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Professor Heather Waterman - personal details

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Professor Heather Waterman

Role: Professor of Nursing and Ophthalmology

Tel: +44 (0)161 306 7864


The School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work
The University of Manchester
Room 6.314a, Jean McFarlane Building
University Place
Oxford Road
M13 9PL

Fax: +44 (0) 161 306 7894

Telephone: +44 (0)161 306 7861 (PA: Cath Hearne)




Heather Waterman is a health services researcher with over 21 years experience, over 55 publications and PGR supervision experience (16 completions). Coming from a clinical ophthalmic background of nursing, she has research interests in promoting self-care of patients with long term conditions especially those concerning loss of sight. Her methodological expertise lies in action research with a current focus on translating research into practice. She has published on action research in peer reviewed internationally recognised journals and has recently co-authored a text book on action research published by Sage. She has been lead or collaborator on several externally funded grants from medical charities, HTA and NIHR. She has sat on funding committees including the MRC Health Services and Public Health Research Board and carries out peer reviews for the SDO, HTA. Her expertise in action research led to an invitation to review internationally for The Health Research Council of New Zealand and Netherlands. She also reviews for numerous health, medical and educational journals. She is a Fellow of the European Academy of Nursing Science.


PhD, BSc (Hons), RN, OND