Mrs Andrea Mason

Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing

Email address: A.Mason4@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 518884 Location: Walsall Faculty: Faculty of Education Health and Wellbeing School/Institute: Institute of Health Professions Areas of expertise: Qualitative Research, Linked to Clinical Practice

About

Having been in the nursing profession 30 years, I have a wealth of experience, predominately in emergency care. Being an Emergency Department senior sister, necessitated critical thinking and decision making skills at an advanced level as well an ability to communicate and problem solve. I was an Emergency Nurse Practitioner, with my own patient case load and advanced level of practice; being able to see, diagnose and treat patients independent of medical input.

I have been a senior lecturer for 17 years, which has involved a myriad of roles from module leader, group teacher, personal teacher and Academic practice team lead for a local trust, Erasmus co-ordinator and employability champion for the institute of health.

From completing and MSc, I am currently 4 years into a professional doctorate, about to commence my thesis on nurses ability to escalate concerns about an acutely ill patient, the intention is to adopt a postmodern approach, using narrative analysis to identify contemporary notions of nursing knowledge.

Research interests

Qualitative Research

Post-Modern Philosophy

Membership of professional bodies

Royal College of Nursing

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Qualifications

BA(FAHE)

MSC Nursing

Previous professional experience

Senior Lecturer, University of Wolverhampton, November 2000 to present

Accident and Emergency Heartlands Hospital Birmingham, G Grade Sister, F Grade Sister, E Grade Staff Nurse, 1993 to 2000

Accident and Emergency Queens Medical Centre Nottingham, E/d Grade Staff Nurse, 1989 to 1992

Burns Unit Odstock Hospital Salisbury, D Grade Staff Nurse Ward 11, April 1989 to November 1989

Emergency Medical Unit, East Birmingham Hospital, June 1988 to April 1989