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Sarla Gandhi

Sarla Gandhi

Principal lecturer Academic Development

School of Nursing

Brook, BB343

+44 (0) 1772 89 3623

sgandhi4@uclan.ac.uk

Subject Areas: Nursing

Sarla is Principal lecturer within the School of Nursing with responsibility for Student Experience, Quality and Learning and Teaching. Sarla's clinical background is neurosciences nursing (neuro critical care/high dependency). Sarla is course leader for Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education.

Full Profile

Sarla's clinical interests are varied from chronic illness/palliative/end of life care and delirium in critical care to practice development, care pathways to neurologic emergencies and living with neurological disease to evaluation at post-graduate level. Sarla's teaching special interests focus is in caring for neuroscience patients and their carers in the critical care setting, but as a ‘professional academic’ – one who is attentive to the scholarship of teaching and learning, her focus has increasingly converged towards teaching, learning and assessment (including feedback) and student support in order to enhance the student experience. Sarla's doctoral studies are focused on the Nurse Associate role.

In 2011, Sarla was the first winner of the Vice-Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - Student support and progression category for her work with patchwork text assessment, and once again in 2012, she was given this award as part of a team that has developed a strategy to support students with disabilities in the the practice setting. Sarla has also received two 'We Heart You' awards.

Qualifications

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy SD2 2011
NMC Registered Nurse Teacher 2010
PGCert Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, UCLan, 2008
MSc Professional Practice (Development and Evaluation) UCLan, 2004
PG Certificate in Practice Development – Evidence Based Practice, UCLan, 2000
ENB 998 Teaching and Assessing in Clinical Practice UCLan, 1997
BSc Nursing with Health, UCLan, 1996
ENB 148 (Neuromedical and Neurosurgical Nursing Certificate)Lancashire College of Health Studies, 1994
Registered General Nurse, Preston and Chorley School of Nursing/UKCC, 1989

Publications

Equality and diversity in learning and teaching in HE: compendium of papers (2016) Lessons from the coalface: supporting inclusivity. Confessions of an Accidental Inclusivist In: Attainment for All, 11 April 2014, Glasgow.

Journal of Neurosurgical Anaesthesiology Supplement 1, 2000 (Euro-Neuro 2000) Abstract p 26

Nursing Education in Practice(2004) 4, 114-119 Sharing what works

Rapid Emergency Stroke Pathways: Organised Systems and Education (RESPONSE) team member 2006

Nursing Education in Practice(2004) 4, 114-119 Sharing what works

Journal of Neurosurgical Anaesthesiology Supplement 1, 2000(Euro-Neuro 2000) Abstract p 26

research

JISC project on the use of electronic resources in higher education

Supporting students with disabilities in clinical practice

Enhancing student learning

Neuroscience nursing practice development Neuroscience nursing benchmarking

JISC project on the use of electronic resources in higher education

JISC Evaluate project

 

Projects

Time to Think - ongoing

Supporting students with disabilities in clinical practice

Module group supervision

Memberships

Registered nurse and nurse teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of the United Kingdom

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Royal College of Nursing

British Association of Critical Care Nurses

National Neuroscience Benchmarking Group member

 

Teaching Activities and Responsibilities

Sarla teaches on a variety of courses from pre-registration and post-registration in nursing, and also post-graduate (Masters) courses.

Course leader for Post Graduate Certificate in Health and Social Care Education

Personal tutor to a number of pre and post registration nursing students

Dissertation supervision for under and post graduate students

School lead for Student Experience (co-chairs Staff Student Liaison Committee Meetings), Quality and Learning and Teaching

University Review Panel Chair
 

Clinical links:
Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - Wards 2a, 2b, 2c, Neuro-Rehabilitation - Fell View, also clinical link for Gynaecology, Barton Ward,  Ward 19 and  Ward 4 (Burns and Plastics with some neurosurgery) at the same Trust.

External Activities

External examiner at Glasgow Caledonian University

Rater for McMaster Online Rating of Evidence (MORE) which is a clinical relevance online rating system