My teaching activities cover a broad remit of children and young people’s nursing. My teaching and research have a sound foundation in clinical practice and the research I conducted for my PhD was strongly practice-focused, with an emphasis on the psychosocial needs of children with a life-limiting condition and their families. The majority of my clinical career before moving into the HE sector was spent in Paediatric Intensive Care. I have 27 years of experience in the NHS and have also worked in a children’s hospice setting, where I still maintain some clinical hours. I have 15 years’ experience in higher education. My experience includes undergraduate pre-registration nursing, learning beyond registration (LBR), continuing professional development (CPD) and postgraduate teaching and supervision.
I also have experience of education administration in a previous role as programme director for an undergraduate nursing programme. My job satisfaction derives from enthusing and motivating students to learn and challenging them to reach their full potential. Throughout my career I have worked across as well as within teams, delivering shared modules with other professional groups and working in partnership with placement providers and service users. The values of widening participation and student support, in particular the support of those with identified disabilities to enable them to reach their full potential, underpin my work philosophy. I am committed to academic excellence, excellent student experience, effective team/partnership working and excellent nursing care of children and young people by the students who will eventually enter the workforce.