l have extensive experience in advanced clinical practice, education, and research, along with a strong commitment to the delivery of high quality nursing education, and proven academic and clinical leadership qualities. I initially trained as a general nurse at St George’s Hospital, London, and then worked for seven years in A&E, rising to the level of charge nurse. I have since held senior clinical positions as a nurse practitioner in minor injuries units, walk-in centres, and general practice.
In 2001 I graduated from City University with First Class joint honours in Sociology & Psychology. In 2004 I graduated with Distinction from an MSc Nursing degree (Advanced Nurse Practitioner pathway) at St Bartholomew’s School of Nursing and Midwifery (City University). I subsequently worked as a senior lecturer in advanced nursing at London South Bank University from 2004-2011 for the BSc / MSc Advanced Nurse Practitioner degrees and non-medical prescribing programme, whilst still maintaining my clinical practice as a nurse practitioner. In 2007 I qualified as a nurse independent nurse prescriber and I have used this qualification fully in my subsequent clinical roles. In 2007 I also qualified as a higher education teacher via a Post-Graduate Certificate of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCHE), and correspondingly became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). I am also recorded as a Nurse Teacher with the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In 2011 I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Adult Nursing at the University of Wolverhampton. At the University of Wolverhampton I am currently Deputy Award Leader for Adult Nursing at its City Campus. From February 2017 I have been Head of Academic Business and Workforce Development, leading the continuing professional development (CPD) and enterprise provision for the Institute of Health Professions with the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton.
I have a keen interest in research and evidence-based practice. I have taught research to a varied range of pre-registration and post-registration nursing students. I have published research related to nurse practitioner consultation communication, and also OSCEs in nursing education. I have extensive experience of being a module leader for a range of pre-registration and post-registration modules at both London South Bank University and the University of Wolverhampton, including: Health Assessment for Advanced Practice, Clinical Reasoning for Advanced Practice, Applying Research to Practice, Research Awareness for Healthcare Professionals, and Introduction to study Skills.
My PhD research investigated the links between nurse practitioner consultation communication and patient enablement, participation, and satisfaction. I also have extensive experience of supervising students to successful completion of their Masters Dissertations.
I am currently a reviewer for Nurse Education Today, and the Journal of Advanced Nursing.