Ms Meriel Chudleigh

Ms Meriel Chudleigh

Visiting Specialist

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health)



Meriel Chudleigh is a Lecturer in Prescribing 

Pronouns she/her

Previous academic roles: Lecturer of Adult Nursing for six years at the University of Plymouth
Lecturer Practitioner 18 months combined Community Matron and Lecturer of Adult Nursing 

Meriel's 20+ year clinical background includes extensive experience in primary and community care positions. 
These include key posts in cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure specialist nursing and community matron work with frailty and long term condition complex case management. 

Professional interests include digital professionalism, online communities of practice and Bioscience in Nursing
Meriel is a Queens Nurse, an honorary title awarded by the Queens Nursing Institute (QNI) to support an ongoing commitment to quality person centred care in the community. 


Registered Nurse

Independent and Supplementary Non Medical Prescriber

Nurse Teacher

Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice

Advance HE External Examiner

Professional membership

Fellow of Advance HE

Royal College of Nursing

Bioscience in Nurse Education BiNE



Teaching interests

  • Independent Prescribing 
  • Digital professionalism and e-health.
  • Advanced communication skills
  • End of life care particularly in people who have long term conditions and end stage organ failure.
  • Clinical supervision and lifelong learning.
  • Medicines Optimisation and pharmacology, human anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology



Research interests

Digital professionalism 

Twitter use and experiences of student nurses



Key publications

Key publications are highlighted

Jones S, Chudleigh M, Baines R & Jones RB (2020) 'Did introducing Twitter and digital professionalism as an assessed element of the nursing curriculum impact social media related incidence of ‘Fitness to Practise’: 12-year case review' Nurse Education in Practice 50, 102950-102950 , DOI Open access
Chudleigh M & Jones R (2016) 'How to set up and use a Twitter account professionally' Nursing Standard 31, (10) 40-43 , DOI Open access