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Mrs JENNIFER LOWNDES

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    Biography

    Jenny qualified as a registered children’s nurse in 2001. She began her nursing career at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on the High Dependency Unit, gaining a wealth of experience caring for the critically ill child. In 2005, Jenny made the move to Alder Hey Children’s Hospital to the Neurosurgical Unit, here she became Sister and Practice Educator for the ward. A specific interest in training and education brought Jenny to Edge Hill University in 2010 where she undertook a secondment as Clinical Skills Facilitator, whilst studying to become a registered NMC Practice Teacher. In practice at Alder Hey, Jenny used her experience and clinical skills to become a Nurse Practitioner, studying paediatric clinical examination and independant/supplementary prescribing to expand the role. This role also comprised an element of research; Jenny was the lead research nurse for a nationwide clinical randomised control trial related to patients with Hydrocephalus requiring a Ventriculo-Peritoneal shunt.

     

    Jenny took a permanent lecturer’s post within the child health team at Edge Hill University in 2013 and completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education in 2016. Now a Senior Lecturer, she teaches a wide range of sessions and has specific interests in Nursing Children and Young people, the Central Nervous System, acute and critical care, alongside leadership and management. Jenny completed her MSc in Leadership and Management in 2019. Her dissertation centerd around the Health and Wellbeing of Student Nurses, implementing a Faculty wide tool for self-referal to Wellbeing services. 

    More recently, Jenny has been involed in writing the newly validated curriculum in her role as Deputy lead for the MSci Dual Field Award and is leading the new Year of Study commencing in September 2020. Jenny is also currently undertaking a coaching qualification affliated with the Institute of Leadership and Management

    Education/Academic qualification

    Leadership Development, MSc, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 30 Aug 2019

    Education, PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 25 Nov 2016

    Health and Social Care, BSc, The Open University

    Award Date: 3 Dec 2004

    DipHE Nursing (Child), Other

    Award Date: 26 Oct 2001

    Other positions

    Lead Research Nurse, Alder Hey Children's Foundation NHS Trust

    Sep 2012Feb 2014

    Sister/Practice Educator, Alder Hey Children's Foundation NHS Trust

    Jul 2005Sep 2012

    Staff Nurse, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

    Oct 2001Jul 2005
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