Staff profile

Helen Clarke

Senior Simulation & Clinical Skills Technician

Helen sitting at a desk, smiling


Health, Social, and Community Work, Midwifery, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Radiography


College of Health, Psychology and Social Care


School of Allied Health and Social Care, School of Nursing and Midwifery


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus, St Helena, Chesterfield



I am the Senior Simulation & Clinical Skills Technician for Health, Psychology & Social Care at the University of Derby. I work across disciplines in Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health.

At Derby University I specialise in nursing simulation, sensory immersion and virtual spaces to aid in alternative learning. Additionally, I manage the day to day technical provision of practical skills sessions within our core team of health specialist technicians.

Teaching responsibilities

1:1 or small group practical tutorials in various specialist equipment within our Clinical skills simulation suites for academics, researchers and students.

Professional interests

Research interests

Membership of professional bodies


BA (Hons) Creative Expressive Therapies - University of Derby.

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

I have 12 years of experience across various fields such as pediatric palliative care, health care & the creative arts with child PTSD, mental Heath, severe learning disabilities and communication disorders.

My main focus across parts of my career has been aimed towards desensitisation around medical procedures using sound and arts-based activities.

Additional interests and activities