Sarah McGloin

Deputy Head of School (Advanced Practice and Clinical Simulation)

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

School:Nursing and Midwifery

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Nursing and midwifery

Sarah McGloin's main area of interest is in critical care nursing and education.


Sarah is currently the course leader for the PG Dip Critical Care. Prior to becoming a lecturer she worked in critical care units in the West of England and London, including regional centres for neurosurgery and burns. During this time Sarah developed a keen interest in critical care nursing, ultimately becoming a practice development nurse in critical care.

Her interest in critical care continues and she now lead the Critical Care course at Anglia Ruskin University working with a number of practice partners. Sarah's also an education champion for a local NHS Trust ensuring links between the University and practice are maintained. She's also the tutor for a group of pre-registration nursing students.

Research interests

  • Patient experience of critical care – Sarah's currently a PhD Nursing Candidate at City University, London where she is undertaking a mixed methods research project into the patients experience of intensive care and the role of the intensive care nurse in this experience.


  • All aspects of acute and critical care nursing.


  • Registered Nurse (NMC)
  • BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies University West of England
  • MA Interprofessional Healthcare University of East Anglia
  • Registered Nurse Teacher (NMC)

Selected recent publications

Publications books

McGloin, S. and McLeod, A. (2010) Advanced Practice in Critical Care a case study approach. Blackwell Science, London.

Journal articles

McGloin, S. (2015) The ins and outs of fluid balance in the acutely ill patient. British Journal of Nursing 24 (1) 14-18

McGloin, S. (2008) The trustworthiness of case study methodology. Nurse Researcher. 16 (1) 45-55.

McGloin, S. (2008) Administration of oxygen therapy. Nursing Standard  5 22 (21) 46-48.

Knowles, J, McGloin S.(2007) Developing critical analysis skills in academic writing. Nursing Standard.21(52):35-7.

McGloin, S. and Knowles, J. (2005) An evaluation of the critical care assistant role within an acute NHS Trust Critical Care Unit. Nursing in Critical Care 10 (4) 210-215

Price, T. and McGloin, S. (2003) Cooling strategies for patients with severe cerebral insult part 2. Nursing in Critical Care 8 (1) 37-42

Price, T. and McGloin, S. (2003) Cooling strategies for patients with severe cerebral insult part 1. Nursing in Critical Care 8 (1) 30-36

Shackell, S. (1996) Cooling hyperthermic and hyperpyrexic patients in intensive care. Nursing in Critical Care 1 (6) 278-282

Recent presentations and conferences

British Association of Critical Care Nursing Annual Conference 2014 ‘The patients experience of the nursing contribution to their experience of intensive care.’ Oral paper.