About Ann Sunderland
Ann's role focuses on the strategic and operational delivery of clinical skills development and simulation-based education across the spectrum of healthcare practitioners.
Qualifying as a registered general nurse in 1986, Ann's career has focused on nursing and research in general practice. She qualified as one of the regions’ first Nurse Practitioners in 2001 and later worked within a clinical leadership/educational role within a local Primary Care Trust before entering full time academia in 2006. With a special interest in teaching and assessing clinical skills as well as simulation-based education, Ann represents the University on a number of expert panels regionally, nationally and internationally.
Ann currently teaches into a range of clinical skills modules, provides supervision for Masters research students and supports academic colleagues from across the university undergoing assessment for Higher Education Academy Fellowships.
Ann is currently studying for a PhD focusing on the impact of simulation-based education (SBE) on patient outcomes.
Her other research interests include:
- Faculty development in SBE
- Integrating SBE into the curriculum
- Use of technology enhanced learning
- Human factors
- Patient safety
- New product development with regards to clinical skills acquisition
- Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs)