Clare is Director of Undergraduate Programmes, in the School of Nursing and Midwifery. Her research interests include nurse academic identity and the contribution of nurse academics to the clinical practice environment. She was  poster winner at NET in 2019 for her doctoral research  and is presenting her research nationally and  internationally  in 2021. Clare is also in the process of publishing her doctoral research. Clare has extensive experience in curriculum design and is interested in empowering partnership working at the intersection with practice and is a member of the Schools Educational and Evaluation Research Group.  

Clare  leads a large portfolio containing the BSc and MSc Nursing, Trainee Nurse associate apprenticeship and BSc in Health and Wellbeing. Clare has significant  experience in curriculum validation working with service user carers, partners, students and academic colleagues. Clare also has experience in supporting other universities with curriculum design and validation and is a senior fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Clare is  a member of the schools executive team and  Faculty Education Committee. Clare supports development with external stakeholders in workforce development  and contributes to the quality agenda of the school.

Clare has over 30 years experience as a nurse and has worked in a range of acute surgical settings including as a Urology Advanced Nurse Practitioner and in Higher Education.


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