Department: Healthcare, School of

Telephone: +44 (0)116 229 7923



Hannah is currently a Lecturer in Nursing on the pre-registration Nursing with Leadership MSc course. Her area of interest is evidence-based practice and cardiology with a focus on chronic heart failure.

Hannah first registered as a nurse having undertaken an innovative course that combined any life science degree with training as a registered adult nurse.  The course creators passionately believed that the rigor of scientific method needed to be applied to nursing research to elevate its status and enable it to influence practice. As an individual, there is a greater ability to change practice, for the benefit of patients and carers, through the pursuit of research and the education of others and these are the two themes that have run through Hannah’s career to date.

She has practised as a research nurse in two specialist areas, diabetes mellitus and cardiology, these roles both leading on to appointments in a specialist nurse role in a newly developed service. In recognition of the health education aspect of these roles Hannah qualified as a registered health visitor. To maintain clinical practice, she is currently registered as a member of bank staff for the local integrated heart failure nursing service.

Hannah has had a long relationship with the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Her initial heart failure specialist nurse role was funded by the BHF before it was adopted by the local Community Health Services Trust. She also trained and worked as an advanced communication skills trainer for the BHF, delivering three-day experiential workshops based on the Wilkinson model.

Most recently she has been fully funded by the Research Training Fellowships for Nurses & Healthcare Professionals - BHF to pursue a PhD at the University of Leicester looking into the development of an intervention to improve the uptake of cardiac rehabilitation by people with heart failure. Her PhD supervisors being Professor Sally Singh and Professor Iain Squire. 



 Hannah’s area of research is focused around chronic heart failure.  Her MSc dissertation reported on a quantitative prospective cohort study looking at the prognostic value of predischarge NTproBNP values versus a validated multi-variable prognostic tool in people with chronic heart failure (unpublished).

Her PhD thesis takes a mixed methods critical realist approach exploring the barriers and enablers of uptake of referral to CR by people with chronic heart failure. 



Waterhouse, H, Barradell, A. Squire, I Singh, S (2022) I don't have to be terribly mobile do I?: a qualitative study on attitudes and beliefs about CR in heart failure, European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 21, (1),  zvac060.048, 

Waterhouse, H. Squire, I. Clayton, L, Gardiner, N. Singh, S. (2020) Is the delivery of inpatient cardiac rehabilitation review by heart failure nurses an effective strategy? European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 19, (1), pp. S44–S45 

Waterhouse, H. (2015). Beyond ACE inhibitors and beta-blockers: the use of ivabradine in heart failure. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, 10(11), pp.531-537. 

Waterhouse, H. (2015). The importance of gender in CVD. Independent Nurse, 2015(15), pp.25-26. 
Waterhouse, H. (2014). Management of patients with chronic heart failure in the community. Primary Health Care, 24(9), pp.35-41. 

Waterhouse H (2013) Non-malignant palliative care: striving for equity Practice Nurse Aug pp.45-49 

Waterhouse H (2013) National cancer screening programmes; Risks, benefits and concerns Practice Nurse Jul pp.44-48 
Waterhouse H, Joy A and Millar-Craig MW (2003) Investigation and management of patients  
with moderately raised admission glucose in acute myocardial infarction Diabetes  

Book Chapter 
Waterhouse H, Burton MDS, Neal J (2017) Elearning as a medium for communication skills training in Kissane et al ed. Oxford Textbook in Communication in Oncology and Palliative Care Oxford University Press Ch. 31 




Hannah currently supervises students for their Masters dissertation on the pre-registration MSc Nursing with leadership course.


Hannah has a strong portfolio of teaching and presenting experience. During a career break she trained as an antenatal teacher for the National Childbirth Trust, gaining a Diploma in Teaching (Antenatal).  This course was founded on using the research evidence to inform women and their partners of the options in childbirth.

She joined the newly established School of Graduate Entry Medicine at Nottingham University, initially as a PBL facilitator and later as a lecturer.

In pursuing her agenda to increase her impact on patient care through education of health care professionals, Hannah took on the role of module lead at a national educational charity. Here she developed diploma to masters level modules as part of HEI accredited programmes for health care professionals working with people with long term conditions. The role focussed on elearning and blended learning and the development of an asynchronous PBL module contributed to the award of SFHEA.




British Ass. of Nurses in Cardiovascular Care                       
 (Affiliate group of British Cardiac Society)                   

Council member (2011 – 2016)

President (2016 - 2018)

Immediate Past President (2018-2019)

BANCC Research Forum Working Group (current member)

European Society of Cardiology


ESC affiliate group (CCNAP)

Member of National Societies Committee  (Sept 2016-2018) 

ESC affiliate group (ACNAP)

Ordinary Member 

Active member of Education Committee (Sept 2020 – July 2022) 



MSc. Health Service Research University of Nottingham

BSc. Marine Biology University of Liverpool

Post Grad Cert Med. Ed. University of Nottingham

Independent Prescriber University of Derby

RN University of Liverpool

RHV University of Keele

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)


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