Biography

Current role: Lecturer in Mental Health Nursing and Professional Lead.

PhD student, MSc, Health Care Education; Nurse Teacher (NMC recorded), Advanced Diploma Nursing Studies (Mental Health), (RMN); (Level 6), modules in Education, Administration, Planning and Policy Studies, Diploma in Education (Schools).

I am a Registered Mental Health nurse (RMN) with extensive experience in dealing with individuals with mental health problems; my area of speciality is in acute inpatient care.  Working with service users in inpatient settings highlighted the need to reduce restrictive practices in mental health, hence a supporter and advocate of the Safewards model.

My teaching journey started in (1993) when I trained as a primary school teacher then as a registered nurse teacher (NMC) in 2010. I teach both in pre and post registration nursing programs.

I am currently undertaking PhD studies at Keele University sponsored by the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Keele University. The focus of my thesis is on 'clinical supervision in acute inpatient mental health environments using Constructivist Grounded Theory'.

Research and scholarship

  • Conference workshop presentation: Simbani, S. (2022) Clinical supervision in acute mental health wards: Can we do more? 28th International Mental Health Nursing Research conference (MHNR), Virtual conference, UK.
  • Webinar:  Simbani S. Cultivating Psychological Safety through Clinical Supervision. Sigma Global Nursing (July 2022)
  • Conference workshop presentation: Simbani, S. (2021) Involving student nurses in their assessment: The use of a combination of a group and peer assessment strategy. NET Virtual conference.
  • Position paper: Turner, J. Labinjo, T.   Simbani, S. Murumbi, A. (2020):  A Mental Health Nurse
  • Academics UK reflection on Black Lives Matter, MHAUK
  • Conference workshop presentation: Simbani, S. (2020) Involving nursing students in promoting health and wellbeing: Use of an educational assessment strategy in one UK university. 26th International Mental Health Nursing Research conference (MHNR), Virtual conference, MHAUK
  • Poster presentation: Simbani, S. and Wardle, P. (2018) Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university: Innovation Nation event, North Staffordshire Conference Centre.  RCN
  • Conference workshop presentation:  Simbani, S. and Wardle, P. (2018). Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.  24th International Mental Health Nursing Research conference (MHNR), Manchester, UK. MHAUK
  • Journal article: Brewer, A. Beech, R. Simbani, S. (2017) Using de- escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour.  Mental Health Practice 21, 2, 22-28.
  • Guest speaker: Simbani S. (2016) Safewards Inspirational Conference.  Aarhus, Denmark
  • Guest speaker: Simbani S. (2016) Safewards Inspirational Conference.  Aarhus, Denmark
  • Guest speaker: Simbani S. (2016) Safewards Inspirational Conference.   Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern, Middelfart Denmark
  • Poster presentation: Simbani, S. (2016): A collaborative approach to discharge planning: An Educational perspective. 22nd International Network for psychiatric Nursing (NPNR) conference, Nottingham, RCN 

Teaching

Teaching

  • Pre-registration nursing
  • Post registration nursing
  • Mental Health nursing
  • Perinatal mental health
  • Child & Adolescent mental health
  • Dissertation Supervision
  • Care planning
  • Inter-professional Education (IPE)
  • Delivering mental health training
  • Interested in new teaching methods

 

Further information

  • Link lecturer for clinical placements
  • Project management
  • I have an honorary contract with Derbyshire Mental Health Foundation Trust
  • Member of Action Research group, NHS BME group
  • Member of Safewards International Leadership and Management group
  • Ethics committee member in the school of Nursing & Midwifery
  • Member of the Mental Health Academics group
  • Co-ordinator for Advanced Inter-professional Education (IPE)
  • Co-ordinator for Nursing & Midwifery careers convention for final year students

Publications

Poster presentation:  Simbani, S. and Wardle, P .Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university: Innovation Nation event, North Staffordshire Conference Centre (2018).

Workshop presentation:  Simbani, S. and Wardle, P. Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.  24th International Mental Health Nursing Research conference (MHNR), Manchester, UK (2018).

Guest speaker: Safewards Inspirational Conference.  Aarhus, Denmark (March, 2016).

Journal article: Brewer, A. Beech, R. Simbani, S. (2017) Using de- escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour.  Mental Health Practice 21, 2, 22-28.

Guest speaker: Safewards Inspirational Conference.  Aarhus, Denmark (Sept 2016).

Guest speaker: Safewards Inspirational Conference.   Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern, Middelfart Denmark, (2016).

Poster presentation: A collaborative approach to discharge planning: An Educational perspective. 22nd International Network for psychiatric Nursing (NPNR) conference, Nottingham, UK. (2016).

Selected Publications

  • Simbani S. Involving student nurses in their assessment: the use of a combination of a group and peer assessment strategy.
  • Simbani S and Wardle P. 2018. Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.
  • Brewer AI, Beech R, Simbani N. 2017. Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour. Mental Health Practice, 22-28, vol. 21(2). doi> full text>
  • Simbani S. 2016. A collaborative approach to discharge planning: An Educational perspective.
  • Simbani S and Wardle P. . Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.

Full Publications Listshow

Journal Articles

  • Brewer AI, Beech R, Simbani N. 2017. Using de-escalation strategies to prevent aggressive behaviour. Mental Health Practice, 22-28, vol. 21(2). doi> full text>

Other

  • Simbani S. Involving student nurses in their assessment: the use of a combination of a group and peer assessment strategy.
  • Simbani S and Wardle P. 2018. Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.
  • Simbani S. 2016. A collaborative approach to discharge planning: An Educational perspective.
  • Simbani S and Wardle P. . Taking Google to the classroom: Teaching the Mental Health Act to nursing students in a UK university.
  • Simbani S. Involving nursing students in promoting health and wellbeing: Use of an educational assessment strategy in one UK university.
  • Turner J, Labinjo T, Simbani S, Murumbi A. Mental Health Nurse Academics UK reflection on Black Lives Matter. link>
  • Simbani S. Transcultural nursing, are we really doing enough or is it just one of those things? (2019).

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