Tania Blackmore

Tania Blackmore RGN, PGCertHE, MSc

Tania Blackmore

Tania Blackmore

Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science

Faculty of Education and Health

Tania Blackmore is a Senior Lecturer for Adult Nursing in the Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science at the University of Greenwich.

Tania studied at Middlesex University, gaining a British Psychological Society approved HEC in psychology. She moved into the speciality of palliative care at the turn of the new millennia, where she would apply her knowledge of psychology into nursing.

Tania completed her MSc in Advanced Practice (Palliative Care) and was awarded a distinction for her research project, which looked at the opinions of senior acute clinicians' views of patient held records for palliative patients. She has a keen interest in increasing communication and control for palliative patients and increasing all clinicians' knowledge of caring for patients' at the end of life.

Prior to joining the University of Greenwich in 2014, she worked as an Associate Lecturer at Canterbury Christ Church University, lecturing in palliative and end of life care. Her practice in palliative care before coming into higher education covered a range of provision, from working in a hospice unit, as a community clinical nurse specialist and then as a Macmillan Clinical Nurse specialist in the acute sector. 

Tania trained as a registered nurse at Charing Cross Hospital in the mid -Eighties, initially working in trauma and orthopaedics before specialising in HIV and AIDS treatment. In the late Eighties and early Nineties she worked at the Klober centre in Chelsea, taking part in the initial drug trails and working on drug combinations to fight against HIV.

She worked at both St Stephens Hospital and Westminster Hospital on the Thomas McCauley HIV and AIDS unit, before taking up a post work as a Community Specialist HIV nurse attached to Worlds End Health Centre, Chelsea. 

Tania is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).

Posts held previously:

  • 2013-14, Associate Lecturer in Palliative Care, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • 2012-14, Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS TRUST
  • 2010-12, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Hospice in the Weald
  • 2007-09, Senior Community Staff Nurse, Hospice in the Weald
  • 2005-07, Community Staff Nurse, West Kent PCT
  • Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing, Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science
  • Course Leader on principles of palliative and end of life care for registered paramedics. South East Coast Ambulance Service
  • External interviewer at the Wisdom Hospice, Rochester, Kent
  • Cluster lead for End of Life Care Research, The Centre of Positive Ageing / University of Greenwich

Tania's PhD research study is healthcare professionals and the bereaved views about social behaviour of palliative patients at the end of life.

Blakemore, T. (2016). Opinions of acute clinicians to patient held records for palliative patients: An exploratory pilot study. European Journal of Palliative Care, 23(3), pp.118-123.

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