Martin is the course leader for the BSc, pre-registration child and young people nursing course. He was involved in writing and developing the new Course that commenced in 2019 and now supports his colleagues in delivering it to a high standard. Martin provides teaching and learning for both the pre-registration and post-registration nursing curriculum. He has a particular interest in anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and relating these to children. With his two qualifications in adult and children’s nursing, Martin can bring his experiences of these into his teaching.
Martin’s vast clinical experience in children’s nursing enables him to link the theory to clinical practice extremely effectively, bringing ‘real’ clinical issues into the classroom. His teaching and learning interest centres around acute, high dependency and intensive care nursing, and the clinical intervention/skills within children’s nursing. He has a particular interest in children's resuscitation, which he incorporates into his teaching sessions where possible. He uses clinical simulation as teaching and learning method with his students and is always evaluated very positively by the students. An example of this are the use of the high-fidelity manikins. These help to immerse the students into ‘real’ clinical scenarios, to practice skills, enhance their communication and with the debrief, able to critical review/discuss their performance. He has attended and presented at many national/International conferences on simulation and OSCEs.
Once Martin gained his 1st nursing qualification, he worked in Australia for 2 years, in Perth's large teaching hospital and in the 'outback' in Katherine. NT. He returned to the UK and completed the registered sick children's nursing course in Edinburgh. He then spent 2 years working in an accident and emergency department in Nottingham, before commencing as an F grade nurse in PICU in Leicester. He worked in this department for 7 years and became a band 7 change nurse. It was here Martin used his experience and expertise to teach the junior staff aspects of caring for the critically ill child.