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Sarah O'Reilly
Lecturer in Adult Nursing



Sarah undertook a BSc in Nursing at what is now Leeds Metropolitan University and qualified as an Adult nurse in 1992. She initially worked at The Leeds General Infirmary and then onto Chapel Allerton and Wharfedale General Hospitals for 10 years before moving onto Harrogate where she worked in Intensive Care for 6 years

In 2009, Sarah completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education at the University of Huddersfield with particular emphasis on teaching and learning styles related to resuscitation. She has been at the University of York since the 2005

Special interests include Infection Prevention and Control and clinical skills and simulated learning.

Sarah currently manages and contributes to the mandatory training for all students on the undergraduate programme including basic and intermediate life support, infection prevention and control and moving and handling.


  • BSc (Hons)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Education/Health Promotion
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Health Professional Education
  • NMC Teacher
  • First aid assessor

Departmental roles

  • Overseeing Clinical Simulation Unit
  • Managing staff, equipment provision etc. For CSU
  • Member of Fitness to Practise committee
  • Member of Health and Safety group
  • Deputy Chair of Fitness to Practise



Undergraduate Pre-registration Nursing

  • Coperative learning groups
  • Practice 1 and 2 modules - preparing for practice
  • Adult Field of Practice modules
    • Shared decision making in long term conditions
    • Safety in Adult Nursing
    • Share decision making in complex adult care
    • Nursing practice 3 and 4
    • Low and high fidelity simulation exercises


  • Transfer of ventilated patients
  • Acute care training for undergraduate and postgraduate staff
  • Infection prevention and control

External activities



Full publications list

  • Powell, J., Graham, D., O’Reilly, S. and Punton, G., (2016) Acute pulmonary oedema. Nursing Standard, 30(23), pp.51-60.

Sarah O'Reilly

Contact details

Sarah O'Reilly

Tel: 01904 32(1640)