Michelle Chappell

Lecturer in Adult Nursing/ Admissions Interviewer

Faculty of Health Sciences


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Michelle held a number of senior nursing positions in a wide range of clinical specialities during her 31 year nursing career.

This enabled her to acquire an extensive portfolio of knowledge skills and experience which she is now passing on as a lecturer in adult nursing.

Since joining the University in 2015, she has based her teaching philosophy on an appreciation of the diversity of learning styles of students and the importance of facilitating a co-learning experience.

Michelle has her own group of personal supervision students with whom she aims to be accessible, responsive, considerate, encouraging and open to change.


Research Interests

  • Dementia care delivery

  • Compassion in student nurses

Research groups

  • Previously a member of the National TEL Education Sub Group, the Regional Dementia Task Committee and the RDaSH Clinical Skills and Simulation Forum

  • Member of the Clinical Skills Network steering group


Chappell, M. Ford, K (2014) 'Assessing the clinical skills training needs of community healthcare staff', Journal of Community Nursing, pp. 69-74, Vol 28. No 2.

Chappell, M. Covill, C. (2010) 'Simulation not for Dummies 2: Preparing students for primary care experience', 2010 UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, June 2010, University of Huddersfield


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list

  • Skills for Practice

  • Adult Nursing

  • Skills for Practice

  • Simulated Practice ANP 8

  • Simulated Practice ANP 9

  • Numeracy in Health & Social Care Practice

  • Evidence Values Based Care & Conduct in Associated Practice

  • Medication Management

  • Individual Approaches to Health and Wellbeing

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • MSc (Health Professional Education)

  • BSc (Health care Studies)

  • RGN (Adult Nursing)

External roles

Member of the steering group of the Clinical Skills Network since 2014, assisting in planning and supervising the annual regional conference – responsibilities include marketing, agenda construction, sourcing keynote speakers and abstract review/feedback.

Professional highlights

Presented at numerous conferences locally, nationally and internationally, delivery included posters, oral presentations and workshops, with titles including

  • Demonstration of the Yorkshire and Humber SHA framework and web tool to quality assure clinical skills and simulation training

  • Introduction to an innovative clinical skills project team: Appointed to improve the quality of clinical skills and simulation training

  • How do you SEE quality (Safety Effectiveness Experience)

  • What is meant by ‘Compassionate Care’ and how can trainers of health care professionals contribute to its development?

  • HYCSE response to the national Human Factors Concordat principles: HYCSE is committed are you?