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Conleth Kelly

Nursing and Advanced Practice

Faculty of Health

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 SPQ, District Nurse team leader. During this time, I was also a community nurse practitioner as well as becoming the palliative care lead/Macmillan 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 on The Wirral and contributed/collaborated to their development within the North-West
All of these successful ventures aided my move into education, firstly at the University of Liverpool (Pre-registration Lecturer and Programme Leader for District Nursing) then at the University of Chester (Programme Leader for the BSc/GDip/PGD/MSc Specialist Practice Community Programmes - District Nursing/Mental Health/Learning Disability/Community Children Nursing/General Practice Nursing as well as teaching/leading several pre-registration nursing modules) and now with Liverpool John Moores University. I am extremely proud having trained and then taught District Nursing in Liverpool, the birthplace of professionalised community care (
I am constantly in the process of research; at present reviewing covid and learning with higher education as well as a phenomenological study on males within the profession. I have completed my MPhil and am progressing towards doctoral research.


University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, Bachelor of Nursing/RGN/DN/ENB998
University of Chester, United Kingdom, Masters in Education
University of Chester, United Kingdom, MPhil

Postgraduate training

Community Prescriber, United Kingdom, University of Central Lancashire, ? - present

Journal article

Wright C, Hogard E, Ellis R, Smith D, Kelly C. 2008. Effect of PETTLEP imagery training on performance of nursing skills: pilot study. Journal of Advanced Nursing, DOI Publisher Url


Kelly C, Kamil-Thomas Z. Digital Health Technologies: Digital Innovations in Public Health. Leal Filho W, Wall T, Marisa Azul A, Brandli L, Gökcin Özuyar P. Encyclopaedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham DOI Publisher Url


Kelly C, Whaley V. Specialist District Nurse Students’ practice and learning experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic: a phenomenological study

Other invited event:

Community Nursing Master Class, Liverpool John Moores University, Master Class regarding the issues community nursing underwent during the Covid Pandemic.. 2021

Conference presentation:

Specialist District Nurse Students’ practice and learning experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic: a phenomenological study, Community nursing towards sustainable health, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden, Oral presentation. 2021

Importance of clinical skills for all fields of pre-registration nursing, International Nurse Education Conference, University of Cambridge, Oral presentation. 2018


Queen's Nurse, Queens Nursing Institute. 2020