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Deputy Head for Learning and Teaching

I am the Deputy Head for Learning and Teaching at the University of Sunderland. I am also the Programme and Module Leader for the PG Certificate in Academic Practice. I have worked in Higher Education since 2008, both on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. I have worked as a Senior Lecturer and Principal Lecturer and Programme Leader before my current post. I am a qualified Nurse who has worked in Accident and Emergency, District Nursing and as a Community Matron (Long Term Health Conditions).

I am in the final year of my PhD, focusing on Mnemonics, student memory and the factors effecting this. My role in Learning and Teaching, involves me championing teaching excellence in Higher Education.  

Teaching and supervision

NMC teacher, PGCE/QTLS. Prog/Module Leader

Research interests for potential research students

  • Mnemonics
  • Sepsis
  • Assessment & Feedback
  • Peer Review of Teaching
  • Simulation
  • Curriculum design
  • OSCE
  • Physical Assessment skills
  • Preceptorship


I am currently in the final year of my PhD which focuses on the factors surrounding the use of Mnemonics and Clinical information.

I have been published in peer reviewed Nursing and Educational journals.


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Number of items: 4.


Tucker, Guy (2018) The use of early warning scores to recognise and respond to patient deterioration in district nursing. British Journal of Community Nursing, 23 (2). pp. 76-79. ISSN 1462-4753

Unsworth, John, Tucker, Guy and Hindmarsh, Yvonne (2015) Man versus Machine: the importance of manual blood pressure measurement skills amongst registered nurses. Journal of Hospital Administration, 4 (6). pp. 61-67. ISSN 1927-6990

Tucker, Guy, Unsworth, John and Hindmarsh, Yvonne (2015) First do no harm: Teaching and assessing the recognition and rescue of deteriorating patients to nursing students. Journal of Nurse Education and Practice, 5 (6). pp. 31-38. ISSN 1925-4040

Unsworth, John, Melling, Andrew, Allan, Jaden, Tucker, Guy and Kelleher, Michael (2014) Assessing human factors during simulation: The development and preliminary validation of the rescue assessment tool. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 4 (5). pp. 52-63. ISSN 1925-4040

This list was generated on Thu May 28 20:15:18 2020 BST.
  • Curriculum design
  • Peer Review of Teaching
  • OSCE assessment design
  • Mnemonic use in Education (Pedagogy)
  • District Nursing, COPD, Tissue Viability

Last updated 11 June 2019