I am currently employed as Head of Community Nursing in the Faculty of Health, Education and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton which involves leading and supporting the community nursing team who deliver specialist practice courses, prescribing, practice teacher and PGCE NMC Teacher awards. I have previously worked as a senior lecturer at the University for 18 years. My professional background is in school nursing which involved identifying, assessing and meeting the health needs of school age children, young people and their families. I was employed in this role for 18 years, which also included the roles of team leader, practice development facilitator and practice teacher. I am the course leader for the BSC/PGD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing School Nursing degree programmes. This role includes teaching and supporting students both within the University and out in practice, recruitment and admissions, assessing assignments and the moderation of work, developing new curricula in response to the needs of students, their employers, and professional requirements, organising and facilitating network meetings for practice teachers. I am research active and currently supervise students undertaking their dissertations to complete their Master’s Programme. My professional doctorate research was on how school nurses provide emotional support to young people within schools and other settings using narrative inquiry and poetic re-presentations. In April 2015 I was voted Inspirational University Lecturer of the Year and have recently been nominated for Lecturer of the Year for enhancing student learning. I am also a Queen’s Nurse (QNI) and a Senior Fellow and National Teaching Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. In June 2016 I completed the AURORA Women in Leadership Programme.