Mr Tom Walvin

Mr Tom Walvin

Lecturer in Adult Nursing

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Faculty of Health: Medicine, Dentistry and Human Sciences)


Lecturer in Adult Nursing
Admissions Tutor
Module Lead - 3rd Year Clinical Simulation and Interprofessional Education
Module Lead - Applied Pathophysiology (2nd Year)
Link Lecturer, Derriford Hospital
Registered Nurse (Honorary Contract), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Registered Nurse - Adult (RN)
Registered Nurse Teacher (RNT)
BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult)
Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Tom joined the University as a Lecturer in Adult Nursing in 2015 having worked in NHS for 7 years in the Emergency Department, Cardiology and Research Nursing. Throughout this time Tom also become experienced in pre-hospital care and event medicine. As well as working clinically, Tom also held roles in teaching, management, leadership and project-management in both the voluntary and NHS sectors.

As well as lecturing full-time, Tom continues to practice clinically at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust; with the Event Medicine Company and as a First Responder with South Western Ambulance Service.

Professional membership

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Registrant 10D1291E
Royal College of Nursing - Member
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

Teaching interests

Module Leadership
Tom is the module lead for:

ADN303: 3rd Year Clinical Skills - focusing students on developing emergency and critical care skills in the management of a deteriorating patient; consolidating theory and knowledge from Years 1 and 2 in preparation for registration and incorporates inter-professional learning with final year medical students.

NRS501: Applied Pathophysiology - introducing students the abnormal and disordered physiology that results in disease processes throughout the lifespan.

Taught Modules
NRS414 - Human Biology across the lifespan (Anatomy and Physiology)
NRS501 - Applied Pathophysiology
NRS504 - Pharmacology and Medicines Administration
ADN303 - 3rd Year Clincal Skills (Deteriorating Patient Care and Resuscitation Skills)

Teaching Areas of Interest
Emergency Care
Pre-Hospital Care
Clinical Simulation
Interprofessional Learning

Specific Interests
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology
First Aid / Immediate Care
Deteriorating Patients
Airway Management
Use of Professional Language and Terminology
Pain Management
ECG Interpretation
Law & Ethics

Staff serving as external examiners

Tom is the External Examiner for the Return to Practice course at Birmingham City University.

Research interests

Resuscitation Teaching
Pre-Hospital Care
Clinical Skills
Interprofessional Education
Social Media in Nursing Education

Other research

Current Research Projects: 

Validation and cross-cultural adaptation of a questionnaire for perceived relevance of safe drug administration

Walvin, T; Llaurado Serra, M; Fuster-Linares, P; Gallart-Fernández-Puebla,A; Endacott R


Student views on the inclusion of social media in the nursing curriculum

Walvin, T; Ames,H; Brockmann, P; Chick, A; Chudleigh, M; Coombe, T; Kelsey, J; Nelmes, P; Warne, S; Young, K; Jones, R

Online Publications

Walvin, T. (2018). 12-Lead ECG Placement. Available online:

Other academic activities

  • Registered Nurse (Honorary Contract), University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
  • First Responder, South Western Ambulance Service
  • CPD Content Authour,
  • Subject Expert and Trainer, Avensys UK
  • Research Nurse (Bank), RUMAX Ltd
  • Academic Skills Tutor,