Mrs Shelley McLetchie-Holder MA, PGcert, BSc (Hons, HV), RN, Senior Fellow (SFHEA)
Senior Lecturer in Nursing Education
- Head of Department Child & Family Health
Shelley McLetchie-Holder is a Senior Lecturer in Nursing Education and Head of Department at King’s College London.
She received her Bachelor’s degree as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse (Health Visitor) from King’s College London, her Masters in Teaching and Learning from London Metropolitan University and is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Education at the Institute of Education, UCL.
Shelley has a keen interest in understanding how intersecting social identities, particularly for Black and minoritised students and women academics, relate to discrimination. For her doctorate, she has so far undertaken research in the leadership experiences of Black women lecturers in academia and the experiences of Black pre-registration students as personal tutees. For her thesis, Shelley will explore the experiences of Black women students as they undertake postgraduate study.
After eighteen years working as a health visitor, Community Practice Teacher, Practice Educator and Health Visitor Manager, she is now fully engaged within Higher Education. Her passion for teaching and learning encouraged this move. As a health visitor, Shelley has a public health interest in early intervention, in giving children the best start in life, and reducing health inequalities for families with babies, children of all school ages and young persons.
Shelley also has further interest in exploring student motivation, student experience and enhancing student learning. She embraces all principles of inclusion, equity, justice, and diversity and ensures the EDI agenda remains high in all her undertakings, as such she is one of the Inclusive Education and Staff Partners and Awarding Gap Leads for the Faculty.
Shelley also gained Senior Fellowship with Advance HE, having demonstrated her leadership and influence of teaching and learning of others who teach and support high quality- learning. Shelley’s personal values include commitment, respect, and integrity.
- Module Lead for Adolescent Health Care: Meeting the Challenges.
- Teach on a variety of modules on the BSc Pre-Registration and MSc Pre-Registration Programmes and the Specialist Community Public Health Nursing Programme.