Miss Samantha McCormack


Technical Manager: Psychology, Simulation & Performance


Sam is an accomplished and high achieving professional with over 13 years’ experience of working in education. Sam leads a team of technicians, who support approximately 1700 students in the Psychology, Simulation and Performance areas at the university each week. Since taking up employment at Buckinghamshire New University in 2011, Sam has progressed from Laboratory technician to Technical Manager Psychology, Simulation and Performance.

Sam has an MSc in Medical and Healthcare Simulation, is a Registered Scientist with The Science Council (the first Simulation Technician in the UK to achieve this), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Sam is an innovative individual who makes significant contribution to University wide initiatives and initiates and manages competing priorities relating to teaching support and facilities management within 17 simulation laboratories. Taking a leading role to design and implement specific skills training that supports the needs of the academic programmes within the areas, ensuring that curriculum needs are identified in advance.

Sam introduced Moulage* to the University in 2011, adding another layer to skills and simulation sessions. Sam has been nominated for, and won numerous awards and accolades at both local and national level for Innovation, Moulage, Simulation and Dementia.

Sam is a Judge for the Student Nursing Times Awards (Innovation in Teaching category). Sam represents the university at Health Education England meetings relating to simulation Based Education.

Sam has published papers relating to simulation and moulage

*Moulage - The art of apply wounds for training purposes