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Sara Oxbury Ellis

Senior Lecturer


Sara Oxbury Ellis

T: 01473 338860

Office: First floor academic office, James Hehir Building

Academic qualifications

BA (Hons) Humanities; Master level PGC in Health & Social Care Professionals Education (UCS 2011); CELTA & PTLLS (Cambridge Regional College, 2011); ENB 998 Teaching & Assessing; ENB Renal Course 136; ECDL (2008)

Career Overview

Trained at Royal Free Hospital, London. Various  primary and secondary care 1986 -1989; 1990-92 Germany in BMH; 1992-1999 GP practice as audit nurse and then agency; 1999-2005 Ipswich Trust Renal Unit (Sister); 2005 to date Lecturer /Clinical Skills Lead.

Sara has an HEA Fellowship and is a member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Teaching Interests

Sara is a Lecturer of clinical skills in the School of Health and Sports Sciences. Her main topic of teaching is clinical skills and also covers Pre Registration, Post Registration and Inter-professional students as well as managing the Clinical Skills facilities. Sara is Module Leader for various modules including Infection Control and Blood Bourne Viruses and is contributor to others such as Non Medical Prescribing and Foundation Degree programmes. Sara has extensive knowledege on Objective Strutured Clinical Examinations as a form of assessment which are utilised in many of the modules she is involved in and has a special interest in renal nursing and infection control.

Current Teaching

Pre-registration Nursing Practice modules 1-3 ; Non-Medical prescribing (Deputy Lead);  Pharmacology for Paramedic Practice (Co-module Lead);  Clinical skills and related topics in ODP programme; Midwifery; Radiography; Post registration health modules


Strategic development, implementation & management of clinical skills provision across all healthcare programmes; clinical skills & simulation; use of Educational Technologies in learning, teaching & assessing; Infection Control; Medicines Management (Drug calculations); renal system and therapies

Research Interests and Publications

Enhancing simulated clinical skills learning within undergraduate Health Care programmes (funded by UCS Implementing Learning and Teaching Strategy December 2012-July 2013)

Sara completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Health & Social Care Professionals in 2011.

Poster presentation for the RCN Education conference Feb 2010 : 'The Virtual Bridge: Spanning the Theory-Practice Gap' which highlights the merits of utilising a blended learning approach when teaching Clincial Skills.

Poster presentation: RCN education forum Education: Partners in practice conference and exhibition. Blackpool 26-28 Feb 2010

Two peer reviews: Articles being published in Technic The Journal Of Operating Department Practice:  Scientific approach to resuscitation and The use of simulation in teaching for ODPs.

Oxbury Ellis, S. (2010) The virtual bridge: Spanning the theory-practice gap-an evaluation