I have worked within the higher education sector for the past sixteen years, ten years of which have been as a principal lecturer in senior management and leadership positions. I have a proven track record of effective leadership and management, acting as a change agent to promote quality enhancement.
I have experience and expertise in the areas of clinical skills education including high-fidelity simulation, problem-based learning incorporating peer assessment, management of practice learning, and quality assurance, both academic and professional, of a range of professional programmes including nursing, midwifery, psychology, paramedics and physician’s associate.
I provide academic leadership for Service User and Carer engagement within the Faculty. Through the implementation of this strategy service user and carer engagement has been embedded within all aspects of recruitment, curriculum development and delivery, across a range of health and social care programmes.
I have a specific interest in the fitness to practise of nursing and midwifery students, which I am currently researching, and I am a member of the Faculty Suitability panel.
Head of Quality, Professional Standards, Institute of Health
Within this role I have the lead responsibility for ensuring that courses with PSRB approval/accreditation meet all relevant academic and PSRB requirements and I act as the Faculty representative and deputy chair on the University PSRB committee; I provide academic leadership for the Service User and Carer strategy; I have supported the implementation of a new university quality enhancement strategy and I have recently been involved in a Quality Assurance Agency audit; I provide staff development, advice and expertise on quality assurance processes.
I am involved in new and revalidation activity within the Faculty and at University level. I have a sound knowledge of academic regulations and the Framework for Higher Education to facilitate this work. Within this role I act as a critical reader of course documentation, as a member or chair of validation panels and undertake resource visits for partner institutions. I am able to support and mentor validation teams in relation to academic regulations, professional body requirements, meeting the requirements of the Framework for Higher Education particularly in relation to the level of learning outcomes and assessment requirements.