James Meek

Senior Lecturer

School of Community Health and Midwifery

Brook Building, BB323

+44 (0) 1772 89 4580


Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

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

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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 currently works part time 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.


  • Registered Adult Nurse, University of Manchester (RN) (NMC registered) 2006
  • Diploma Professional Studies of Nursing, University Of Manchester (DPSN) 2006
  • Practice of Family Planning and Reproductive Sexual Health Certificate, University of Manchester 2008
  • BSc Nursing Practice, University of Manchester 2009
  • First Issue Hormonal Contraception, Blackburn with Darwen NHS Trust 2010
  • Non-Medical Prescribing (V300) Level 7 Certificate, Manchester Metropolitan University 2013
  • MSc Professional Practice Development, Manchester Metropolitan 2015
  • PG Certificate in Health & Social Care Education University of Central Lancashire, 2013 (NMC Registered Teacher)

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Nursing and Midwifery Council Registered Adult Nurse
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • National HIV Nurses Association
  • North West HIV Nurses Group


Meek, J., (2016) Sexually transmitted infections – safer sex. Nursing in Practice Journal. 91 74 – 78   

Meek, J., Jones, E., Kennedy, N., & Jones, M. (2016). An exploration of student mental health nurses' narratives about working with service users living with HIV. HIV Nursing, 16(3), 73-75.

Meek, J. (2016). Is Wikipedia suitable as a learning resource for nursing and healthcare students?. HIV Nursing, 16(3), 65-66.

Jones, E. S., & Meek, J. (2015). Article review: Impact of nursing intervention on improving HIV, hepatitis knowledge and mental health among homeless young adults (Nyamathi et al; 2013). HIV Nursing.


James is currently undertaking his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University entitled ‘Narratives of newly diagnosed HIV infected men and women: what impact does the HIV nurse have?

James is currently involved with several projects including being commissioned to write his first textbook provisionally entitled ‘Contraception and Sexual Health’. He is also co-authoring a chapter on diagnosing HIV for Routledge Publishers.

James’ MSc research explored the role of the HIV nurse in managing erectile dysfunction for men living with HIV. It used a scoping review then Delphi approach to interview HIV nurses. This work is currently being adapted for publication.

James led the sexual health team in successfully applying for then managing a research intern. The team undertook a project entitled ‘Sexual health nurse’s perceptions of sexual risk-taking behaviour associated with the use of mobile dating technology’. This work is currently in the final stages for submission to a peer review journal.



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

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

James teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate sexual health courses. He module leads on Sexual Health: Critical Thinking, HIV and Hepatitis and Contemporary Sexual Health. He i the course leader for the MSc Sexual Health Studies. 


  • 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 


Team of the Year 2013 Lancashirecare NHS Trust

for improving the waiting times for patients accessing the daily walk-in service at the GUM clinic