I have a Doctorate in the patient perspective of having and adapting to life with a long-term condition, and a first degree in Human Genetics. I have an ongoing interest in the patient perspective, and how people live with long-term conditions. I also am interested in evidence-based practice and how students can be supported to incorporate the use of evidence into their practice.
My research interests lie in the area of the patient perspective, particularly what it is like to live with and how people can adapt to having a long-term condition. My Doctoral research (completed in 2015) explored how individuals adapt to having thrombophilia or asthma, producing a theory grounded in the data. I am also interested in how those with long-term conditions perceive different types of space.
I also have an interest in evidence-based practice and how students can be supported to incorporate the use of evidence into their nursing practice, both whilst still students and as registered nurses.
I am Unit Co-ordinator for the second year BN Nursing (Adult) unit Evidence based decision-making. I am a personal tutor for a second year group. I am a supervisor to a Professional Doctorate student, and would be interested in undertaking further MRes and Doctoral supervision.