Professor Tracey MooreProfessor Tracey Moore DMedSci, MSc, PGDip(Ed), BSc(Hons), RGN

Head of Department

The School of Nursing & Midwifery
Office located at:
Barber House Annexe
3a Clarkehouse Road
Sheffield S10 2LA

Tel: +44 (0) 114 222 2056

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I joined the University of Sheffield following a clinical nursing career in adult acute and critical care and in particular intensive and high dependency care. Initially the main focus of my role was in the delivery of clinically focussed education for health care professionals in the field of acute and critical care. Since then I have been engaged in a range of teaching and research activity. In teaching this has included both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in acute care for registered and non-registered health care professionals in primary, community and secondary care sectors. My research interests are in ward nurses’ recognition of, and response to, patient deterioration. My Doctoral study explored why nurses think they fail to respond and effectively rescue deteriorating patients.

I have managed a number of international critical care nursing developments, I am an executive board member of the National Outreach Forum for Critical Care and a member of the Council of Deans for Health.

In 2015 I was awarded a Florence Nightingale Foundation/Council of Deans for Health Leadership Scholarship.

Research Interests

My research interests are recognising and responding to adult patient deterioration within an acute ward environment and the impact of track and trigger systems in detecting patients at risk of clinical deterioration.

Teaching Interests

My teaching interests are acute patient care, recognition and response to patient deterioration, track and trigger systems for recognising patients at risk of clinical deterioration, physical assessment skills, and developing clinical practice.

I co-lead the Body in Health units on the BMedSci Health and Human Sciences Programme and lead on the Patients with Acute and Short Term Needs Unit as part of the Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-registration Nursing (Adult). In addition I teach on a variety of undergraduate and post graduate units and courses.

Professional activities

I am an Executive Board Member of the National Outreach Forum for Critical Care (NOrF) with a particular role consulting on education and research. This is a national body representing clinicians on all aspects of critical care outreach and acute care with the objective of enhancing the quality of patient care. NOrF advises on and contributes to Department of Health policies, NICE and other national guidelines and regulations.

I have consulted on several overseas projects including; Egypt, Pakistan and Gibraltar, in the areas of acute care including; training needs analysis of organisational factors that influence the education and development of nursing staff, delivery of acute care educational programmes, and evidence based practice procedure documentation.

I am a member of the Council of Deans for Health.

Peer reviewer for a number of academic journals

Current projects

A service improvement study examining the impact of a series of training workshops for health care professionals in the recognition of an response to patient deterioration that includes simulation, situational awareness training and evaluation. Funded by Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber £25,000.

Currently co-editing the 3rd edition of a popular text book in caring for the seriously ill patient

Undertaking a scoping exercise on nurse apprenticeships on behalf of the Council of Deans for Health

Key publications

  1. Macintosh M & Moore T Eds 2011 Caring for the seriously ill patient: assessment and management of the acutely ill and deteriorating patient. London. Hodder Arnold
  2. Gao H, McDonnell A, Harrison D, Moore T, Adam S, Daly K, Goldhill D, Parry G, Rashidian A, Subbe C and Harvey S 2007 Systematic review of physiological track and trigger warning systems Intensive Care Medicine Vol 33, No 4, 667-679
  3. Moore T 2002 The effect of lateral positioning on oxygenation in acute unilateral lung disease Nursing in Critical Care Vol 7, No 6, 278-281