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Sally Richardson

School: Nursing

Job Title: Associate Professor, Simulated Learning

Email: S.Richardson@sgul.kingston.ac.uk

Biography

Sally is currently an Associate Professor in simulated learning and clinical skills. She manages a team who plan, implement and develop the clinical skills curriculum and bespoke courses.

Sally's background is in children's nursing. She has worked clinically in hospitals in London including St Georges and The Royal Brompton and she spent some time as a school nurse. Sally worked at Kings College London (KCL) as a clinical tutor in the Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, teaching clinical skills to child branch students. This position lead to her managing the inter-professional, Chantler Simulation and Interactive Learning Centre and most recently working in undergraduate medical education at KCL.

Whilst at KCL Sally developed, delivered and critically evaluated a simulated clinical skills curriculum for medical students from phase one to five. As part of a team she designed, set up and ran an inter-professional high fidelity simulation programme for all final year medical, nursing (adult and child) and midwifery students. KCL runs a Patient Educator programme. Within this Sally introduced using a part task manikin with a patient educator to enable students to integrate clinical skills and communication and then receive immediate feedback. These sessions are run inter-professionally for nursing and medical students.

Sally started a peer facilitation programme which is now well established and continually developing at KCL. This includes skills being taught uni-professionally by near peers and an inter-professional peer facilitation scheme with nursing, medical and dieticians. To combine her interests in peer teaching and high fidelity simulation she ran peer facilitated scenarios with the use of high fidelity manikins. Sally designed a training programme for all the peer facilitation programmes, which included providing feedback and support to develop their skills with the aim of developing more accomplished teachers whilst complementing mainstream teaching. Sally completed her masters dissertation in 2008; her research was on the peer facilitation scheme, Sally has taken this research and on-going peer facilitation developments to several conferences.

Academic and professional qualifications

  • MSc, Postgraduate Masters in Academic Practice, Kings College London
  • PgDip, Academic Practice, Kings College London
  • PgCert, Academic Practice, Kings College London
  • BSc(Hons), Nursing, Kings College London
  • Diplomia, Nursing, Royal Berkshire College of Nursing and Midwifery

Professional experience

  • 2014 - 2015
    Lead of Clincial Skills and Simulation in Medical Education, King College London
  • 2003 - 2014
    Director of the Chantler SaIL Centre, Kings College London
  • 2001 - 2003
    School Nurse, South Hamptead Girls Schools
  • 1999 - 2001
    Senior Staff Nurse, Royal Brompton Hospital
  • 1998 - 1999
    Staff Nurse, St Georges Hospital
  • 1997 - 1998
    Staff Nurse, Royal Brompton Hospital
  • 1995 - 1997
    Staff Nurse, Royal Free Hospital

Professional registration and membership

  • Childrens Nurse, NMC
  • Childrens Nurse / Education, RCN

Publications

Number of items: 9.

Article

Bath, Johnathan, Richardson, Sally and Rees, John (2008) Experiences of a large student-tutoring scheme - the blind leading the blind or a useful tool for all involved? International Journal of Clinical Skills, 2(1), pp. 8-11.

Book

Richardson, Sally , Fordham-Clarke, Carol and Taylor, A. Alexander, eds. (2007) OSCES for nurses. Vol. 1. Kingston-upon-Thames, U.K. : Dalton Square Medical. 65p. ISBN 9780955569005

Conference or Workshop Item

Fordham-Clarke, C., Bassett, S., Gill, E., Thomas, L., Jaye, P., Richardson, S., Marron, E., Slonina, J., Broughton, S. and O'Neill, B. (2011) Interprofessional clinical simulation in critical care for final year medical, nursing and midwifery trainees. In: Fourth International Clinical Skills Conference: Showcasing Innovation and Evidenced Based Clinical Skills Education and Practice; 22-25 May 2011, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

Fordham-Clarke, Carol and Richardson, Sally (2009) Can a female catheterisation session with a patient educator offer a beneficial learning experience for medical and nursing students? In: Third International Clinical Skills Conference: Research in Clinical Skills: Showcasing Best Practice for Students & Practitioners; 01-04 Jul 2009, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

Richardson, Sally (2008) Peer tutoring schemes: enchancing teaching while improving clinical ability. In: King's Learning Institute Excellence in Teaching Conference 2008; 05 Mar 2008, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Richardson, Sally (2007) An undergraduate peer teaching scheme - what are the advantages and disadvantages for the Peer Tutor? In: Second International Clinical Skills Conference: Teaching, Learning and Assessing Clinical Skills: Does One Size Fit All?; 01-04 Jul 2007, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

Richardson, S (2007) An Undergraduate Peer teaching scheme: are there benefits for the Peer Tutor? In: Clinical Skills: Fit for Practice?; 24 Apr 2007, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Richardson, Sally, Ramsay, Katrina, Gill, Elaine and O'Neill, Bernadette (2005) Combining communication and clinical skills teaching. In: First International Clinical Skills Conference: From the Skills Laboratory to the Workplace: Making the Connections; 09-11 May 2005, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

Richardson, Sally [Contributor], Stark, Patsy [Contributor], Nicol, Maggi [Contributor] and Paltridge, Debbie [Contributor] (2005) Ask the expert: Clinical skills centres: Do they have a future? In: First International Clinical Skills Conference: From the Skills Laboratory to the Workplace: Making the Connections; 09-11 May 2005, Prato, Italy. (Unpublished)

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