Valerie Denieul

Lecturer in Nursing

School of Nursing

Brook Building, BB113

+44 (0) 1772 89 3781

Subject Areas: Nursing and Midwifery

Valerie is a lecturer based in the Children's Nursing Team. She teaches and assesses on pre-registration nursing courses and is an academic advisor, placement link lecturer and academic assessor.

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Valerie completed her initial nurse training at Great Ormond Street in 1993, where she worked as a staff nurse before gaining a BSc (Hons) degree in Anatomy and Human Biology, from the University of Liverpool. Valerie worked as a biologist for several years before returning to practice as a Registered Children’s Nurse. Since then she has worked in the Paediatric High Dependency Units at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, and at the NIHR Children’s Clinical Research Facility, Manchester.

Valerie joined UCLan in 2016 as a Lecturer in Children’s Nursing. She is a Registered Nurse Teacher and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


  • Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy



Denieul, V., & Robinson, J. (2019). Children’s nursing placements: Pocket guides for student nurses. Banbury: Lantern Publishing.


Denieul, V. (2018). Building on experience: A novel approach to practice placement debrief. Supporting student nurses’ post-placement reflections using Lego® Serious Play®. Poster presented at: NET2018 Conference, 4-6 September 2018, Cambridge.

Melia, C., Bohannon, N., & Denieul, V. (2018). Cultivating collaborations – developing an active learner community in nursing. Association for Learning Technology (ALT) Annual Conference, 11-13 September 2018, Manchester.