Dr Moira Attree PhD, MSc; B.Nurs, RN, RDN, RHV, RNT


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I am a Senior Lecturer with responsibilities for teaching, research and administration. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate units of learning, and supervise post graduate research students at Masters and PhD level. I have extensive experience in curriculum development and am interested in research evaluating the impact of interventions, both clinical and educational, on patient care quality and safety.

I am the School Erasmus Exchange Programme Coordinator; managing the School's European educational links. Previous admin roles include:-  Chair CPD Exam Board (2009 -2013); Quality Assurance and Enhancement Officer (2002-2005) and School Examinations Officer (1995-1999). I have been a reviewer for Nurse Education Today for 20 years and am on the Journal Editorial Board; I also review for The Journal of Nursing Management and am on the Editorial Board. I have acted as Editor for two Special Issues on Patient Safety.


I am a Senior Lecturer in Nursing; I hold responsibilities for research, teaching and administration. Previously I held a Joint Appointment between the School and Central Manchester HealthCare (NHS) Trust with responsibility for Professional Practice Development. Prior to that I held various clinical appointments in acute and primary care settings. I have three degrees from the University of Manchester at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral level:



  • Ph.D. Nursing - University of Manchester
  • M.Sc. Nursing - University of Manchester
  • B.Nurs. - University of Manchester


  • RN:    Registered Nurse
  • RDN: Registered District Nurse
  • RHV: Registered Health Visitor
  • RNT:  Registered Nurse Tutor

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

  • European Academy of Nursing Science (EANS) - Scholar
  • NIHR RfPB NW Funding Committee Member (2010-1013)
  • Royal College of Nursing: Specialist Groups: Education Forum; Quality Assurance Network; Research Society: National & North West Regional member
  • UK Evaluation Society: North West Evaluation Network (NWEN)

Areas of expertise

  • RT Nursing - Implementation Science, Patient Safety, Management, Education , Methodology , Qualitative reviews, Quality Improvement , Nursing Workforce , Evaluation Research, Organisational Culture
  • LB2300 Higher Education

Sustainable Development Goals

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2002 - Doctor of Philosophy, Registered Nurses perceptions of patient care quality, The University of Manchester (1997 - 2002)

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