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    Personal profile


    I joined the academic team at Edge Hill University in January 2020 as programme Leader for the MSc Children and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) and Well-Being. I am currently involved in developing and delivering programmes of teaching and learning specific to children and Young People’s Mental Health and Systemic Practice across disciplines. A registered nurse of over 25 years, my practice background began in community mental health nursing prior to entering Higher Education in 2004. 

    External engagement

    Throughout my time in higher education my clinical practice has been maintained on an honorary basis. Working as a mental health nurse practitioner for a local NHS Trust in the field of adult community mental health services and Primary Care CAMH services; and as a training (2008) and qualified (from 2011) Systemic Family Therapist in Tier 3 CAMH services, specialist eating disorder services (outpatient and inpatient) and since 2015 Early Intervention Psychosis Services.

    From 2015 to 2019 I worked as a project lead for clinical governance alongside the Nursing Executive Team and within a large local Mental Health NHS Trust. My role involved project engagement across disciplines. I completed projects related to Trust strategy and policy development, Medicines Optimisation, Safer staffing, Non-Medical Prescribing, Nursing Workforce Development and Advanced Clinical Practice.

    Research interests

    I began a Professional Doctorate in Systemic Practice at the University of Bedfordshire in September 2016. My practice research focuses on 'the family's experience of psychosis' within early intervention psychosis services.

    My research interests include mental health, children and young peoples health and well-being, systemic psychotherapy practice and systems leadership.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

    Education/Academic qualification

    Systemic Practice, MSc, University of Leeds

    1 Sept 20071 Sept 2011

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2011

    Management Development, MSc, Edge Hill University

    1 Sept 20031 Sept 2007

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2007

    PGCe T&L HE, Liverpool John Moores University

    1 Sept 20041 Sept 2006

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2006

    Nursing Studies, Edge Hill University

    1 Sept 19991 Sept 2001

    Award Date: 1 Sept 2001

    DipHE Nursing, Liverpool John Moores University

    1 Sept 19911 Sept 1994

    Award Date: 1 Sept 1994

    Other positions

    Systemic Family Psychotherapist, North West Boroughs Health Care Trust

    1 Nov 2018 → …


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