Lesley Hayes

Job Title and Responsibilities

Lecturer in Nursing

I teach across a range of subjects within the pre-qualifying curriculum and foundation degrees and also contribute to research projects within the Faculty.

About Me

I graduated with a BA in Applied Social Science followed by an MA in Research Methods.  I then followed an academic research career until I moved into Health Care where I qualified as an Adult Nurse.  Post qualification I worked as a community nurse and as a lecturer within the Faculty of Health.


Post Graduate Certificate in Higher and Professional Education (merit), 2009
Dip HE (RN Adult) – Distinction, Staffordshire University, 2005
MA in Social Research Methods, University of Kent, 1987
BA (Hons) in Applied Social Science (2:1), Coventry Polytechnic, 1983

Professional Memberships and Activities

NMC – Nursing Register


I have expertise in evidence based practice, research methods and health promotion.

Research Interests

I am particularly interested in qualitative research that focuses on participants’ experiences. I have therefore been involved in a range of projects including evaluation of a local singing project, recruitment into nursing and also health profiling.  I am currently registered for a PhD focusing on self-neglect in older adults. I have also been awarded a 2012 Florence Nightingale Travel Scholarship to enable me to visit research centres in America and Europe that specialise in self neglect.

Selected Publications

Hayes, L (2010) Sleep in the Older Person. In Hindle A & Coates A (2010) Nursing Care of Older People. A textbook for students and nurses. 234-244

Hayes L and Hardy S (2010) Why choose nursing? Young people and those from the Black and Minority Ethnic population; their perceptions of nursing and nurse education to inform the creation of recruitment materials. Final Report. Stafford, Staffordshire University.
Boath L, Campbell P, Banks S, Bailey M, Burrell H, Benbow S and Hayes L (2009) good to go A toolkit for Embedding Patient and Public Involvement in Workforce Development. Staffordshire University.  Co-creators included Service Users and PPI managers: Dixon M, Tams K, Barber M, Burton C, Pennell S, Day V, Thomas J, Baldwin S, Ashford H, Cope J, Tyrell S, Jacob L, Luke S, Garside C, Hopkins J, Patel-Smith B, Burrows L and Finn C

Hayes, L. (2009) Second Time Around. Singing for Pleasure – An Intergenerational Project. Faculty of Health, Staffordshire University, Stafford.

Prout, A., Hayes, L., and Gelder, L. (1999) Medicines and the maintenance of ordinariness in the household management of childhood asthma. Sociology of Health and Illness, 21(2), 137-162.

Hayes, L., Cotterill, L., Sloper, P. and Flynn, M. (1996) Finding out about, accessing, and using respite (Short-term Breaks), British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 24(3), 115-118.

Hayes, L., Cotterill, L., Flynn, M., and Sloper, P. (1995). Respite services for adults with learning disabilities: The results of an English Survey, British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 23(3), 106-109.

Hayes, L. (1995) Trying together, Community Care, 22 Dec 1994-5 Jan 1995, 20-21.

Turner, S., Sweeney, D., and Hayes, L. (1995) Developments in Community Care for adults with learning disabilities: A review of 1993/4 Community Care Plans.  Hester Adrian Research Centre, University of Manchester, HMSO, London.

Cambridge, P., Hayes, L., Knapp, M., with Gould, E., and Fenyo, A. (1994) Care in the Community - Five years on:  Life in the community for people with learning disabilities, Ashgate Arena, Aldershot.

Wilson, A., MacDonald, P., Hayes, L., and Cooney, J. (1993) Longer booking intervals in general practice: Effects on doctors’ stress and arousal. British Journal of General Practice, 41, 184-187.

Wilson, A., MacDonald, P., Hayes, L., and Cooney, J. (1992) Health promotion in the General Practice consultation. British Medical Journal, 304, 227-230.

Current Teaching

I teach a number of subjects including anatomy and physiology, pathophsyiology, evidence based practice, health promotion and communication.


Lesley Hayes
School of Nursing & Midwifery (Adult Nursing)
Faculty of Health Sciences
Staffordshire University
Blackheath Lane
ST18 0AD
t: +44 (0)1785 353672
e: l.a.hayes@staffs.ac.uk