Ms Saheeda Thelwall

Senior Lecturer Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 518713 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Public Health Projects Obesity Public Health nursing


I am a committed senior lecturer in adult nursing.  I am a qualified teacher and the module leader for Understanding Public Health. Within my current role I teach public health to pre-registration nursing students. I am an innovative and effective administrator with a proven ability to work to tight schedules in my current and previous roles. I have been responsible for developing, organising and teaching on different modules. I strive to develop effective teaching methods that promote a stimulating learning environment for the students. My goal is to create a collaborative learning environment using a co-production philosophy.

I am also a health visitor and am responsible for supporting students in their community health visiting placements. Previously to this role I worked as a non-medical prescribing project manager at the Strategic Health Authority in Birmingham, implementing non-medical prescribing in the West Midlands. I have a strong background in public health through a number of different posts during my career. I have a Master of Philosophy degree in psychopharmacology from the University of Bradford and a degree in Psychology from the University of Lancaster.

Research interests

  • Public Health research
  • Obesity
  • Public Health Nursing

Membership of professional bodies

  • NMC Professional Register Entry:

          Registered Specialist Comm Public Health Nurse

          Registered Nurse – Adult

          Specialist Practitioner - General Practice Nursing


          Community Practitioner Nurse Prescriber

  •  HEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  •  British Psychological Society – Graduate member



  • Postgraduate Certificate in learning and teaching, University of Wolverhampton
  • Specialist Practitioner Public Health/Health Visiting, University of Wolverhampton
  • BSc (Hons) Community Health (2:1) University of Wolverhampton.
  • Practice Nurse route, leading to specialist practitioner status,
  • NVQ Assessor (RSA Assessor Award D32/D33),
  • MPhil in Psychopharmacology University of Bradford
  • "Benzodiazepines: Their role in anxiety management",
  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology (2:2), University of Lancaster
  • RGN, Dewsbury School of Nursing.



  • Thelwall, M., Thelwall, S., & Fairclough, R. (2006) Automated Web Issue Analysis: A Nurse Prescribing Case Study. Information Processing & Management (Informetrics special issue), 42(6), 1471-1483.
  • Thelwall, S. (1993). Dudley Medical Audit Advisory Group, Audit Trends, 2 June 69-70
  • Thelwall, S. (1992). HIV/AIDS workshop, ACT Conference Report, Department of Public Health and Primary Care (Ed) Dr Martin Lawrence

Conference Presentations

  •  Poster Presentation: Public Health England Annual Conference 2014, University of Warwick
  • Presentation: MECC, Capitalising on Intervention working - 11 June 14

Media Mentions and Quotes

  • Insight: GPs Rise to Challenge of Teenage Health Care, Doctor, 25 June 1992, p32.
  • Second Opinion: How Do I Boost Clinic Uptake, Medeconomics, March 1992, pp 48-51.


Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer and Award Leader-Non Medical Prescribing   

University of Wolverhampton. I taught and supervised health professionals

gaining their V300 and V150 non-medical prescribing qualifications.


Non-medical Prescribing Project Manager,                                     

Birmingham and Black Country Strategic Health Authority. 

I project managed non-medical prescribing projects,

including commissioning places from higher education institutions and

providing strategic direction and support to trusts. I was responsible for

the ring-fenced non-medical prescribing budget.


Health Visitor, Rowley & Tipton Primary Care Trust.                                                     


Nurse- Practitioner, NHS Direct, Dudley.                                                                     

Practice Nurse, Dr Chakrabarti, Ednam Road Surgery, Wolverhampton                                         

Practice Nurse, Dr Cartwright and Dr Mahfouz, Holly Hall Clinic, Dudley                                        

Practice Nurse, Dr Abrol, City Road Medical Centre, Birmingham.                                               

Medical Audit Co-ordinator, Medical Audit Advisory Group (MAAG)                                     

Dudley Family Health Services Authority.             


Health Promotion Facilitator, Birmingham Family Health Services Authority       


Senior Health Promotion Officer/HIV Co-ordinator,                                   

South East Staffordshire Health Authority.


Staff Nurse, Acute surgical ward, Staincliffe General Hospital, Dewsbury