Associate Professor Tracy Long-Sutehall PhD, MSc, BSc (hons), C.Psychol
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Tracy is a member of the Complex Healthcare Process Research Group with the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University. Her research has generated an extensive body of knowledge related to tissue and organ donation, post-death use of the body, end-of-life decision making, policy and practice, dying trajectories in critical and high care environments and death and dying.
“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
After completing general and paediatric nurse training, I specialised in Paediatric Intensive Care at Great Ormond Street Sick Children's Hospital, London. After 15 years in nursing I completed degrees in Psychology and Health Psychology and spent five years undertaking clinical work and research as a Transplant Psychologist at The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital NHS Trust [Harefield site] Middlesex, UK.
The last 12 years have been spent as a researcher investigating issues related to: organ and tissue donation; organ retention; post death use of the body; end-of-life decision making; dying trajectories in critical and high care environments and death and dying.
In 2007 I was invited to work with National Health Service Blood and Transplant [NHSBT] Tissue Services as a consultant to support the development of their family care initiative and review their consent procedures. I am very committed to this work as I have seen the desperate need for organ and tissue donation during my time at Harefield Hospital and the benefit that transplantation can bring to individual lives.
In 2010 I was honoured to have three articles cited in the RCN's survey of most influential nursing research in the past 50 years.
Advisory group membership:
European Deceased Donation Working Party [2011-current]
NHS BT- TEPSOD working party [Tissue and Eye donation in solid organ donation] [2011-current]
NHS BT Tissue Services Donor Advisory Group [2014-current]
NHS BT National Consent Working Party [2011-2012].