Mr Matt Aldridge

Senior Lecturer in Acute Adult Nursing

Email address: Phone number: 01902 51 8676 Location: Wolverhampton Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Skills and simulation in healthcare education, Learning and teaching, Nurse education, Emergency care


I have over ten years’ experience in the Higher Education sector, with a particular interest in the use of simulation as a learning and teaching methodology to augment the nursing curriculum and enhance patient safety. My clinical expertise lies in emergency nursing.


Research interests

  • The use of skills and simulation in healthcare education
  • The use of multimedia technology to augment HE learning and teaching

Membership of professional bodies

  • Registered Nurse (RN Adult, 94I0052E) with NMC, Registered Nurse Teacher
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), Registered Teacher in Higher education with SEDA
  • Advanced life support instructor, UK resuscitation council
  • Safer patient handling instructor, ROSPA
  • Management of actual and potential aggression (MAPA) instructor, Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI Europe).


  • Masters in Higher Education with Distinction, Birmingham City University (with distinction)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education Birmingham City University
  • Certificate in Higher Education, Birmingham City University
  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Nursing Studies, University of Wolverhampton (2:1)
  • Registered Nurse (DipHE, Adult), MEd, BSc(Hons) Clinical Nursing Studies, Diploma in Higher Education with Registered Nurse (Adult), University of Wolverhampton



External partner research and consultancy


  • Simulation Development Officer: Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare/ Higher Education Academy joint project ASPiH/HEA – 2012-2013
  • Research Fellow (seconded) University of Birmingham West Midlands Health Innovation and Education Cluster HIEC: a study into the accreditation of simulation centres in the West Midlands region, 2011-2013,
  • Communication in handover in second year student nurses: using a structured   handover tool: SBAR. Joint research with Heart of England Foundation NHS Trust (ongoing 2009-2010).
  • The future of skills and simulation education in Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Academic Lead, June 2010
  • Scoping the future use of skills and simulation in the West Midlands (2008): a project for NHS West Midlands (acted as academic lead)



  • Aldridge, M., Wanless, G. (2013) Developing Healthcare skills through simulation Sage, London
  • Wanless, G., Aldridge, M. Continuous Lateral Rotation Therapy (CLRT): A review. Nursing in Critical Care. 2012 Jan-Feb; 17(1):28-35
  • Aldridge, M in Sensmeier, J. (2011). The Power of Ten 2011-2013 - Nurse Leaders address the profession's ten most pressing issues. Sigma Theta Tau International, Indianapolis
  • Aldridge, M., Gregory, T., Burnside, C., Hopkins, H,, Nevin, G.  (2010). Using Clinical Simulation to Promote Undergraduate Inter-professional Learning: a s(t)imulating experience. Synergy (Journal of the Society of Radiographers).
  • Aldridge, M. in Jevon, P. (2010). Medicines management (Essential clinical skills for nurses). Miscellaneous routes of medication administration. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Aldridge, M in: Measuring blood glucose: in Jevon, P. (2009). Clinical skills for student nurses. Oxford University Press.



  • Aldridge, M. Designing and delivering simulation sessions. A workshop delivered at Northumbria University during the Laerdal Simulation User Network (SUN) event, 3rd October 2013.
  • Aldridge, M. Theories behind simulation: an art or a science? Oral presentation. SESAM, 2013, Paris, France.
  • Aldridge, M. Designing simulation Scenarios, workshop at. SESAM, 2013, Paris France.
  • Begg, P., Kendrick, M., Aldridge, M. Inter-Professional Learning - Simulation Based Approach Poster presentation at SESAM 2013, Paris, France, 14th June 2013.
  • Aldridge, M., Brand, S., Ker, J., Millard, L. Education Vocation Scholarship Scheme. A collaborative student-focused project between Birmingham City University and the University of Dundee. A poster presented at the 2nd Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Conference, Birmingham City University, 6th-7th July 2010.
  • Aldridge, M., Brand S., Burns, H., A Partnership Approach to the Delivery and Evaluation of Clinical Simulation in the Nursing Curriculum: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective. Conference presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International: Biennial conference, Indianapolis, USA.
  • Aldridge, M., Burns, H., Leading Curriculum Change through a Partnership Approach to the Use of Simulation: A Trans-Atlantic Perspective. Conference presentation at Sigma Theta Tau International: Biennial conference, Indianapolis, USA, 2009.
  • Wynne, N., Winterman., E, Aldridge, M. (2009). Creating an educational framework for simulation: A constructively aligned multiple-modality approach: presentation by invitation Laerdal Simulation Conference, Simulated Practice Hours in Nurse Education, Cardiff. May 2009.
  • Aldridge M., Brand S., Millard M. “A region wide project to scope the current and future use of clinical skills and simulation.” An oral presentation to the 3rd international clinical skills conference, Prato Italy July 2nd 2009
  • Wynne, N., Winterman, E., Aldridge, M. (2009) Multi-modal simulation:. Workshop by invitation National Association of Medical Simulators annual conference. November 2009
  • Ker J., O’Neill A., Skinner J., Aldridge M., Morse G, Stevenson J., Cachia P.. “Developing regional priorities as part of an inter-professional clinical skills strategy using simulated scenarios.” An interactive workshop delivered at the 3rd international clinical skills conference, Prato Italy July 1st and 2nd 2009 (three iterations).
  • Wynne N., Aldridge M., Goode J., Heinrichs B., Yardley L. A post-graduate nursing Course at the International meeting of the Society of Simulation in Healthcare (SSH). San Diego, California. January 13th 2008.
  • Aldridge, M., Wynne N., Winterman E.(2007).  Interactive workshop at the SimTect 2007 simulation in healthcare conference, Brisbane, Australia. “Constructively alignment of simulation activities within a pre-registration nursing curriculum.”
  • Wynne, N., Aldridge, M. (2006) “Virtual Ward: The application and development of an inter-modular real world environment within health care education. The 8th RCN Joint Education Forums’ conference and exhibition, Education - Partners in Practice, 22 – 24 February 2006, Cardiff

Conference Presentations


  • Hensman, M., Buckley, S., Thomas, S., Holland, A.., Dudley, R., Coleman, J., Aldridge, M., Valler-Jones, T., Morley, D., Reay, C., Oral presentation at “altogether better health” conference, Sydney 6th-9th April 2010.Inter-professional learning in simulated practice settings: a case study in collaboration between three Universities and four NHS Trusts in the West Midlands
  • Malkin, B., Aldridge M., Nevin G,. Enhancing Basic Life Support skills through self-directed study and electronic assessment: presented at the European Resuscitation council scientific symposium: 2-3rd October 2009
  •  Winterman E., Cash S., Aldridge M., Wynne N., Yardley L.. (2007). Oral presentation at the Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine. Copehagen, Denmark “Constructively aligning multiple modality simulation within a pre-registration nursing curriculum.”Wynne N., Jovanovic F., Aldridge M., Winterman E. Oral presentation at the Association of Learning Technology (ALT-C) Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh. “Assessing the design, functionality and reusability of a multimedia patient assessment simulation. The Virtual Ward.” 5th September 2006


Previous professional experience

  • Senior Lecturer in Clinical Skills and Senior Academic secondment to Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CETL) Lead for Simulation, Birmingham City University
  • Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing Birmingham City University, Trauma and Critical Care Division
  • Clinical Services Manager: Primecare Forensic Medical Services. (Part-time)
  • Charge Nurse in Accident Emergency, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (part-time)
  • Senior Staff Nurse, Accident & Emergency Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • Staff Nurse, Accident Emergency, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

Further information

President, Chapter Europe of the International Nursing Association for Clinical and Simulated Learning (INACSL)