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I am an Associate Professor in Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills. I academically lead and manage the simulated learning and clinical skills team to develop and implement clinical skills and simulation education across the pre-registration nursing course. The modules are constantly developed in line with evaluations, changes in evidence based practice and NMC guidelines to ensure students have a highly valuable learning experience and can apply these skills into clinical practice.
I qualified as a Children nurse in 1995, I worked clinically in several London Hospitals and as a school nurse. During this time I developed an interest in teaching and learning which lead to be becoming a Clinical Tutor at the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery. This role evolved to me becoming the Director of the Chantler Simulation and Integrated Learning centre at KCL and then Lead in Clinical Skills and Simulation in Undergraduate medicine at KCL.
Having worked in the higher education sector for many years I have had the opportunity to develop, deliver and critically evaluate clinical skills and simulation curriculums for medical and nursing students. I have particular interests in peer facilitation, interprofessional (IP) learning and humanities. Current projects include the introduction of a peer facilitation scheme in the skills modules. IP teaching and learning with the Pharmacy department integrated into curriculum and working with other professions to further develop IP skills and simulation. Work with Dr Alex Mermikides and Terry Firth to integrate innovative performing arts workshops into our clinical skills modules, we now run workshops in all 3 years for adult nursing students. We have also formed a working group with practitioners from the following institutions: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Kingston University, Kings College London, Health Action Training, Edinburgh Napier University and Public Health Wales.
Associate Professor – Simulated Learning and Clinical Skills
Online conference organised as part of a working group:- Performing for Real - Exploring the interface between simulation and drama-based learning in healthcare professional education. Presented Simulation Based Learning in Nursing education - Sally Richardson and Terry Firth
Kayyali, Reem, Harrap, Nicola, Albayaty, Aiden, Savickas, Vilius, Hammell, James, Hyatt, Francina, Elliott, Karen and Richardson, Sally (2019) Simulation in pharmacy education to enhance interprofessional education (IPE). International Journal of Pharmacy Practice, 27(3), pp. 295-302. ISSN (print) 0961-7671
Bath, Johnathan, Richardson, Sally and Rees, John (2008) Experiences of a large student-tutoring scheme - the blind leading the blind or a useful tool for all involved? International Journal of Clinical Skills, 2(1), pp. 8-11.
Richardson, Sally , Fordham-Clarke, Carol and Taylor, A. Alexander, eds. (2007) OSCES for nurses. Vol. 1. Kingston-upon-Thames, U.K. : Dalton Square Medical. 65p. ISBN 9780955569005
Richardson, Sally, Ambridge, Anne and Harper, Lynette (2017) Can manikin simulation meet students learning needs for the assessment of the deteriorating learning disability client? In: 7th International Clinical Skills Conference; 21-24 May 2017, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)
Fordham-Clarke, C., Bassett, S., Gill, E., Thomas, L., Jaye, P., Richardson, S., Marron, E., Slonina, J., Broughton, S. and O'Neill, B. (2011) Interprofessional clinical simulation in critical care for final year medical, nursing and midwifery trainees. In: Fourth International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice; 22-25 May 2011, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)
Fordham-Clarke, Carol and Richardson, Sally (2009) Can a female catheterisation session with a patient educator offer a beneficial learning experience for medical and nursing students? In: Third International Clinical Skills Conference: Research in Clinical Skills: Showcasing Best Practice for Students & Practitioners; 01-04 Jul 2009, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)
Richardson, Sally (2008) Peer tutoring schemes: enchancing teaching while improving clinical ability. In: King's Learning Institute Excellence in Teaching Conference 2008; 05 Mar 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Richardson, Sally (2007) An undergraduate peer teaching scheme - what are the advantages and disadvantages for the Peer Tutor? In: Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, Learning and Assessing Clinical Skills: Does One Size Fit All?; 01-04 Jul 2007, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)
Richardson, S (2007) An Undergraduate Peer teaching scheme: are there benefits for the Peer Tutor? In: Clinical Skills: Fit for Practice?; 24 Apr 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)
Richardson, Sally, Ramsay, Katrina, Gill, Elaine and O'Neill, Bernadette (2005) Combining communication and clinical skills teaching. In: First International Clinical Skills Conference: From the Skills Laboratory to the Workplace: Making the Connections; 09-11 May 2005, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)
Richardson, Sally [Contributor], Stark, Patsy [Contributor], Nicol, Maggi [Contributor] and Paltridge, Debbie [Contributor] (2005) Ask the expert: Clinical skills centres: Do they have a future? In: First International Clinical Skills Conference: From the Skills Laboratory to the Workplace: Making the Connections; 09-11 May 2005, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)