Dr Naim Abdulmohdi

Senior Lecturer and Course Leader (Critical Care)

Faculty:Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care

School:School of Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Research Supervision:Yes

Naim has an extensive academic and clinical experience in adult acute and critical care nursing.



Naim is an experienced critical care nurse and educator in acute and critical care nursing. He has worked in a variety of critical care settings including: general, cardiac and Royal Papworth cardiothoracic critical care. Naim is currently leading the undergraduate acute care modules and the postgraduate critical care courses at Anglia Ruskin University. He regularly participates in curriculum development and validation of Nursing degrees regulated by NMC.

Naim was awarded a PhD in Healthcare at Anglia Ruskin University for his thesis that examined nursing students’ clinical decision making using high fidelity simulation of the deteriorating patient.

Research interests

  • Clinical decision making and clinical reasoning
  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Critical care nursing coping with the complexity of change
  • Interruption in nursing work and patient safety

Areas of research supervision

Naim would be pleased to consider supervising doctoral students with the following research interests/topics - especially related to clinical decision making, simulation and critical care nursing

  • Clinical decision making and clinical reasoning
  • Clinical simulation in nursing education
  • Deteriorating patient
  • Critical care nursing

Recent and current doctoral supervision as advisor/second supervisor:

  • Quality improvement project in the management of a deteriorating patient


Naim leads a range of courses and modules in acute and critical care nursing. He leads the following courses/modules:

  • Critical care (undergraduate and post-graduate)
  • Recognising and responding to the acutely ill patient
  • Understanding and responding to acute changes in health
  • Ensuring the Safety of patients experiencing acute illness

Naim also contributes in teaching other modules for the following degrees BSc (Acute Care), MSc (Clinical Nursing) and MSc (Advance Practice). He has a longstanding experience as a personal tutor for pre-registration nursing students.


  • PhD
  • PG Cert Medical and Healthcare Education (PG Cert MHE)
  • MSc Advance Practice - Critical Care
  • BSc Nursing Studies
  • Fellow, Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • NMC teacher

Memberships, editorial boards

  • 2005-present. Registered nurse with NMC
  • 2005-2019. Member of the Royal College of Nursing (RCN)
  • 2010-present. Member of Intensive Care Society (ISC)
  • 2015-2018. Member of Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH)
  • 2009-2016. Member of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honour Society of Nursing (STTI)
  • 2015-present. Reviewer for European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing (EJCN)
  • 2018-present. Reviewer of Nurse Education Today
  • 2019-present. Reviewer of The British Journal of Healthcare Management.

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

2015. Students’ satisfaction of high-fidelity simulation and its impact on students clinical reasoning score by Anglia Teaching and Learning (£3500).

Selected recent publications

Abdulmohdi, N. (2013). Is introducing a national early warning score (NEWS) worth the cost. Nursing Standard, 27(26), p30.

Recent presentations and conferences

Huang, Y., and Abdulmohdi, N., 2019. Exploring the feelings and experiences of critical care nurses being deployed to cover shifts in the ward. ICS - State of the Art 2019.  International Convention Centre Birmingham, 09-11 December. Intensive Care Society. London (accepted)

Abdulmohdi N. 2017. Investigation of nursing students’ clinical decision making using high fidelity simulation BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning; 3: A72.

Abdulmohdi, N., 2016. The impact of a structured simulated experience on students’ clinical reasoning and decision-making abilities. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Annual Teaching and Learning conference:23rd June, 2016.ARU

Abdulmohdi, N., 2016. Using Multiple Choice Questions to assess higher order (Level 6) thinking. Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), Annual Teaching and Learning conference: 23rd June, 2016.ARU.

Abdulmohdi, N., 2015. The role of simulation on nurses' clinical reasoning. In: The Anglia University (ARU) Research students’ conference: 19th June 2015. ARU. Chelmsford.

Abdulmohdi, N. (2014).The role of simulation on nurses' clinical reasoning. In Royal College of Nursing (RCN) Education forum national conference and exhibition: partners in practice, Harrogate, 26-27 February 2014. London: Royal College of Nursing.

Abdulmohdi, N. (2011).Ultrafiltration therapy for treating decompensated heart failure patients with fluid overload. In: BACCN (British Association of Critical Care Nursing), National conference: first class critical care: using evidence to create the future. Newcastle Upon Tyne, 12-13 September 2011. London: BACCN.