Lynne Harrison

Lynne Harrison

Senior Lecturer

School of Sport and Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR216

+44 (0) 1772 89 3617

Clinically, Lynne's experience is in the fields of general, neuro and cardiothoracic intensive care, working as staff nurse, sister and lecturer practitioner in intensive care units in South Yorkshire, East Midlands and the North West of England.

Full Profile

From very early on in her nursing career, Lynne developed the view that education was centrally to the improvement of practice and in 1990 moved into a clinically based education role. In 1995 she moved to Preston and joined the Lancashire College of Nursing and Health as a Senior Lecturer. In this role she was actively involved in the development and delivery of a range of critical care courses. During 2000 – 2001 she was seconded to the critical care unit of the Royal Preston Hospital as a Lecturer Practitioner. This experience enabled her to develop a deepened awareness of the day-to-day issues facing practitioners of all levels and grades. She retains her passion for clinical practice and has always strived hard to ensure that productive and collegial relationships are fostered between education and practice.

BSc (Hons)
ENB 100
Cert Ed


Thorpe, D. Harrison, L. (2002) Bowel Management: development of guidelines. Connect. Summer 2002. pp 61 – 66

Holden, J. Harrison, L. Johnson, M (2002) Families, nurses and intensive care patients: a review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Vol. 11. pp 140 – 148

Harrison, L. Nixon, G (2002) Nursing Activity in a General Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Clinical Nursing. Vol. 11. pp 158 – 167


Research Studies

Factors that support the use of research in practice
Completed in part fulfilment of MSc Professional Practice (Development and Evaluation) completed in 2007.

A pilot study to measure variation in current practice, and the level of confidence of intensive care nurses in their use of ‘best practice’ when undertaking endotracheal suction.
Due to commence early 2009.

Evaluation Studies

An evaluation of the use of story boards as a tool that supports personal development planning for a cohort of student Advanced Practitioners
Jointly with Philippa Olive anticipated completion date Mar 2009.

Communities of practice: The experience of working together to support Service Improvement
Jointly with Philippa Olive completion date Apr 2009.


In her current role she is the course leader for the MSc Advanced Practice (Health and Social Care and BSc(Hons) Professional Practice (Adult Health) and a major focus of her role is working with practitioners to explore areas of practice for development, establishing new or enhanced roles and service improvement. Lynne teaches across a range of modules that are centred on the themes of knowledge transfer, research utilisation, practice development and service improvement. In addition she contributes to modules that prepare practitioners to become Practice Teachers.

External Activities

2001 – present Co-editor Connect: The World of Critical Care Nursing (online journal)