Biography

Alison undertook her Adult Nurse training in 1983 and qualified as a State Registered Nurse in 1986. From 1986 until 1995 Alison worked as a Staff Nurse on a Respiratory Medical ward and then a Urological ward at the City General Hospital.

From 1995 until 2000 she worked as a General Practice nurse at a GP Surgery and it was whilst working there that she achieved a Distinction in the Diploma in Nursing Studies.

In 2000 Alison secured a post as a School Nursing Staff Nurse within the Stoke on Trent area and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing). Alison Worked as a SCPHN and Clinical Practice Educator within the School Nursing Service until May 2013. Alison now works as a Pre-Registration Adult Nurse Lecturer and is to be the Pathway Lead for the School Nursing SCPHN Award.

In 2014 Alison successfully completed an MSc in Health Care Education.

Alison is also an independent and supplementary nurse prescriber.

Research and scholarship

Alison’s research interests currently lie in the development of Module One and Module Two reflection and solution focused reflection resources. These ambitions expand towards Module Three action learning/ clinical supervision sets.

Alison has an interest in safeguarding children and peer review projects.

Teaching

-       Undergraduate teaching for adult nursing field

-       Pathway lead for SCPHN (School Nursing-Sept 2014 onwards)

Further information

-       Scoping project of School Nurse Roles and Activities (in collaboration with Staffordshire University, 2006)

-       Assisted with the development of a peer review tool for clinical practice educators in the Stoke on Trent area.

Top 10 in Nursing for The Complete University Guide 2020 Student Nursing Times Awards 2019 finalist Bronze Athena Swan Award