Hazel Partington

Hazel Partington

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB323

+44 (0) 1772 89 5558

A homeopath in independent practice since 1996, Hazel has an MSc from John Moores University Liverpool. Hazel has been involved in Homeopathy education since 1999. Previous research has focussed on practice and practitioner development . Hazel is currently studying for a doctorate in education.

External Roles 

2015 Education adviser consultancy Society of Homeopaths.


Full Profile

Hazel balances her teaching commitments alongside running her homeopathy practice and offering postgraduate supervision to other practitioners. Her interest in practice and practitioner development inspired her research for her MSc where she investigated the factors which can influence the development of homeopathy practice after graduation. This theme was later revisited in a project with colleague Jean Duckworth, interviewing practitioners who were thriving in practice. Hazel is currently studying for a doctorate in education, with a focus on the influence of online masters level study on the professional lives of Complementary and Alternative Medicine practitioners.


  • MSc Holistic approaches to Health, John Moores University, Liverpool, 2003
  • Diploma in Homeopathy North West College of Homeopathy (Licentiate) 1996
  • Certificate in Teaching Adult Learners (C&G 7307) 1997
  • SEDA Award in Supporting Learning
  • (EH3102 Introduction to HE teaching)
  • Certificate in Higher Education Teaching Toolkit


Similia The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine, June 2012, Chatfield K, Duckworth J, Partington H

The Place of the University in the Provision of CAM Education

The Homeopath Autumn 2009, 28:2

Duckworth J, Partington H, Provings: the research and ethical context

The Homeopath Spring 2009, 27:4

Duckworth J, Partington H, Attitudes to Business and Money

The Homeopath Winter 2008, 27:3



Main areas of interest:

  • E-learning in the education of Integrated Health practitioners;
  • Homeopathy practice and practitioner development

Projects include:

  • Society of Homeopaths National Service Evaluation
  • Thriving Practice - an exploration of the ingredients for thriving practice for homeopaths
  • A study of the factors that influence the development of homeopathic practice after graduation


Senior Lecturer MSC Homeopathy by e-learning

Hazel's interest in practice and practitioner development continues in her teaching activities with responsibility for the following modules: The Therapeutic Relationship and Inspiring Education . She also contributes to modules in Developing Practice, Introduction to Postgraduate Research and Advancing Homeopathy Practice and provides dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level


  • Registered member of The Society of Homeopaths
  • Member of the North West College of Homeopathy
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

External Activities

2015 UK Council for Graduate Education Annual Conference, Glasgow. Beyond the Ivory Tower: creating and sustaining postgraduate networks, and communities in contemporary global universities. Presentation, ‘Our breadcrumb trail through the woods’: reflections on the use of a secret Facebook group as a strategy for surviving and thriving on the doctoral journey. Susan Ramsdale, Hazel Partington, Jacqueline Dodding.

2015 Homeopathy Research Institute Conference, Rome. Poster presentation, A case study exploration of the influence of online masters level study in an international group upon the professional lives of Complementary and Alternative medicine practitioners.

2014 UCLan School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Sharing Practice conference. Poster presentation, Facilitating peer support through social media, Jacqueline Dodding, Hazel Partington, Susan Ramsdale

2008 Society of Homeopaths Research Conference. Presentation, Thriving Practice, Hazel Partington, Jean Duckworth