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Michael Kelleher

Senior Lecturer

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

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I joined Northumbria University having spent five years working in a partnership post as a Practitioner Lecturer for Critical Care providing education and support to students and qualified staff across a variety of ITU/HDU environments. My clinical nursing experience began with an acute surgical post that lead to working in a variety of critical care settings.

Since joining the University I have held a number of module lead roles including an international module delivered in Malaysia and a core skills and knowledge module for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy students. I have also acted as a Programme Leader for the Adult field of Nursing. 

I am a Personal Tutor providing support and guidance to a group of Nursing students for the duration of their programme.

I hold a long-term interest in simulation based education and its inclusion in the curriculum, which has led to my passion for exploring the development of new ways of enhancing student experiences in both the academic and practice settings using this teaching methodology.

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Room D201
Coach Lane Campus West
Newcastle upon Tyne

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effects of a single interprofessional simulation session on medical and nursing students’ attitudes toward interprofessional learning and professional identity: a questionnaire study, Burford, B., Greig, P., Kelleher, M., Merriman, C., Platt, A., Richards, E., Davidson, N., Vance, G. 1 Dec 2020, In: BMC Medical Education
  • ‘Am I doing it right?’: Conceptualising the practice of supervising master’s dissertation students, Macfadyen, A., English, C., Kelleher, M., Coates, M., Cameron, C., Gibson, V. 29 Jul 2019, In: Higher Education Research and Development
  • The evaluation of a framework for measuring the non-technical ward round skills of final year nursing students: an observational study, Murray, K., McKenzie, K., Kelleher, M. Oct 2016, In: Nurse Education Today
  • Reported clinical outcomes of high-fidelity simulation versus classroom-based end-of-life care education, Venkatasalu, M., Kelleher, M., Shao, C. 2 Apr 2015, In: International Journal of Palliative Nursing
  • "Am I doing it right?" An action research project exploring the practice of supervising master’s level dissertations, MacFadyen, A., Kelleher, M., Cameron, C. Nov 2014, CARN International Conference
  • Assessing human factors during simulation: The development and preliminary validation of the rescue assessment tool, Unsworth, J., Melling, A., Allan, J., Tucker, G., Kelleher, M. 2014, In: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice
  • Recognition of physical deterioration in patients with mental health problems: the role of simulation in knowledge and skill development, Unsworth, J., McKeever, M., Kelleher, M. 1 Aug 2012, In: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
  • Maintaining patient dignity in intensive care settings., Turnock, C., Kelleher, M. Jun 2001, In: Intensive and Critical Care Nursing


  • Education PGDipEd June 30 2004
  • Health MSc September 01 2002
  • Nursing Science BSc (Hons) September 01 1996
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 1998
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015

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