Dr. Amanda Miller

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Mary Seacole MS 2.50

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Current positions

Head of Simulation & Senior Lecturer in CYP Nursing


Amanda joined the University in 2006 as a Lecturer in Children's Nursing. Prior to joining the University Amanda qualified as a Children's Nurse in 1997 and has worked in a variety of practice areas, including paediatric accident & emergency, children's community and oncology/haematology. Amanda is the Head of Simulation in the School of Health and Society and pivotal to her role is supporting colleagues to embed simulation-based education in curricula. Amanda completed her PhD in 2019 titled "Young people’s involvement in simulation with students of children and young people’s nursing: an exploratory interpretive study". She is currently supervising two PhD students.

Amanda has a keen interest in simulation-based education research. In 2018 she undertook collaborative international research with colleagues from Washington DC Hospital, Minnesota State University and Keele University to evaluate a family-care rubric for use in simulation. Reference Van Gelderen, S., Engebretson, A., Miller, A., Hancock, A., Ehmke, S., Swan, M., & Garrow, A. (2019,November). A family-care rubric: Developing family care and communication skills using simulation. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 36(C), 47-58.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecns.2019.07.006. Amanda has received several internal awards during her time at the University. This includes the Dean’s Outstanding Staff Achievement Group Award (2018), the Vice Chancellors Distinguished Group Teaching Award (2018) and individual merit award (2019).

Areas of research

Simulation-based education, Interprofessional Learning, Acute Care Children and Young people


Amanda currently teaches on a range of pre and post qualifying modules at Degree and Postgraduate level. Much of this teaching is delivered using simulation.

  • Programme Leader Postgraduate Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • Module team member for Year 2 future nurse curriculum
  • End of life care

Research Interests

  • Simulation-based education
  • Acute care children and young people
  • Service user involvement in nurse education
  • Children and young people's voices

Qualifications and Memberships


  • PhD
  • PG Cert in higher education research and practice
  • BSc (hons) children's nursing
  • RN (child)


  • North West Simulation Education Network
  • Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare

Postgraduate Research

  • Interprofessional Simulation
  • Children and Young People