Staff profile

Kelly Bramwell

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Mental Health) Programme Leader (BSc Mental Health)




College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Nursing and Midwifery


St Helena, Chesterfield



I have been a lecturer at the University since 2019. I am based at the Chesterfield campus but do cover teaching across sites at times. I feel that many of the skills needed to be a good nurse, transfer across into the role of lecturer and this can be seen in the support offered to students by myself and my colleagues. 

Teaching responsibilities

I teach across varying programmes and modules within nursing programmes. I have experience as a non-medical prescriber so often support sessions related to this. I enjoy supporting Simulated Practice across all Stages. 

Professional interests

I have a professional interest in effective communication, trauma-informed care and prescribing.

I have been a judge for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2022 and 2023.

Membership of professional bodies


Recent conferences

Student Nursing Times Awards Nominee 2021.

Experience in industry

I qualified in 2012 with a BSc in Mental Health nursing. I entered the private healthcare arena and worked in many settings, such as CAMHS, ASD and rehab, before moving to the NHS in 2016. I spent my time here within a Community Mental Health team and this is where I did my NMP training.  I established and facilitated Outpatient Clinics before entering academia in 2019. I have always had a passion for supporting students and had wanted to enter education since I became a nurse. 

Additional interests and activities

I have an interest in holistic and complementary therapies. I enjoy listening to music and attending concerts. I try to exercise regularly and have recently started a class in aerial hoops.