Meet the Team

Frank Coffey

Prof Frank Coffey

Director of DREEAM

Frank is Director of DREEAM and Honorary Professor at Nottingham Trent University.  He graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and trained in Emergency Medicine in Ireland before coming to the UK in 1994.

Frank developed the MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice (ACP) and is clinical consultant to the post-graduate programme in the School of Health Sciences at the University of Nottingham He is the medical lead ACP at NUH and chairs the Nottinghamshire Integrated Care System (ICS) ACP Steering Group.

Frank’s educational and research interests include health improvement / prevention, pain management, inter-professional learning, advanced clinical practice and simulated participant (SPs). He heads the East Midlands Comprehensive Research Network specialty group in Trauma and Emergency Care (TEC). 

Frank was made a Fellow of the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) in 2016 for ‘services to the simulated patient methodology’.  He was the inaugural ‘Educator in Residence’ at the RCSI Dublin and a Visiting Professor there from 2015-18. 

Frank has a passion for football, which he shares with his 5 sons, and is a pitch-side doctor at Nottingham Forest Football Club.