Hazel Partington

Dr. Hazel Partington

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB323

+44 (0) 1772 89 5558


Subject Areas: Education, Health, Nursing and Midwifery, Energy and Sustainability

Teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, Hazel has a special interest in building learning communities in online learning settings. With a background of over 20 years in healthcare practice, Hazel has been involved in the education of integrated healthcare practitioners since 1999. These two interests combined in her doctoral thesis: ‘Post-qualification education and professional identity in the contested landscape of Complementary and Alternative Medicine: a case of transformative learning in an online setting’. 

Full Profile

Dr. Hazel Partington is the course leader for MSc Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing and module leader for MY4001 Health and Wellbeing; MW4036 Organisational Leadership and Management; NU4086 Applying Methods in Health Research; and teaches on NU4025 Introduction to Post Graduate Research and HP4006 Research, Ethics and Governance amongst other modules.

Hazel has a background of over 20 years in health care practice and has also provided education consultancy for Integrated Healthcare practitioners’ registering organisations. Her interest in practitioner development and education inspired Hazel’s research for her Professional Doctorate exploring professional identity and the potential of online learning to foster transformative learning experiences.

Hazel is an active qualitative researcher in Practitioner Education and Development, and Future Directions in Complementary Health Research.


  • EdD Doctorate in Education, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, University of Central Lancashire, 2017
  • 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


Satchwell, Candice, Partington, Hazel, Barnes, Lynne, Gurjee, Ridwanah, Ramsdale, Susan Laura, Dodding, Jacqueline and Drury, Kathryn (2015) ‘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. International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 10 . pp. 465-482. ISSN 1556-8881

Chatfield K, Duckworth J, Partington H. (2012) The Place of the University in the Provision of CAM Education. … Similia The Australian Journal of Homoeopathic Medicine, June 2012

Duckworth J, Partington H, (2009) Provings: the research and ethical context. The Homeopath Autumn 2009, 28:2

Duckworth J, Partington H, (2008). Thriving Communication. The Homeopath Autumn 2008, 27:2

More Publications


  • 2017 Future Directions in Homeopathy Research: A Delphi Study
  • 2016 UK Council for Graduate Education Annual Conference, Liverpool. Beyond the Learning Outcomes: A Case of Transformative Learning in an Online Setting
  • 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 HRI Conference, Rome. Poster presentation, A case study exploration of the influence of online master’s 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

Teaching Activities and Responsibilitie

Senior Lecturer MSC Sustainability, Health and Wellbeing by e-learning (Course leader); MSc Transforming Integrated Health and Social Care by e-learning.

Hazel's interest in practice and practitioner development continues in her teaching activities with responsibility for the following modules:  Health and Wellbeing, Applying Methods in Health Research, The Therapeutic Relationship, Developing Practice, Inspiring Education, and Organisational Leadership and Management. She also contributes to modules in Principles of Sustainability, Introduction to Postgraduate Research and Research Ethics and Governance, Deconstructing Practice and provides dissertation supervision at both undergraduate and postgraduate level


Main areas of interest:

  • Online learning
  • Sustainability, health and wellbeing
  • Integrated healthcare 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