Tracey Kearns

Miss Tracey Kearns


School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB333

+44 (0) 1772 89 5103

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Tracey qualified as a Registered Mental Health Nurse in 2004 and has over 10 years of experience working as a Mental Health Nurse.  Tracey commenced her studies at UCLan in 2001 completing her Diploma in Mental Health Nursing and later in 2008 completed her BSC in Mental Health. Tracey continued her studies at Manchester University achieving her MSc in Psychosocial Interventions. 

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Tracey is a Lecturer in the School of Nursing working in the Mental Health division. She is involved in teaching on a number of modules for the Pre-Registration Nursing Degree and Masters Course. She also provides teaching on the BSc (Hons) & Grad Cert Psychosocial Mental Health Care.

Prior to her current role Tracey worked for the NHS in Lancashire for 11 years. Her most recent role was A Specialised Practitioner for Psychosis working with individuals and their families with Severe and Enduring Mental Health Illnesses. She has also worked as a Care Coordinator and as the dedicated duty officer for a Complex Care & Treatment Team. Tracey has mentored students from UCLan whilst on clinical placements and she has also gained experience in lecturing working as a Lecturer-Practitioner for 12 months on a part-time Secondment at UCLan. She has also worked in in-patient settings with adults and experience before qualifying as a Registered Mental Health Nurse with older adults.

Tracey has completed additional CPD studies including Brief Solution Focused Therapy and Mentorship and is currently working towards her Post Graduate Certificate in Education.

Tracey’s main areas of professional interest are: Schizophrenia and Psychosis, Psychosocial Intervention, Recovery and Family Interventions.


The University of Manchester

  • MSc - Advanced Practice Interventions for Mental Health - Psychosocial Interventions for Psychosis, 2013

University of Central Lancashire

  • September 2008 - Certificate in Preparation of Mentors with Merit
  • BSc Second Class Honours in Mental Health Practice, 2008
  • Diploma of Higher Education with Distinction in Pre-Registration Nursing (Mental Health), 2004

  • BSc Pre-registration nursing; first year cross field modules and mental health specific modules
  • MSc. Pre-Registration Nursing
  • BSc. (Hons) Psychosocial Mental Health Care
  • Grad. Cert. Psychosocial Mental Health Care
  • Module Leader
  • Supervision of masters students
  • Open events – School open days, Science Festival


Previous appointments

  • 2015 – Current – Lecturer at UCLan
  • 2010 - 2015 – Specialised Practitioner for Psychosis – Complex Care and Treatment Team Lancashire Care Foundation Trust (LCFT)
  • 2006 – 2010 – Care Coordinator – Complex Care & Treatment Team/Community Mental Health Team, LCFT
  • 2005 – 2006 – Senior Staff Nurse – Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, LCFT
  • 2004 – 2005 – Staff Nurse – Mixed Adult Acute In-patient ward, LCFT
  • 2001 – 2004 – Pre-Registration Mental Health Training, seconded by LCFT


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