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Ian Braithwaite

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Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice

I’m a Senior Lecturer in BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing Practice and have been a registered Adult Nurse since 2008. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed my PGCE in 2021 here at the University of Sunderland.

I have taught at the University since 2019, lecturing on BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care. I have a background in emergency care and medical education within the NHS. In my previous medical education role, I worked with the foundation doctors supporting them with their portfolios, pastorally, and within a simulation setting.

Simulation has not only changed my clinical practice, but it has also shown me the significant importance of non-technical skills to patient experience and professional relationships. It is a core belief that this type of teaching will play an increasingly important role in training and development and promote a safer working environment by engaging students and staff and changing cultures within clinical settings.

In 2021 I was given the Student Nominated Teaching Award for the most engaging teacher; in 2022, I was awarded the most inspirational member of the University staff. Both of which I was humbled and honoured to receive.

I consider myself a student-centered teacher who puts enormous effort into making clinical education informative and engaging whatever the students’ needs. I’m interested in emergency care, reflective practice, non-technical skills, and digital learning, particularly podcasts in health education.

Follow me on Twitter @NTF_Ian.

Listen to my Podcast.

Teaching and supervision

  • Emergency care
  • Reflective practice
  • Podcasts

Last updated 13 March 2023