Staff profile

Kelly Bramwell

Lecturer in Nursing (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 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 work within the Stage 2 team and module lead the Practice Assessment module for Mental Health. This module involves simulation and a lot of shared teaching across adult and mental health fields. I do have experience as a non-medical prescriber so support some sessions for other stages and programmes that are related the pharmacology and prescribing within mental health. I do teach across all of the stage two modules and enjoy getting to know our students better during this period. 

Professional interests

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

I am a judge for the Student Nursing Times Awards 2022.

Membership of professional bodies

NMC registered.


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