Commenced working at Edge Hill University as a Lecturer in Nurse Education in November 2020- specialising within my field and background of Mental Health Nursing, though working as a staff member supporting and delivering teaching to current 3rd Year BSc (Hons) Nursing Programmes, and the new NUR3000 Year 3 of Study (new NMC 2018 Standards) as from September 2021.
I am also a Personal Tutor to a number of Students on the BSc (Hons) Nursing Programme, as well as being an Academic Assessor to Students in Practice (this is a relatively new role).
Currently undertaking the Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education (PGCTHE), that will lead to membership as a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) - this scheduled for completion in 2022
Vast experience of 18 years clinical practice as a Registered Nurse (Mental Health) in Acute Inpatient (PICU, Forensic) and Community Settings (Assertive Outreach, CMHT, Early Intervention) as well as Leadership and Management within CMHTs as well. This covers the whole adult lifespan working with Adults and Older Persons in my time in clinical practice. I have worked in East Anglia, South of England, Lake District and the North West of the UK as a Senior Nurse.
Qualified as a Non Medical Prescriber in 2012
Research is a role I will adapt and embrace in time at Edge Hill, and I am striving to attend Thursday Research sessions as much as I can. In terms of possible research interests that I am looking to consider in the future will include potentially the following:
- Pharmacology / Medication Management in Mental Health Nursing. Developing awareness of this amongst Registered Nurses and Allied Health Professionals
- Working with Students from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Community within Pre- and Post Registration Nursing Programmes
Non-Medical Prescibing, MSc, University of Surrey
Award Date: 30 Nov 2012
Nursing, BSc, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 25 Jul 2006
Nursing (Diploma of Higher Education), Other, University of East Anglia
Award Date: 18 Jan 2003