Tracey is a Registered Nurse with a background in acute and critical care medicine, working mainly within Intensive Care and High Dependency Care at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, and as an Intensive Care Medicine teacher with North Trent College, School Of Nursing and Midwifery. She is now employed in the University of Sheffield, Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing and Midwifery as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Undergraduate Studies.
Over the past few years, Tracey's teaching and research interest have focused on the identification and assessment of the deteriorating patient and this interest has proven invaluable in her work with NOrF as a Vice Chair. In 2006 she was part of the ICNARC and University of Sheffield research team that undertook a systematic review of the literature on track and trigger / early warning systems used by critical care outreach teams, as part of the NHS SDO R&D Programme Evaluation of outreach services in critical care.
Tracey is currently Principal Investigator for a national survey "An investigation into failure to rescue deteriorating patients" funded by Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority. This study also provides the focus for her Doctorate in Medical Science due to complete in November 2010.