I started my professional career in a healthcare setting in 1986 qualifying as a registered Nurse in 1989. My academic journey commenced in 1998, gaining a BN (Hons) in Critical Care in 2000 and MSc Advanced Practice in 2006. Alongside this I have developed my knowledge and skills in nursing, nonmedical prescribing and advanced health assessment which allowed me to increase my scope of clinical practice and to also share that knowledge with others as I moved into the education arena at Staffordshire University. I commenced my academic career as a senior lecturer in 2008 and completed my PgCHPE in 2011.
After moving to a management role as Head of Department for Nursing I continued to develop my academic and research knowledge and skills commencing a professional doctorate in 2013. I successfully defended my thesis in December 2020. In 2021 I completed a portfolio assessment for HEA Senior Fellowship. I am currently working in the Institute of Education focusing on improving student outcomes, developing practice learning, quality enhancement of the education portfolio and improving the student experience.
Professional memberships and activities
NMC - RN, Independent/Supplementary Prescriber, Teacher
HEA - Senior Fellow
Doctorate Professional Studies (Staffordshire University) 2020
PgCHPE (Staffordshire University) 2011
MSc Advanced Practice (Staffordshire University) 2006
BN (Hons) Critical Care (Keele University) 2000
Independent Supplementary Prescriber
ENB 136, 998