Patricia Hunt

Patricia Hunt 

Assistant Lecturer

Waterford Institute of Technology

Patricia is a registered general nurse and is currently an assistant lecturer at Waterford Institute of Technology.  She has a wealth of clinical experience, and specialised in cancer and palliative care nursing.  Patricia’s clinical experience includes working as a clinical nurse specialist at The Royal Marsden Hospital in London, where she led the development of a breathlessness service, and authored a chapter in editions of The Royal Marsden Manual of Clinical Nursing Procedures.  She held a lecturing position at The Royal Marsden School, where she developed two award winning online modules.  Patricia represented the Royal College of Nursing on the first National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guideline development group for lung cancer, which was published in 2005.  She has published chapters in books, peer reviewed journal articles, and presented at conferences. 

Patricia’s research interests are in cancer care, particularly in the areas of compassion, empathy, emotional intelligence, and compassion fatigue.  She has an MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (Cancer Nursing), and a post graduate diploma in teaching and learning.  She is currently researching compassion fatigue in cancer health care professionals as part of her PhD.  Patricia is passionate about cancer nursing, and is committed to the development of care for patients with cancer, and the advancement of education and support for cancer nurses through research and education.