Dr Sharon Marie Weldon is an Associate Professor at the University of Greenwich and Barts Health NHS Trust. She holds an honorary position of Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Her current research focuses on Sequential Simulation (SqS Simulation) [model development and implenetation], Simulated Transformation Design (STD), immersive public and patient engagement, Distributed Simulation (DS) and communication and teamwork in surgery.
Sharon started her nursing career as a paediatric theatre practitioner covering areas of ophthalmics, plastics, orthopaedics, general, and emergency and trauma surgery. Following this, she pursued a career in infectious diseases and worked in a Ugandan hospital, an infectious disease unit specialising in the diagnosis and treatment of Tuberculosis, and for the Health Protection Agency (now Publis Health England).
Sharon has completed an MSc in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a PhD with Imperial College London.
She has been awarded several grants to date including a Wellcome Trust People Award; an Economic and Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Award x 2; a Royal College of Nursing Foundation award, An Arts and Humanities Research Council Award, as well as internal funding awards from Imperial College London and the University of Greenwich.
She teaches at various institutions including sessions on observational research and Sequential Simulation (SqS) for the Masters in Surgical Education and surgical Innovation courses at Imperial College London, and to post-graduate nurses and operating department practitioners at South Bank University.
In the Media
Music and Communication in the Operating Theatre
BBC World News
Weldon S-M, Kneebone R, Bello F, 2016, Collaborative healthcare remodelling through sequential simulation: a patient and front-line staff perspective, Bmj Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning, Vol:2, Pages:78-86
et al., 2015, Music and communication in the operating theatre, Journal of Advanced Nursing, Vol:71, ISSN:0309-2402, Pages:2763-2774
et al., 2015, Sequential Simulation (SqS): an innovative approach to educating GP receptionists about integrated care via a patient journey - a mixed methods approach, BMC Family Practice, Vol:16, ISSN:1471-2296
et al., 2013, Communication in the operating theatre, British Journal of Surgery, Vol:100, ISSN:0007-1323, Pages:1677-1688