Elaine A.S Hill

Senior Lecturer

School of Health Sciences

Greenbank Building, GR223

+44 (0) 1772 89 3609

Elaine is a registered adult nurse, registered operating department practitioner and academic with a specific interest in non-technical skills/human factors and simulation.

Full Profile

Elaine’s career has been very varied and has included clinical work within the operating department/critical care and university posts in both psychology/computing and health; she has worked both in the UK and overseas. Her specific teaching interests in simulation and non-technical skills have proved useful in her outside activities, as well as her paid employment.


  • MSc Health Psychology, UCLan, 2010
  • MSc Knowledge Based Systems, University of Sussex, 1988
  • BSc Psychology (Hons), University of Leicester, 1985
  • Diploma in Tropical Nursing (distinction), Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, 2014
  • Post-graduate Certificate in Educate (post-compulsory), UCLan, 2001
  • Registered Nurse Teacher, 2010
  • Dip. H.E/Registered Nurse (adult), Lancaster University, 1996
  • Registered Operating Department Practitioner

Membership of professional and learned bodies

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Clinical Human Factors Group
  • North West Simulation Education Network
  • Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare


Using simulation to replace practice hours in the pre-registration adult nursing curriculum. Development of human factors training and human/patient simulation within the BSc ODP curriculum.

Teaching activities and responsibilities

Teaching across a wide variety of modules and courses within adult nursing and operating department practice at pre- and post-registration level (academic levels 5 to 7); simulation/non-technical skills (50% of work hours)

External Affiliations and Roles

  • External examiner Teesside University, 2010-2013
  • External course review panel member, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (TBC)
  • North West Simulation Education Network pre-registration nursing simulation group member
  • Community First Responder and trainer


  • Clinical Human Factors Group (various) - delegate
  • Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (2014) - delegate
  • UK Simulation in Nursing (2014) - delegate


Hill, E.A.S and Hall, A.M. (editors) (2015) Northern Sump Index 2015 (3rd edition). Wells, UK: Cave Diving Group.

Hill, E. (editor) (2007) Kendal Caving Club: the first 50 years. Settle, UK: Kendal Caving Club.