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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, and he is currently looking into the perception of gender in nursing, practice education and student mental health and wellbeing. 

Working for Edge Hill University as a lecturer in Nurse education he is teaching on pre-registration nursing having previously supported the non-medical prescribing and nursing associate provisions. Sam is the Practice Lead for the 2018 BSc Nursing programme. 

Sam is also piloting a project for the School of Nursing & Midwifery looking at inclusion and supporting students during their learning. 

Research interests

Research interests include: 

Gender in nursing

Peer mentoring

Student mental health and well being

Practice Education (Formative Learning, Academic Assessor Role)

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


Supported teaching in the following areas: 

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)

External engagement

Sam is currently acting as an educational partner for a local trust supporting quality and the development of learning environments. 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 the InPlace, PARE and PAD groups for the North West. 

Expertise related to UN SDGs

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

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


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


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