Personal profile


    Tom Heathcote joined Edge Hill University in 2023 from the University of Liverpool where he was a Senior Lecturer of Clinical Skills and Simulation at Liverpool School of Medicine.  Prior to his work in Higher Education, he worked in the NHS.  Tom has extensive clinical experience as an Intensive Care Charge Nurse at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, later transitioning into an education role as a Clinical Skills and Simulation Facilitator within the Trust to pursue his area of interest in Clinical Education (2008-2015).  Following this, he worked as Lead Clinical Skills and Simulation Educator at Southport and Ormskirk NHS Trust (2015-2018), before joining the University of Liverpool in 2018.


    Whist Tom's work is predominently teaching focussed.  He presented at The International Association for Health Professionals Education (AMEE) in 2015, for his work implementing a flipped classroom approach for teaching of clinical skills within the NHS.  In 2023, he also co-wrote two AMEE presentations, focussing on the use of peer led learning spaces and the role of a flipped classroom approach to aid clinical skill acquesition and development.


    Tom has extensive experience of curriculum design, teaching and facilitation of simulation based education across a wide range of clinical disciplines, including interprofessional learning activities.  His teaching qualifications include a PGCert in Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning and a PGCERT in Academic Practice, as well as achieving Higher Education Fellowship.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Education, PGCert, Academic Practice, University of Liverpool

    Award Date: 23 Nov 2021

    Higher Education, Other, Higher Education Fellow, Advance HE

    Award Date: 26 Oct 2021

    Education, PGCert, Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, Manchester Metropolitan University

    Award Date: 27 Jun 2019

    Education, Other, Certificate in Education and Training, Preparatory, University of Central Lancashire

    Award Date: 1 Feb 2015