I have been a qualified adult nurse since 2001. I did my training at Buckinghamshire Chilterns University College (Now Bucks New University). Since qualifying I have worked in a variety of specialities, these include: bowel, breast, endocrine, vascular, trauma and orthopaedic surgery. I have also worked as a deputy charge nurse on an EAU department. Since moving into academia I have held several roles. My first role was a ‘practice development charge nurse’ in which I supported, developed and train newly qualified nurses whom have recently completed their training.
I then undertook a role with the University of Nottingham as a practice support teacher in which I was involved with clinical skills teaching, mentorship training and support. Since November 2012 I have been a senior lecturer with the University of Wolverhampton teaching pre and post registration nursing. I am currently the skills training lead for the campus and also run/ facilitate all the clinical skills modules at Burton campus.