Facilities and expertise in Health and Wellbeing


Develop your skills in healthcare with the outstanding facilities at Staffordshire University.

Our complete range of dedicated clinical facilities include simulated wards, virtual and augmented reality technology and industry-standard analytical and medical equipment that puts you in the heart of healthcare environments while you’re studying. For example, we have a full training ambulance so students can prepare for real life scenarios using the equipment they will find when they go on to placement and in to practice.

Throughout the year, we host several opportunities for students to partake in interdisciplinary simulated training experiences that are set up as large scale events on our campuses. Recently this has included a simulated terrorist attack, where students have to practice their team, communication and leadership skills in a pressurised scenario. These experiences have previously included students from our paramedic and nursing courses as well as students from policing and media courses.

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Centre for Health Innovation

Our new Centre for Health Innovation at our Stafford Campus is a cutting-edge space designed in collaboration with industry experts and funded through the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SSLEP) Getting Building Fund, this exciting new 1242sqm facility will include a state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Centre.

The facility aims to meet modern demands and challenges in the sector, meaning that students, healthcare professionals and start-up businesses, will have the chance to immerse themselves in the latest medical techniques and methods.

Using advanced VR and AR technology, the Centre for Health Innovation will facilitate opportunities to explore and develop new patient safety techniques through cutting edge digital simulation and immersion suites.

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The skills lab is amazing. You get to develop skills which you can use in practice. Before we even got a placement, I learned how to scrub up. It just gives you that extra bit of confidence and a little head start.

Coral Edge

Graduate now working at Leighton Hospital


Clinical Training Facilities

Our labs provide the environment for you to learn fundamental skills associated with emergency pre-hospital care. This includes: advanced patient assessment techniques, airway management, obtaining intramuscular, intravenous and intraosseous access, advanced life-support skills.

Cutting-edge Equipment

You'll practise a range of patient care scenarios from basic vital signs monitoring to responding to emergency situations such as cardiac arrest.

Safeside at Eastside

You'll experience some of the most realistic training scenarios during a day spent at the West Midlands Fire Service Safeside at Eastside location in Birmingham. This location boasts a custom built training village and students are required to answer radio calls to various mock incidents.


Whichever course you choose, you will be taught by a team who have a wide range of experience and expertise in their areas with many members of our team being active researchers. This provides students with up-to-date and working knowledge of the areas they are looking to go in to, enhancing the learning experience further. 

Our staff

Helen Ashwood

Senior Lecturer

Helen is a member of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register and a Senior HEA Fellow. She teaches on modules including Clinical Skills, Competent Adult Nurse and Professional Values, Attitudes and Behaviour.

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Dr Peter Kevern


Peter's expertise includes dementia studies, ageing and religion and religious communities and their role in health promotion. Peter is a member of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality and is a Trustee of Age Concern (Birmingham…

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Julie Tipping

Senior Lecturer

Julie has an extensive experience in advice work practice having worked for over 10 years in welfare rights and welfare benefit appeals. Julie is Course Leader for BA (Hons) Action on Poverty and Hardship.

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Matthew Rutter

Associate Dean - Recruitment

Matt was a Youth Justice Practitioner and is researching current Youth Justice Board strategic priority; trauma informed practice with children and young people who offend. Matt also holds national and international positions with awarding bodie…

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Professor Elizabeth Boath

Professor Of Health And Wellbeing

Liz is a Coach and Mentor, Clinical Hypnotherapist and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Practitioner and teaches Counselling, Public Health and Communication Skills. Liz's research is focused on perinatal mental health and health and social care.

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