As an Adult Nurse spanning over 25 years, my background has included acute medicine, critical care, outreach and practice development. Following this, I specialised in cancer working as Ward Sister within a large cancer centre and for Macmillan at network level working on a number of national projects.
I have been fortunate enough to have been involved in a number of strategic initiatives over the year locally and nationally in support of improvements in the delivery of patient care. There are two common themes in relation to my career developing innovative ways of working in support of quality patient care and influencing practice through research and learning and teaching.
I was initially appointed as a cancer tutor working across the School of Health Sciences across professional preparatory programmes and continuing professional development, and subsequently appointed as Head of Professional Preparatory Programmes.
University roles and responsibilities
- Practice Liaison Tutor Locality 5
Research interests include the integration of technology within practice and the curriculum development.
I teach on the following courses:
My areas of teaching expertise are related to the development of innovative teaching and learning strategies across professional preparation programmes and continuing professional programmes. My subject areas are simulated practice communication skills, cancer care: pathophysiology and treatment and supportive care (chemotherapy nursing practice).
I am a dissertation supervisor and a personal tutor providing support for students in relation to their personal and professional development and pastoral needs.
2001 Presentation on the “Reality of Outreach” delivered at the World Critical Care Conference Sydney, Australia.
2002 Co-authored article entitled “Setting up an Outreach Team in the UK”. Critical care Nursing in Europe (Vol 2 No 1 spring 2002).
2004 Co Authored article entitled “long term effects of introducing an early warning score on respiratory rate charting on general wards”. Resuscitation (65) 41-44 Elsevier.
2016: Co- authored article: Trajectories and predictors of state and trait anxiety in patients receiving chemotherapy for breast and colorectal cancer: results from a longitudinal study, European Journal of Oncology Nursing (24) 1-7 Elsevier.