Sue Padmore

Senior Lecturer, Public Health and Wellbeing

I started my adult nurse training in 1976 at Warrington hospital, qualifying in 1979. Shortly following qualification I trained and qualified as a midwife in 1981. A major part of my 27 years in practice was spent working within women’s healthcare on gynaecology and as a Colposcopy Nurse Specialist. I also spent a couple of years in primary care working as a General Practice nurse.  The final 9 years of practice were spent working in Genito-urinary Medicine as a health advisor dealing with male and female clients. This was a very interesting and rewarding area to work, especially the HIV work.  I joined the University of Chester in 2004.


SRN; SCM; Specialist Practitioner – HIV & AIDS Nursing Practice (Adult Nursing); MEd.





I am currently the Deputy Programme Leader for the Pre-registration BN course based at Warrington campus.  The majority of my teaching is spent delivering this programme.  I am the module leader for the first year public health module NM4204 ‘The Determinants of Health’ module.  I also co-teach NM5204 ‘Enhancing Health and Wellbeing Across Populations’. 
I also have teaching input into post-registration modules, with perspectives on sexual health and complementary and alternative medicine. 


My areas of research include Complementary Therapies, Sexual Health, HIV & AIDS and Mindfulness.
As part of the student wellbeing ambassador project, I am currently co-delivering an eight week Mindfulness programme to students on the BN programme from differient University campuses.







Published work

Key Concepts in Palliative Care.  (2011)  Edited by Moyra Baldwin & Jan Woodhouse.  London:  Sage Publishing,   Co-author with Joy Parkes.  C 2011 Chapter title: Symptom management: complementary and alternative medicine/integrated health.