Colm Treacy

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing


Phone: 020 8417 4952

Location: Kingston Hill Campus, Kingston University, Kingston Upon Thames, KT2 7LB


As a dually qualified RGN and RMN with over 25 years of clinical experience, Colm has worked in number of clinical settings in the UK and abroad. Colm has experience in lecturing across various undergraduate and post-graduate courses, in a range of subject areas. His main teaching focus is around the care and management of patients with long-term conditions,particularly inherited neurological conditions, inherited dementias & enduring neuropsychiatric problems.

Before joining Kingston and St George's Joint Faculty Health, Social Care and Education, Colm worked at City University London and was an honorary CNS (secondee) at Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Post-graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, City University London
  • MSc, Clinical Neuroscience, University of Roehampton, London
  • ENB 997/998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice, London South Bank University
  • ENB 148 Neuromedical & Neurosurgical Nursing, London South Bank University
  • RMN, St. George's & Kingston College of Health Studies
  • RGN, , Romford College of Nursing, Midwifery & Health Studies

Professional experience

  • 2012 - 2016
    Clinical Nurse Specialist (Honorary Clinical Secondment - 0.2 WTE), Barts Health NHS Trust
  • 2009 - 2016
    Lecturer, City University London
  • 2005 - 2009
    Neurogenetics Clinical Nurse Specialist (Grade H / Band 7), Department of Neurogenetics & Molecular Neuroscience - The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 2003 - 2005
    Prion Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist (Grade H), The National Prion Clinic - The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 2001 - 2003
    Research Nurse (Grade G), Academic Department of Accident & Emergency Medicine (Faculty of Medicine) - Imperial College London
  • 1998 - 2001
    Staff Nurse (Grade E; Acute Neurology), The National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery - University College London Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 1996 - 1997
    Change Agent and Project Co-ordinator, Divizjoni Servizzi Tas-Saħħa (Ministry for Health - Malta)
  • 1995 - 1996
    Staff Nurse (Grade E; Acute Psychiatry), Springfield University Hospital - Pathfinder Mental Health Services NHS Trust
  • 1993 - 1994
    Staff Nurse (Grade D; Coronary Care Unit), Oldchurch Hospital - Havering Hospitals NHS Trust
  • 1992 - 1994
    Staff Nurse (Grade D; Acute Medicine / Gastroenterology), Oldchurch Hospital - Havering Hospitals NHS Trust

Professional registration and membership

  • RGN, NMC
  • RMN, NMC
  • RNT, NMC
  • British Neuroscience Association (BNA),
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Research interests

Colm's main research areas include:
- Men's long-term health
- Neuropraxia and erectile dysfunction following major abdominal surgery and
long-term medical problems (including CHD, Diabetes & renal failure).
- The effects on erectile function following radical surgery / radiotherapy for prostate cancer.
- Care and management of patients with long-term neurological conditions, including neurogenetic conditions, dementia and enduring neuropsychiatric problems.

Colm is currently undertaking a systematic review of interventions used in the management of erectile dysfunction following radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer (joint project with Dr Martin Steggall, University of South Wales). This is a collaboration with the Cochrane Prostatic Diseases Research Group (University of Minnesota, USA). It is hoped that this systematic review will form the basis for future research projects.


Number of items: 19.


Philippou, Yiannis A, Steggall, Martin J, Treacy, Colm L, Hirani, Shashi, O’Driscoll, Stephen T, Bakker, Caitlin J and Dahm, Philipp (2016) Penile rehabilitation for post-prostatectomy erectile dysfunction (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 11, CD012414. ISSN (online) 1469-493X

Nicol, Maggie, Treacy, Colm [Adapter] and Cronin, Patricia [Adapter] (2015) Catheterisation – male. Elsevier Clinical Skills, 1346,

Treacy, Colm (2015) How does multiple trauma, traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury (SCI) affect male sexual functioning? After Trauma,

Nicol, Maggie and Treacy, Colm [Adapter] (2014) Nasogastric tube insertion. Elsevier Clinical Skills, 1088,

Steggall, Martin, Treacy, Colm and Jones, Mark (2013) Post-operative urinary retention. Nursing Standard, 28(5), pp. 43-48. ISSN (print) 0029-6570

Lalong-Muh, Julienne, Treacy, Colm and Steggall, Martin (2013) Erectile dysfunction following retropubic prostatectomy. British Journal of Nursing, 22(4), S4-S9. ISSN (print) 0966-0461

Novak, Marianne J.U., Sweeney, Mary G., Li, Abi, Treacy, Colm, Chandrashekar, Hoskote S., Giunti, Paola, Goold, Robert G., Davis, Mary B., Houlden, Henry and Tabrizi, Sarah J. (2010) An ITPR1 gene deletion causes spinocerebellar ataxia 15/16: a genetic, clinical and radiological description. Movement Disorders, 25(13), pp. 2176-2182. ISSN (print) 0885-3185

Greenfield, Julie, Treacy, Colm and Giunti, Paola (2008) Centres of excellence for the care of people with progressive ataxias. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 4(11), pp. 544-548. ISSN (print) 1747-0307

Webb, TE, Poulter, M, Beck, J, Uphill, J, Adamson, G, Campbell, T, Linehan, J, Powell, C, Brandner, S, Pal, S, Siddique, D, Wadsworth, JD, Joiner, S, Alner, K, Peterson, C, Hampson, S, Rhymes, C, Treacy, C, Storey, E, Geshwind, MD, Nemeth, AH, Wroe, S, Collinge, J and Mead, S (2008) Phenotypic heterogeneity and genetic modification of P102L inherited prion disease in an international series. Brain, 131, pp. 2632-2646. ISSN (print) 0006-8950

Treacy, Colm (2007) Book Review of: 'Person-centred dementia care: making services better' by Dawn Brooker. British Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 3(5), p. 230. ISSN (print) 1747-0307

Greenfield, Julie, Treacy, Colm and Giunti, Paola (2006) Centres of excellence for the care of people with progressive ataxias. British Journal of Nursing, 15(17), pp. 932-936. ISSN (print) 0966-0461

Book Section

Treacy, Colm (2011) Cells of the CNS and how they communicate. In: Woodward, Sue and Mestecky, Ann-Marie, (eds.) Neuroscience nursing: Evidence-based practice. Oxford, U.K. : Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 3-17. ISBN 9781405163569

Conference or Workshop Item

Radcliffe, Michelle, Treacy, Colm and Goldie, Julie (2017) Therapeutic observation and providing one to one nursing care. In: CapitalNurse – Connecting Nurses and Celebrating Nursing in London II; 16 Mar 2017, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Treacy, Colm (2014) Anatomy and physiology of erection and sexual response. Common causes and comorbidities associated with erectile dysfunction. In: BAUN ED Study Day; 09 Sep 2014, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Steggall, Martin and Treacy, Colm (2013) Erectile dysfunction & neurological disorders. In: RCN Joint Continence/Neuroscience Conference 2013; 28-29 Nov 2013, Liverpool, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Novak, M, Davis, M, Li, A, Goold, R, Tabrizi, S J, Sweeney, M G, Houlden, H, Treacy, C and Giunti, P (2010) ITPR1 gene deletion causes Spinocerebellar Ataxia 15/16: a genetic, clinical and radiological description of a novel kindred. In: Association of British Neurologists Annual Meeting 2010; 11-14 May 2010, Bournemouth, U.K..

Webb, T, Mead, S, Poulter, M, Beck, J, Uphill, T, Campbell, G, Adamson, S, Pal, D, Siddique, C, Treacy, C, Brandner, S, Wroe, S and Collinge, J (2007) Inherited prion disease with the P102L mutation: Update of a worldwide kindred originating in England and multiple unrelated European kindreds. In: ABN Spring Scientific Meeting; 11-13 Apr 2007, Cambridge, U.K..

Meredith, C., Treacy, C., Bandeeri, N. and Henry, J.A. (2003) The prevalence of Cocaine-associated chest pain in a London Hospital. In: The Faculty of Accident & Emergency Medicine Tenth Anniversary Meeting; 13-15 Nov 2003, London, U.K..

Treacy, Colm (2001) Medically unexplained symptoms in A&E. In: DMS A&E Conference; 29-30 Nov 2001, Aldershot, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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