School of Health Sciences and Social Work


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Kirsty Harris

  • Qualifications: RGN, Cert.Ed, MA
  • Role Title: Senior Lecturer
  • Address: University of Portsmouth, James Watson West Building, King Richard 1st Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2FR
  • Telephone: 02392 846813
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  • Department: School of Health Sciences & Social Work
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science


I started my nursing career at the University of Portsmouth in 1997 and qualified as a registered Adult nurse (RGN) in the year 2000. I had the opportunity to undertake a rotational job once qualified and worked within medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and intensive care. I have worked in intensive care for over 15 years and became involved in simulation training in 2007. During my clinical career, I undertook intensive care and mentoring modules at the University of Southampton. I continued to develop and successfully completed a Certificate in Education and Master’s degree in advanced professional practice in health care studies at the University of Portsmouth. 

CAE Conference – Oxford - June 2016
Simulation Conference (Key note speaker) Denmark – May 2017

Health Education England Simulation Fellowship in 2012

Registered with the: Nursing Midwifery council (NMC), Intensive Care Society (ICS), British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) and Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Teaching Responsibilities

Curriculum development and delivery of specialist teaching and units relating to healthcare and management of the well and unwell patient (including simulation and clinical skills). I am the module lead for the acute care across care settings and simulation scenario design. Other responsibilities include: tutoring and supporting students, assessment of academic, simulation and clinical skills while supporting students in skill development and practice learning.  


I am currently studying for a Professional Doctorate in simulation and eye-gaze at the University of Portsmouth