Projects per year
My research interests include curriculum integration of simulation-based education (SBE), cardio-respiratory physiotherapy education, patient safety, human factors and inter-professional SBE, video-reflexivity and video-ethnography.
I have received over £365,950/ $660,000 for research and knowledge exchange activities. These projects included substantial development of academic enterprise across a broad range of enterprise activities, predominantly relating to enhancing teaching and learning activities within external Universities and Healthcare organisations in England and Australia. I have been invited to speak at 15 national and international conferences and invited to write several book chapters and peer reviewed manuscripts pertaining to learning and teaching.
I was awarded Principal Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy, in recognition of successful, strategic leadership to enhance student learning, with a focus on enhancing teaching quality in institutional, national and international settings, and championing institutional and external approaches to academic practice.
In 2017, I was appointed as 1 of 4 Senior Editors for a Major Reference Work featuring 121 chapters, on Clinical Education for the Health Professions: Theory and Practice.
Health Education England: eLearnng for Health Course Development: Simulation-based Education Design Toolkit. October 2018 – October 2019. Principal Applicant: Suzanne Gough (£19,800)
NHS Health Education England, working in the North West: Simulated Patients in Assessment June 2016 – December 2016. Principal Applicants Suzanne Gough, Leah Greene & Jodie Gibson: To develop an iBook and eBook on behalf of Health Education England, working in the North West, (£14,631.60)
NHS Health Education North West (NHS HENW) Forerunner Fund: Simulated patients - blending performing arts pedagogy and healthcare education. February – December 2015. International team: Suzanne Gough, Leah Greene, Jodie Gibson, Stuart Roberts, Ralph MacKinnon (MMU), Mark Hellaby NWSEN; Professor Brain Webster, Napier University, Edinburgh; Dr Neil Tuttle Griffith University Brisbane, Australia; Professor Debra Nestel, Monash University, Australia, (£88,541)
NHS Health Education North West: Simulated Patient Research. Project Leads: Suzanne Gough and Leah Greene, (Manchester Metropolitan University), Collaborators: Mark Hellaby and Prof Ralph MacKinnon (NWSEN); Prof Debra Nestel (Monash University, Australia), Prof Brian Webster (Napier University), Dr Neil Tuttle (Griffith University, Australia), (£63,457)
East Midlands HIEC: A ‘blended' learning approach to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes towards prescribing. (Reference Code: LEI0085, 28th of January 2013 - January 2014). This is a multi-centre collaborative research project with Dr R Patel (University of Leicester), Dr M Lin (University of Leicester), Dr W Green (University of Leicester), Dr R Mandalia (University of Leicester), (University of Leicester) Dr R Jay (University Hospitals Trust Leicester), Dr M Fores (University Hospitals Trust Leicester), Professor J Sandars (University of Leeds), (£48,939).
NHS North West Funding: Development of a Undergraduate Pan-Regional Interprofessional Simulation Based Education Course, April 2011 - September 2012. This funded the development and delivery of a World Health Organization (WHO) Complementary Pilot Study for the Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum. Suzanne was the Principal Invesitgator for the WHO study. (£8499).
NanoInfoBio, Bridging The Gaps Early Adopter Project: Design, simulation, modelling and analysis of a real time tactile and fibre optic pressure sensor system to measure chest wall vibrations for Physiotherapy. Chandy, R and Gough, S. 18th February 2010- February 2011 (£5000 total, all recieved through MMU).
Seedcorn Grant: Faculty of Health & Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, 7th April 2010, (£5000).
National Physiotherapy Research Network North-West Hub Start-up Funding: Manchester Metropolitan University Research in Health and Social Care Department, MMU, January 2008 -January 2009. Yohannes, A., and Gough, S., (£1300).
Health Education North West: Simulated Patient Research (2015-2017) Principal Investigators: Suzanne Gough and Leah Greene, (Manchester Metropolitan University), Collaborators: Mark Hellaby and Prof Ralph MacKinnon (NWSEN); Prof Debra Nestel (Monash University, Australia), Prof Brian Webster (Napier University), Dr Neil Tuttle (Griffith University, Australia).
East Midlands HIEC A ‘blended’ learning approach to improve knowledge, skills and attitudes towards prescribing. (Reference Code: LEI0085). 28th of January, 2013- January 2014. Project team: Dr R Patel (University of Leicester), Dr M Lin (University of Leicester), Dr W Green (University of Leicester), Dr R Mandalia (University of Leicester), (University of Leicester) Dr R Jay (University Hospitals Trust Leicester), Dr M Fores (University Hospitals Trust Leicester), S Gough (Manchester Metropolitan University), Professor J Sandars (University of Leeds)
NHS North West Funding: Development of a Undergraduate Pan-Regional Interprofessional Simulation Based Education Patient Safety Course, April 2011 - September 2012. This funded the development and delivery of a World Health Organization Complementary Pilot Study for the Multi-professional Patient Safety Curriculum. S Gough was the Principal Invesitgator for the WHO study. Collaborations with North West Simulation Edcuation Network (NWSEN), and St Helens and Knowsley NHS Trust.
Awards, Honours & Distinctions
Prizes and awards
Robert Williams International Award, 2017, funded by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Charitable Trust. £1000 travel award to present research papers at The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) International Congress in South Africa, 2 - 4 July 2017.
Overall Best Research Abstract: Simulation Australia, SimHealth 2013 Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 16-20th September 2013. Gough, S., Yohannes, A., Sixsmith J., and Roberts, P., (2013) Are final year physiotherapy students able to independently recognise errors encountered in their own simulated practice?
Highly Commended Award - Health Education North West Adult Learners Week Award, May 2013. Interprofessional Simulation-based Education Patient Safety Course, developed as part of the World Health Organization Study, November 2011-November 2012.
Best Newcomer to Enterprise Award 2010. Faculty of Health & Social Care, Manchester Metropolitan University, 30th June 2010.
Department of Health Award Winners 2006. National Allied Health Professionals & Health Scientists Award - July 2006 Member of The ACPRC On-call Project Team, which entered the 'National On-Call Project' (Project Team Awarded £1000).
- European Region World Confederation of Physical Therapists (Liverpool 2016, Scientific Committee (2015-2016)
- European Region World Confederation of Physical Therapists (Liverpool 2016, Vice Chair, Organising Committee (2014-2016)
- SimHealth, Australia (Abstract review Committee, 2011 to date)
- SimHealth, Australia 2011-13 (Scientific Committee)
Expert reviewer for journals and publishers
Editorial Board Member
- Advances in Simulation (Society in Europe for Simulation Applied to Medicine (SESAM)
- Physical Therapy
- Physical Therapy Reviews
- Medical Education
- Collegian (Australian Journal of Nursing)
- Nurse Education Today
- Journal of Allied Research in Higher Education
- Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
- Universal Journal of Psychology
- International Journal for Transformational Research
Physiotherapy, PhD, Manchester Metropolitan University
Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, Manchester Metropolitan University
Education, MA Education (Research) Distinction, University of Central Lancashire
Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy First Class, Sheffield Hallam University
Visiting Academic, University of Melbourne30 May 2017 → 1 Jan 2018
Research Output per year
Research output: Book/Report › Other report › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Other chapter contribution › Research › peer-review
On the subject of human factors (OTSOHF): Using a gamification innovation to explore human factors in healthcareGough, S. & Woodrow-Hirst, B., Dec 2018, In : BMJ Simulation & Technology Enhanced Learning. 4, Suppl 2
Research output: Contribution to journal › Meeting Abstract › Research › peer-review
The novel use of LEGO®-based therapy to develop communicative competence in children who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systemsGough, S. & Dutton, N., Dec 2018.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Presentation › Research › peer-review
Activities per year
Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work › Peer-review