Dr Amanda Garrow

Nursing and Allied Health

Amanda joined LJMU in 2020 as a Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Child), she is an experienced nurse and academic who has worked in a variety of roles and organizations. Her clinical background is mainly in Paediatric Accident & Emergency. Amanda's doctoral study explored the use of simulation in pre-registration nurse education and her previous role was at Children's National Hospital in Washington DC where she worked as a Simulation Education Specialist.
Amanda is a member of The International Family Nursing Association, The Society for Simulation in Healthcare and The Association for Simulated Practice in Healthcare.
Amanda is a Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.


2015, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD
2007, Northumbria University, United Kingdom, MSc
2001, King's College London, United Kingdom, Postgraduate Diploma (Child Studies)
1997, University of North London, United Kingdom, BSc


2019, Society for Simulation in Healthcare, United States, Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

Academic appointments

Senior Lecturer in Nursing (Child), Liverpool John Moores University, 2020 - present
Assistant Professor, George Washington University, 2018 - 2019
Lecturer in Nursing, University of Salford, 2014 - 2020
Principal Lecturer in Children's Nursing, Northumbria University, 2008 - 2010
Senior Lecturer in Children's Nursing, Northumbria University, 2002 - 2008

Journal article

Leigh J, Borwell J, Garrow A, Kenny A, Knight KH, Monks R, Roberts D, Whaley V, Wright K. 2022. Has the pandemic response entrenched a pathogenic emphasis in education? British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 31 :1066-1067 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Williams J, Murphy M, Garrow A. 2022. Development of a simulation placement in a pre-registration nursing programme British Journal of Nursing, 31 :549-554 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Abulebda K, Yuknis ML, Whitfill T, Montgomery EE, Pearson KJ, Rousseau R, Diaz MCG, Brown LL, Wing R, Tay K-Y, Good GL, Malik RN, Garrow AL, Zaveri PP, Thomas E, Makharashvili A, Burns RA, Lavoie M, Auerbach MA. 2021. Preparedness for Pediatric Office Emergencies: A Multicenter, Simulation-Based Study Pediatrics, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Ren DM, Abrams A, Banigan M, Batabyal R, Chamberlain JM, Garrow A, Izem R, Nicholson L, Ottolini M, Patterson M, Sarnacki R, Walsh HA, Zaveri P. 2021. Evaluation of Communication and Safety Behaviors During Hospital-Wide Code Response Simulation. Simulation in Healthcare, DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Garrow AL, Zaveri P, Yuknis M, Abulebda K, Auerbach M, Thomas EM. 2020. Using Simulation to Measure and Improve Pediatric Primary Care Offices Emergency Readiness Simulation in Healthcare: The Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, 15 :172-192 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Van Gelderen S, Engebretson A, Miller A, Hancock A, Ehmke S, Swan M, Garrow A. 2019. A Family-Care Rubric: Developing Family Care and Communication Skills Using Simulation Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 36 :47-58 DOI Publisher Url Public Url

Garrow A, Tawse S. 2009. An exploration of the assessment experiences of new academics as they engage with a community of practice in higher education Nurse Education Today, 29 :580-584 DOI Publisher Url


Garrow A, Roberts D, Kenny A, Leigh J, Borwell J, Knight KH, Whaley V, Monks R, Wright KM. 2022. How many practice hours are required to become a registered nurse? British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing), 31 :908-909 DOI Author Url Publisher Url

Conference publication

Garrow A, Van Gelderen S, Hancock A. Developing Family Care & Communication Skills in Simulation International Family Nursing Conference 14

Garrow A. Bringing Safety Processes to the Frontline International Pediatric Simulation Society

Garrow A. Enhancing Patient Safety using Simulation at Children's National

Garrow A, Livesley J. Music-making with Hospitalised Children: Outcomes for Children, Families, Hospital Staff and Musicians International Family Nursing Conference 13

Garrow A. The Use of Simulation in Pre-registration Nurse Education Simulation in Nurse Education

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, Society for Simulation in Healthcare. 2017

Education Committee & Country Liaison, International Family Nursing Association. 2016