Trudy Hutchison

Nursing and Allied Health

I joined Liverpool John Moores University in 2013 following 20 years in clinical practice most of which were spent working in Specialist Palliative Care. I currently run 2 palliative care modules one at level 6 and one at level 7 and have a particular interest in the communication skills required to manage distressing situations. I am the module leader for the second year skills module for the Adult Nursing Programme and work closely with Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital and Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice as Academic Link Lecturer.
Before taking up this post I had a particular interest in mentoring specifically that related to NMC standards and undertook a piece of research exploring the impact of the 'sign-off mentor' in the acute setting.


2013, Edge Hill University, United Kingdom, MA Clinical Education
2001, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, BSc Hons Palliative Care

Academic appointments

Lecturer, School of Nursing and Allied Health, Liverpool John Moores University, 2013 - present

Journal article

Lotto R, Hutchison T, Lees C, White A. 2019. Clinical decision making in paramedic practice. A qualitative study exploring the challenges of responding to mental health needs. Journal of Paramedic Practice, 11 DOI Public Url

Lees C, Hutchison T, O'BRIEN S. 2017. Introducing community integrated nursing teams: How one Clinical Commissioning Group applied an evidence-based approach British Journal of Community Nursing, 22 :289-294 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Donovan T, Hutchison T. 2003. Using simulated patients in a multip[rofessional communication skills programme: refelctions from the programme faciliatators European Journal of Cancer Care, 12 :123-128

Hutchison T, Cochrane J. A phenomenological study into the impact of the sign-off mentor in the acute hospital setting. Nurse Educ Today, 34 :1029-1033 DOI Author Url

Jack BA, Gambles M, Saltmarsh P, Murphy D, Hutchison T, Ellershaw JE. Enhancing hospital nurses knowledge of palliative care: a network nurse programme International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 10 :502-506 DOI

Coackley A, Hutchinson T, Saltmarsh P, Kelly A, Ellershaw JE, Marshall E, Brunston H. Assessment and management of fatigue in patients with advanced cancer: developing guidelines International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 8 :381-388 DOI


Tabernacle B, Honey M, Barnes M, Jinks AM. Oxford Handbook of Nursing Older People 9780199213283


Fellow, Higher Education Academy. 2016

Industrial connections:

Liverpool Marie Curie Hospice, Academic Link Lecturer. 2015

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Academic Link Lecturer.

Teaching qualification:

MA Clinical Education. 2013