I qualified as a Registered Children's Nurse in 2002 and have worked in a variety of roles in the UK including at Birmingham Children's Hospital and Great Ormond Street.
My background is Specialist Paediatric Respiratory nursing, working as Paediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. This role involved caring for children with a range of chronic respiratory conditions including Cystic Fibrosis and complex Asthma. In this role I was involved in developing a regional Clinical Pathway for management of Acute Asthma. Practice education and mentoring are principles that have spanned my career, teaching both colleagues and student nurses as well as families and patients. Before moving into Higher Education, I held a role as a Practice Education Nurse focusing on education and training for staff of all levels as well as policy development.
I completed a PgCert in Transforming Professional Practice through Education in 2017 and am now in the final stages of completion of an MA in Healthcare Education. I have been awarded status of Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Areas of specialism
University roles and responsibilities
- I am Field Lead for the BSc (Hons) in Children & Young People's Nursing programme. In this role, I am responsible for the day to day management of the programme, working with colleagues across the school and faculty.
- I am Lead for Disability for the School of Health Sciences. In this role, I provide direct support for students with a disability or neurodivergent condition through individual support or by assisting them with self-advocacy.
- I am a Personal Tutor for students across the 3 years of the programme and provide individual pastoral support.