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Professor Lucy Bray

Professor in Child Health Literacy

Nursing & Midwifery



Lucy Bray has worked within acute children’s nursing for over twenty five years, specialising in children’s procedures and surgery. She works as a Professor in Child Health Literacy in the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine at Edge Hill University.

Her research interests include the education, information needs and preparation of children, young people and their parents for surgery, procedures and interventions. Her work explores how children and young people can be provided with information in a meaningful and timely way. Lucy is also involved in programmatic work focused on children and young people living with long-term conditions and complex needs.

The majority of Lucy’s research is based on qualitative research approaches and uses innovative methods which aim to facilitate the involvement of children and young people. Lucy has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles and has been shortlisted for national research and patient information awards. Lucy is also the Post-graduate Research Student Tutor for the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Medicine, Edge Hill University.