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Renette Ellson

Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing

Renette teaches across a range of subjects for the School of Nursing including nursing theory and skills and she has particular expertise in Medical Law and Bioethics. Renette has been at Uclan since September 2004, and as such, she has had lots of academic experience, she has been a module leader for several modules, she has been cohort lead for two different cohorts and the Course leader for the whole BSc Adult Nursing programme for 5 years. Renette is also a National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Renette has previously had 4 chapters published in a Clinical Nursing Skills book and she has also been involved in a clinical project around supporting nurses in practice with Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust. Along with teaching and research, Renette is also involved in supporting students and placements. She is an Academic Advisor for a selection of students where she provides regular pastoral support. She is also an Academic Assessor where she provides support to clinical areas and students during clinical placements.

Renette trained to be a Registered Nurse and worked within the Surgical department for many years. In 1996 she worked in a seconded post as a Night Nurse Practitioner where she taught nurses extended roles and attended emergencies during the night to perform these roles. After this seconded role ended she worked for a short period in medicine before starting a Law degree and moving to work on a Surgical High Dependency ward. Upon completion of her Law degree she then completed a PCGE for further education. In 2004 she got her first teaching post at Uclan and then went on to complete a PGCE for Higher education. In 2010 she completed her Master's Degree in Medical Law and Bioethics with a distinction.

  • LLM, University of Central Lancashire, 2010
  • PGCE (HE), Univiversity of Central Lancashire, 2006
  • PGCE (FE), Blackburn University Centre, 2004
  • LLB (Hons), University of Glamorgan, 2003
  • RGN, Blackburn School of Nursing, 1992
  • Medical Law and Bioethics
  • National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Professional body: Nursing and Midwifery Council