Conleth Kelly

Senior Lecturer

After completing my Bachelor of Nursing (Hons) degree at The University of Liverpool, I focused my career around community/cancer care within the Merseyside. I gained experience within oncology/surgery/medicine/acute care before taking a position as a district nurse team leader. During this time, I was in the position of becomes a community nurse practitioner as well as becoming the palliative care lead for the area. After several years within this position I took on the role of lead nurse for the first wave of walk-in-centres. All of these successful ventures aided my move into education, firstly at The University of Liverpool and then at the University of Chester. Having gained several community and teaching qualifications throughout my career, I have now embarked a professional doctorate which has helped to aid my teaching.


RGN, BN (Hons), DN, NP, Med. 
I am also a member of the Association of District Nurse Educators


I am the Programme Leader for the BSc/GDip/PGD/MSc Specialist Practice Community Programmes - District Nursing/Mental Health/Learning Disability/Community Children Nursing/General Practice Nursing.
I also teach on the several pre-registration nursing modules and I am the Marketing and Recruitment Co-ordinator for programmes within the Faculty of Health and Social Care.
I have also become an external examiner for post-registration programme within Manchester Metropolitan University.


I have researched several areas within health and social care in the past. These include pre-registration nursing students’ attitudes towards clinical skills, the use of PETTLEP within clinical skills training and reviews of application processes within nursing education (from which values based recruitment has been implemented).
At present I am currently undertaking my Professional Doctorate, conducting a study into the effects of emotional labour upon the individual nurse.