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Academic Biography

Dominic Simpson is a Assistant Proffessor of Nursing Midwifery and Health. Dominic joined the faculty in 2020, prior to joining northumbria Dominic worked in other higher education roles, he came to the university to further enhance his pateint safety and organsational culutre research work. Dominic has held a number of clinical nursing roles across the North East of England, his clinical expertise are within emergency medicine and critical care.  As well as his role at the university Dominic continues to hold a honorary contract at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, regularly supporting the delivery of services to patients. 

Dominic Is currently completing his PhD by publication, he is aiming to understand the experiences of NHS staff when undertaking organsational culutre change, applying the Normalisation Process Theory  too understand how organisational culture improvement projects are experienced across complex systems.

Dominic holds a number of positions of responsibility in 2019 he was appointed chair of the Royal College's Northern Research Network a prestigious position that allows him to co-ordinate the networks activites across the region. Dominic is an active member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) he uses his affiliation with the BACCN to provide a national voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing and to promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient.

In 2019 Dominic was awarded membership of the Health Foundation’s Q network; Q is an initiative connecting people, who have improvement expertise, across the UK.

Further Information

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

in 2021 Dominic was awared fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Dominic’s learning and teaching interests include: clinical skills, advanced practice skills, simulation, management of the acutely ill adult, human factors and patient safety. Dominic supports the universities delivery of knowalge exchange activity with a number of regional and national partners. 

Research interests

Summary of Research Interests

Dominic’s research focous is on patient safety, human factors, simulation based education and organisational culture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

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 4 - Quality Education

Education/Academic qualification

Teaching & Learning, PGCert

30 Jun 201731 Dec 2099

Award Date: 30 Jun 2017

External positions

British Association of Critical Care Nurses.

10 Apr 2016 → …

Royal College of Nursing

1 Jan 2013 → …


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