Libby Hamilton RN, DipHE, BSc Hons, PGDip

Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Libby Hamilton is a Senior Lecturer of Adult Nursing in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Greenwich.

She qualified as a nurse in 1997 from the University of Greenwich and then had a number of nursing roles within the medical and surgical nursing arena within a local acute NHS Trust. She was the Manual Handling Advisor for the trust that would take lead on policy, procedure development, provide training, and advise on best practice.

Libby joined the University of Greenwich in 2007 as Senior Lecturer and is committed to educating and developing healthcare staff to deliver holistic, individualised care.

She is lecturer for a number of pre-registration nursing and midwifery courses and currently coordinates the initial pre-registration adult nursing course that prepares students for their first clinical experiences in placement. 

Libby is the lead for clinical moving and handling education for pre-registration nursing, and midwifery students and has developed and delivered, bespoke moving and handling education and advice for NHS and private health and social care organisations as well as staff, across a range of multidisciplinary settings.

She also has a key role in the Credit for Learning Centre, as lead within health, providing support and development advice for external organisations seeking academic credit rating for their courses.

Posts held previously:

  • 2004–07, Manual Handling Advisor, Queen Mary's NHS Trust, Sidcup
  • 2000–06, Visiting Lecturer in moving and handling at University of Greenwich
  • 2000–04, Manual Handling Trainer, Queen Mary's NHS trust, Sidcup
  • 2000–04, Ward sister, medical/surgical acute admissions ward, Queen Mary's NHS trust, Sidcup
  • 1997–2000, Staff Nurse E-Grade, medical/surgical admissions ward, Queen Mary's NHS Trust, Sidcup
  • 1995–97, Staff Nurse D-Grade, gastrointestinal surgical ward, Queen Mary's NHS Trust, Sidcup

Responsibilities within the university

  • Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Course lecturer of nursing and midwifery on pre-registration programme
  • Course coordinator of initial pre-registration adult nursing
  • Course lead for clinical moving and handling on pre-registration programme
  • Committee member in attendance for the Credit Rating Group; Learning and Quality Committee; Adult Branch (Nursing) Implementation Group; and on the School Board


  • Member of National Back Exchange
  • Chairs the Kent Back Exchange