Ms Theresa Nash

School: Nursing

Job Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 020 8417 6763

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


Theresa is a senior lecturer in nursing, enterprise lead for the Faculty, associate fellow and member of the Royal Society of Medicine's General Practice and Primary Care Council. She has over 30 years' experience in public health practice, education, research and social enterprise. She is recognised for developing creative and innovative student learning experiences at all levels and her central philosophy is of collaborative practice.

Theresa has led the development of a range of services and multidisciplinary projects, including setting up new services for vulnerable young people, publishing national resources for practitioners and co-ordinating multidisciplinary initiatives.

Research and evaluation projects have focused on service access, primary care intervention evaluations and understanding the culture of youth. Her research has included ascertaining the effectiveness of clinic based sex and relationship education, the 'lived experience' of youth, Young People's General Practice Development Project and Black and Minority Ethnic service access study. Theresa undertook the Royal College of Nursing national survey to understand the issues and care principles of nurses who work with young people (Adolescence, Boundaries, Connections and Dilemmas RCN2008). This led to her editing and co-authoring the guide to working with young people: Adolescence, Boundaries and Connections (RCN 2009).

In the past eight years, Theresa's work has focused on developing and coordinating the delivery of entrepreneurism within the Faculty. She supported the establishment of the cross-Faculty Enterprise Team and has developed entrepreneurship education within the School of Nursing.

She is the founder and director of Heritage2Health, a collaboration between colleagues and students from Kingston and St George's, the voluntary sector and the National Trust. Theresa has received a number of awards for this work, including being shortlisted as teaching innovation of the year for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2014. Her focus is to support initiatives that reduce social isolation, improve access to opportunities and develop community-led nursing, health and social care education. She is a champion for sustainability, improving understanding of environmental issues and entrepreneurial skills development. She is also a founding member of The Collective which supports sharing contemporary art within the home (

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Healthcare, Kingston University
  • Registered General Nurse
  • BSc(Hons), Nursing Studies
  • Higher Diploma in Health Visiting
  • Staff Nurse
  • Fertility Nurse

Professional experience

  • 1996 - present
    Senior Lecturer - Nursing / Enterprise Lead / Founder and Director - Heritage2health / Researcher (Inclusion/Adolescent/Sexual Health) , Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 1983 - 1997
    Public Health Nursing: Primary Care Sexual Health Facilitator / Research Nurse Development Officer / Practice Nurse / Sexual Health Nurse / School Nurse / Health Visitor , London / Essex

Professional registration and membership

  • Fellow Higher Education Academy,
  • Associate Fellow Royal Society Medicine,
  • RN/Specialist Public Health, Nursing & Midwifery Council

Research interests

Reducing social isolation and asset based community working; using arts, nature and shared history to develop empathy; entrepreneurism and sustainability education;
adolescent health, service access and sexual health.

Grants and funding

  • Theresa has generated £267K in new income for the Faculty (collaboratively) up to 2007. Since 2012, she has gained a further £30K from internal and external grants/awards/donations, most recently to support the development of 'heritage2health'.


Number of items: 8.


Nash, Theresa (2014) When two worlds connect. Nursing Standard, 29(10), p. 66. ISSN (print) 0029-6570

French, Kathy, Ward, Sue, McRae, Judy and Nash, Theresa (2004) Emergency contraception. Nursing Standard, 18(42), pp. 49-54. ISSN (print) 0029-6570

Book Section

Nash, Theresa, Cierach, Kasia and Forte, Denise (2011) Pilot results: production of a multimedia resource to develop entrepreneurial learning within health and social care students: the h2hconnection workshop. In: Linsey, Tim, (ed.) Quality enhancement in learning and teaching: How Kingston University is improving the student experience. Kingston University Academic Development Centre. pp. 20-22. (Unpublished)

Forrest, Simon and Nash, Theresa (2007) Difference and diversity as determinants of health: ethnicity, gender and disability. In: DeBell, Dianne, (ed.) Public health practice & the school-age population. London, U.K. : Hodder Arnold. pp. 37-56. ISBN 9780340907207

Conference or Workshop Item

Nash, Theresa (2009) Outcomes from a cross sector knowledge transfer partnership: Heritage2Health. In: Innovation through knowledge transfer 2009: research with impact; 02 Dec 2009, East Molesey, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Nash, Theresa (2007) 'Heritage2Health': a new cross-generational, pan-disability, cross-disciplinary approach to shared learning: preliminary results. In: Unhealthy professional boundaries? Working together in health and social care; 04 - 05 Dec 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)


McCutcheon, Dominic [Contributor], Nelson, Jackie [Contributor], Maxwell, Jan [Contributor], Nash, Theresa [Contributor] and de Sousa, Marcelle [Contributor] (2013) Adolescence: boundaries and connections: an RCN guide for working with young people. (Manual) London, U.K. : Royal College of Nursing.

Nash, Theresa, Needham, John, Greenwood, Nan, Forrest, Simon and Towell, Tony (2007) Adolescence: boundaries, connections and dilemmas. The report of an RCN survey into how nurses support young people in health care settings. (Project Report) London, UK : Royal College of Nursing. 52 p. ISBN 9781904114888

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