Helena Kelly


  • 70 Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow Caledonian University

    G4 0BA Glasgow

    United Kingdom

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Learning, Teaching and quality advisor and Senior lecturer:  Academic leadership supportive of and accountable to the Head of Department and works with the Associate Dean (Learning, Teaching & Quality). Actively engaged in enhancing the student experience through leadership in learning and teaching, assisting in the implementation of quality assurance and enhancement processes within the Department and responsible for ensuring open communication with the Nursing and Midwifery Council and NHS Nurse education Scotland.  Leads department in programme and module approval and change. 

Previous Programme leader for PgD Advanced Practice District nursing programme from 2016-2020.  Through collaboration and reengagement with practice partners in different localities within Scotland including Inverclyde, NHS Highland and NHS Forth Valley the Student intake increased from 15 to 38 in 2018, and presented a paper to the school board to request the addition of a January cohort, further increasing numbers to 60 (an increase of £210,000 generated).  Good succession planning with the new Programme leader has allowed these excellent relationships to continue and sustain healthy student numbers.

Module leader for several modules on both Undergraduate, Post graduate and CPD modules.

2016 - current


Member of the Senate Disciplinary committee at Glasgow Caledonian university

Member of School Board Health and Life Sciences

Teaching experience across all levels of pre- and post-graduate nursing programmes.

Assists with International summer school

Assists Business manager

Facilitates teaching experiences for clinicians/ people interested in HEI opportunities promoting new talent and succession planning.

Supervision of Post graduate certificate Nurse teacher students

Supervision of Masters and Honours dissertation students.

Recent experience of leading a University and NMC approval process with 9 commendations and 1 recommendation.

Recent experience of leading University ELISR process within the department, highlighting several commendations and 2 considerations.

Buddy new programme leaders, share both explicit and tacit knowledge, promoting good succession planning and sustainability of staff within the department.



Education/Academic qualification

MSc Nursing, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 21 Sept 2016

PgC Professional and Higher Education, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 4 Sept 2012

Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Higher Education Academy

Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

Registered Nurse Teacher, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2012

Practice Teacher, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 10 Sept 2009

Specialist Practitioner District Nurse, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 3 Sept 2001

BSc Specialist Practitioner Community Nursing, Queen Margaret University

Award Date: 1 Sept 2001

Professional Doctorate commenced 2020 Stage One Completed 11/21, Glasgow Caledonian University

External positions

External Examiner, Teeside University

30 Sept 2021 → …


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