Ms Donna Lacey

School: Nursing

Job Title: Senior Lecturer - Simulated Learning & Clinical Skills


Location: 6132 Kingston Hill


Donna is a senior lecturer in clinical skills and simulation. She trained with St George's as a Physician Associate and has worked in A&E and PICU since qualifying.

Donna has always been passionate about teaching and learning in healthcare, completing her undergraduate degree in Physiology and Pharmacology by doing a research project into e-learning in teaching. Her passion was again awakened by her involvement in the Physician Associate programme, and latterly, teaching medical students as a clinical skills practitioner.

Donna has also been involved in teaching postgraduate medics in the core medical training and foundation programmes, and she continues her work in Accident and Emergency Medicine as a Physician Associate whilst teaching in the Faculty.

Donna is interested in interprofessional education and how to make it valuable for all participant professional groups.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • PgCert, Healthcare Leadership and management, Mary Seacole Programme via the Open University
  • PgDip, Clinical Education, Kings College London
  • PgDip, Physician Associate Studies, St Georges University
  • BSc(Hons), Physiology and Pharmacology, Manchester University

Professional experience

  • 2012 - 2015
    Physician Associate, Emergency Medicine King's College Hospital Trust
  • 2013 - 2014
    PgDip Clinical Education, Kings College London
  • 2011 - 2012
    PgCert Medical Education, Cardiff University (Distance Learning)
  • 2010 - 2012
    Physician Associate, PICU St Georges NHS Trust
  • 2009 - 2010
    Honourary contract, Paediatric Surgery, St Georges NHS Trust
  • 2008 - 2010
    Physician Associate (Assistant course), SGUL
  • 2008 - 2010
    Honourary Clinical Contract, UCL: Teenage Cancer Trust/ Clinical Oncology
  • 2007 - 2008
    Medical Secretary, Christie NHS Foundation Trust: Young Oncology Unit
  • 2004 - 2007
    BSc/ Physiology and Pharmacology, Manchester University
  • 2004 - 2007
    Medical Personal Assistant, Manchester Royal Infirmary: Specialist Surgery
  • 2001 - 2004
    Medical Secretary, Lee House GP Surgery, Windsor. NHS

Professional registration and membership

  • Full member, UKAPA
  • Managed Voluntary Register for PAs, MVR
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Inter-professional Education, Medical Education, Nurse Education, leadership