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Eleanor Hawley

Associate Lecturer
Faculty of Health, Medicine and Social Care
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Since qualifying as a nurse, Eleanor has worked in the area of thoracic surgery, working mostly with patients undergoing surgery for lung cancer.


Eleanor has worked in various roles within thoracic surgery in a large London teaching hospital. This included working as a Thoracic Nurse Practitioner, managing the care of patients undergoing thoracic surgery in the inpatient and outpatient settings. She is also a non-medical prescriber, prescribing for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Research interests

Eleanor's Masters dissertation was a systematic review of qualitative studies on prehabilitation prior to surgery for cancer, focusing on the motivators and barriers to patient participation. During this process she was involved in setting up a prehabilitation service for patients prior to surgery for lung cancer in a large London teaching hospital.

  • Patient experience of services
  • Non-Medical Prescribing
  • BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing, London South Bank University
  • V300 Non-Medical Prescribing, University of Hertfordshire
Memberships, editorial boards
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council