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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 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. I have taught at the university since 2019, lecturing on BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care.

Simulation has not only changed my clinical practice, but it has also shown me the significant importance that non-technical skills can have to both 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, staff, and changing cultures within clinical settings.

In 2021 I was given the Student Nominated Teaching Award for the most engaging teacher, which I was humbled and honoured to receive.

I consider myself a student-centred 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 the use of podcasts in health education.

Follow me on Twitter @NTF_Ian.

Teaching and supervision

  • Emergency care
  • Reflective practice

Last updated 19 August 2022