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Practice Learning Link Lecturer Team

The Practice Learning Link Lecturer Team in the Department of Health Sciences offer support to nursing students out in practice placement areas. The aim of the team is to provide accessible and visible support to students and mentors out in practice. They are a friendly team who are eager to get to know students and placement areas, so that all teams feel able to access us quickly for advice or support.

Meet the team

Emily Hemmings

My main professional speciality has been within Oncology and Haematology. Qualifying in 2013 from the University of York, I have held various posts including as an Oncology Staff Nurse, Chemotherapy Specialist Nurse at the Christie Hospital and Deputy Sister on Ward 31 at York Hospital (Oncology and Haematology). I am so excited to be part of such a fantastic team, providing accessible support to students that I believe will be of real benefit to them whilst completing such a challenging, but rewarding course.


Sheila Brocklehurst

I have been a qualified nurse for 34 years, during which time, I have trained and worked as a Midwife, neonatal nurse, intensive care, anaesthetics, recovery and scrub nurse. I took the opportunity to work abroad in Brisbane Australia and what a life experience that was! I would recommend that to the more adventurous among you. I am looking forward to seeing you all in the future.



Each of the team have a different ‘patch’ to cover with Sheila covering Harrogate, Dales and Northallerton and Emily on the East Coast.

Contact details

Please get in touch with us by email at or by telephoning the numbers below (please note that these are for calls only, no text messages).

  • Sheila Brocklehurst - tel 07384 239064
  • Emily Hemmings - tel 07384 239065

Also, follow us on twitter on @DohsP to keep informed about our developments and practice placement news.