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

Research Supervision:Yes

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.