Nursing is my passion. I am an Advanced Nurse Practitioner with qualifications and extensive professional experience across Adult, Learning Disability and Mental Health Nursing. I am also a qualified teacher with a strong background in teaching, curriculum design, and evaluation. For the seventeen years I have taught in higher education, I have been heavily focused on the excellence of teaching, and of delivering high quality support to students in school and out in practice.
My current role is Senior Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, teaching across a range of modules, and Practice Lead supporting pre and post registration students within Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (BCPFT). My remit is to provide excellent teaching, role modeling and support to students and their mentors fostering a culture of enquiry and practice innovation, where everyone can learn and thrive.
I am completing a Professional Doctorate focusing on Jamaican families living with dementia in Jamaica and across the Diaspora of England, Canada and the US, but I also have research interests in the intersections between physical and mental health particularly the health and experiences Black Caribbean men and women.
I have vast experience in partnership working at clinical, operational and strategic level across health and social care organizations and NGOs, holding current roles as an Associate Hospital Manager at BCPFT and Advisor at Alzheimer’s Jamaica, in Kingston, Jamaica.