Initially trained as an Adult Nurse at the Charing Cross Hospital followed by a year staffing on an orthopaedic ward where the nursing process was piloted. Then trained as a Registered Mental Health Nurse at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals and worked on a neurosurgical unit following qualification. Spent the next few years working in Accident and Emergency departments around London during which time undertook an Accident and Emergency Course and consolidated the experience. A break to care for my growing family ensued. I then returned to work on an Intensive Care Unit for 3 years followed by three years as a Night Sister / Site Manager in an acute hospital. Prior to joining the University of Surrey in January 2006 the previous 7½ years were spent as Resuscitation officer in a local Acute NHS Trust.
MSc Dissertation looked at the support that mentors give using a Hermeneutic Phenomenological approach.
Physical Health Sciences
Resuscitation and Immediate Assessment
Effective Decision Making
Academic and Study Skills including numeracy, referencing and academic writing
Adult Field Lead
Pathway Lead for Paramedic Practitioners
Module Leader for Physical Health Sciences
School Twitter feed Lead
School lead for Academic Skills
School Academic lead for Library liaison
Personal tutor for pre and post registration students
Dissertation supervisor for pre and post registration students
Resuscitation Council (UK) Accredited Advanced Life Support Course Instructor,Immediate Life Support Course Instructor,European Paediatric Advanced Life Support Course Instructor,Generic Instructor Course Instructor,ALERT Instructor
I still work clinically in my own time at a local Trust in the Critical Care Outreach service.
Rockingham, L. (2004) Educational Challenges CPRO News November:7
Rockingham, L. (2010) Study skills in Hart S. (ed) (2010) Nursing study and placement skills. OUP, Oxford.