I provide specialist technical support for the simulation and clinical spaces primarily at the Centre for Health Innovation on our Stafford campus. I have a wealth of experience in healthcare including some very challenging scenarios. It is this experience that I bring to simulations here at Staffordshire University, helping to make them as realistic as possible.
I started my career as a health care assistant on the orthopaedic ward at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital where I worked for seven years. I also worked on a variety of other wards there and spent several years in the operating theatre department.
After a career break to raise a family, I returned to work at the Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry. I worked on variety of wards from spinal injury to the children’s ward and the orthopaedic operating theatres, in total I have over 15 years’ experience in clinical settings.
I started at Staffordshire University in 2019 as a Technical Assistant on the Shrewsbury campus, providing support to staff and students in clinical skills and practise sessions and simulation based education. In 2021 I progressed to the post of Technical Specialist in clinical skills and simulation, changing location from Shrewsbury to Stafford.
I enjoy working within the university and get great satisfaction from organising and supporting both small and large scale simulations. These give me the opportunity to work with brilliant and friendly people within the university from areas as diverse as policing, forensics, paramedics & ODP and external clients such as the armed forces and mountain rescue. I have particular skills in moulage (the creation of lifelike simulated injuries) and I enjoy this creative element of my role. Our technical team is close knit and works extremely well together, we all bring diverse skills and experiences together to provide the best possible experience for staff and students.