Claire McCausland

Claire McCausland

Senior Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB206

+44 (0) 1772 89 3823

Subject Areas: Sexual Health

Claire joined UCLan as a Lecturer in Sexual and Reproductive Health in February 2010. She is a dual trained practitioner in Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) care and management. Her experience includes the development and delivery of clinical, outreach and education services whilst working within GUM, HIV, Contraception, Chlamydia Screening and Outreach Services across London, Manchester and Lancashire. Claire is Course Leader for the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies Course.

Full Profile

Claire was initiated into teaching in Higher Education as a Guest Lecturer in 2006. She became a full-time member of the Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Team at UCLan in 2010. Claire now course & 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.


PG Certificate in Health & Social Care Education - University of Central Lancashire, 2013 (NMC Registered Teacher)
BSc (Hons) Nursing - City University, 2007
UAC Sexual & Reproductive Health Care - University of Central Lancashire, 2006
Registered Nurse (Adult) - Salford University, 1996 (NMC registered)
Diploma in Nursing - Salford University, 1996

Currently undertaking MSc Sexual Health Studies.

Clinical Work

Claire is a qualified Dual Trained Practitioner in Contraception and STI/BBV Management. She continues to maintain her clinical skills in sexual health practice in her Link Lecturer role within the local GUM and CASH services whilst offering educational support to both Mentors and students.



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

2. McCausland, C. and Meek, J. (2014). Book Review: Communication skills for nursing practice. HIV Nursing 14(3)

3. Meek, J. & McCausland, C. (2014). Book Review: Doing a literature review in nursing, health and social care. HIV Nursing 14(1): 28


Teaching Activities

Teaching responsibilities include supporting the BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies, BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Practice and MSc Sexual Health Studies degree programmes; teaching across all health curricula and academic levels (4-7) whilst providing academic and pastoral support to students as appropriate.

Course leader responsibilities include:

  • BSc (Hons) Sexual Health Studies (available 3 years full-time or 5 years part-time)

Module Leader responsibilities include:

  • Effective Communication and Engagement in Sexual Health (Level 5)
  • Principles of Contraception and Unplanned Pregnancy (Level 5)
  • Principles of Sexually Transmitted Infections (Level 5)
  • Dissertation (Level 6)
  • Sexual Health Contemporary Practice (Level 6 & 7)

External Activities

  • Book reviewer for M&K Update Publishers
  • Secretary and Deputy Chair of the Genito-Urinary Nurses Association
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Nursing and Midwifery Council - Registered Adult Nurse
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • British Association of Sexual Health and HIV
  • Genito-Urinary Nurses Association




Overcoming the barriers to engaging black African men in HIV screening in Primary Care: Conference Presentation. 2nd Commonwealth Nurses Conference. London, March 2014.

Invited speaker at NHIVNA Study Day – Sexual Health Presentation: Key Infections. Manchester, May 2011.

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