During my 30 year career I have worked within a variety of diverse Psychiatric and Social Care Provider settings. I have also worked at senior management level within a large Mental Health Trust as Risk Manager, followed by Lead Nurse for the Birmingham and Black Country Mental Health Network. This experience has enabled me to develop an in-depth knowledge about the needs of those with Mental Health difficulties across the life span. I have developed excellent networking skills enabling collaboration with partners to develop bespoke training and specialist programmes. Within my role at the University of Wolverhampton as Senior Lecturer I have experience in designing and facilitating modules within both pre and post registration programmes.
For the past five years I have specialised and led on various projects relating to the development of education focusing of care of those with dementia. I have experience in workforce analysis; completing training needs analysis’ in specialist dementia care settings and acute care trusts. I have designed and facilitate Dementia Championship Programmes across a range of health related courses both within the University but also for partner organisations. I am a volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Society and facilitate Dementia Friends sessions as per their requirements. I also lead on the Universities programme and action plan in collaboration with Dementia Action Alliance to become a dementia friendly organisation.