Mike Bellis

Senior Lecturer, Interprofessional Education / Faculty Coordinator for Technology Enhanced Learning

After registering as a qualified nurse in 1991 at the Wrexham Maelor Hospital in Wrexham, North Wales, I continued to study and achieved my Diploma, Degree and Masters Degree by 2006.  I have worked in urology, surgery, occupational health and higher education, and have undertaken a variety of clinical and academic roles such as Staff Nurse (varying grades), Nurse Practitioner, Lecturer Practitioner, Senior Lecturer and Technology Enhanced Learning Co-ordinator.

I worked in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital from 1987 – 2005, Glyndwr University from 2005-2013 and came to the University of Chester in December 2013.


Registered Nurse 1991, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC),  Diploma in Nursing (1997), Degree in Nursing Studies (2001), Post Graduate Certificate in Professional Development in Higher Education (2003) and Masters in Professional Education (2006) at the North East Wales of Higher Education, and Post Graduate Certificate in E-Learning (2011) at Glyndwr University.

I am a Registrant of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA).


I contribute towards the M.Ed in Professional Education and contribute towards some of the skills modules in the Pre-Registration Nursing programme

I am the Module co-ordinator and Leader for NM4202 Learning to be a Professional and NM6125 Urology and Continence.

I have recently finished an external examiner position at Oxford Brookes University and am now an external Examiner for the University of Derby.

I have also acted as external panel expert for external university validation events, in both the United Kingdom and worldwide.


I have engaged in research in relation to the role of Lecturer Practitioners and Technology Enhanced Learning, and aim to commence Doctoral level study in this area too.

Published work

Antuna F.M, De Bolla A.R, Anandaram P.S and Bellis M.A. (2001) Catheter related pain after transurethral resection: study of 88 cases.  European Urology. Vol.39, No.5. pp.89.

Bellis. M (2004) Placement Focus.  The Clinical Times   Vol. 1, No. 3.  pp.7.

Bellis. M (2004) Radiography Education.  The Clinical Times.  Vol 2, No, 1.  pp3.

Bellis. M (2004) Supra-Pubic Catheters: Are they a viable alternative?  The Clinical Times.  Vol 2, No. 2. pp. 4-5.

Carnwell. R, Baker. S, Bellis. M and Murray. R. (2007) Managerial perceptions of mentor, lecturer practitioner and link tutor roles.  Nurse Education Today.  Vol. 27, No. 8. Pp923-32. 

Bellis, M.  (2013)  Timely, Clear and Constructive Feedback.  Chapter 8 Bradley, M and Oram, D (EDs) (2013) Embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship – a step in the right direction.  Wordscape.  Liverpool