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Sally Melling

Director of Staff Engagement Health and Wellbeing, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Born in Cheshire and educated in Nottinghamshire and Rutland, I entered nursing as a general nurse in Sheffield and soon became convinced that children's nursing was my preferred career. I therefore completed my children nurse training in 1989. After working as a staff nurse and sister in Sheffield Children's Hospital I decided that I would be well suited for nurse education. I was successful in gaining my P.G.C.E. in nurse education in York in 1993 and subsequently accepted the offer of a teaching post at Mid Trent College upon qualification.

Since joining the college in 1993 I have seen my career develop from lecturer to senior lecturer and now to Associate Professor. After the college joined the university in 1995 I sought to develop my own academic skills by successfully completing an M.Phil in 2000 and an Ed(D) in 2011.

I have led module, program and course development

I am currently the strategic lead for the child health team within the Division of Nursing.

Expertise Summary

  • Teaching all aspects of children's nursing
  • curriculum development
  • staff development
  • activity review
  • student selection

Teaching Summary

  • Child Development
  • Family Centred Care
  • Childhood Communication Theory
  • Adolescence

Research Summary

Student nurse experience in practice. Ed (D) thesis 2011

  • Director BSc/Diploma Shortened Programme
  • Chair Paediatric Audit Team
  • Module leader for Management and Care of the Child with Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Child Branch Admissions Co-ordinator
  • Module Leader MN16

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