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Sharon Norman


School of Medicine

+44 (0)29 2074 3216
Main Hospital Building, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN


I have a passion for the education of acute and critical care practicioners. I am Programme Lead for the MSc Critical Care and my current responsibilities are organising, developing and managing this programme. I am Chair of Exam Board for the MSc Advanced Surgical Practice and module lead for the sessional module Quality and Safety in Healthcare. I enjoy teaching undergraduate clinical skills also.

I have developed an expertise in construction, development and delivery of e-Learning education including teaching, lecturing, with a specific interest in enhancing the student enagement, motivation and their experience through innovative assessment and feedback strategies. As programme lead I am responsible for academic administration and the pastoral care of students of Cardiff University.


As a registered nurse from 2005 I began my career in intensive care and worked in a tiertiary centre in Cardiff.  Here I became Senior Staff Nurse and Clinical Development Nurse (Practice Educator) before stepping into the world of  academic education in 2003 to became a Lecturer for the MSc Critical Care at Cardiff University. I became Programme Lead for the MSc Critical Care in 2007 and developed the course from distance learning to e-Learning in 2009. This has developed and embraced innovative, patient centred learning and assessment strategies.

I have Diplomas in Nursing, Teaching, Assessing in Clinical Practice and Critical Care. I completed a Masters in Business Administration in 2005 and I graduated with my PGCHE in 2017.

I am external Examiner for College of Human and Health Sciences at Swansea Univeristy and I have sat as an expert panel member for  School Advisory Panel for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, SoHCS, at Cardiff University and the College of Human and Health Sciences at Anglian Ruskin University and the Faculty of Health and Social Care at Edgehill University.


I am programme lead for the MSc Critical Care.

I am module lead for all modules in this programme:

  • Research Governance and Evidence Based Practice
  • Advanced Management - Cardiovascular System
  • Quality and Safety
  • Advanced Management - Respiratory System
  • Professiona Practice and Management Issues
  • Management of clinical Specialities
  • MSc Critical Care Dissertation

I enjoy teaching undergraduate clinical skills when possible.

In 2017 I won a full Cardiff University CEI grant for Education Innovation Funding to research alligning marker feedback comments to Cardiff University generic marking criteira rubrics. I am project manager for this project. This is currently in progress. It has actively engaged students to ensure the student voice is at the heart of the project and will develop a standardised bank of feedback comments, directly alligned to CU's generic marking criteria, to share between academics across the university.


To ensure personal development and support other academics my citizenship roles in C4ME include membership of the following:

  • Teaching Excellence working group
  • Independent observer
  • Chair of exam Board for MSc Advanced Surgical Practice
  • Board of studies (prior to September 2017)
  • Programme Development Group
  • PGT Admissions and Marketing Group
  • Mentoring Circles
  • PGT Student Voice (Academic lead)
  • Staff Student panel academic lead for MSc Advanced Surgical, MSc Critical Care, MSc Pain Management, and MSc Pain Management (Primary Care) programmes
  • PTES task and finish group
  • Community of Practice
  • Board of Studies
  • Academic Mentor/Personal Tutor

My citizen roles in College of BLS include:

  • Member of School Advisory Panel for MSc Advanced Clinical Practice, SoHCS, 2012
  • Clinical skills teaching in own time in SOHCS
  • Cardiff University Multi Mini Interviews Adult Undergraduate Nursing 2017
  • Interview Panel Member for Lecturer position in School of Dentistry 2017
  • Consult/collaborate with SOHCS on common themes, such as quality and safety, nutrition.

My citizen roles within Cardiff University include:

  • Cardiff University Educational Seminar – Oral Presentation 2016
  • Run Workshop at Cardiff University CEI Education Conference “To Tech or not to Tech” 2017
  • Project Manager and leader for CEI Education Innovation Fund ( £30K) Education Innovation Fund project “Associated Marking - linking marking rubrics and Quickmark sets within Grademark”.