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Chris Clarke

Senior Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice (Health Assessment)

Institute of Health & Society

Contact Details


tel: 01905 855446


MSc in Advancing Practice
Registered General Nurse
Practice Educator
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
ENB 100 Adult Critical Care Course
ENB 998 Teaching and assessing in Clinical Practice

Since qualifying as a Registered Nurse I have built a wealth of experience working in a variety of positions within the NHS, predominantly within the remit of critical care. Obtaining my MSc in Advancing Practice was not only a great personal achievement but has aided me on many levels. My most challenging role to date is in my current post as Senior Lecture in Advanced Clinical Practice at the University of Worcester. Despite my extensive background within the remit of critical care, with all it conjures up of empiricism and technology, I hold fast the values of basic nursing care and delivering high standards within challenging health care environments. I continue to maintain my professional development by working in clinical practice with the Countywide Critical Care Outreach team. As patient acuity and long term and complex care needs continue to rise, I believe it is the little things which are hidden in the complexity of everyday nursing that make a difference. My broad range of knowledge and expertise provides a unique set of transferable skills, which I enjoy teaching, particularly within the context of multi-disciplinary simulation based education. My friendly disposition and good sense of humour are qualities which have helped me to motivate and support a wide range of health care professionals in meeting objectives and finding solutions to challenging situations; and for which I was awarded Nurse of the Year in 2009 by Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust, and Outstanding Lecturer, Students Choice Awards, in 2016 at the University of Worcester.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Teaching Interests

  • Critical Care Nursing
  • Advanced health assessment
  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Multi-professional clinical skills and simulation training
  • BLS, ILS and ALS skills
  • Sepsis and shock recognition, treatment and management
  • ABCDE and SBAR
  • Patient Assessment and Clinical Reasoning Tool (PACT) Organ Donation

Research Interests

  • Advanced Clinical Practice
  • Multi-professional clinical skills and simulation training
  • Sepsis and shock
  • Patient Assessment
  • Organ Donation
Professional experience

Professional experience

Nursing and Midwifery Council



Clarke, C. (2014) Promoting the 6Cís of nursing in patient assessment. Nursing Standard. 28, 44, p52-59

Ogston-Tuck, S., Baume, K., Clarke, C. and Heng, S. (2016). Understanding the patient experience through the power of film: A mixed method qualitative research study. Nurse Education Today. Nov:46: p.69-74

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

  • Chair of the Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Organ Donation Committee
  • Member of the Mobile Adult Simulation Training (MAST) Course training team