Summary

I am a senior teaching fellow on the adult nursing degree within the School of Health and Social Care Professionals (SHCP). 

I have worked within the NHS since 2008 as a qualified nurse, before moving to an academic role in 2019. 

Biography

My nursing career has predominatly been within an intensive care environment and I continue to work within this area alongside my University role. I have undertaken a number of post graduation speciality courses in intensive care nursing, which eventually led to a MSc in Critical Care Medicine. In addition to this, I am also a registered resuscitation instructor and regulary teach resuscitation skills within the NHS and the University.

Within the University, I teach acute care skills to the nursing course as well as other health care professional programmes within the school. Since started at the University I have completed my Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (PGCHE) and obtained Fellowship with Advance HE, a sector-owned charity that promotes academic excellence within higher education. 

I have recently started a part-time PhD project that is focused on examining the confidence of newly qualified nurses and other healthcare professionals when looking after critically unwell patients.

Research Interests

I am interested in research that examines the nursing confidence and experience of managing unwell adults and strategies to improve this. 

My research project starting in 2022 will examine the impact of a teaching intervention on nursing students immediately prior to qualification. 

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach primarily on the Adult and Mental Health Nursing courses, however I also teach on the other healthcare professional programmes within the School of Health and Social Care Professions. 

My teaching varies from traditional lectures, but also includes a lot of exciting work within simulation where we create real-life scenarios for our students to experience and apply their practical skills in a safe environment.