Benjamin Harold

Benjamin Harold BSc, PGDip, RN

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Ben joined the School of Health Sciences in April 2022 in the role of Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing. He has a BSc in Health Sciences and a Post Graduate Diploma in Adult Nursing.

Ben’s clinical background is in critical care nursing, including experience as a Senior Charge Nurse. During his time in ICU, he developed a multidisciplinary in-situ clinical simulation programme within the ICU. He also held responsibility for coordinating an introduction to critical care nursing course for staff new to ICU. More recently he has been a Senior Resuscitation Officer at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London, a role that combined teaching responsibilities as well as clinical practice attending patients having medical emergencies within the hospital. He is an Advanced Life Support, European Advanced Life Support and Generic Instructor Course instructor.

Posts held previously

  • 2019-2022 Senior Resuscitation Officer, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • 2015-2019 Senior Charge Nurse, ICU, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • 2013-2015 Senior Staff Nurse, ICU, Chelsea & Westminster Hospital
  • 2012 -2013 Community Resuscitation Officer, Whittington Health
  • 2009-2012 Staff Nurse/Senior Staff Nurse – ICU, Homerton University Hospital


  • Resuscitation Council (UK) Advanced Life Support Regional Representative – Northwest Thames

Research / Scholarly interests

Ben’s interests are in resuscitation and critical care practice, the use of in-situ simulation to promote multidisciplinary learning and the promotion of patient safety.

Conference Presentation:

Harold B, Spong, A. and Christie, L. 2017. Burns in-situ simulation: A valuable tool to enhance a culture of multi-professional teaching and learning. 50th British Burn Association Annual Meeting. 5th May, Royal College of Surgeons, London.

Conference Poster: Harold, B. 2019. In-Situ Simulation: Our Experiences. [poster] 34th National BACCN Conference. 16th-17th September, Edinburgh International Conference Centre, Edinburgh.