Mrs Sophie Newcombe


I am a senior lecturer in the simulated learning and clinical skills team. I co-lead Nursing Practice (part 2), but teach pre-registration student nurses across all years. I am involved in the teaching of CPD courses, return to practice students and the RNDAs. I am also part of the health care elective team and teach on the acutely unwell adult module. 

Previously, I was a senior sister in ED for seven years and worked extensively, both in the UK and Australia. I developed and led Emergency Department Assistant training in a London trauma centre and also developed and ran a successful Paediatric First Aid and Basic Life Support programme for schools, parents and carers.

More recently I became a teaching fellow (FHEA) and wrote two book chapters. I am also a freelance writer/editor for

I have a passion for emergency care, teaching and patient safety. My clinical interests include inter and intra-professional teaching and learning, recognition and management of the deteriorating patient and simulation.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in simulated learning and clinical skills


  • Registered Nurse Teacher, NMC
  • FHEA, Fellowship, HEA
  • Introduction to Learning and Teaching (ILT) (Kingston University)
  • Advanced Trauma Care Course (ATCC), (Kings College London)
  • Paediatric Immediate Life Support Course (PILS) (Barts and the London NHS Trust)
  • Advanced Life Support Course (ALS) (Kings College London)
  • A&E Nursing (ENB 199), (Kings College London)
  • Registered Nurse (RN) Ba (Hons), Oxford Brookes University