Mary is a Senior Lecturer in The Faculty of Education, Health & Wellbeing at The University of Wolverhampton. Her main teaching areas include level 6 degree and level 7 Masters level Mentorship modules, Orthopaedic/Musculoskeletal physical assessment and Care courses along with research supervision of students undertaking MSc Nursing or Advanced Practice Awards.
Mary was elected onto the Royal College of Nursing Society of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing (RCN SOTN) National Steering Committee in 2009- 2013 and was re-elected 2013-2017. She has led a national team to revise and update the RCN Competency Framework for Orthopaedic and Trauma Practitioners and this was published in 2012. Mary is currently involved in a national project focusing on the post-registration provision of orthopaedic and trauma nurse education.
Mary has presented papers at international conferences and has published papers and chapters in books.
She is undertaking a Professional Doctorate in Health and Wellbeing at The University of Wolverhampton and her focus is ‘The orthopaedic or trauma hospital experiences of people with a learning disability in the UK.’ Mary was awarded ‘Best Paper’ at RCN SOTN International Conference in Brighton in 2014 where she presented on this topic. Following this Mary has written a paper which has been accepted for publication in The International Journal of Orthopaedic and Trauma Nursing Journal.
Mary has maintained strong clinical links with orthopaedic practice.