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Abigail Louise Lancaster

DepartmentSchool of Nursing and Healthcare Leadership
Feedback HoursMonday to Friday 9:00-17:00
Telephone01274 236438

Teaching and Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Physiology for Health and Wellbeing
  • Work-Based Learning
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Public Health

Administrative Responsibilities


Abi Lancaster is the Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) Public Health and Community Wellbeing. This is a popular undergraduate degree programme with currently more than 300 students enrolled. As programme leader she is responsible for leading a programme team of highly qualified lecturers with backgrounds in psychology, sociology, nursing, epidemiology, food-and-agricultural science, and management.

Her other duties include curriculum planning, educational quality control and evaluation, staff-student liaison, student recruitment and assessment, research and lecturing health, wellbeing and social care.

Before she joined the University of Bradford, Abi Lancaster was Lecturer of Health and Social Care at Bradford College for several years and previously taught Health and Social Care, Biology and Chemistry at a High School and Sixth Form College.

Abi Lancaster worked for the National Health Service for more than 20 years as a Mental Health Nurse in a variety of hospital settings. She co-led a successful research project to introduce mental health care into the primary care sector across GP practices in Leeds. For 9 years she worked as a Specialist Community Health Nurse with adults with severe and enduring mental health problems and was a Community Mental Health Team Manager.

Study History

  • MSc Public Health Distinction August 2016, University of BRadford
  • 2014 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2010 Certificate Subject Learning Coach, Warwick University
  • 2005 Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (Qualified Teacher Status), Bradford College
  • 2001 Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, University of Salford
  • 2000 Bachelor of Science (Honours) Specialist Community Nursing (Mental Health) (First Class), Leeds Metropolitan University
  • 1994 Certificate in Counselling Skills, University of Leeds
  • 1992 Certificate in Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice, English National Board of Nursing
  • 1989 Registered Mental Health Nurse, English National Board of Nursing, School of Nursing Studies at St James Hospital

Professional Activities

External Examiner Validation Panel Member: Liverpool Hope University and University of Greenwich.

Research Areas

  • Health behaviour
  • Public Health
  • Healthy Universities
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vitamin D
  • Peer Assisted Learning

Current Projects

  • Screening Behaviour for Latent Tuberculosis Infection in migrant populations
  • summer learning loss in Higher Education
  • Vitamin D and paediatric infection

Public/Academic/Stakeholder Engagement

Academic Advisor to the Joint Yorkshire and Humber and North East Tuberculosis Control Board, Task & Finish Group: Awareness Raising & Communications.

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