Hanna Meakin

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Health Visiting
Room
B37

Biography

I started my nursing journey at the University of Manchester whereby I completed an adult nursing degree (BNURS hons). Once I qualified as a nurse I started my career working in acute hospital settings in England and Wales. However I always had an interest and a passion for health promotion and so I came to undertake my Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (health visiting route) here at Glyndwr University. Once I qualified as a health visitor I worked in a few different areas across North East Wales. I gained an MSc in 2018 whilst working in clinical practice, for this I completed a research dissertation in my specialist area of interest- perinatal mental health. From my time as a nurse and a health visitor I became passionate about supporting students in their learning in clinical practice. So when the opportunity arose to become a university lecturer in 2020 at Glyndwr University I was keen to continue supporting students learning from an academic capacity. I also recently completed The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and become a Fellow (FHEA) in 2021.

As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse I believe that every child should have the best start in life. I therefore feel privileged to be a part of students journeys so they too can support the families in their care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

In my spare time I enjoy being creative and walking in the countryside.  

Qualifications

The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (level 7 60 credits) (2021)

Learning and Teaching in Practice 20 credits at level 7 Glyndwr university: distinction (2020)

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV Route) MSc Glyndwr University: Merit (2018)

Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (HV Route) Glyndwr University: Merit (2016)

BNURS (hons)- Adult Nursing The University of Manchester 2:1

A levels: Sociology, Psychology and Art in the medium of textiles Ysgol Dinas Bran

Research

I completed a masters dissertation and carried out empirical research in my area of interest which is perinatal mental health.

Courses

Managing Vulnerability in Society (40 credits to pre-reg nursing students level 4)

Population Approaches to specialist community public health nursing for health visitors and school nurses ( 40 credits level 6 and level 7).

As part of a team: Consolidation of practice (for SCPHN students)