Portrait of Mrs Valerie Ely Mrs Valerie Ely

v.ely@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473450


  • 2014 - now : Senior Lecturer, Fractionally appointed
  • 2008 - 2014: Principal Lecturer, Head of NHS Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (SSPRD), Non-medical Prescribing Lead and Accreditation of Prior Learning Coordinator
  • 1996 - 2008: Senior Lecturer, School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield
  • 1994 - 1996: Nurse Tutor, West Yorkshire College of Health Studies
  • 1992 - 1994: Nurse Tutor: Wakefield and Pontefract School of Nursing and latterly College of Health
  • 1990 - 1992: Student Nurse Tutor, Huddersfield Polytechnic
  • 1989 - 1990: Unqualified Nurse Tutor, Wakefield and Pontefract School of Nursing

I am a registrant of Nursing and Midwifery Council with recorded Lecturer/Practice Educator Status. I am also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research and Scholarship

My current research interests are related to the following:

  • Eportfolios
  • Prescribing
  • Medication safety

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ely, V., Kaye, V. and Osborne, A. (2015) ‘Implementing an e-portfolio for non-medical prescribing modulesNurse Prescribing , 13 (5), pp. 250-254. ISSN 1479-9189


Ely, V. and Burton, R. (2011) ‘Preparation for personal and professional development’. In: Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice. : Oxford University Press. pp. 269-296. ISBN 9780199568437


Hemingway, S. and Ely, V. (2009) ‘Prescribing by mental health nurses: the UK perspectivePerspectives in Psychiatric Care , 45 (1), pp. 24-35. ISSN 00315990


Mills, V (2008) ‘Clinical Governing Non-Medical Prescribing in an NHS Trust: Issues for Consideration in Mental Health and Learning DisabilityMental Health and Learning Disabilities Research and Practice , 5 (1), pp. 77-99. ISSN 1743-6885


  • 2014 - Working with the Nursing and Midwifery Council on the review of medicines management and nurse prescribing standards
  • 2012 - Winner of the Vice Chancellors Award for Training/CPD Programmes with an External Partner
  • 2012 - Member of a Department of Health Non Medical Prescribing Implementation Group
  • 2012 - Led submission and runner up in Student Nursing Times Awards 2012 - Nurse Education Provider of the Year (Post Registration)
  • 2011 - Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy
  • 2007 - Winner of a University of Huddersfield Extra Mile Award

Research Degree Supervision

I am involved in supervising undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. The areas I am interested in supervising research are:

  • Eportfolios
  • Prescribing
  • Medication safety

Administrative Responsibilities

I am a member of the following:

  • Undergraduate Subject and Course Leaders’ Committees
  • Postgraduate Subject and Course Leaders’ Committees
  • Relevant course committees

Teaching and Professional Activities

I am the course/route/module leader for:

  • Practice Development modules (HMH2017 & HMH20233)
  • Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (HMH2022)

I am also on the teaching team for modules

  • Leadership and Management in the Perioperative Environment (HH02007)
  • Principles of Midwifery Care (HFM1006)