Samantha Harris-Fox

Lecturer in Pre-Qualifying Health Care


College of Health and Social Care


School of Nursing and Professional Practice



I am a Lecturer in Pre-Qualifying Health Care and also a registered nurse on the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) register. Alongside my teaching responsibilities, I am also admissions lead along with Sue Adbulla for the Bsc Adult Nursing programme at Kedleston Road.

Teaching responsibilities

I teach on the pre-registration adult nursing programme predominantly on stage 2. 

I lead and teach a module on applied health sciences which is about the abnormal physiology of long term conditions from a biospychosocial perspective.

I also teach on an integrated adult nursing practice module and simulated practice.

Professional interests

Prior to working as a lecturer at the University of Derby, I worked as a band 7 nurse specialist in adult and paediatric intensive care.

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of adult learning, especially around the use of simulation and clinical skills.

I also maintain research interests in the field of intensive care nursing and resilience in nursing.

Membership of professional bodies

I am a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Royal College of Nursing (RCN) and the British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN).


Recent conferences

I have presented at both national and international intensive care conferences including South Africa, France and USA.

I presented recently at the British Association of Critical Care Nurses conference in Bournemouth.