James Pearson-Jenkins

James Pearson-Jenkins - Staff Profile

Principal Lecturer for Skills and Simulation Based Education

Three Counties Medical School

School of Nursing and Midwifery

Department of Pre-Registration Nursing

Contact Details

email: j.pearson-jenkins@worc.ac.uk

James left the civil service to begin his nursing career in Shropshire in 1997 and qualified as a Registered Nurse (Adult) in 2000, working in the Peri-operative department at the Dudley Group of Hospitals and completing a rotation through General Surgery, Vascular, Trauma Orthopaedic, Cold Orthopaedic and ENT, Urology and Plastics. Through the completion of a clinical nursing degree, James was able to work in Anaesthetics, Scrub and Recovery across a range of specialities, including obstetrics. In 2001, James completed the Arbeitmeinshaft Für Osteosynthesefragen (AO) Theatre Practitioner Course in Leeds. In 2003, James became a Charge Nurse in the Trust Theatre Education Department at Walsall Hospitals NHS Trust.

Following this role, James entered Higher Education as a Lecturer of Nursing, moving to Senior Lecturer in 2005. During this time, he developed expertise in clinical skills, digital pedagogy, foundation course development, progression agreements, as well as course leadership roles. In 2015, he became a Principal Lecturer for Multi-media and Laboratory Learning, including a CQC Registered Manager role. In 2018, James moved into a central university role leading staff fellowship and with a focus upon learning spaces.

Before joining the University of Worcester in 2022, James was an Associate Professor and Head of Division for Adult Nursing at De Montfort University, Leicester. At Worcester, James is Principal Lecturer for Skills and Simulation-based Education. During the Covid-19 Pandemic, James worked in ITU as a Clinical Reservist and also as a Band 8a Nurse in Charge for University Hospitals Birmingham. 

James has significant experience in course design, digital learning, skills and simulation, learning space design and Advance HE (HEA) fellowships.


  • RNDipHE Adult Nursing – Staffordshire University – 2000
  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Nursing Practice ENB 183 – University of Wolverhampton – 2003
  • PGCE Teaching and Learning in Higher Education - University of Wolverhampton – 2004
  • PGDipEd Leadership and Management in HE – University of Wolverhampton – 2010
  • MSc Health and Social Care – University of Wolverhampton – 2014
  • Higher Masters Health and Wellbeing – University of Wolverhampton - 2018


  • Patient Handling
  • Clinical Skills and Simulation Subjects
  • Healthcare Leadership
  • Patient Safety/ Human Factors
  • Peri-operative Practice
  • Professional Issues
  • Digital Learning
  • Educational Theory

4th Industrial Revolution/ Postdigital impact upon health

Research and Knowledge Transfer

James is currently studying an EdD at the Institute of Education, University College London and his focus is upon propinquity in social learning.

Professional Bodies

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Registered Nurse (Adult)

Nursing and Midwifery Council – Registered Teacher

Senior Fellowship – Higher Education Academy 


Current publications

Pearson-Jenkins, J. (2018). A Pedagogy First System: Articulating Stakeholder Requirements to Drive Innovation in Practical Learning. Next Generation Learning Conference. 20 Mar. 2018

 Pearson-Jenkins, J. (2018). New Adventures in HiFi: Death in the Digital Age.

College of Learning and Teaching - University of Wolverhampton · 6 Feb. 2018

Sturge, S and Pearson-Jenkins, J. (2016). Not through confusion or fear: motivational approaches for preparing Physician Associate students for post graduate study and beyond. Pedagogy in Practice · 1 Jan, 2016.

Pearson-Jenkins, J. (2014). Using the LaTTE Room at the University of Wolverhampton in Active Learning Spaces and Technology: Advances in Higher and Further Education. Ed. Peberdy, D. DroitwichNet: Droitwich Spa.

Adamson. Z, Challen. R, Pearson-Jenkins. J, Towers. P. (2013) Rich exchanges in anatomy and physiology using a learning and teaching test environment. [Online] 3 July 2013.

Bell, B., McGrath, L. and Pearson-Jenkins, J. (2008). An Interprofessional Approach to Teaching and Learning on the Psychological Aspects of Care in the ITU. British Association of Critical Care Nurses (BACCN) conference - York · 16 Sep. 2008.  

External Roles

James is a reviewer for Innovations in Education and Teaching International.