Mr Andy Brown

Mr Andy Brown

Clinical Skills Tutor

Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Clinical Skills Tutor


I qualified as a Registered General Nurse, RGN, from the Tor & South West College of Health (Torbay Hospital) in 1994.

I worked in Child & Adolescent Health at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth from 1994 to 2006; during which time I qualified as a Registered Sick Children's Nurse (RSCN) and specialised in neuromedical & neurosurgical nursing with the ENB148 qualification.  I also completed a Diploma in Professional Studies in Nursing at this time.

Whilst working as a charge nurse in the acute children's wards at Derriford Hospital, I also undertook the Teaching & Assessing in Clinical Practice (ENB998) course and graduated with a BSc in Health Studies from the University of Plymouth in 2006.

From 2003 to 2006 I worked half-time in the acute hospital setting and half-time as a Practice Educator with the University of Plymouth Child Health Nursing team, supporting student nurses and their supervisors in the hospital.

I took up my current full-time position with the Peninsula Medical School in 2006 as a Clinical Skills Tutor; and graduated with the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education in 2009.

I am currently studying towards a masters degree in Simulation & Patient Safety with the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry.

Professional membership

Registered with the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) - Part 1 & Part 8

Teaching interests

I teach all aspects of clinical and communication skills in undergraduate medical education, and have a particular interest in the use of simulation as a learning tool, and in interprofessional learning in undergraduate education.

In addition to my teaching activities, I act as an academic tutor to undergraduate medical students in Years 1 & 2; and am a pastoral tutor for medical and dental students at the college.

I also sit on the school's Patient Safety Committee; and am a member of the PBL Working Group.

Contributor to:  Glasper, A; McEwing, G; Richardson, J. (Eds) (2006) The Oxford Handbook of Children and Young People's Nursing.  Oxford University Press, Oxford.