I am currently Head of the Community Nursing team in the Faculty of Health, Education and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton. Myself and the team are totally committed to providing high quality learning opportunities and innovative teaching experiences for registered nurses undertaking additional specialist qualifications to enhance the patient and client care they deliver. I have extensive experience as a senior lecturer in community nursing and have led the BSC/PGD Specialist Community Public Health Nursing School Nursing degree programmes for a number of years. My clinical career is in school nursing where I worked for almost 20 years as a school nurse, team leader and practice teacher. I am research active and currently supervise students undertaking their dissertations to complete their Master’s Programme. I completed a Professional Doctorate in 2015 and my research focused on how school nurses provide emotional support to young people within schools and other settings using narrative inquiry and poetic re-presentations. I am an experienced external examiner and an editorial board member and reviewer of a professional nursing journal. In April 2015 I was very proud to be voted Inspirational University Lecturer of the Year at the Student Union Awards. In addition I am a Queen’s Nurse, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship Award by the HEA in 2017.