Mr Paul Newcombe

Mr Paul Newcombe

School: Nursing

Job Title: Associate Professor


Phone: 020 8417 5712

Location: Kingston Hill Campus


Paul is an experienced nurse and educator. He is currently responsible for leading Year 1 of the BSc Nursing programme at Kingston and St George's. He is also professional lead for adult acute care across the School of Nursing.

Paul's clinical background is in emergency nursing, acute medicine and trauma, having worked in Oxford, London and Australia. Paul's first role in the Faculty was delivering core acute, emergency and trauma care modules. He later became Acute and Critical Care pathway leader, managing nearly thirty workforce development modules. Highlights include the development of successful blended learning modules and leading the development of standardised practice assessment across the workforce development portfolio. He also established an innovative work-based learning foundation course with practice partners. This was evaluated as part of Paul's MSc, which led to a Kingston University Teaching Fellowship and a £10,500 research grant.

Paul became work-based learning co-ordinator in 2010. In this role, he established a flexible model for accrediting the diverse range of workforce development training being offered by the Faculty. He also undertook a £5,000 demand scope for a pan-London MSc in Major Trauma Care for NHS London.

In 2012, Paul was promoted to principal lecturer in adult acute care and joined the pre-registration programme. Highlights include successful NMC revalidation of Year 1; publication of a Year 1 BSc evaluation; a Student Academic Development Research Associate Scheme (SADRAS) project (evaluation of the Nursing Society); and implementation and evaluation of high-fidelity simulation.

Paul became an associate professor and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2013.

Paul has published a range of clinical articles and book chapters, and has an Emergency Care textbook in publication.

Paul is currently collaborating with students and artists to produce an International Nurses Day celebration at the Rose Theatre, Kingston.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • Leading and Managing Change Across Boundaries, South West London Academic, Health and Social Care System
  • Leading Educational Change; Employer Engagement and Work-Based Learning, Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)
  • MSc, Healthcare (with distinction), Kingston University
  • E-Moderating Online Course, Kingston University
  • Advanced Life Support Instructor Course, East Surrey Hospital
  • PgCert, Teaching and Learning for Higher Education, Kingston University
  • Advanced Trauma Nursing Course (ATNC), Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • Leadership Development Programme, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • ENB 199, Accident and Emergency Nursing Course, Thames Valley University
  • ENB 998, Facilitating Learning in the Practice Environment (Mentorship), Oxford Brookes University
  • Registered Nurse, (Adult)
  • BA(Hons), Adult Nursing, Oxford Brookes University

Professional experience

  • 2013 - present
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2012 - 2013
    Principal Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2004 - 2012
    Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, Kingston University and St George's, University of London
  • 2003 - 2004
    Nurse Educator, Emergency Department, St Thomas' Hospital
  • 2000 - 2003
    Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
  • 1998 - 1999
    Senior Staff Nurse, Medical Admissions, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
  • 1996 - 1998
    Staff Nurse, Trauma Unit, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital

Professional registration and membership

  • Registered Nurse (Adult), Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Member, Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • Teacher, Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Research interests

Emergency Nursing; Acute Adult Nursing; Student Experience; Work-Based Learning; High-Fidelity Simulation.

Grants and funding

  • 2008
    Emergency Care Work-based Learning Evaluation £10500


Jarman, H and Newcombe, P (2010) Establishing a pan-London postgraduate curriculum in major trauma care: a demand scope. NHS London. £5000


Number of items: 13.


Gale, Julia, Ooms, Ann, Newcombe, Paul and Marks-Maran, Di (2015) Students' first year experience of a BSc (Hons) in nursing: a pilot study. Nurse Education Today, 35(1), pp. 256-264. ISSN (print) 0260-6917

Jarman, Heather and Newcombe, Paul (2010) Support for nurses who are new to emergency care. Emergency Nurse, 17(9), pp. 16-19. ISSN (print) 1354-5752

Newcombe, Paul (2004) Treating and preventing tetanus in A&E. Emergency Nurse, 12(6), pp. 23-29. ISSN (print) 1354-5752

Newcombe, Paul (2002) Pathophysiology of sickle cell disease crisis. Emergency Nurse, 9(9), pp. 19-22. ISSN (print) 1354-5752


Holbery, Natalie and Newcombe, Paul, eds. (2016) Emergency nursing at a glance. Wiley-Blackwell. 184p. (At a Glance) ISBN 9781118867679

Book Section

Newcombe, Paul (2008) The gastrointestinal system. In: Evans, Cliff and Tippins, Emma, (eds.) Foundations of Nursing: an integrated approach. Milton Keynes, UK : Open University Press. pp. 149-175. ISBN 0335225241

Newcombe, Paul (2007) Acute surgical emergencies. In: Evans, Cliff and Tippins, Emma, (eds.) The foundations of emergency care. Maidenhead, UK : Open University Press. pp. 155-180. ISBN 0335221246

Conference or Workshop Item

Heatley, Sue, Newcombe, Paul, Ooms, Ann, Menzies-Gow, Emma and Marks-Maran, Diane (2013) Students’ experiences of undertaking a work-based learning module as part of a Diploma/BSc (Hons) in healthcare practice 2009-2011. In: NET2013: 24th International Networking for Healthcare Education Conference; 03-05 Sep 2013, Cambridge, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Newcombe, Paul and Jarman, Heather (2010) Establishing a pan-London masters in major trauma care. In: RCN Emergency Care Association Annual Conference and Exhibition: Emergency Care: You Make the Difference; 22-23 Oct 2010, Cardiff, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Newcombe, P., Jarman, H. and Holbery, N. (2010) Building bridges: evaluation of a practice-based foundation course. In: NETNEP 2010 3rd International Nurse Education Conference: Nursing Education in a Global Community – Collaborating and Networking for the Future; 11-14 Apr 2010, Sydney, Australia. (Unpublished)

Newcombe, Paul and Holbery, Natalie (2009) Emergency nurse education: the next generation (part 2). In: RCN Emergency Care Association Annual Conference and Exhibition: Setting New Standards – Emergency Care in the 21st Century; 16-17 Oct 2009, Harrogate, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Newcombe, Paul (2008) Blended learning: flexible education for emergency care staff. In: Emergency care matters: making your voice heard in emergency care; 14-15 Nov 2008, Warrington, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Newcombe, Paul (2008) Emergency nurse education: the next generation. In: Emergency care matters: making your voice heard in emergency care; 14-15 Nov 2008, Warrington, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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