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    Sam previously studied psychology whilst working with the victims of violent crime. Later he worked with the offenders of these crimes. Following this he trained as a mental health nurse and worked in community mental health services specialising in assessment, home treatment and crisis resolution where he qualified as a non-medical prescriber.

    Sam has previously completed research in student mentorship and peer mentorship, the perception of gender in nursing, practice education and student mental health and wellbeing. 

    Currently working for Edge Hill University as a Senior Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice he is co-leading on the Non-Medical Prescribing Programme and a post graduate module looking at Frailty and supporting other programmes within the Medical School. Having previously supported the pre-registration nursing and nursing associate provisions within the School of Nursing.   

    Research interests

    Research interests include: 

    Gender in nursing

    Peer mentoring

    Student mental health and well being

    Practice Education (Formative Learning, Practice Assessment)

    Pharmacy Practice


    Student Inclusion (disability, neurodiversity, BAME and LGBTQ+)


    Mentorship in professional practice,

    Non medical prescribing, 


    Preparation for practice (BSc Nursing & Nursing Associates)

    Nursing Associates (teaching a range of subjects covering both physical & mental health)

    Pre-Registration Nursing (teaching a range of topics including anatomy and physiology, mental health, mental health assessment and pharmacology)

    Advanced Clinical Practice (mental health & service user assessment)

    Paramedic Practice (mental health assessment)

    Clinical Skills (accross the Facutly of Health, Social Care & Medicine)

    External engagement

    Sam holds an honorary contract with a local NHS Trust to support the student experience and the quality of the learning environments. 

    He has also previously worked as a practice education lecturer supporting students and practice areas.

    In addition he is a member of the North West Prescribing Education Group and HEE NMP Leads Group

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching Higher Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    20 Jan 20191 Sep 2020

    Award Date: 5 Nov 2020

    Nursing (Mental Health), BA, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 17 Aug 2012

    Applied Psychology, BSc, Liverpool John Moores University

    Award Date: 20 Aug 2004

    Other positions

    External Examiner - Non Medical Prescribing, University of Chester

    1 Sep 202230 Aug 2025


    • RT Nursing
    • RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
    • RC0321 Neuroscience. Biological psychiatry. Neuropsychiatry
    • L Education (General)
    • LB Theory and practice of education


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