I am a senior lecturer in adult nursing in the Institute Of Health Professions and the Critical Care pathway leader. I have responsibility for the post-registration course provision relating to the specialist area of Critical Care Nursing and am the award leader for the BSc Nursing Studies (Critical Care) and the PGCert Specialist Clinical Nursing. Teaching responsibility within my current role is predominantly focused on the Critical Care specialist course provision; including organising, developing and delivering the majority of the taught content. I also teach on the pre-registration nursing degree program, with a focus Care Of The Acutely Ill Adult and on Evidenced Based Practice.
Prior to working in a university I spent 10 years working as a staff nurse and then sister in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) and now link to seven different ICUs who send their staff to complete their ICU course with us. I am a member of the Birmingham and Black Country Critical Care Network (BBCCCN) Practice Development Nurse (PDN) forum. I am also a member of the Member of the Critical Care Nurse Education Review Forum (CCNERF) – a forum of the Critical Care National Networks-National Nurse Leads (CC3N), we have recently completed work on the second edition of the National Framework for Adult Critical Care Nurses and updated the National Standards for Critical Care Nurse education.
I am currently the external examiner at Brighton University for the Intensive Care Route of the BSc & BSc (Hons) Acute Clinical Practice and am undertaking a Doctorate in Advance Healthcare Practice (DAHP) at Cardiff university, my research is focusing on constructions of ICU delirium.