Anita Hobday

Anita Hobday1

Principal Lecturer, Course Lead Registered Nurse Apprenticeship

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

tel: 01905 855365

Anita Hobday is a highly accomplished healthcare professional with extensive experience and expertise. She qualified in 1985 in Birmingham and has since held various positions, including District Nurse, Macmillan Nurse, and Lymphoedema Nurse Consultant. Anita is an active member of Casley-Smith International, working towards improving patient care for those with Lymphoedema on a global scale. She is also involved in the Lymphoedema education community of practice in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, specifically with Casley-Smith Lymphoedema Education UK. Anita has previously led the BSc Nursing program and currently serves as the Course Lead for the BSc Nursing Degree Apprenticeship.


  • RN
  • DN
  • PG Dip Palliative care
  • MSc Teaching and Learning

Teaching Interests

All aspects of pre-registration nursing.

Research Interests

  • Skin care and complications associated with chronic disease.
  • Lymphology
  • Community care
  • Palliative care

Professional Bodies

  • Community nursing
  • Palliative care (Macmillan)
  • NMC
  • RCN
  • Member MLD UK
  • Teaching in specialist practice higher education
  • Vice chair and founder teacher member Casley-Smith Lymphoedema Education UK, part of Casley-Smith International.


  • British Journal of Community Nursing
  • Practice Nursing
  • Journal of Lymphology
  • Nursing Standard
  • British Journal of Wound Care