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Guy Tucker

Deputy Head of Learning & Teaching Enhancement

I am the Deputy Head of Learning & Teaching Enhancement here at the University of Sunderland. My role is to deliver key aspects of the University’s Learning, Teaching and Assessment Framework. Example key roles are engaging and supporting staff with Pedagogical research and Programme managing the PG Cert in Academic Practice.

I qualified as a registered nurse in 2003, gaining my adv diploma in adult nursing. Further studies include BSc (Hons) in District Nursing and a MSc (Advanced Practice) in Long Term Health Conditions. I have worked in accident and Emergency, been a Charge Nurse (DN) and a Community Matron (LTC).

Before working in Higher education at three HEIs in the north east of England, across suites of post graduate and undergraduate programmes of study. I have also experience of delivering workplace learning/ teaching (masterclasses). I have been a module and programme leader within a health faculty and within Learning & Teaching. I am passionate of the role of effective learning and teaching methods in HE and supporting and enabling staff to deliver this.

Teaching and supervision

I am Programme Leader and Module Tutor for the Post Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (for academic staff) at the University of Sunderland. I have supervised undergraduate and postgraduate students. I am also a qualified workplace coach (ILM).


Areas of expertise


I am in the final year of my PhD, research the role of Mnemonics and factors associated with the retention of clinical information. This is a fascinating and relevant area to research when considering the patient safety agenda within healthcare/ higher education learning.

I am also leading a research publication group with another HEI and Healthcare Trust in the Northeast of England. This project has looked a the impact and value of a structured Preceptorship Programme in District Nursing (paper due for publication 2019).

I am undertaking a research project exploring the impact of Simulation amongst student nurses.

Esteem Indicators



0191 515 3325


Centre for the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching (CELT)

CELT, Second Floor, St Peter’s Gate, St Peters Campus, Charles Street, Sunderland, SR6 0AN

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