Simon teaches across a range of nursing subjects and has an interests in simulated learning, He has clinical experience in cardio thoracic nursing, has worked on a neuro intensive care unit and has experience of working on an inner city ICU with several specialities. Simon has an interest in developing student nurses numeracy skills and has produced many resources related to this along with arranging drop-in sessions for students. He is passionate about the use of technology in the teaching of biosciences to nursing students. Simon became a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2016.
Simon teaches on modules across the three years of the nursing program which includes theory, clinical skills and simulation. He works closely with his line manager on simulation and skills. Simon is an academic assessor and keeps in contact with students whilst in practice. He takes responsibility for Pedagogy within the second year module NU2373 - Essentials of Adult Nursing 2 Simon Joined UCLan in November 2017 as a nurse educator and was promoted to lecturer in June 2018. He is interested in research related to simulation and improving the students experience. He takes a lead on mandatory training for the School of Nursing ensuring students are ready to commence placement.
Upon qualification in 2006 Simon worked on a cardio thoracic ward and after 18 months commenced his career as a critical care nurse. Prior to becoming a lecturer he was a charge nurse working at Manchester Royal Infirmary. He commenced his lecturing career in January 2016 working at a University in the South East of England as a lecturer in adult nursing.
- BN (Hons), Adult Nursing, North East Wales Institute of Higher Education, 2006
- CPD, Developing and Managing Care of the Highly Dependant Adult, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007
- CPD, Mentorship in Clinical Practice, Liverpool John Moores University, 2007
- CPD, Integrated Clinical Care (Critical Care), Liverpool John Moores University, 2011
- PGCert, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Hertfordshire, 2016
- Simulation in nurse education
- Developing numeracy skills for nursing students
- Using innovative ways to teach student nurses biosciences
- Registered Adult Nurse (Nursing and Midwifery Council)
- Royal Collage of Nursing