Portrait of Mr Andrew Sutton Mr Andrew Sutton

a.sutton@hud.ac.uk | 01484 473463


I am a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing in the Acute Care Division and have worked at the University since February 2004. I qualified as a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in 1986 having completed my training at Staincliffe General Hospital (now Dewsbury & District Hospital). After qualifying I got a post as a Staff Nurse in theatres. By 1990, I was working as a Charge Nurse on the ICU/CCU and began working part-time as a Resuscitation Officer, sharing the responsibilities with a colleague. I continued in these two roles until 1999 when I took on the role as clinical educator for critical care full time. I remained in this post until February 2004 when I left to take up my current role with the University.

I teach across the pre and post-registration nursing courses as well as contributing to other health professional courses here at the University. I am route leader for the SLIP (Supporting Learning in Practice) course. I am married with three daughters.

  • Registered Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council
  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Instructor and Course Director
  • ENB 100: General Intensive Care Course (1988)
  • Member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN)

RGN, DPSN, BSc (Hons) Health Studies, MSc (Health Professional Education), FHEA

Research and Scholarship

I will be commencing my doctorate in September 2016. I am also part of an international group, including colleagues from Denmark, Finland and Estonia who successfully applied for EU ‘Transfer of Innovation’ funding and was awarded €250,000 in September 2013. The project, titled NESTLED, is producing a framework to prepare educators who utilise simulation based learning in nursing education.

Research interests

My areas of research interest include:

  • Pre-registration nursing education
  • The use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy in pre and post-registration nurse education
  • Resuscitation
  • Acute and critical care nursing
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Boje, R., Bland, A., Sutton, A., Hartvigsen, T., Hannula, L., Koivisto,, J., Raussi-Lehto, E. and Prescott, S. (2017) ‘Developing and testing transferability and feasibility of a model for educators using simulation-based learning - A European collaboration.Nurse Education Today , 58, pp. 53-58. ISSN 0260-6917


Sutton, A., Bland, A. and Prescott, S. (2015) ‘Results and evaluation of the piloted European simulation based learning educator preparation project.’. In: NET 2015 Conference, Tuesday 8 - Thursday 10 September 2015, Cambridge, UK


Prescott, S., Bland, A., Sutton, A., Buus Larsen, R., Hartvigsen, T., Koivisto,, J., Bland, A. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘The NESTLED Project’. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference (NET2014), 02 - 04 September 2014, Churchill College, University of Cambridge

Bland, A., Prescott, S. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘NESTLED (Nurse Educator Simulation Based Learning) Project’. In: 8th Annual UK Simulation in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Conference, 04 and 05 June 2014, University of Chester, UK

Nippers, I. and Sutton, A. (2014) ‘Oxygen therapy: professional compliance with national guidelinesBritish journal of nursing , 23 (7), pp. 382-386. ISSN 0966-0461


Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Degree Supervision

  • Interpretative Phenomenology
  • Non-Invasive Ventilation
  • Pre-registration nursing education
  • The use of simulation as a teaching and learning strategy in pre and post-registration nurse education
  • Resuscitation
  • Acute and critical care nursing

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Member of the Practice Placement Quality Committee
  • Member of the School of Human and Health Sciences Technology Committee

Teaching and Professional Activities

I teach across pre-registration and post-registration, under-graduate and post-graduate nursing courses, with particular relation to nursing skills, and acute and critical care. I also contribute to other health professional courses across the University.

I am the Route Leader for Supporting Learning in Practice MSc/BSc and am also the module leader for one BSc practice module and two MSc practice modules. I make contributions to:

  • Foundations of Nursing 2 (HFN2001)
  • Nursing Concepts and Care Approaches (HIN2000)
  • Complex Needs and Enhanced Care - Adult (HHN2001)
  • Research 3 (HHG1000)
  • Practice 2 (HMN2012)
  • Practice 3 (HMN2015)
  • Teaching and Learning using Simulation (HMH2006)

Other responsibilities

  • Link Tutor to various wards at Wakefield (Pinderfields) Hospital
  • Basic Life Support Instructor