Staff Profile: Julie Birrell

Julie Birrell
Julie Birrell
Lecturer in Mental Health, Mental Health Admissions Tutor

I trained as an adult nurse in the old Wrexham School of Nursing and qualified in 1986. Over the next four years worked as a staff nurse in Coronary Care and in medical units in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, Llandudno Hospital and Ysbyty Gwynedd. Following this, I completed an M.Ed. degree and PGCE and was I promoted to Sister in 2000. I also achieved a BA Hons degree with Bangor University in 2011.

I joined the School of Healthcare Sciences based at the Wrexham Campus in 2001, initially on a secondment as a lecturer in adult nursing, and obtained a permanent post in 2002. I am involved in all years of the undergraduate course but with a particular focus on year 2.
My particular areas of interest are health promotion and clinical skills development, particularly concerning medicine administration. I represent the university on the BCUHB Safety of Medicines Committee.