Mr Tom Walvin

Mr Tom Walvin

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health and Human Sciences)


Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Module Lead - 3rd Year Clinical Simulation and Interprofessional Education
Link Lecturer, Derriford Hospital
Honorary Emergency Nurse, Derriford A&E


Registered Nurse - Adult (RN)
Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Tom joined the University in 2015 as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing having had 7 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the NHS, primarily working in the Emergency Department, but also holding posts in Cardiology, Coronary Care and Cardiac Research. Throughout this time, Tom also become experienced in pre-hospital emergency care working in Event Medicine and the NHS Ambulance Service.

Tom has always been involved in teaching and supporting students right from the start of his career; starting informally, developing into a mentor, and then a sign-off mentor. He spent many years teaching first aid, advanced first aid and ambulance courses; as well as developing an interest in clinical simulation for students in the Emergency Department. Tom has taken on management, leadership and project-management roles across the voluntary and NHS sectors.

As well as Lecturing full-time, Tom continues in clinical practice as an Honorary Emergency Nurse at Derriford ED; as a First Responder with South Western Ambulance Service, and as an Emergency Nurse with The Event Medicine Company as well as undertaking agency shifts when time allows.

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Registrant 10D1291E
Royal College of Nursing - Member
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching interests

Module Leadership
Tom is the module lead for ADN303: 3rd Year Clinical Skills - focusing students on developing emergency and critical care skills in the management of a deteriorating patient; consolidating theory and knowledge from Years 1 and 2 in preparation for registration and incorporates inter-professional learning with final year medical students.

Taught Modules
NRS403 - Ways of Knowing (Introducing Students to Academia and Studying)
ADN203 - 2nd Year Clinical Skills (Acute Care Skills inc. BLS, Airway Management, Defibrillation, In-Hospital Arrest)
ADN204 - The Biological and Therapeutic Basis of Adult Nursing Care (Pathophysiology and Pharmacology)
ADN303 - See Above

Teaching Areas of Interest
Emergency Care
Pre-Hospital Care
Clinical Simulation
Interprofessional Learning

Specific Interests
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
First Aid / Immediate Care
Deteriorating Patients
Airway Management
Use of Professional Language and Terminology
Pain Management
ECG Interpretation
Law & Ethics

Research interests

Resuscitation Teaching
Pre-Hospital Care
Clinical Skills
Interprofessional Education
Social Media in Nursing Education

Online Publications

Walvin, T. (2018). 12-Lead ECG Placement. Available online:

Other academic activities

  • Honorary Emergency Nurse, Derriford A&E
  • First Responder, South Western Ambulance Service
  • CPD Content Authour,
  • Subject Expert and Trainer, Anatomy and Physiology, Avensys UK
  • Research Nurse (Bank), RUMAX Ltd
  • Academic Skills Tutor,