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Pauline Hunter

Assistant Professor, Nursing

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Pauline has many years experience in nurse education, practice development, research and administration. She has worked in senior nursing positions in London, Northern Ireland, Houston and Boston. Pauline has a great interest in research for underserved populations and set up a Nurse led multi-agency Drop-in Centre for Homeless and young children in prostitution in Belfast. The project was awarded the National Richard Wells Award for Sexual Health and the Glaxo/Welcome Award for innovation in Health Care in Northern Ireland. She established Primary Health Care delivery for women and children in Women’s Aid refuges in Belfast and in collaboration with Queens University Belfast helped to set up in partnership with the communities, the Ardoyne/Shankhill Health Partnership Group, a Healthy Living Centre for these areas of social deprivation and poverty as a result of the conflict in Ireland. She was also responsible for pioneering and developing the first Nurse Practitioner program in Northern Ireland. Pauline was previously Chief Examiner for the National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting in Northern Ireland and Director of Education for the Royal College of Nursing in Northern Ireland.

Dr Hunter was awarded a PhD, Master of Nurse Education and a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies for Registered Nurses from the University of Ulster She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Cardiovascular Nursing.

Representative Courses Taught

  • NRS 223 Nursing Care of Adults with Acute and Chronic Illness II Lab
  • NRS 306 Pathophysiology
  • NRS 204 Pharmacology of Nursing Practice



Hermeneutic Phenomenology, Underserved populations