Professor Natalie Pattison

Professor of Clinical Nursing , Nightingale Foundation Professorial Chair in Clinical Nursing Practice Research


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Critical care


Palliative care/end of life care


Research interests

Professor Natalie Pattison, DNSc, MSc, BSc (hons), RN, AFHEA

Professor of Clinical Nursing:

University of Hertfordshire/East and North Herts NHS Trust (Substantive Appointment University of Hertfordshire. Funded 50% by NHS to work in clinical academic capacity – appointed 2017). Experienced researcher and critical care/cancer nurse working as a clinical academic since 2004.

Key subject areas: programme of critical care supportive care research, using mixed methods research, qualitative (including rapid techniques) and co-design approaches. Focus on critical care at end of life/bereavement, critical care workforce/staffing, recovery, and outreach. Leading research from a strong background in building research capacity, developing practice-based research and implementing research into practice. Committed to the promotion of applied health research, public involvement and person-centred research.

Clinical lead for critical care recovery clinic service at ENHT/RM (since 2010 to current). Trust lead for Public Involvement in Research at ENHT/RM (since 2010 to current) and Lead for Nursing/AHP Research at ENHT (since 2017).

National/international activity:

  • Chair: National Outreach Forum;
  • Deputy Lead for National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) National Specialty Group for Critical Care;
  • Chair: UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance (March 2022);
  • Immediate past-Chair: UK Critical Care Research Group (formerly Forum);
  • Board member: (co-opted) Intensive Care Society Council; Critical Care Leadership Forum;
  • Former journal editor (Acting EIC)/associate editor European Journal of Cancer Care;
  • Reviewer for national/international grants;
  • Member of NIHR CDRF funding panel. Trial Steering Group Chair for NIHR HTA study A2B; HSDR CANDID.


Research interests

Chief Investigator of SEISMIC-R (A Study to Evaluate new /alternative Staffing Models in Intensive Care: A Realist Evaluation) (NIHR 135168) 

External positions

Chair, UK Critical Care Nursing Alliance

1 Mar 20221 Mar 2024

Chair National Outreach Forum, National Outreach Forum

3 Oct 2021 → …

Immediate past-Chair, UK Critical Care Research Group

8 Sept 2020 → …

Deputy Chair , National Institute for Health Research CRN National Specialty Group Critical Care

7 Jun 2018 → …

vice-chair UKCCRG, UK Critical Care Research Group

1 Jan 2016 → …

National Institute of Health Research Specialty Group Critical Care: Nursing representative , NIHR - National Institute for Health and Research

2016 → …


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