I completed my Adult nurse training in 1993, working clinically within surgical high dependency moving into acute surgical assessment, which encompassed general surgery, urology, maxillo-facial amongst other specialities.
In 2003 I undertook a teaching post at the then University Hospital of North Staffordshire, facilitating the development of critical care skills amongst qualified staff and reviewing acute care procedures and guidelines.
In 2005 I joined the clinical skills lecturing team at Staffordshire University and in 2006 I joined Keele University's School of Nursing and Midwifery as a clinical skills lecturer.
I currently work within the School of Nursing and Midwifery as a lecturer and module lead, predominantly with pre-registration students and hold the position of Professional Lead in adult nursing. Prior to this, I was Programme Lead for the pre-registration nursing programmes, across all fields and Academic Conduct Officer within the School. I am a member of the University Disciplinary Committee and the School's International Director.
I completed my MSc in Professional Education in Healthcare in 2010 and currently undertaking my doctorate study exploring people's knowledge of the nurses role in healthcare and how this impacts upon young people's decision making in regard to their careers.
I am on the module team for Clinical Nursing Practice 1 & 2 (first year) of the Future Nurse BSc pre-registration curriculum.
I lead on the Person-Centred Care Module and support the induction of students onto the pre-registration BSc programmes.
I am an Academic Assessor for pre-registration students and personal tutor.
I am proud to be part of a team that has resulted in excellent league table results for the programmes I am involved in.
In addition my bid for the Nursing Times Awards 2019 resulted in a finalist place in the Pre-registration Educator Provider of the Year category.