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Olivia Walsh
Clinical Teaching Fellow - Nursing



Olivia was appointed to the University of York in February 2021 as a Clinical Teaching Fellow for Nursing, an innovative role that promotes the partnership between the university and York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHSFT. Olivia’s current role seeks to improve student experience through her work within the clinical area, providing support and teaching opportunities for student nurses on placement. Olivia works the majority of her time at the University delivering the undergraduate nursing programme across academic and
simulation modules.

Olivia began her career at the University of York whereby she graduated with a Master’s in Nursing in 2019. During this time she completed an internship in Harrogate District Hopsital’s Intensive Care Unit for eighteen-months before taking a substantive role outside of the region on completion of the programme. Following this Olivia worked as a Critical Care Staff Nurse across several Intensive Care and High Dependency Units at James Cook University Hospital, a regional major trauma centre and tertiary hospital covering cardiac, oncology and trauma specialities across the North East.

Since appointment Olivia has continued to develop her interest in professional development and citizenship roles, with a particular interest in the Schwartz for students project. Olivia currently holds a facilitator role and steering group member working to deliver and promote Schwartz for Students within the university setting.


  • Master of Nursing - University of York
  • Post Grad Certificate in Health Professions Education


Departmental roles

  • Schwartz Round Facilitator
  • Member of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee



  • Biological and Pharmacological Aspects of Health and Wellbeing (Stage 1)
  • Professional Development in Nursing: evidence based nursing for practice (Stage 2)
  • Person Centered Communication and Physical Examination Skills (Stage 3)
  • Knowledge Applied to Nursing Practice- Simulation Modules (Stage 1/2/3)


  • Involved in post graduate nursing programmes

Other teaching

  • Clinical Skills Workshops offered between the University and York Hospital

External activities


Member of the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC)


Selected publications

  • Walsh, O. (2022) How the introduction of clinical teaching fellows can benefit nursing. Nursing Times [Online] 118;6

Poster presentation

  • Rudd, K. A., Havelock, R., Sykes, P. & Walsh, O. ‘Stories from Schwartz - Experience of embedding Schwartz Rounds in a University setting’ Poster presentation: Compassion at the heart of health and social care education: running student Schwartz Rounds in HEIs, Liverpool Medical Institution, 22-23rd March 2022.

Olivia Walsh

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Olivia Walsh
Clinical Teaching Fellow - Nursing

Tel: 01904 32(1657)