Senior Lecturer in Health Simulation with a clinical background as a Health Visitor, as well as in Clinical Education and Adverse Events. I am currently completing my Masters, with modules in Philosophy and Classical Studies. My research interests include inclusive practice, lived experience and drama. I am the founder of the Autistic Research Network North and the UoC student/staff network.


Qualifications and memberships

Fellow of the Advance HE

PgCert in Learning and Teaching for Higher Education

PgDip in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing

Advanced Diploma in Adult Nursing

BA (Hons) Art: History and Culture

Academic and research interests

Conferences and Presentations 

  • NET 2022: Project and research placements within a Simulation team at an HEI: Reflections and recommendations
  • NET 2022: The experience of design and delivery of simulated activity in the field of health at an HEI: Reflections and recommendations
  • NET 2022: Using simulated placements to promote inclusive practices: An HEI faculty’s experience of delivery
  • NET 2022: The lived experience of autistic tutors at a HEI: Reflections and recommendations for student support
  • MNHA 2022: Remind me who I am, again… Exploring immersive simulation experiences through virtual reality with student mental health nurses
  • NETNEP 2022: The impact of experiencing a placement in the Health Simulation Team at a HEI: Student perspectives
  • ‘Student led virtual antenatal classes: enhancing student autonomy and tackling placement capacity issues.’ Maternity and Midwifery Forum. 10th Nov 2021. 
  • ‘Neurodiversity Difference, not Deficit’. University of Cumbria. 7th July 2021. 


Aubrey, C. (2011). ‘The first day of placement is never easy’. Nursing Times (Online) 

Aubrey, C. (2011). ‘I know I can only be a portion of a real nurse if I do not become a team player’. Nursing Times (Online)  

Aubrey, C. (2011). ‘Nursing is my day and night, so how do people with commitments cope?’. Nursing Times (Online) 

Aubrey, C. (2011). ‘I have a confession to make, I found theatre nursing boring’. Nursing Times (Online)  

Aubrey, C. (2011). ‘There are not enough staff and there is not enough time’. Nursing Times (Online) 

Aubrey, C. (2011). How to make the most of your insight placement. Nursing Times (Online) 

Aubrey, C. (2011). A part-time job – what a way to make a living! Nursing Times (Online) 

Aubrey, C. (2010). Coping with death as a student. Nursing Times (Online)