Hanna Meakin

Job Role
Senior Lecturer in Health Visiting
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I started my nursing journey at the University of Manchester whereby I completed an adult nursing degree (BNURS hons). Once I qualified as a nurse I started my career working in acute hospital settings in England and Wales. However I always had an interest and a passion for health promotion and so I came to undertake my Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (health visiting route) here at Wrexham University. Once I qualified as a health visitor I worked in a few different areas across North East Wales.

I gained an MSc in 2018 whilst working in clinical practice, for this I completed a research dissertation in my specialist area of interest- perinatal mental health. From my time as a nurse and a health visitor I became passionate about supporting students in their learning in clinical practice. So when the opportunity arose to become a university lecturer in 2020 at Wrexham University I was keen to continue supporting students learning from an academic capacity.

I also recently completed The Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education and become a Fellow (FHEA) in 2021.

As a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse I believe that every child should have the best start in life. I therefore feel privileged to be a part of students journeys so they too can support the families in their care to achieve the best possible outcomes.

In my spare time I enjoy being creative and walking in the countryside.