Dr Hilary Walsgrove | AECC University College

Dr Hilary Walsgrove

Associate Professor in Advancing Clinical Practice

Hilary works as part of the team on development and delivery of the new MSc Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and units and programmes within the professional development framework, engaging in line management and mentoring ACP programme team members. Hilary also works on external engagement with stakeholders in creating educational courses to meet practitioners, health and care organisations’ and service user needs; promoting AECC courses and clinical services; student and apprentice recruitment, and can be found Leading on AECC/NHSE projects.


Hilary is a registered nurse with 40+ years’ experience of working in the NHS, employed for the last twenty or so years in a joint role between another local HEI and hospital trusts, as Advanced Clinical Practice programme leader and in lead roles within the trusts, with a focus on service and practice development for advanced practice.

Current Activity

Hilary started working at AECC University in a consultancy capacity, to support the creation of the new professional development framework and moved into her substantive post in January 2023. As well as her local work profile immersed in Advanced Practice, Hilary has spent many years as a proactive member of the Association for AP educators UK and has a portfolio of ongoing projects through AAPE UK and Health Education England (NHSE) at regional and national levels.

Areas of Interest

Hilary has a passion for multi-professional advanced and consultant practice and has dedicated her professional life to developments in this area, both from an educational and practice-based perspective. Workforce transformation to improve healthcare services and improve patient/service user care is a key area of interest, as well as education pathway developments, workplace supervision and support of learners in academic and healthcare practice settings.



  • NMC registered nurse
  • BSc (Hons) ANP
  • MA Practice Development
  • PGDip Health and social care education (with NMC lecturer/practice educator)
  • Professional Doctorate (DProf)


  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Co-opted committee member of AAPE UK
Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Advanced and consultant practice education and practice
  • Advanced Practice workplace supervision




  • DProf: An exploration of advanced nursing in a hospital context: people, processes and frameworks 2018
  • MA: The development of nurse practitioner roles in an acute hospital setting
  • An evaluation of the effectiveness of the Lecturer Practitioner role within an acute surgical setting 2006 (Seddon, M., & Walsgrove, H.J.)


Barton, D., & Allan, D. (eds) 2015. Advanced Nursing Practice: Changing Healthcare in a changing world. London, Red Globe Press. Walsgrove, H., & Griffith, H., – Chapter 10. Careers and career development for advanced practice.

Radford, M., Williamson, A., & Evans, C. (eds) 2011. Preoperative Assessment and Perioperative Management. Keswick, M&K publishers – Walsgrove, H., Chapter 3  History Taking; chapter 20 developing a competency framework.

Haslett, S., Jennings, M., Walsgrove, H., Weatheritt, W., Hysterectomy, vaginal repair & surgery for stress incontinence (6th edn) 2010 Beaconsfield: Beaconsfield Publishers. Co-author of editions back to 1997

Walsgrove, H., 2006. Putting education into practice for pre-operative assessment. Nursing Standard 20, 47, 35-39.

Walsgrove, H., & Fulbrook, P., 2005. Advancing the clinical perspective: A Practice Development project to develop the Nurse Practitioner role in an acute hospital trust.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 14, 444-455.

Walsgrove, H., 2004. The development of a Nurse Practitioner-led POA clinic.2004, Nursing Times 100, 38-41.

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