Gail Lilley

Senior Lecturer, Public Health and Wellbeing

I started my nurse training at Chester College many years ago and qualified in 1999. I began my nursing career working on a new CCU at COCH and stayed for four years. I moved into the community with the School Nursing team, gaining fabulous experience with children and young people with learning disabilities, with children and young people with complex health needs and vulnerable families in the local areas.

After gaining my SCPHN degree at the University of Chesterand my PGC in Adolescent Health, I became Team Leader in School Health. After four years of Team Leadership, I finally got my dream job! I am now part of the Community Health and Wellbeing Team here at the University of Chester teaching both Pre-Registration Nursing students and HV/SN students attending their SCPHN programme.


I have completed my MSc in Health Improvement and Wellbeing as well as my PGCE. I previously gained a Post Graduate Certificate in Adolescent Health; SCPHN (SN); RN (Adult Branch 1999).

I am a member of NMC professional body.


I contribute to SCPHN programme, in particular, as Pathway Lead for Specialist Practice module and Healthy Youth module for School Nursing

I am involved with the Bachelor of Nursing (BN) programme, particularly with public health modules and BLS teaching. I am Module Leader for NM4204 Determinants of Health and Well Being, NM5204 Enhancing Health and Well Being Across Populations. 


Previously, I have been the Lead for PDRP in local community, regarding transition for children with learning difficulties into Adult services.

I have an interest in how community services can support young people who self harm and carried out research for my dissertation with regards to nurses’ attitudes and perceptions of young people who self harm during the last 12 months.