Allyson Sanderson

Allyson Sanderson


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Academic Biography

Allyson Sanderson [nee Newton]








Education and Qualifications



1987 – 1990                         Newcastle-upon-Tyne school of nursing, Newcastle

                                              Trained and qualified as Registered General Nurse


Nov-Dec 1994                     Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, Scotland

                                            Ophthalmic professional studies course in assessment skills for    

                                            Outpatients/ Accident and Emergency

                                            (Content equivalent to ENB 346)


July-Sept 1996                   Moorfields’ Eye Hospital, London, UK

                                            Ophthalmic Theatre Nursing Course


1998                                     Kings College Hospital, London, UK

                                            ENB 998 Teaching and assessing in clinical practice


Sept 1999-                           Darlington College of Technology (The Institute of Management            

June 2000                           Foundation] Diploma in Management


March 2000                          Bristol Eye Infirmary

                                             Eye retrieval course [3 days] in conjunction with UKTSSA


May 2001                             Ophthalmic skills workshop; 3 days, Manchester, UK

                                             Organized by Royal College of Ophthalmologists


September 2001 - 2005     MA advancing practice, University of Teesside


Sept 2005 –Jan 2006         Emergency Care Practitioner Program, University of Teesside

                                                Full time16-week course.


Sept 2007 – March 2008   Non medical and supplementary prescribing program

                                                University of Teesside


Sept 2010 – Oct 2011         Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

                                                University of Teesside


Jan 2012                               Accreditation of PGCE to NMC for professional registration as ‘Teacher status’


March 2012                          A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  












Ophthalmic Nursing Journal, June 2002, “What a difference a visual impairment awareness training programme makes”, Page 7 – 9.


Co-editor of ophthalmic chapter 13 in ‘ Nursing the Adult – home and hospital’. Elsevier Publishers, Edinburgh, 2003 – completed June 2004

Current 4th edition, Brooker, C and Nicol, M [2011] Alexander’s Nursing Practice; 4th Edition; Elsevier.

Current 5th Edition due for publication 2019.


Newton M and Sanderson A(2013) The effect of visual impairment on patients' falls risk. Nursing Older People. Vol 25, No 8. P 16 -19.




Employment History


April 2009 to present day

Teesside University, Middlesbrough, Tees Valley

Senior Lecturer, Adult Nursing

Working within a team; training both pre and post registration students. Field Leader for 1701 cohort, Module leader for MSc Nursing Dissertation and Pre-registraion year 2 skills, as well as working with the paramedic team, teaching advanced clinical skills. Lead in developing the BSc (Hons) Clinical Optometry full time course approved by GOC. Working as academic mentor as well as supporting students, personal tutor role and practice mentors as required. Commenced DrPP in September 2019.


March 2008 to April 2009

Blacketts Medical Practice, Darlington

Emergency Care Practitioner


September 2005 – March 2008

Darlington Primary Care Trust

Emergency care Practitioner, Band 8a


May 1999 – August 2005     

County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust,

Darlington Memorial Hospital, Hollyhurst road, Darlington.                                       

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ophthalmology, Band 6


July 1997- May 1999

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Trust, St. Thomas’ hospital, London

Staff nurse, Grade E, South wing eye department.


Feb – April 1997

Auckland public hospital, Auckland, New Zealand

Ophthalmic theatre nurse


July – December 1996

Moorfields’ Eye Hospital, London, UK

Ophthalmic theatre nurse, E grade



September 1994 – June 1996

West Lothian NHS Trust, St. John’s hospital, Livingston, Scotland

Ophthalmic nurse, E grade, Outpatient and Inpatient services


June 1991 – Sept 1994

During this time, I was employed in a variety of agency and oversea posts.


March 1990 – June 1991

Royal Victoria Infirmary, Pavilion two, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK.

Staff nurse, D grade


External positions

Academy school councillor, Polam Hall School, Woodard Academy Trust

1 Mar 20182019


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