I have taught in HE for 27 years and have wide expertise in teaching from level 4 to level 8. I am a senior fellow of the HEA
My main teaching interests are in research methods, sociology and public health and have research expertise in the field of sexual offenders against children.
I have supervised 11 PhD students (5 of which have now reached a successful conclusion), most of whom are nursing based. These covered a wide variety of topics including a grounded theory study of self-harm, nursing interventions among the homeless in London who have TB, an ethnographic study of epilepsy among the elderly and the impact of intermediate care on staff and clients. I am currently supervising 6 PhD students including studies on the role of the link tutor in nursing training, the role of the health care assistant within nursing teams, The experiences of new entrants to HE at level 3, and the impact of interactions with ‘professionals’ upon mothers using Children’s Centre services, and two auto ethographics concerning stugma and mental health and domestic abuse in lesbian relationships.
I have supervised over 70 Master’s dissertations.
My main research methods expertise lies within the qualitative approaches, particularly grounded theory, ethnography and action research.