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Dr Sue Ashby
Lecturer, Adult Nursing & User and Carer Lead
CEC - SF04
Dr Sue Ashby
Sue is the User and Carer Lead at the School of Nursing and Midwifery and also leads the sub-group for Adult Nursing. Sue started nursing in adult general nursing in 1986 at the City General Hospital in North Staffordshire caring firstly for general surgical patients and then young children at Bucknall Hospital Infectious Disease Unit. In 1994 she moved from hospital based nursing to community nursing as a member of the district nursing service later becoming the Clinical Lead for a team of health professionals caring for adults in the community who would have usually required a hospital admission but with extra health care support were able remain at home as hospital in the home type services were developed. Sue moved across to education in 2005 and now teaches on both pre and post registration programmes at the School. Sue is the pathway lead for the post registration BSc Clinical Practice (Long Term Conditions) Pathway. Sue’s interests include working with people who use health care services to inform nurse education and the provision of health care services. Sue’s research includes the area of older people’s experiences of healthcare and hospital at home services.
Please click here for Sue's main staff biography page.
Teaching Fellow, Learning Disability.
CEC - SF29
Lecturer, Learning Disabilities
CEC - SF04
Lecturer, Children's Nursing
CEC - SF32
Prof Sue Read
Professor, Learning Disability Nursing & Research Lead
Prof Sue Read
CEC - SF53
Lecturer, Mental Health Nursing
CEC - SF48
My name is Kathryn Williams (Kath) and I am an Adult Field Nursing student. I am very excited to become the new Student Rep for Service User and Carer Involvement. Involving service users and carers in healthcare and understanding their experiences has long been a passion of mine. In a previous life I studied Medical Anthropology at the University of London and was exposed to a variety of illness experience literature that foregrounded the importance of understanding illness not only as biological process but also as psychological and social encounter. I have been involved in Service User and Carer work at Staffordshire University and am excited to take this up again alongside my studies at Keele. I look forward to working with service users and carers who inform the direction of our education here at Keele and supporting Faculty to continue their important work in making sure these unique voices are heard. If fellow students have any questions or ideas that they would like me to explore, they are welcome to contact me through the university email.
Mandy is a mother to three children, her middle child is totally dependant on her family and cares and is profoundly disabled, severe cerebral palsy, visually impaired and a wheelchair user. Currently in transition from paedriatrics to adult services.
Mandy became a paedriatric nurse in 2009 at Keele and has spent 6 years as a bank nurse on the neonatal unit. Mandy supports the user and care group at Keele, and has supported the development of the lay persons development plan for training. Mandy’s involvement at Keele is varied and as a service user the knowledge she brings is extensive and valuable.
Mandy has published material and is enthusiastic to bring the service user experience to healthcare and medicine.