Alison Malecki-Ketchell

Alison Malecki-Ketchell


Adult, Child and Mental Health NursingAlison Malecki-Ketchell is a lecturer in the School of Healthcare at the University of Leeds. She is a registered nurse with a BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies and an MSc Health Professional Education.

Alison has 14 years of clinical experience as a nurse working in London and Leeds. Her particular area of interest is in cardiac care where she worked in cardiothoracic surgery followed by a number of years specialising in acute cardiac medicine and coronary care. Alison was the senior sister for the coronary care unit, acute cardiology ward and cardiac day case unit for 4 years.

Alison's career in education commenced with her appointment as lecturer in the Leeds College of Health where she established the post-registration ENB Coronary Care Course for which she was the programme leader. Following integration into the School of Healthcare Studies in 1996, Alison was appointed as a nurse lecturer where she continued to develop post-registration education, becoming the programme leader for the BSc (Hons) Acute Healthcare and the Graduate Certificate in Cardiac Care. In addition to cardiology, Alison is involved in teaching a variety of subject areas across all academic levels to students on a range of nursing and allied health professional programmes.

Alison was Associate Director of Student Education with responsibility for curriculum development, operationalisation and quality assurance for Nursing for 5 years and she was also the Cross School Lead for Assessment and Examination.

Alison's research and scholarship interests are within the discipline of acute cardiac care. Alison was awarded the University Student Education Fellowship in January 2013 and a School scholarship to undertake a part-time PhD in October 2013, to examine what influences patient's decisions to accept or decline complex cardiac device therapy. She was co-editor and chapter author of a textbook related to Nursing The Acutely Ill Adult in 2011 and a second edition was published in 2016. Alison has also contributed to a small local research project and publications related to cardiac patients.

External to the University, Alison is a member of the Education Committee of the Council Of Cardiovascular Nursing & Allied Health Professionals for the European Society of Cardiology and she has fulfilled the role of external examiner for a number of other Higher Education Institutions.

Module leader

HECS 3257 / 5301M ECG Interpretation

HECS 5298M Advanced Practice Inquiry

Module member

HECS 5235M Clinical Examination

HECS 5236M Management Of Clinical Conditions

HECS 5167M Interpreting Biochemistry & Haematology

HECS 3254 Research Dissertation

HECS 3248 Theory Practice 5

HECS 2156 Acutely Ill Adult

HECS 2008 Healthcare Ethics & Law

HECS 2184 Theory Practice 4

HECS 1098 Theory Practice 1

Nursing Lecturer

PhD Thesis Title: What influences a patient's decision to accept or decline cardiac device therapy?


  • MSc Health Professional Education
  • BSc Healthcare Studies
  • Registered Nurse

Professional memberships

  • NMC
  • UCU
  • RCN

Research groups and institutes

  • People, systems and services