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Mr Jaden Allan

Senior Lecturer & Acting Director of Learning and Teaching: Enhancement

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

My main business is teaching, assessing and facilitation on various Nursing studies modules for nursing programmes.

HLS_Northumbria -university -staff _Jaden _AllanI joined Northumbria University having spent several years working in a partnership post as a practice placement facilitator organising a range of health professional student placements and providing support to students and mentors during their clinical rotations. My clinical nursing experience includes various critical care settings and acute surgery.

Since joining the University I have held a number of module lead roles and have been instrumental in developing the use of simulation within the nursing curriculum.

In addition to this role, I provide extensive student support to my own Guidance Tutor group. I also lead the development and the successful implementation of the Learning Leaders peer support programme.

I have coordinated module PR0401, Foundations of Safe and effective Practice, over the last few years developing this foundation module around core skills and knowledge for Nursing, Midwifery, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Operating Practitioners students. This has included the development and

support around an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) assessment.

I am a Personal Tutor providing support and guidance to a group of Nursing students for the duration of their three year programme.

I have a long-term interest in simulation based education and its inclusion in the curriculum.

I am actively involved with the development of new ways of enhancing student experiences in both the academic and practice settings. This includes the lead role for Learning Leadership, a voluntary peer support and mentoring scheme within pre-registration Nursing. 

My areas of interest are developing technology for teaching, clinical skills and simulation.

Research Gate:

Twitter: @JadenNU

Campus Address

Coach Lane West
Coach Lane Campus

0191 215 6668


  • MSc. Ed., 2009.
  • PG Dip.PED., 2005.
  • Grad Cert. (Critical Care), 2005.
  • ENB 998, 2001.
  • BSc (Hons), 1999.
  • RN Dip. HE. (Adult), 1998.

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

Area of interest/specialism:

Teaching, assessing and facilitation on various Nursing studies modules for pre-registration nursing.

Module Coordinator for AA0404 (Dip & Adv. Dip) AA0503 (BSc Hons) Fundamentals of Adult Nursing. Guidance Tutor.

Simulation interest in curriculum along with development of new ways of enhancing student experiences. Involved with assignment handler pilot, authentic world implementation and ongoing simulation trials/research and development.

 Area of research:

Research on students experiences of placement preparation (unpublished part of MSc).

Involved with simulation research with Dr Unsworth around discrepancy theory and learning.

Nursing and Midwifery Council. (95I1124E) Parts 1 & 4.

Peer Support.


Technology and distance learning support.

Lead for Learning Leadership voluntary scheme (Peer Support and Mentoring) within pre-registration Nursing.

Professional Activity

Membership of professional bodies:

  • Registered  Adult Nurse, NMC.
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Key Publications

2016: Nordic Conference on Simulation in Health Sciences Education in Gjovik, Norway. The OSCE in Nursing Education: Pre-registration to Post-qualifying perspectives.

2015: Nurse Education in Practice. Improving performance amongst nursing students through the discovery of discrepancies during simulation.

2014: Nursing Standard. Learning from experience.

2014: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice. Assessing human factors during simulation: The development and preliminary validation of the rescue assessment tool.

2013: ASPiH, Valuing safe professional practice conference, Harrogate. Investigating the effects of deliberate practice on the performance, confidence, knowledge and motivation of undergraduate nursing student’s recognition of a deteriorating patient.

2012: RCN, Education Forum national conference and exhibition Learning Leaders: the student experience.

2012: RCN, International Nursing Research Conference, Cardiff. Peer support.

2011: Mapping of the International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) (2011) to the simulation sessions for adult nursing students undertaking the “Making it Real” Curriculum, Northumbria University.


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