James Meek

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB337A

+44 (0) 1772 89 4580

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

James joined UCLan in May 2013 as a full-time Lecturer in Sexual & Reproductive Health. He contributes to teaching on the BSc Sexual Health Studies, BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice, and MSc Sexual Health Studies. James has a background in Nursing, specialising in sexual health and HIV and is the course leader on the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice. 

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James has worked in sexual health services since 2007, working in a combination of genito-urinary medicine (GUM), contraception and chlamydia screening clinics. His most recent role was as a HIV & GUM clinical nurse specialist at a local gum clinic, where he still undertakes bank sessional work to maintain his clinical competencies. He and the team won ‘Team of the Year’ for their work in reducing waiting times for patients attending the walk in based services. He has also currently works for Brook, a sexual health charity dedicated to working with young people.

James was asked to guest lecturer from 2009 at Manchester University as an adhoc lecturer on the family planning and reproductive healthcare module. He has completed a similar role at UCLan before commencing as a full time member of the sexual health team in May 2013. James now module leads, teaches and support students across both the undergraduate and postgraduate sexual health curriculum, in addition to contributing to the pre and post-registration Nursing and Midwifery pathways.


Meek, J., McCausland, C., & Brittain, D. (2015). Syphilis: diagnosis and management. HIV Nursing, 15(1), 12-14.

Meek, J., Brittain, D., & Dunnett, K. (2014). The role of the HCA in sexual health services. British Journal Of Healthcare Assistants, 8(10), 489-495.

Brittain, D., Meek, J., Bavin, H., Taylor, K., Atkin, S., Dunnett, K., & ... Mupazi, L. (2014). From Preston to Zambia: a new sexual health project and an interview with an HIV counsellor. HIV Nursing, 14(4), 18-21.

Meek, J., & Meek, G. (2013). HIV in New Zealand. HIV Nursing, 13(4), 19-22.


James is currently researching sexual health nurses and their perceptions on how patients use mobile dating technology, this work will be published in 2016.


James leads on the annual sexual health project in Zambia, jointly working with Sport in Action.

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

James teaches on a variety of sexual health modules and is the course leader on the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice.


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA)
  • National HIV Nurses Association (NHIVNA) Educational Sub Committee
  • North West HIV Alliance



Understanding the needs of older people living with HIV, Royal College of Nursing Older People’s Conference, March 2014

Experiences from setting up an international project in Zambia. European HIV Nursing Conference. Barcelona, Spain, October 2014

Experiences from setting up an international project in Zambia. International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville, Spain November 2014

Utilising LEAN methodology in Sexual Health Care. New Zealand Annual Sexual Health Conference, November 2013

External Activities

Editorial Board, HIV Nursing Journal

RCN, Book and article reviewer

M&K Publishing, reviewer