Rhiannon Eley

Rhiannon Eley 2

Principal Lecturer

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: r.eley@worc.ac.uk

My name is Rhiannon and I'm an emergency nurse by background. I qualified in 2007 and I've been working in education since 2013. I started my journey in education as a clinical teacher at King's College London before moving into a Senior Fellow post.

Whilst there, I designed the "Get your ward in order" Priorities Game which was shortlisted for a Nursing Times Student Award in 2019.I've held various other roles in London since then including teaching and facilitating research in University College London Hospitals and as a senior simulation facilitator at the Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre in St Thomas' Hospital.

I undertook my MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice here in Worcester several years ago and I'm now 4 years into my PhD with King's College London where I'm exploring the Nigerian migrant nurse experience in post-reg education in the UK. I love to travel and after completing a Diploma in Tropical Nursing, I have been fortunate to work in Somaliland, Madagascar, Laos and Saudi Arabia. In addition to this, in 2023, I completed a Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship exploring structural racism in nursing in the UK. 


  • Registered Nurse (Swansea University 2007)
  • PhD (King's College London - completion 2026)
  • MSc Advanced Practice (University of Worcester 2015)
  • PGCert. Clinical Education (King's College London 2018)
  • Diploma in Tropical Nursing (Liverpool School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 2014)
  • FHEA (2018)

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical skills and simulation
  • Advanced practice
  • Minor injuries and illness
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Cultural competence

Research Interests

  • Intercultural education
  • Cultural competence
  • Decolonisation
  • Structural racism

Recent Publications

Eley. R, (2023), The Tree: tearing up the roots of structural racism, Abstracts. Clin Teach, 20: e13657. https://doi.org/10.1111/tct.13657

Curr, S. and Fordham-Clarke, C. eds., 2022. Clinical Nursing Skills at a Glance. John Wiley & Sons.
Eley. R and Tyler. L (2019), “Get your ward in order”: The Priorities Game, presented at Nurse Education Today conference.

Naughton, C., Beard, C., Tzouvara, V., Pegram, A., Verity, R., Eley, R. and Hingley, D., 2018. A dementia communication training intervention based on the VERA framework for pre-registration nurses: Part I developing and testing an implementation strategy. Nurse education today, 63, pp.94-100.

Naughton, C., Beard, C., Tzouvara, V., Pegram, A., Verity, R., Eley, R. and Hingley, D., 2018. A feasibility study of dementia communication training based on the VERA framework for pre-registration nurses: Part II impact on student experience. Nurse education today, 63, pp.87-93.

Eley. R (2015), Cardboard versus sterile containers: more nitrite-positive urinalysis results?, British Journal of Nursing, 24(17), pp S4 – S9

Eley. R, Fawkes. F and Fordham-Clarke. C (2014), A proposal for the implementation of simulated practice sign-up sessions involving the use of multi-dimensional clinical skills and holistic decision making for second progression point pre-registration nursing students, BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, 1(1), ppA43 – 44

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • NMC
  • RCN
  • Advance HE

External Roles

  • NMC Fitness to Practice Panellist