My present role requires that I lead and manage successful recruitment activities across the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing and contribute to the achievement of Faculty and University strategic objectives and targets. This requires that I work across university and faculties with a wide range of staff to anticipate and respond to recruitment trends. I work closely with External Relations staff to market our course effectively both, locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. I have contributed to curriculum development, validation events and Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Body reviews and audits and the result from such reviews has been commendations recognising the high standards within our recruitment processes and student support. Within my teaching role I support students across a range of levels e.g. studying at foundation level and research students developing their dissertations.
I am a registered adult nurse and within my professional role specialised in critical care nursing and acute medicine. I have held senior positions within a critical care unit and was ward manager of an acute medical ward. I have maintained my professional interest and engagement; I have taught and published within the subject of diabetes and developed workshops and learning materials to support the implementation of Clinical Supervision. Within my master’s degree I carried out pedagogical research exploring student’s perceptions of teaching and learning following a mentorship course. I am now studying a taught professional doctorate in health and wellbeing and the focus of my thesis is ‘Nurses views on compassionate practice – A Q method study’.