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JULIE WESTLAKE

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    Biography

    Julie has over 27 years experience of working in the NHS before entering higher education.  

    Following training at the University of Chester, Julie worked in an orthopedic trauma ward for 7 years before moving to a role in the postoperative recovery room remaining for a total of 14 yrs. During these posts, Julie developed a passion for supporting students and qualified as an assessor in nurse training to further develop.

    Building on her passion for teaching and supporting all learners, Julie moved into a practice facilitation role within the Trust before joining edge hill University as a practice education lecturer before progressing to a full-time role as a lecturer in nurse education.  

    Teaching

    Currently, Julie teaches on the Master’s in Nursing and Social Work program (MNSW),  focusing on preparation for practice area the development of the integrated practitioner.

    Julie has supported teaching in the following areas.

    Mentorship in professional practice across multiple professions

    Prep for practice (BSc nursing and MNSW)

    Research interests

    Student experience in placements within the prison setting

    Provision of clinical supervision for students’ nurses

    Peer mentoring and support

    Development of simulation to support practice

    The transition from the realm of practice to academe within nursing

    External engagement

    Julie is currently acting as an education partner to local Trusts which involves the development of practice areas and supporting quality.

    Julie currently is the lead within Edge Hill University for the Student quality ambassadors. This initiative – launched by Health Education England is open to all health care students in the Northwest and aims to promote good practice and challenge standards of care within the workplace.

    Education/Academic qualification

    Other, Advance HE

    Award Date: 12 Nov 2020

    PGCert, Edge Hill University

    Award Date: 12 Nov 2020

    Clinical supervision (Level 7), University of Chester

    Award Date: 10 Jul 2015

    BSc, University of Chester

    Award Date: 12 Jul 2013

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