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Dominic Simpson

Assistant Professor

Department: Nursing, Midwifery & Health

Academic Biography

Dominic Simpson is a Senior lecturer of Nursing Midwifery and Health. Dominic joined the faculty in 2020, prior to joining northumbria Dominic worked in other higher education roles, he came to the university to further enhance his pateint safety and organsational culutre research work. Dominic has held a number of clinical nursing roles across the North East of England, his clinical expertise are within emergency medicine and critical care.  As well as his role at the university Dominic continues to hold a honorary contract at Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, regularly supporting the delivery of services to patients. 

 Dominic Is currently studying for a PhD where he is aiming to understand the experiences of NHS staff when undertaking organsational culutre change, applying the Normalisation Process Theory  too understand how organisational culture improvement projects are experienced across complex systems.

Dominic holds a number of positions of responsibility in 2019 he was appointed chair of the Royal College's Northern Research Network a prestigious position that allows him to co-ordinate the networks activites across the region. Dominic is an active member of the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) he uses his affiliation with the BACCN to provide a national voice to shape the strategy for critical care nursing and to promote safe, quality evidence based nursing care to the critically ill patient.

In 2019 Dominic was awarded membership of the Health Foundation’s Q network; Q is an initiative connecting people, who have improvement expertise, across the UK.

Dominic Simpson

Summary of Research Interests

Dominic’s PhD study focuses on understanding complex interventions within complex systems, approaching this from an organisational culture perspective. 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Managing the effectiveness of symptom relief medications, Simpson, D. 1 May 2021, The Nursing Associate's Handbook of Clinical Skills, Hoboken, US, Wiley
  • Measuring and monitoring fluid balance, Simpson, D., McIntosh, R. 24 Jun 2021, In: British Journal of Nursing
  • Article measuring and assessing healthcare organisational culture in the england’s national health service: a snapshot of current tools and tool use, Simpson, D., Hamilton, S., McSherry, R., McIntosh, R. 1 Nov 2019, In: Healthcare (Switzerland)
  • Effectiveness of pain education to improve pain related knowledge, attitudes and behaviours in health care students and professionals: a systematic review protocol, Mankelow , J., Cormac, R., Taylor , P., Simpson, D., Martin, D. 2 Aug 2019, In: International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Measuring and Assessing Healthcare Organisational Culture in the England’s National Health Service: A Snapshot of Current Tools and Tool Use, Simpson, D., McSherry, R., Hamilton, S., McIntosh, R. 1 Nov 2019, In: Health
  • Measuring Organisational Culture in English NHS Hospitals. A Snap Shot of Current Practice., Simpson, D. 18 Oct 2019, Post Graduate Research Conference 2019
  • Compassion in a crisis, Simpson, D. 12 Oct 2016, In: Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing

Learning and Teaching Interests and Activities

in 2021 Dominic was awared fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Dominic’s learning and teaching interests include: clinical skills, advanced practice skills, simulation, management of the acutely ill adult, human factors and patient safety. Dominic supports the universities delivery of knowalge exchange activity with a number of regional and national partners. 

  • Teaching & Learning PGCert June 30 2017
  • Nurse Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) 2020

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