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Miss Samantha McCormack

MSC, CSI, FHEA, MISCT

Technical Manager: Psychology, Simulation & Performance

Biography

Sam is an accomplished and high achieving professional with over 14 years’ experience of working in education. Sam leads a team of technicians, who support approximately 1700 students in the Psychology, Simulation and Performance areas across the Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Uxbridge campuses 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 Fellow of the Higher Education Academy is a Chartered Scientist with The Science Council, and volunteers with The Science Council as an Applicant Assessor.

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 18 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, and is also an Associate Lecturer for the Sculpting and Prosthetics MA programme.

Sam was the brain child behind the award winning Dementia simulation and has been nominated for, and won numerous awards and accolades at both local and national level for Innovation, Moulage, Simulation and Dementia.

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 and is a National Executive Committee member with the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH).

Sam has published papers relating to simulation and moulage

*Moulage - The art of apply wounds for training purposes