Caroline Wood
First Name: Caroline
Surname: Wood
Position: Senior Lecturer – Clinical Skills Development
Telephone: 01224 262976

As Senior Lecturer for Clinical Skills, Caroline has strategic responsibility for the development of clinical skills in the curriculum. This involves working with staff (both academic and clinical colleagues) to develop the skills based modules, ensuring that content is current and reflective of practice and the delivery is contemporary. The University has a state of the art clinical skills centre which Caroline oversees, including a large Volunteer Patient Programme with both adults and children and young people (CYP). Caroline also manages a group of academic staff in the School.

Caroline has been heavily involved with the Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN) for over 10 years as Treasurer and member of the steering group. She has experience of working on national development groups and is currently working with NES on Faculty Development for Simulation Based Educators and is also on the National IV fluid programme group.

Duties and Responsibilities

Caroline is a member of the Programme Management Team for Pre-Registration Nursing and also Pre-registration Midwifery.

Caroline is also a member of the Management Board for the Clinical Skills Centre and the Teaching Learning and Enhancement Committee.

Caroline leads the School’s groups for numeracy and pre-registration nursing clinical skills and teaches on several undergraduate nursing modules. She is also a personal tutor and line manages academic staff and a member of support staff.

Academic Background

Caroline has taught widely on the undergraduate nursing programme for many years. Her main teaching area is now clinical skills and acute nursing care.

Current Research

  • Children and Young People as volunteer patients
  • Simulation
  • Debrief, use of technology in clinical skills teaching
  • OSCEs
  • Volunteer / simulated patients.

Professional Memberships

  • NMC
  • Scottish Clinical Skills Network (SCSN)
  • Fellowship Advance HE
  • RCN

External / Professional Roles

Past treasurer for the SCSN.

Teaching Interests

  • Clinical skills
  • Acute care
  • Simulation.